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Supporting daughter with UC

Hi there, I’m brand new to this forum. Daughter (20) was diagnosed with IBD four years ago, recently confirmed as left-sided UC. Heard a lot of positives about probiotics but have been advised to wait and speak to dietitian before commencing. Could be months before we see one, she’s moving onto immunosuppressive drugs soon to replace the mesalazine based ones she was previously taking and I have concerns. She is plagued with gyn/uti infections and I suspect it’s a result of her lowered immunity. Really felt the probiotics could help in this department too. Thanks for reading, have a great day 🙏

  1. Hi @Sissy - I wanted to share an article from our editorial that shares high-level info on probiotics and their relationship with IBD. You may have seen this already, but if not it may be helpful: https://inflammatoryboweldisease.net/treatment/complementary-and-alternative-therapies/probiotics

    I hope this helps!

    -Reggie (InflammatoryBowelDisease.net Team Member)

    1. Thanks Reggie, I have read some articles but not seen that one 👍

  2. @sissy,

    I take probiotics every single day and they have been a life- saver for me. You can also have her try eating yogurt or kefir to help with the infections as they are loaded with probiotics.

    -Elizabeth (team member)

    1. *I meant to say she took them for a couple of days and started to feel improvements in her symptoms but then we checked with her IBD nurse who said best to wait. 🤦‍♀️

  3. Thanks Elizabeth! She took them in capsule form (I researched the appropriate kinds of probiotic bacteria for IBD and these ones also help with urinary/women’s health issues) but I guess to be on the safe side we will wait for the go ahead from the dietitian. Will definitely encourage the use of the dairy kinds in the meantime. Thanks again 🙏

    1. You are so welcome! I hope she feels better soon. Big hugs, Elizabeth (team member)

  4. recent research (last year) has shown that probiotics are not useful for any form of IBD other than pouchitis in those with a Jpouch, and for recurrent C-diff infection.


    ~ Sahara (team member)


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