bacteria query

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Date Joined Aug 2007
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   Posted 12/13/2007 3:40 AM (GMT -6)   
Well, Keriamon was right. Quite loose this morning, day after colonoscopy. I am already back on the acido/lacto probiotic and taking Activia. My question though is this. I can understand that the good bac is flushed away with the bowel prep but so, presumably is the bad. Does the bad re-establish itself more quickly than the good or is it the fact that there is no bac in there that can cause looseness?

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   Posted 12/13/2007 12:03 PM (GMT -6)   
You're almost certainly loose because there's not enough good bacteria in there to digest your food properly. While bad bacteria can cause you D, too little good can cause the same problem. But because of the procedure you just went through, a lack of good bacteria would seem to be the culprit. Just keep taking the probiotics and yogurt for at least a week and that should help.

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Date Joined Dec 2007
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   Posted 12/14/2007 11:19 AM (GMT -6)   
Activa is for both and I can tell you it really helped me.

I would go 3 days of no BM and then 3 days of D. It was horrible. My body was not digesting food properly. THe docs said I had IBS/Ibd, and the gave me prescription pills for the pain and cramping I would have every single time I ate. I suffered for almost 2 years. Every meal I ate felt like I was food poisened. could not eat much for food. Everything had to be bland. Like white rice and baked chicken for the last 2 years.

I tryed Activa and the first 3-5 days I did not notice a difference. BM were still loose. I still ate one everyday and now I have been on it for 1 month. I feel like a million bucks!!!! I go the same time everyday now and its normal and there is no pain associated with it. My mood has improved and I am ten times happier then I've ever been. I can finally go out to restaraunt with my boyfriend and eat from the menu without worring. Just only regret I tried this sooner so I would not have to suffer.

And I can eat anything I want now. I might gain alot of weight at this rate. The foods that I would have to avoid before I can now eat with ease....

Like Pizza, ice cream, soda, chocolate, pudding, chips, sandwiches, an occasional beer OMG the list goes on.....
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