I tried a probiotic VSL#3 for a while and didn't feel like I got any benefit from it. However, there are others on this forum who use it, so maybe it has been beneficial to them.
Princess and icanrace, would it be possible to post the exact brand/manufacturer names for the probiotics that you are using? (I did a search for pro bio and many different kinds of probiotics came up). Thanks.
Rio, 31 yr old male - diagnosed with UC in 07/2006.
Alternative therapies for several months (SCD, ayurvedic treatment, VSL#3): didn't work and became anaemic. Canasa, 2 daily: remission for a month then flared-up.
4800mg Asacol (6 x 400mg, twice a day) & Aloe Elite.
Completed first (6-week) tapered course of Pred in 10/07, flaring up since coming off it.
Currently on: 12 x 750mg Colazal (6 - twice a day).
Diet: Cut out caffeine and alcohol after diagnosis. Been vegetarian for many years. Low dairy, low carb, and avoiding foods that are processed, fried, spicy, acid forming, fungal, contain yeast (i.e. I don't have a life, but desperate times call for desperate measures!).