First time flare up

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Hi everyone, recently diagnosed with DD and already finding this group so helpful. I’m in the midst of my first flare up and on Cipro, I read that I should be on fluids only or soft foods, because of still having to work I feel that fluids only would be too much. What foods will be the kindest over the next few days and should I also take probiotics?

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    You might find drinking Ensure or Boost a possibility - that would maintain the liquid diet along with providing nutrients.  I only stayed on liquids a couple-three days.  As far as soft foods, almost liquified soups would be good along with mashed potatoes, scrambled eggs, and soft white bread.  Would definitely recommend probiotics.  They really helped me, especially while taking antibiotics which cause their own digestive upsets.  I still take them every day.  
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    I would take probiotics and only soft foods You are lucky you can work! When I have infection can barely get out of bed so painful maybe 3 hours of sleep per day Be nice to your colon soft foods and lots of water Good luck
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    Thank you for your replies and help. What probiotics would you recommend?
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      Right now any probiotics is good. You will find a big variety in most grocery stores or pharmacy stores.  Just as long as you're taking them because those antibiotics are narly.  You can also eat canned green beans, carrots,  white meats  (canned, baked, broiled, or boiled ) red meat is too hard to digest and worse yet for the colon.  I buy ginger/lemon tea in the regular tea aisle instead of coffee/creamer.  It's a mild tea but really helps with your stomach. 

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    I am taking 2 probiotics: mega sporebiotic and vsl #3 together

    2 hours after the antibiotics. By any means, I am not a doctor or a specialist.

    Somebody mentioned to change probiotics periodically.

    My question to the group is: do you change the probiotics and if you do how often?

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    You can do some quick research on probiotics - there are many recommended ones - you just want ones that have a large variety of strains in them.  Pharmacist could probably help.  I take nexbiotics which I order - have also used digestive advantage.  
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      Is taking probiotic yogurt activia sort of thing as effective as the tablets?  I now have uti and on more antibiotics and will need probiotics to rebalance.  I have been recommended optibac by a friend. Dont know which way to go.

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    I dont know what cipro is as a drug I thought if bad need antibiotics. Have you a list of food drink you should avoid at all costs ? My consulta t has put me back on Questron sachets This helps bulk up your faeces and stops my diarrhoa Im back on about 4 a day The thing is that certain foods can get stuck in the pouches like seeds sweet corn nuts strawberry seed rasberry seed. Tomato seeds peel. grape seeds anything that can sit there and cause flare ups. best avoided. Questran bulks your faeces up so can push these things out your pouches. Guess its a bit like something stuck in the S bend of a pipe under your sink if you see what I mean .
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      Hi Melekie cipro is a antibiotic usually it takes 2 antibiotics and they work together ☺
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      Why dont you ask for Questran sachets it the only thing thats stopping.. constant  diarrhoea and pain. and flare ups Although I should been given antibiotics my flare ups my docs surgery crap for months let me suffer with inflimation my bowel diarrhoea now back my consultant Thank god 
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