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    Try probiotic BB536

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    I was diagnosed with IC three years ago. I had many utis all through my life. I'm 53. I started having bladder pain and thought it was another uti but most times nothing showed in culture but always had microscopic blood in urine. I did get antibiotics sometimes and noticed I felt better but the pain and pressure would return. I eventually had bladder biopsy/scope showing a very irritated bladder. Tried Elmiron for awhile with no relief. I eventually tried Allimax a garlic natural antibiotic. Taking 2 every 4 hours. Helped immensely. After much research I knew I had to replace the good bacteria that all the antibiotics killed. I made my own milk kefir and ate unpasteurized sauerkraut and made bone broth soup. After a few months of taking Allimax I tried the probiotic BB536. I first used Urisense that had this strain but now I'm using Webers Naturals. I find if I take one to two capsules a day I am fine. No symptoms. But if I stop,the symptoms come back. Sometimes I can go a week or two without taking anything but it does eventually return. I believe my IC is a bacterial imbalance and I need to be putting good bacteria back in to keep the bad under control. Even if you get urine cultures back that say you don't have an infection I would still try this. I think the bacteria that is causing this is my own natural flora that is normally kept in check but because of all the antibiotics I have taken in my life there is now not enough of the good bacteria to keep the bad down. I had tried other probiotics but they didn't help. BB536 is the one that helped me. I hope this can help someone else.
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    Re: Try probiotic BB536

    Thank you for sharing. It's always good to hear other people's success stories and theories. I'm in the ic diet and taking a whole heap of herbs to help with bacteria and as soon as I flare, I up them all and the pain and frequency go. I'm looking into this bb36 now. Thank you.

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    Re: Try probiotic BB536

    I had surgery last week and my surgeon ordered Kefir for me --- awful tasting stuff, but I didn't get an infection.


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    Re: Try probiotic BB536

    The kefir I take is one that I make from kefir grains. This type of kefir is different from what they sell in stores. The kefir grains are a combination of bacteria and yeast and the probiotics that are produced are much stronger and of more variety than what you will get in store bought.

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    Re: Try probiotic BB536

    I can drink commercially prepared Kefir,but the stuff my hubby makes from the kefir grains he bought online-yeowch! No bueno!

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    Re: Try probiotic BB536

    Glad to hear you are on the mend Donna. I make my own kefir with probiotic capsule and coconut water.

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