Anyone take acidophilus pearls?

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   Posted 10/18/2007 6:19 PM (GMT -7)   
Today i took one acidophilus pearl and about an hour later i started having diarrhea and bleeding.  Ive been flaring for about a week with abodominal pain and formed stools.  I always have urgency.  Yesterday i started noticing mucosl.  Im freaked out about the bleeding because i havent had bleeding with my uc in over a year.  I confused as to if it was already coming on or if the acidohilus pearl could cause diarrhea and bleeding that quick.  I went to my md today for the start of this flare and he wants me to go get a second opinion in UCLA since my gi told me two mnths ago after my scope i was in remission.  He prescribed Paxil for depression. Any input or advice will be greatly appreciated.

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   Posted 10/19/2007 8:45 AM (GMT -7)   
I know that Tabitha (tjf) uses the pearls with no problem.

What a miserable situation! Sometimes flares pop out of nowhere for no reason.

When is your second opinion at UCLA?
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   Posted 10/19/2007 10:51 AM (GMT -7)   
Yep I have been taking acidophilus pearls for awhile now (over a year I believe). No problems for me. Hmmm it sounds like it was just the flare but I guess there is no way to know for certain. What meds are you on?
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