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RZR
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what dosage to prevent yeast infection?

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1 packet of double strength VSL #3 daily.

If you can get a Rx, and if you have insurance, you will have to pay the copay only.

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My LLMD gave me Threelac. Said it's strong enough to only take 3 times a week. So far I'm good, still in the beginning though (5 weeks treatment).

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You can test probiotics by putting the capsules in warm milk, cover it, and wait a day to see if it curdles.
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I take Ultimate Flora Critical Care from Renew Life that I order through the Vitamin Shoppe.

I started with one cap at night and worked up to 4 caps daily....2 caps 2-3+hrs after my a.m. antibiotics and 2 caps before bed.

You can take as many as you need to depending on how much of a yeast problem you have.

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I prefer THERAlac. www.theralac.com One or two pills daily will do it.

Don't eat sugar or refined flours... go easy on white foods!!!

sugar free candies and cookies are also bad

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Lymetoo,

do u follow their instructions?
After 2 week go down to 2 caps/week?

Or stay on 1 cap / day for extended time?

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I take one that is refrigerated with the highest levels. 70 billion parts per pill. 2 a day has kept me yeast free.
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I take the Jarrow brand from Whole Foods. I take 4/day. I also drink 2 "shots" of the coconut water kefir purchased at Whole Foods per day. It has trillions of the good live cultures in each small serving...more than VSL #3. It is a new product and may not be in your store yet. Has an odd taste, but it's not too bad. I also eat one serving of plain Greek yogurt per day with one drop of vanilla flavored stevia and pecans and cinnamon. I really learned my lesson after my first try on flagyl. Now i'm REALLY careful!
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cane... I always took one pill daily.

Right now I'm on Bluebonnet brand .. not sure it's strong enough. I've just been taking more than what the bottle says.

I also rotate that with Body Biotics. I may buy some Theralac again this month. I think it's really good stuff!!

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I take VSL#3 and Florastor before bed.

Have recently added "Healthy Origins Probiotic" 30billion CFU per capsule at lunch. I take two capsules. Chose to add this one because it does not require refrigeration so I can carry it in my purse and take it wherever I am. It also got very good ratings on iherb.com. And is pretty cheap. I just wanted some extra protection since my doctor added another antibiotic to my protocol.

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All I need is Kefir, a yogurt drink. It has the same enzymes as buttermilk - actually they taste the same so they probably are the same thing. No other probiotics worked for me.

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I take PB8 which was recommended by Stephen Buhner either on his website or his book, I can't remember.

So far so good, knock on wood!

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I agree that VSL#3 DS is great. One packet of the double strength (DS) has 900 billion bacteria.
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I use Custom Probiotics which seem to be working fine for me.
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Littlebit... be forewarned. PB8 is just about useless. Someone tested it once and it was "bad."

I took it for years while on abx and I had to battle yeast the whole time. NO one told me that stuff was C***. I've been off abx for 6 yrs and still battle yeast. I blame it on the PB8! (maybe I should be blaming something else, like mercury.... I don't know.)

I kept a clean diet the whole time... as clean as a human can manage anyway!

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My LLMD gave me Florastor and it works very well for me. It is expensive. We buy it at Wall Mart

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Customprobiotics.....

www.customprobiotics.com

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Lymetoo-I don't understand why Buhner would recommend it then, it's in his book. I haven't had any problems with it for the couple of months I've been taking it.

Thanks for the heads up though, I will keep it in mind next month when I buy more.

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One doctor told me you should keep switching your probiotic every time you finish a bottle. I am currently using Bio-Kult which was recommended by my doc.
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every time i've attempted to take the stuff i'm down for the count, in pain, rolling on the floor, feeling like my guts are about to explode- extremely uncomforatable- the most i'm able to hack is yogurt-
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Florastor is good and an important probiotic but it's only S. Boulardi and you should probably take something else as well.

Happy to hear about the PB8 - I alternate that with Theralac and also take S. Boulardi (Florastor and NSI brand alternating).

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Custom Probiotics for me. 2 pill, 1/2 hr. before bed.

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quote:
Originally posted by aileenhome:
[QB] One doctor told me you should keep switching your probiotic every time you finish a bottle. I am currently using Bio-Kult which was recommended by my doc.

I agree with that too.. wish I'd known many years ago!

I bought Enzymatica's Pro-Bio this time. I alternated it with the Bluebonnet last month.

littlebit.. yes, DEFINITELY alternate the PB8 if you're going to continue using it.

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