Welcome to Healing Well :)
Sounds like your biggest complaint is the gas pain. Do you take anything for the gas? Gas-X, Beano, etc? I take Beano pretty regularly because my gas problems are very bad. Even though I still get the pains, they are not anywhere as bad as they used to be. Gas-X should help you expel the trapped gas and should ease the pain a bit too. Did you start the probiotics slowly? Some people here have said that if you don't you can get gas/bloating (kind of like starting fiber) so its better to work your doses up instead of starting with full doses. I'm sure we'll have more replies for you... usually the weekends are a bit slow so don't get discouraged if you don't hear something right away.
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Dx: IBS 1989, Diverticulosis 2004, UC 2005, Sjogren's 2006
Meds: Sulfazine EC 1000mg, Mesalamine Enemas, Chlorzoxazone 500mg, Naprosyn 500mg, Symax SL .125mg, Protonix 40mg, Xanax XR 2mg, Miralax 17g, Supplements