I have UC and have been on and off steroids & currently taking Apriso. The D is so hard to deal with and I don't get much sleep at all - I am so tired. I have read several blogs from our community about VSL#3 and am wondering how severe UC everyone has. It seems like my pain is no longer in my intestines, but in my stomache. Whenever I eat I get a horrible pain in my stomache and then it is off to the restroom with urgency! This may sound weird but I swear the food skips my stomache! I always check the toilet for blood and notice that the food I ate is in the toilet whole!!! For example, last week I ate a strawberry (apparently didn't chew enough) there it was plain as day except it was no longer red, it was white. Sorry to be gross but I'm desperately looking for answers. Has anyone experienced food skipping their stomache??? If so have you taken VSL#3????