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   Posted 4/9/2009 11:52 AM (GMT -6)   
I have such a problem with bloating. After dinner, I easily look 7 mths pregnant. It was nothing for me to gain 2 inches around my belly between morning and bedtime. I was tired of clothes not fitting well. Also, I had some problem with bm's, making sure that there was a washroom after meals. I could do without if I had to, but much more comfortable. I did adjust to the malic acid, but it affected me sometimes more than others.

So I thought, what have I got to lose? I tried the Activia yogurt. After a couple days, I was almost ready to give up. I had lots of gas, extra bloat, cramps, diarrhea (sorry if TMI). But as my body adjusted, the side effects went away. I now rarely bloat! I still have a round belly, but I can live with that. I used to have people ask me when I was due... I wasn't exaggerating... and now I don't look pregnant anymore :) And even my bms have regulated to once a day, adn I don't even have to rush.

I think this is like the malic acid, it's not for everyone. But I wanted to share my good experience in case you also had a problem with bloat (I know many of us have issues with IBS) and were looking at trying something.

Have a wonderful day, no matter where you are, hugs!
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Taking malic acid/magnesium combo, what a life saver! and amitriptyline

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   Posted 4/9/2009 2:41 PM (GMT -6)   
I need to try that!!! I bloat during the day terrible and than there is the whole IBS thing I have dealt with for years. Do you just eat one a day???
There are so many things I think about trying and then I forget all about it til someone brings it up again. shakehead
Thanks mamanan.
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   Posted 4/9/2009 9:34 PM (GMT -6)   
thank you so much for the info. I am bloated all the time and I look pregnant sometimes too. I am going to buy some tomorrow...:) I hope it works for me too!
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   Posted 4/22/2009 6:08 PM (GMT -6)   
Well, I started eating Activia the same day I read about your experience with it.  I eat one container a day.  It sure has helped me.  My tummy is not so bloated now and I have not had the cramping I was getting sometimes.  Thanks for sharing the info.
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   Posted 4/22/2009 6:23 PM (GMT -6)   
how long do yopu need to take it inorder to have it work i tried it shortly but didnt see a huge difference ? I know what you mean people always ask me if i'm pregnant - i don't know how to reply it always makes me sooooooooooo depressed i hate it!

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   Posted 4/22/2009 8:13 PM (GMT -6)   
it says 14 days in the commerical.. but it can take up to a month depending...
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