I had a year from hell this past year with six hospitalizations and five months of trying to get rid of C-Diff (I think it was caused by knee surgery and Cleocin antibiotic)along with UC--lost 7 months of work and had pulmonary embolism/DVT's clots from the UC and bleeding. Allergic to Asacol and now Remicade with a severe attack and hospitalization and liver failure from Isoniazide to prevent TB from Remicade.. Anyway, if I can help anyone,with my story,I will.. I am now on Humira and VSL#3 DS and in remission VSL #3 Double Strength is available by RX and my insurance is paying some of it (the only way to get them to pay is if you get RX and must be DS) Recently, I saw a GI Dr Thomas in Hanover, Pa and he is testing me for food allergies..So far I am allergic to dairy (which I suspected) --I feel so grateful that I found a doctor who will test for allergies and looking forward to working with him--I have been to U of Penn and everyone there wanted me to have surgery and J pouch--I want to try all my other options first--I am very weak and trying to build myself up so I can enjoy my grandchildren--best wishes to everyone dealing with UC!!View Thread
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