I've been taking probiotics for years now, and they've never helped with my explosive gas issues. I saw my GI doctor last week because I am literally farting death. The smell is like rot. My hubby, bless his soul, runs from the room on a constant basis these days. It's absolutely unrelenting, constant, uncontrollable gas bombs.
So my GI doc almost laughed himself into a stooper when I described this to him, all the while, I'm creating a smoke screen in his office because I can't control what is eeking from my butt.....He said that I VERY likely have a pretty bad case of bacterial overgrowth in my bowels and lower intestines. Probiotics won't help. I'm due for a hydrogen breath test in January to see if I have this bacteria. I wish I could get it done sooner, but whatever....I guess there's a demand for this test, hahaha....
So, that might be something to look into? My cause for this overgrowth was a hideous medication allergy I had in June. I had a rash inside my body that attacked my stomach, bowels, liver, etc. It's probably a side effect from that allergy. But in any case, anyone can have a bacteria issue for many other reasons.
Just wanted to let you know about this hydrogen breath test, and that you're not alone in this joyous adventure!
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33 years old. Diagnosed with lupus in 2000. Fibromyalgia, anti-phospholipid syndrome(APS)(stroke),Sjogren's, Raynaud's, seizure disorder-(miraclulously disappeared!), Libman Sach's Endocarditis, vasculitis, sacroiliitis, neutropenia, thrombocytopenia. Prednisone, Imuran, Coumadin, Clobazam, Amitriptyline, didrocal, monopril, calcium, Cykolokapron, multi-vitamin, vitamin D, Magnesium, vitamin B6, Acidophilus