I experience these gurgling sounds and a rumbling, heaving sensation at times as well. Someone on these forums suggested this is from the GI tract bacteria (good vs bad) was off. Organic yogurt helps some people but I was recently tested for food sensitivities and milk was one of my highest food groups to avoid. I now take one capsule daily of this product, you find it in the health food section at your local grocery, in the chilled section next to yogurt:
Primadophilus lactobacillus, Nature's Way 290mg
It's a white and yellow bottle. If your husband can tolerate yogurt, Stonyfield is an excellent brand, again found next to these capsules, in the health food section.
I've read that if you want the highest concentrations of acidopholis type products, organic yogurt is better than other brands of yogurt (such as Yoplait, Dannon). Yoplait and Dannon certainly will not hurt anyone but the levels of acidopholis are much lower than organic yogurt.
But yogurt for me is out. I find that if I take these pills each night before bedtime, I do great (I also attribute my good spells/days to a nightly low dose of Colace). No more gurgling, heaving or rolling of my gut. It's quiet.
- Rectal Cancer 4/29/99, Stage I, no treatment necessary
(5 hour colon resection: 90% sigmoid removed, 15 inches of colon removed, gall bladder removed, temporary colostomy, reversed 8 weeks later)
- Chronic IBS/D symptoms, multiple bm's, on low residue diet
- Takes Colace 50 mg each evening
Post Edited (Marsky) : 7/20/2009 6:27:47 AM (GMT-6)