Probiotics / Plain Greek yogurt during or after flare/antibiotics

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When do you eat the yogurt or take probiotics, while you are taking the antibiotic or after you finish?

Does anyone else here eat boiled eggs on like the second day or 3rd day of a flare which resulted in antibotics? I'm still waiting to hear from anyone that had close flare ups and finally got them much farther apart and how you did it . What are you doing / taking? Thanks!

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    I had my 1st flare up March and then another in April. Both times on antibiotics. Liquids for 2 days and soft food for week then gradually add in regular food like chicken and with fish, no beef till you have healed. I have to take Miralax daily to prevent constipation and also take a good probiotic daily. Every time i try to stop taking them i have stomach problems. I had my 3rd flare up 2 weeks ago. Pain in left side so i decide instead of going to the doctor i would do liquids 2 days and then go on soft food, bed rest and heating pad and this helped and pain was gone in few days. I also have muscle relaxers my doctor gave me for spasms in my colon which cause me lots of pain in my back. My doctor told me it can take up to 6 months for you colon to get back to normal and this was true for me until i started eating everything again. I was feeling good and thought i could go back to eating what ever i wanted. But think it was spicy food that brought on my attack. I never eat anything with seeds, i can't eat raw veggies only cooked and i limit my beef to once a week. Drink lots of water. I hope this helps. This site helped me in my time of not knowing what to do and also having depression because i thought I'd never be normal again. You just have to find your new normal.

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    I have had three flares in 9 years - so considered myself blessed! The last one was a year ago brought on, I think by either popcorn or steroids the doctor had given me for something else. Read the warning on the steroids after the fact. Of course popcorn is now a no-no along with seeds, corn, spicy foods, and nuts. I take probiotics every day. Have some problem with constipation, but have found what works best for me is the glycerin suppositories if I need something. I agree with previous post - if you start even feeling like you have an attack coming, immediately go to liquid diet for a couple days, then soft foods. Unless you start with a fever or horrific pain, try to manage without antibiotics. That said, the doctor has given me a prescription for flagyl to have on hand if I think I need them. That is a great comfort for me when I travel. Believe me, you can be normal! Just watch what you eat, drink lots of water, and be proactive with the first sign of pain.

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      I do eat broccoli, but it tends to make me gassy. Don't like cauliflower, but if I did I would eat it. I use milk on cereal and in coffee but don't drink it straight, again because I don't particularly like it by itself. I eat eggs - scrambled every day. If I feel like I might be getting a flare, I go to liquids and soft foods like pureed soup, mashed potatoes and gradually build back up.

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