The other thing you can add is a protein digestive enzyme....it was recently suggested to take Bromelain...and that is good for you to consider when consuming protein. I find I have more gas when I take the multiple digestive enzymes....but I do take both depending on what I've consumed..etc.
One thing that might help with the gas is caraway seeds...you can chew them. They're stong, but could help.
As for the protiotics....I use Natural Factors Protec...they have rhamnosus in them which is primo for gut health/UC/. I also add oone Primadophilus Reuteri capsules or the Pearls....you can consider the Pearls that don't need to be refrigerated. Good idea for when you're working.
It's possible you're taking too much protein (I can't use ANY whey protein, hydrolized or isolate..painful discomfort!!!..as well, they do contain artificial sweeteners if they're flavoured)....but do look into the Bromelain when you take any protein. I'm grateful for the suggestion from whomever it was .... thank you!
There is also rice protein which could be another consideration...also there's Hemp Protein....pretty good when mixed with V8 juice.
I think you should consider different sources of protein....I've found that it doesn't matter if you've used it for ages...you've had some changes in your digestive tract through surgery..etc...are on different meds, stress..etc...so that can change the way we digest stuff.
How is baby doing??? girl, boy? I was having so much trouble with the anti-spam filter when baby was born, I didn't even respond...so now that you're on the board again.. I hope mom and baby are doing fine.
Oh, Bob....please consider that if you have lots of painful gas that seems to feel very uncomfortable in the rectum...that could be a sign of some inflammation starting. I would suggest you do the enemas for a week straight and see if that helps...or at the very least add a few more during the week sleep-time. I've found that when you insert the nozzle, squeeze a bit right in the anus, and continue squeezing until you reach the full insert...that gets a good amount right at the area where the UC inflammation is hard to get at.
Anyway....hope you feel better soon...keep us posted
*Heather*Status:mini flare June 23* 6asacol daily+ Salofalk (tapered every 4th night)
~diagnosed January 1989 UC (proctosigmoiditis)
~5ASA: Asacol + Salofalk enemas (increase for flares tapered to maintenance)
~Bentylol (dicyclomine) 20mg as needed
~Probiotic 2 (Natural Factors Protec) + 1 (Primadophilus Reuteri) at bedtime
~Natural Factors Multi Digestive Enzymes with supper
~Ranitidine,Pariet (reflux) Effexor XR 75mg; Pulmicort/Airomir (asthma)
~URSO for PSC (or PBC) 500mg X 2 daily (LFTs back to NORMAL!!)
My doc's logic.. "TREAT (FROM)BOTH ENDS" worth it !!!