Posted 20 Jun, 3:43 PM
Please can any member who has tried VSL#3 give me some feedback on how it has or has not helped with crhonic pouchitis.I just started my regiment on June 16th,cost me out of my own pocket $400.00 canadian.So far haven`t noticed one bit of improvement.Right now both hopeful and terrified. Confused
I think you need to take it everyday for about a month before the flora count reaches it's peak level and stabilizes. Give it to the middle of next month and see how you feel compared to now.
I'm in the same boat and started a probiotic two days ago. I was looking into VSL#3 but I wasn't down with how much it costs, and considering I want to be on one all the time I couldn't afford it. Also the double strength version, the one that supposed to work the best for jpouchers, isn't available in Canada, thus isn't covered by prescription. I went the more affordable route and picked up a full spectrum probiotic from progressive, called HCP70. It's two a day, $65 for 120 pills, so $32 a month for my probiotic is a lot more friendlier to my wallet. It also has 6 different strains, all humanized and many the same as in VSL#3.
I'm currently finishing a 14 day course of cipro & flagyl on saturday, so I've been taking this probiotic in between the two antiobiotic doses so it builds in my system a bit before they're done. I'll let you know if I notice any difference.