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ted3
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   Posted 3/20/2006 10:53 AM (GMT -6)   
just had baby in may 2005. then became very sick or atleast i thought something was really wrong. My mother passed away from OVARIAN CANCER in May 2004. Her symptoms were diaherra and cramps and bloating. These are also signs of IBS. So had tons of tests down even took antibioctics for possible overgrowth of bacteria..all tests showed negative. I was in so much pain everytime ate. Anything i ate would come out 1 or both ends. Constant diaherra with occasional constipation. I tried a new product called "ACTIVIA" yogurt. Its from Dannon company. They say in 2 weeks it can help to reduce the transit time of food in the intestines. Meaning can help with constipation. I can say it has helped me . Going on three weeks now using it . Tastes like regular yogurt. I now don't run to bathroom everytime i eat. No more diaherra and i don't have pain of cramps. Its a little pricy though but its worth it not to have pain or worry about being near a bathroom. Paid about $2.60 for 4 4oz pack. there is more info on the  http://www.dannon.com website.
OVARIAN CANER WHISPERS... SO LISTEN,,,ANY SYPTOMS GET CHECKED


7Lil
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   Posted 3/20/2006 11:00 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi ted,
Thanks for sharing your experience with Activa. I've actually been trying it for the past week and it is great. Good flavors! I know there are others on here too that have had good results.
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   Posted 3/20/2006 11:01 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi ted,
Welcome to the forum... actually we have a very extensive thread about Activia. It has helped some and not others. I'm glad you are finding relief from it.

I see your poll and actually I had IBS-D since I was 14, when I was pregnant many many years later, all of my IBS symptoms went dormant and I had a very easy pregnancy where my IBS was concerned. Shortly after giving birth, my IBS came back D and C. I am now back to IBS-D.
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JHP
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   Posted 3/20/2006 4:05 PM (GMT -6)   
I just bought some Activa yesterday, and started it last evening. I am going to try the two weeks, and see how I am. It is good, as I love yogurt!
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Canyonbabe711
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   Posted 3/20/2006 6:34 PM (GMT -6)   
Do any of you have any problems with dairy as a rule. My Dr. said no dairy and I see on all the IBS sites that dairy should be eliminated so wonder how this will be if I try it. I have IBS-C (they say)

Keriamon
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   Posted 3/21/2006 11:48 AM (GMT -6)   
I have no problems with dairy, but then my IBS is caused by not having a gall bladder. As there are many causes for IBS, there are no hard-and-fast rules for what you can and cannot do. If eliminating dairy makes you better, then that's good, but if you notice no difference either way, why do without? Just be careful to watch your fat content; whole milk in and of itself is not necessarily bad, but it can be problematic for any person who jumps from drinking skim to whole milk. If you raise you milk-fat levels, you need to do so slowly. Otherwise you can get gas cramps and, for most people, diarrhea. You might just want to stick to low-fat dairy products since fat by itself can cause some people problems (although I found out through personal experience that a lack of fat causes constipation). Calcium can be constipating, so that's probably why you've been told to avoid dairy, but, like I said, it may or may not make your constipation worse, so try a couple of weeks without it and then a couple of weeks on it and see what happens.

Most people who are lactose intolerant can tolerate yogurt since the bacteria in it consumes/destroys most of the lactose that is the source of the problem.

JHP
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   Posted 3/27/2006 3:15 PM (GMT -6)   
Well, today is day 8 days in having Activia daily. So far it has really helped, and I will keep everyone posted!
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mrmagoo
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   Posted 3/29/2006 9:03 AM (GMT -6)   
Alrighty, I purchased some of this stuff last night, didn't have the strawberry, so I bought the Vanilla. Its not the best tasting stuff in the world, but I have had worse, so I will give it a shot.

When did you start to notice a change? I mean should I eat one of these everyday, or like every other or what?

7Lil
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   Posted 3/29/2006 4:47 PM (GMT -6)   
Mrmagoo, you should eat 1 Activa a day. It can take anywhere from 1-2 weeks for you to start noticing a change.
I bought the Strawberry, Vanilla and Mixed Berry. So far the Mixed Berry is the best... it rocks!
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JHP
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   Posted 3/29/2006 8:29 PM (GMT -6)   
I eat one everyday, and this Sunday will be my 14th day eating it!  I want to say probably about day 5 I noticed a change.  I will continue to eat one everyday from this day forward.  I figure if I would miss a day, after my two weeks is up, I will be ok.  I also am with 7Lil I like the mixed berry the best, but I also like the strawberry.  I have not tried the Vanilla....too plain for me.  I eat mine with crackers sometimes...yum!
 
I also am still off of the soda, chocolate and fried foods.  Whenever I eat out, I am sure the waitress or waiter thinks I am a nut because I always ask what the food is cooked in or with what.  I eat no butter, and the only cookie I eat is oatmeal raisin from this homemade "healthy" bakery.  I also eat bananas, pineapple, oatmeal, soymilk, rice krispies, egg whites, chicken is all I eat, and I am dieing for a hamburg!
 
Good luck, I hope it helps you!
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dorri
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   Posted 4/1/2006 10:33 PM (GMT -6)   
Sorry to hear about your mother. Congratualtions on the new baby.
I've used yogurt on and off on a regular basis. I bought some Activa a couple of weeks ago. It is plain but sweetened. It's great for dipping veggies into. I find it creamier than some of the other brands of yogurt.


Gimpy2008
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   Posted 9/6/2008 10:59 AM (GMT -6)   
I tried Activia yogurt a few weeks ago and I love it! I eat it every day and it works great for me. See, I am disabled and have to take high doses of pain meds every day. I've been on the pain meds for over 16 months now. Anybody who has ever taken pain meds knows that constipation is a very real, very painful side effect. The more meds I take the worse this problem gets. I've tried everything from stool softeners to laxitives to a special diet. The side effects from the laxitives are horrible, not to mention the fact that my kidneys and liver are already at risk from the pain meds so taking more pills that put them at risk is just not a good idea. So I thought I would try activia. I like yogurt so I figured there was no real harm in giving this a try. And it worked great. I haven't had any problems with bowel movements, in fact I'm more regular than I was before. While I normally don't discuss my bathroom problems with anyone I felt I should share my story so that anyone else out there on pain meds would know there is an alternative to harsh stool softeners and laxitives. 

Simzee
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   Posted 9/7/2008 8:53 AM (GMT -6)   
Activia did'nt work for me. :(          As usual.....all I do is "run" ten minutes after eating anything.

Marsky
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   Posted 9/7/2008 9:17 PM (GMT -6)   
They were giving out samples at my local grocery today. For some reason I always put Activia in a different category, since I struggle with quick transit time, multiple bms and sometimes all-out D. I no longer have a sigmoid, only 10% of it is left, I lost 15 inches of my colon also due to rectal cancer in 1999. I also had my GB out too. I think I always just assumed it was meant for IBS-C people.

I might give it a try.

Thanks for your post ted3.

Mary

chewbacchi
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   Posted 9/15/2008 10:58 PM (GMT -6)   
I would highly recommend instead of Activia, looking up the recipe for homemade 24 hour yogurt, which has many more helpful bacteria and hardly any of the damaging lactose for us IBS folks like in the manufactured yogurts. You can find the recipe in the book Breaking The Vicious Cycle. I love it and it helps better than any yogurt I can even think of.
The rest of the book helps wonders, too.
Contemplate...

GLJ1
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   Posted 11/19/2008 1:22 PM (GMT -6)   
I've had irregularity issues for as long as I can remember. Activa is the first thing that I've found that actually works. I've been using Activa for about a month now and all is well. Before Activa, I would have to eat a huge bowl of pinto beans, black eyed peas or a salad to get the effects of one cup of yogurt. I highly recommend ACTIVA.

Strathcona Times
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   Posted 8/4/2013 11:24 AM (GMT -6)   
Activa yogurt was a pleasant surprise. I have been a long time sufferer of IBS-C which comes and goes. I have the yogurt first thing in the morning, and my symptoms are considerably reduced.
You can buy it at Costco for the best price.

runner123
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   Posted 4/8/2014 8:09 AM (GMT -6)   
I have horrible constipation and I have to take laxatives constantly. I tried Activa and I got an insane amount of gas. My betty was swollen and hard as a rock. Has this happened to anyone? Is it possible that I need to take the active longer to regulate its effects?
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