IBD Symptoms: What I’m Doing About My Digestive Issues!

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When I wonder if I should share personal information like my IBD symptoms and what I’m doing about it, I’m reminded of how lives have been encouraged when I do.  Sooo, I’m pulling back the curtain on why I’ve decided to join the VSL#3: The Journey Back campaign.  What in the world is that?  I’m so glad you asked!  I’ll enlighten you on how seriously IBD symptoms have affected my life and the serious probiotic that I am hopeful will help me manage my ulcerative colitis symptoms.   I hope in some way, this information will help you or someone you love.

IBD symptoms can be such a burden, but hoping the serious probiotic VSL#3 can manage my IBD issues

IBD symptoms can be such a burden, but hoping the serious probiotic VSL#3 can manage my IBD issues

(This is a product-provided, sponsored conversation that contains affiliate links. All opinions, text and experiences are my own.)

IBD (UC) Symptoms 

So here’s the deal:  I’ve been dealing with digestive issues and stomach pain for so long now that it’s kind of become a way of life.  A way of life I am not happy with.  I literally am “down and out” several days each month because the stomach pain, cramps, and other issues cause me to not leave home.  Living with IBD symptoms in the form of Ulcerative Colitis (UC) started subtly but I’ve noticed that it’s increased with my age (or should I say, my hormones).  I have to miss special occasions, church, functions, and more when it unexpectedly decides to rear its ugly head.

UC Symptoms Solution (I hope!)

VSL#3 is a serious probiotic that contains live cultures and potent “good” bacteria.  When this brand reached out to me to see if I was willing to try this high-potency probiotic medical food, I researched, and researched, and researched.  What I found was that over 170 tests have been performed and scientific evidence has shown that it is a serious probiotic that works.  I will be posting regularly as I write in the journal they sent me (pictured above).  I’ll also be recording some heart-to-heart videos to let you in on this journey.  My hope is that my stomach pain and digestive issues will be eased enough that I will be able to skip those horrible days when my UC symptoms have me “down for the count” for a day or so at a time.  I’m excited to try the high-potency probiotic medical food VSL#3 for the next three weeks.  The whole idea is that I’m on my journey back to a normal life that isn’t negatively affected by my UC symptoms anymore.  #VSL3TheJourneyBack

VSL#3 is a high-potency probiotic medical food that’s clinically proven in the dietary management of IBS, ulcerative colitis, and ileal pouch and must be used under medical supervision. To learn more visit www.vsl3.com and LIKE the brand on Facebook.

Interested in trying VSL#3? Now you can take part in VSL#3’s new Patient Savings Program. Simply print out this VSL#3 Patient Savings Card and bring it to your pharmacist, along with a prescription from your healthcare provider, to save up to $80 each month on your purchase of VSL#3 DS and up to $40 a month on VSL#3 unflavored packets. This is the largest savings ever offered for both VSL#3 and VSL#3 DS. Visit here for more information and talk with your healthcare provider today to take part in the savings program!

Check out their series of videos including helpful info about managing IBS & UC.

You can find delicious low-FODMAP, IBS-friendly recipes at https://www.vsl3.com/discover/ibs-friendly-recipes/

IBD symptoms can be such a burden, but hoping the serious probiotic VSL#3 can manage my IBD issues

Follow along with my VSL#3 journey and keep up on Facebook and Instagram as you wait for an update to my progress with my VSL#3 packets that I’ll be taking daily.

This is a product-provided, sponsored conversation that contains affiliate links. All opinions, text and experiences are my own. VSL#3 is a high-potency probiotic medical food for the dietary management of IBS, UC and ileal pouch and must be used under medical supervision. Please speak with your healthcare provider for any specific questions. These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA. The product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.

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Published on HuffPost and Okefenokee Living Magazine and other publications, Shan is a Family Travel Journalist and lover of all things ‘calm & cozy home.’

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3 Comments

  1. May 2, 2017 / 1:35 pm

    I really don’t know anything about this and don’t personally know anyone who suffers from this. It is wonderful you are spreading information to help others.

  2. May 2, 2017 / 2:57 pm

    i look forward to reading about your experience with vsl. I have heard a few great things about it.

  3. May 4, 2017 / 1:18 pm

    After I had the twins, I was having severe stomach pains, and because I had two newborns, we were unwilling to do any kind of testing. But, the doctor put me on vsl#3, and it did help. I think you’ll be glad you tried it!

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