Last fall, I wrote about my first year with this
awesome terrible disease. Year two has improved some, but not in ways I anticipated.
I had really hoped to find a medicine that would actually work for me. I was really looking forward to taking two pills… okay probably 6-9 pills to make me better.
Instead I found something much more glorious.
A probiotic that seems to do the trick for me.
That’s right. Bacteria. Lots of it.
Each capsule is 112.5 billion live active cultures. I currently take four each morning. Yeah, I put 450 billion live active cultures inside of me everyday.
And you know what?
I feel fantastic.
I’m not yet at a 100%. Probably more like 90% or so. Most of my awful symptoms have diminished or most disappeared. I do get some side affects from the probiotics — mostly just gas.
The important thing to note with probiotics is that I am flooding my body with beneficial bacteria. That does require some control in how quickly the bacteria is introduced. I started with 1 cap every three days, then every other, then everyday, then two a day, then three, and now finally four. It took me nearly four months to work up to this amount.
For now, I’m holding to see if I improve more or need to step up the capsules.
And now I can drink coffee again, albeit very weak.. And I’ve taken to oatmeal again. And it is delicious.
I am so happy to be on this path and hope I can stay here a while.
That’s the annual update (as if you don’t get monthly reports anyway).
Thanks to every single person who has taken care of me, given me your support, and sent me good vibes — it has so helped.