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perth1972
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   Posted 1/19/2007 6:42 AM (GMT -6)   

i have ibs and they say that probiotics is good for you but its not for me.

i went on a suger and carb free diet with one meal a day with one tabelt of probiotics for 3 weeks.today i had to go home from work because i got the runs and im still going to the toilet ,havnt stop yet .its like a food poison effect.

im not going to take probiotics again after this side effect.

im so sick :(


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booboobum
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   Posted 1/19/2007 9:00 AM (GMT -6)   
I guess things effect folks differently. I have been having luck with probiotics and my gut actually feels almost normal. I still have occasional D but not like it has been. I can feel the difference.
migraines since 1974; septic hip - 1999 with birth of daughter ; hip replacement 9/2003; MS limbo since 3/2004; dx IBS - 5/2005;dx acid reflux - 11/2006; dx compressed L4-5 and T 7-8 - 5/2006; dx RLS - 9/2006
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7Lil
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   Posted 1/19/2007 11:09 AM (GMT -6)   
I wonder if it could be something else that is making you sick. Probiotics really shouldn't affect you that way. Could you have a food intolerance or maybe Celiac's - maybe an allergy to an ingredient in the probiotic? Do you normally have IBS-D or is D new for you?
Maybe it is the type of probiotic you are taking. Is it Acidophilus? Does it have a high culture content (above 1 billion cultures per dosage)? Is it the refrigerated kind? Sometimes if the culture content is high, and your body's not used to it yet, you can get D, cramping and/or gas.
Guess you're not willing to try another probiotic...?
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Keriamon
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   Posted 1/19/2007 11:36 AM (GMT -6)   
Probiotics give me bad gas sometimes, but never D. You mention that you are on a low-carb diet. Does that mean high meat content? Most IBSers have a much harder time digesting meats than other foods, especially fatty meats like most beef, duck and mutton. Also, is it possible you ate some bad meat? And is there anything going around your office; apparently the stomach bug is going around mine.

Of course, if you can't find anything else in your diet or environment to cause the D, and especially if the D stops when you stop the probiotics, then you may just have a very unusual reaction to probiotics. I know I don't respond well to fiber supplements; I took them when I had D and the D got worse, and when I took them for constipation, the C got worse.

pb4
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   Posted 1/19/2007 2:37 PM (GMT -6)   
Perth :)

What Probiotics are/were you taking?

Some of them are garbage....full of lots of additives and sugar (un-necessary) it could very well be the extra ingredients (additives, sugar) that's in the probiotic that wasn't agreeing with you which makes sence since IBSers are very sensitive to additives and sugar especially sugar alcohols and artificial sweetners...the probiotics I use don't have anything extra in it except a little potato starch, rice starch ones are good too....vey important that you take a good probiotic. Iflora is a good one and so is primadophilus reuteri made by natures way...you can google them for more info and compare the ingredients to the one you took.

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perth1972
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   Posted 1/19/2007 4:45 PM (GMT -6)   
thx guys for the responce and its the second day and im still have the D :( and i check the probiotic and its good brand with 8 different strain non dairy and no junk in side and its the refrigerated type.it has lactobacillus acidophious,lactobacillus delbrueckii,lactobacillus rhamnosus,lactobacillus casei.lactobacillus plantarum,lactobacillus brevis,lactobacillus kefir and one strain of bifidobacterium total of 5 billion in one cap.the brand name is nourishing flora .totally natural product.
i think i will just keep on a low carb diet and no suger diet and use nilstat oral drops on a dialy bases.
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7Lil
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   Posted 1/19/2007 5:53 PM (GMT -6)   
Maybe you could try another brand/type. Especially if you're having D - you are flushing out any "good" bacteria you have left. Can you eat yogurt? Maybe you could go that route if you're set on no more supplements.
Hope you get to feeling better soon...
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Canyonbabe711
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   Posted 1/19/2007 6:17 PM (GMT -6)   
I am not sure changing your diet like that you can be sure it is the probiotic. Like someone said high protein is not usually the way that is recommended for IBS but we are all different. If yours was the refrigerated kind then perhaps it was bad. None of the ones that I used had as many different kinds of bacteria as yours. Why do you use Nilstat? That is for Candida. Have you been diagnosed with that?

perth1972
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   Posted 1/20/2007 12:31 AM (GMT -6)   
thx 7Lil and i might eat yogurt later when my stomuch settles.
canyonbabe , candida is a yeast overgrowth which people get if they have no defence such as good bacteria and immune system shut down so therefore im on low carb or no carb , non sugar diet to starve the yeast overgrowth.yeast over growth cause alot of problems and form wholes in intestine which can lead to toxins and food to get direct into blood stream and i eat a average size meal once a day ,maybe hoping it will shrink the permimility in the intestines if i have a leaking gut sydrome which i believe i have because of long term D from food poison and heavy med like aspirn and pain killers.
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Canyonbabe711
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   Posted 1/20/2007 12:40 AM (GMT -6)   
I know what it is but how were you diagnosed or is it like you say just something that you think you might have. I think it puts too much strain on the system to eat once a day but then like everything we are all different. I just wonder where you came up with this diagnosis.

perth1972
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   Posted 1/20/2007 6:21 AM (GMT -6)   
canyonbabe let me tell you something, when i first went to the specialist i told him abt myself and what happened, he looked at me and said my friend you shouldnt have used steriod and stood up and said here take this prescribtion you have ibs , end of story good bye.i told him over and over again that i didnt uses steriods and i realisted this doct. is crap.i went to a emergency hospital and did not leave until i got humanity and respect, then finaly they put me onto a different specialist, he did the works but didnt go into my stomuch with a camera.he said he didnt find anything and nothing in stool and blood sotherefore he is thinks its ibs,or leaking gut or something anything he said he dosnt know?,my jaw dropped .now canyonababe i think im making an educated guess like the doctors do (a process of elimination) thats how i found this forum from reseaching and helping myself.i even went and made an appointment with an dietion by myself ,if it was important why didnt the specialist organize it ?.i cant believe it i ask question to the gut specialist and he mostly says i dont Know.We need better doctors in western australia :(
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Canyonbabe711
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   Posted 1/21/2007 1:44 AM (GMT -6)   
Well, your guess is as good as theirs maybe. IBS is usually the diagnosis when no physical reason can  be found for the symptoms. It is a functional problem nor something physiological. It is strictly a rule out diagnosis. Rule out everything else and if you have this, this, and this you have IBS. That is how most of us were diagnosed here in the US and why there really isn't a true cure because it is functional and what works for one may not for another but they can't just but something out and make us well. If you want to try this route then it probably won't hurt. We all have to do what we think is right for us. I wish you luck. Please let us know how it turns out.

perth1972
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   Posted 1/23/2007 4:51 AM (GMT -6)   
np canyonbabe711 thx for your support.
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