What and where do you get probiotics?

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The Colite Kid
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   Posted 8/22/2007 3:26 PM (GMT -6)   
Do you have to have a prescription or can you get them at a dietary store? Also which ones are the best? Any info will be very much appreciated. I use Asacol (2 tabs 3x daily) and Rowasa or a generic kind called Teva or Tena once every few days just when needed but I'm really interested in finding more info about these probiotics. 34 yr. old male diagnosed w/ UC in 1998.
The Colite Kid

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   Posted 8/22/2007 4:01 PM (GMT -6)   
Probiotics are natural supplements... they don't require a prescription. You can order them online or find them at natural/health food stores.
Diagnosed with ulcerative colitis spring 1999
Possibly misdiagnosed
Maintenance dose sulfasalazine
Probiotics, l-glutamine and fish oil caps

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   Posted 8/22/2007 4:36 PM (GMT -6)   
I take Acidophilus Pearls and get them at our organic grocery store. There have been a ton of posts on probiotics. Consider doing a search at the top of the page for more information.

100mg Azathioprine, 2 Fibercon, Colazal-9 a day (attempting to cut this down to 6 by slowly tapering), acidopholis pearls, just added Prilosec OTC

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Mamas Boys
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   Posted 8/22/2007 8:48 PM (GMT -6)   
I use culturelle - and you can get them online at their website or or most major drugstores.


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   Posted 8/23/2007 11:28 AM (GMT -6)   
I use Primadophilus Reuteri made by natures way, very affordable, has guaranteed intestinal release, aids with high cholesterol and lactose intolerance if you have those issues as well, if not, it's still fine to take...it must be kept cold, only one/day is needed compared to many that require 4 or more/day, that makes it get very expensive too.

I've had great results with it...google it for more info.

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   Posted 8/23/2007 12:45 PM (GMT -6)   
find out what type you'd like to try, then buy it at vitacost.com!!
super cheap and pretty quick shipping.
i would have to pay $77 locally for the probiotic i am taking and i get it at vitacost.com for only $40!
28, happily married, stay at home mom to 21 month old son
UC (probably pancolitis, but no c-scope yet), diagnosed June 2006, started having major symptoms sometime in January 2006, about 3 months after childbirth. 2nd flare (minor) may 2007 after taking caprylic acid for 2 weeks.

-SCD for 4 weeks with no improvement...
-Asacol since 7/26/06
-Prednisone 8/28/06-2/28/07. and again may '07, 8 week course.
-probiotics, ground psyllium husk, fish oil, CalMag, multivitamin

The Colite Kid
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   Posted 8/23/2007 1:40 PM (GMT -6)   
Thanks for the info. Much obliged.
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