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CathyA
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   Posted 3/25/2007 3:01 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi all,
     I have IBS-D and started taking Activia.  I have eaten yogurt before and taken probiotics, but nothing really changed.  But about 4-5 days after eating Activia, I actually became constipated.   I swear there's cement in there!
  I'm thinking I might have diverticulitis.  Do you think this slower transit time that Activia is causing, would be bad for the diverticulitis?   I've even had to decrease my Caltrate and increase my magnesium to try to get things moving.   Anyone else have this reaction to it?
  Thanks!

Post Edited (CathyA) : 3/27/2007 7:13:46 AM (GMT-6)


CathyA
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   Posted 3/27/2007 6:14 AM (GMT -7)   
Any takers?

NH66
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   Posted 3/27/2007 7:48 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi Cathy,

I tried the yogurt thing. Same thing happened to me. I used to eat yogurt every day, now i don't touch it. I would rather have D than C. Especially with hemmies.

Best of luck!
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   Posted 3/28/2007 2:46 PM (GMT -7)   
Cathy,
Maybe this means you eat either the Activia or take the Caltrate... not both. Or, you could always only eat 1/2 the yogurt and save the other 1/2 for the next day. ???
Also, if you do have diverticulosis it is not a good thing to have C. The waste builds up in the pockets and can cause pain and/or infection. You should really look into that to see if you indeed have diver.
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CathyA
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   Posted 3/28/2007 6:52 PM (GMT -7)   
Thanks NH66 and Lil,
I'm seeing the doctor next week, so I'll find out what's going on. I sure hope its not diverticulitis. And I hope its not a new facet of my IBS. But I've had this pain in the same spot for about 2 months now.......so I think its something!

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   Posted 3/30/2007 1:29 PM (GMT -7)   
CathyA,

I have been trying out DanActive. I have had it for only 5 day now, but it seems to be doing a good job and no reflux. Maybe b/c it not a yogurt, it's very watery and light.
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CathyA
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   Posted 3/30/2007 1:42 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi NH66,
What's in DanActive? Isn't that the one that's supposed to help boost your immune system?
I've stopped the Activia for now. I have this pain in my side that's been getting worse, and I don't want to confuse the issue with cramps and gas, etc.
If you read my other post, I'm starting to think that all my present troubles (abd. pain, fatigue, headaches, diarrhea, dizzines), might be from the Mucinex I've been taking for awhile. I'm thinking it has maybe stripped my GI tract of its important mucous...........but I don't know. I've quit taking it and I'll see if I feel better. If I ever figure this out, I'll try some of the Activia again.

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   Posted 3/30/2007 1:51 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi,
Sorry if i misread. I hope you find the answers your looking for, and start feeling better. DanActive is a probiotic dairy drink.

Good luck and best wishes
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CathyA
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   Posted 3/30/2007 8:20 PM (GMT -7)   
Actually, I did buy the higher fat one. I'll give the other one a try sometime. Thanks!

Keriamon
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   Posted 4/2/2007 9:21 AM (GMT -7)   
Funny, I find the exact opposite; if I get too low-fat with my diet, I get constipation. Too much fat and I get D. It's a fine line to walk. Actually, it's not really a line, it's pretty much one or the other and never in between. But I have medicine to treat the D pretty quick, but nothing to treat the C with as well, so I tend to stay towards the fattier end. That and you can't eat anything worthwhile on a low-fat diet, lol.
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