Hi everyone Happy 4th I hope everyone had a good day I recently went to a health food store to pick up some digestive enzymes and peppermint oil.I have been using the enzymes but have not started on the peppermint oil pills while I was in the store a sales rep came up to me and asked if I needed help I've seen him there several times before and been friendly with him.He asked me what I was getting and I told him what and mentioned that I had IBS just telling him how hard it's been for me living with IBS and he mentioned to me that he has stomach issues also.He had mentioned that he's recently been through some medical issues that effected his digestive system where it was to the point he was unable to eat.The thing that he did was started taking huge doses of probitocs like 20 capsules in one day and said that help a great deal and he's been feeling a whole lot better.He mentioned that I should start doing that and see what happens he gave me a free packet of some 20 pills and said take 5 pills through out the day.I'm kind of worried about
taking them like that is it safe? he had mentioned that people need 3 tons of good bacteria in their gut for healthty digestion just taking one pill a day is not enough.I'm going to try it after I get some feedback and talk to him again about
how to take them I also know when you start taking probiotics they cause some gas.I do not want to take a whole bunch of probiotic pills and end up feeling extremely gassy all day I'm also going to talk to my GI doctor about
this I pray once I start taking them that way I'll notice a difference.On the other hand the enzymes I feel are doing something have not had the dreaded D yet that is why I'm taking them to aid in digestion and keep me from getting the dreaded D so far so good.The peppermint oil pills on the other hand not yet cause I hear they can cause heartburn I might end up returning them.I hope you all have a good weekend and good digestive health all my best and love your friend in this war against IBS J.
Post Edited (jtaurus) : 7/4/2008 8:38:10 PM (GMT-6)