How Long Did You Take Florastor After Recovery?

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How Long Did You Take Florastor After Recovery?

Postby DD454 » Fri Aug 03, 2018 11:14 pm

Hi! So I've officially recovered from C Diff and am doing well. Although I am still taking Florastor twice a day, once in the morning and once at night. I tried to start taking it only once a day, but I noticed that I started having some stomach issues and my poop started to change color and looked off. I started taking it twice a day again and the stomach issues stopped along with my poop looking "normal" again.

Does anyone have any experience on how long I should keep taking the Florastor for? I don't want to become dependent on it, but I also know that my body needs it at the moment. I went through half a course of Flagyl before switching to Vancomycin which I took 4x a day for 10 days. I finished it completely on July 21st.

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Re: How Long Did You Take Florastor After Recovery?

Postby georgina » Sat Aug 04, 2018 12:19 am

If you feel that you are better with Florastor , carry on with it , it won't do you any harm , it will only affect you financially.

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Re: How Long Did You Take Florastor After Recovery?

Postby roy » Sat Aug 04, 2018 1:45 am

Most trials say at least 2 months, longer would not do any harm.

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Re: How Long Did You Take Florastor After Recovery?

Postby NanciT » Sat Aug 04, 2018 10:40 am

I had CDIFF in 2014/2015 and still continue with VSL#3. I had a reaction from Floraster but do well on VSL. During the time I had CDIFF I was taking 2/day.

I found it really helped my overall GI health and continue with 1/day 3 years later. My GI told me there was no point, it all get's down to how you feel and it it helps.

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Re: How Long Did You Take Florastor After Recovery?

Postby DD454 » Sun Aug 05, 2018 12:53 pm

Thanks everybody! I just want to make sure, this is the first time I've ever taken a probiotic.

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Re: How Long Did You Take Florastor After Recovery?

Postby Lisa33 » Tue Aug 07, 2018 9:53 am

I had c-diff in Sept 2014. I still take a probiotic daily, alternating between Florastor and Culturelle. I feel that the probiotics help with my overall gut health along with keeping my woman health in balance as well. :-)

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Re: How Long Did You Take Florastor After Recovery?

Postby Ril » Tue Aug 07, 2018 8:47 pm

If the expense of Florastor gets to be too much, you can get the generic on Amazon.
I took it for a couple of years but my GI told me I could stop it after several months if I chose to.


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