PPI's and probiotics

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   Posted 2/6/2007 7:42 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Everyone,
Well this is going to sound weird but in the event that it might help someone, I am going to put it out there. 
I am taking Prevacid and was always experiencing breakthrough acid. Many times a day.   I accidentally discovered this phenomena  when I ran out of probiotics.  When I didn't take them for a couple of days, my breakthrough acid didn't happen.  The Prevacid worked wonderful, just like I didn't have any acid reflux at all.  So, I went back on the probiotic and then again, I started having breakthrough acid that was really irritating.  So to test my theory, I stopped taking the probiotic again and I didn't have any breakthrough acid.  I've been off the probiotics for three days and the medicine is working fantastic, just like it should, it's stopping the acid completely. 
I don't know what the connection is but for me, for whatever reason, the probiotic interferes with the medicine working correctly.  I don't know if this would happen for anyone else but I thought I should at least let you know. 

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Date Joined Aug 2006
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   Posted 2/11/2007 8:05 PM (GMT -6)   

I really don't know much about many of the probiotics that you are discussing. If you feel better by not taking them, stop them.

If you take antibiotics for whatever reason though, you have to take one acidophilus a day. Just one, even pharmacists and doctors will tell you that.

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Date Joined Dec 2006
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   Posted 2/11/2007 8:13 PM (GMT -6)   
Thanks, Danie. I will definitely look at the website you posted about probiotics. Because I certainly don't know much about them!
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