Mmm...me love Dannon Activia. Strawberry especially. Mmm.
Lil is the Probiotics Queen. She knows her stuff about this! Everyone is different and will respond to everything differently. I'd second Lil's idea that you should build up slowly; that way you can also see which brand helps you the most.
Hi phed. Welcome!
I second the Caltrate Plus. I couldn't live without it. If I miss 1-2 pills, my diarrhea is back. I find the activia constipating, but sometimes I take it instead of the Caltrate.
I've never found probiotics to be much help to me. I don't know why. Maybe I just haven't found the right strain yet. Be sure to try different ones if the first one gives you trouble or doesn't seem to help.
That's interesting about the Flora Q. I've been taking 1 a day for a month and didn't realize I should be going up. That stuff is expensive!
I'm still playing with the idea of buying some Kefir grains. They're supposed to be even better than probiotics.