I was in the hospital for two weeks , but when I got out I started on 1 pkg of VSL#3DS Probiotics once a day, I started my imodium about a week after I got home (doc said I could take up to 8) and I also started citrucel tablets about the same time. I am starting to not need as much imodium on some days and others I take about 6 a day. I hope this helps. I know everyone's system is different.
ps someone sent me an article saying the sooner you start probiotics the better chance you have of not getting pouchitis.