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   Posted 2/26/2018 8:07 AM (GMT -6)   
hi me again i bought probiotic VSL#3 only took 15 billion 2 times yesterday so 30 total instead of 450 billion today i am suddenly very sick startet around noon very sick feels like food poison and head allso much worse stomach pain and diarreah 12 times today normal i have hard stools and havent been on toilet for the last 2 days but today 12 times so far other have tryed getting so sick from probiotic?

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   Posted 2/26/2018 11:30 AM (GMT -6)   
I haven't had diarrhea from any probiotics...but I believe it's possible. It is changing the environment in your GI tract.

I wouldn't take anymore until your diarrhea subsides.

Something that may help you is bone broth.

Maybe after this you should reintroduce probiotics via food: Kefir, sauerkraut. And after a few weeks taking those, you could try reintroducing the VSL#3 but start even lower - maybe 15 billion total per day.
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   Posted 2/26/2018 11:47 AM (GMT -6)   
I recommend adding in Saccharomyces Boulardii + MOS. My gi issues didn't clear up until I started taking this alon side a good probiotic. I ran out recently. Only took the 100 billion probiotic, and my gi was messed up within a few days of running out.

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   Posted 2/26/2018 3:10 PM (GMT -6)   
i take s. boulardii plus pb8 plus a german probiotic with 12 bn cfu. been taking abx for 7 months now aided by this probiotic scheme and have had no stomach issues. knock on wood. actually my digestion is better now since the one before abx.

however if i take pb8 with no abx for more than 3 days in a row, it used to make me quite sick. bacteria overgrowth i guess? tried this several times to be sure....

but with abx it is really fine and we get together well.
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