I was diagnosed with severe Ulcerative Colitis in June 2011. I started Remicade one month after being diagnosed, and it has literally saved my life!
Now for my Probiotics Question
My next colonoscopy will be in the sometime in the summer and I want my colon to look better than it did the last time. Basically the last time I had one you could not even tell I had a colon because all you saw were those awesome ulcers! Oh joy! And I’m sure you all know how much fun that is. :/
Everything I’ve read so far about Probiotics seems to be pretty positive. Are there any negatives associated with them? I was thinking about starting to take some probiotics, but I need some recommendations as to which works the best. Also, would my doctors freak out if I start something new like this? Or should I just wait until my next appointment and speak to them about it first?
I’ve had to give up some of my vitamins because it was causing my sodium and potassium levels to go through the roof, so I am being pretty cautious about what I put in my body. I just don’t want to have to keep re-doing my blood work because my levels aren’t within normal range. Has anyone had any issues with your blood work being strange while on Probiotics? Or has anyone had issues like this in general?
Right now I’ve gotten off almost all of my medications. Yay!
I’m at 2 to 3 poops per day, however, that may change soon because I just had a Remicade infusion on Tuesday. The goal is to try to get me to 1 to 2 per day. I haven’t seen any mucus in a while, though I still see a little blood. But I think I’ve got hemorrhoids again, so that may be why. I try to be super careful about what I eat, though I’ve been slacking because of the holidays. But with the New Year comes the super strict diet again!
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written by Lara
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