Anxiety on Probiotics

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peacesoul
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   Posted 8/21/2008 2:28 PM (GMT -6)   
Has anyone noticed an increase in anxiety/panic when taking probiotics?
 
I've been taking them on and off for a year now (I Have lyme disease) and since I have panic disorder, I never paid attention.
Well I've been feeling great these last few weeks and have had little anxiety.

This morning I had a sore stomach (diarrhea) and decided to take a probiotic. I didn't think anything of it, but then I started to feel anxious, rage sort or and panic.
 
I had to go out for a bit and I kept thinking, why is my anxiety all of a sudden so high. I've not taken anything other than the probiotic
Then looked in my food journal and saw te days I took probiotics I wrote anxiety was high
 
Just a coincidence?

I found another site where someone said they felt the same as me here


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quincy
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   Posted 8/21/2008 2:46 PM (GMT -6)   
Interesting...what ones are you taking?

What other supplements/medications are you taking.

You do know that the thoughts you have are more the culprit, but the feelings you have in your body can definitely fuel that process especially if you've noticed a change in how your body is behaving..

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~diagnosed January 1989 UC (proctosigmoiditis)
~5ASA: Asacol (6 daily) + Salofalk enemas (increase for flares tapered to maintenance)
~Bentylol (dicyclomine) 20mg as needed
~vitamins/minerals/supplements 
~Probiotic 3(Natural Factors Protec) bedtime + 1 (Primadophilus Reuteri) occasionally
~multi-digestive enzymes as needed ....zymactive 3 - 5x daily
~Ranitidine,Pariet (reflux) Effexor XR 75mg;  Pulmicort/Airomir (asthma)
~URSO for PSC (or PBC) 500mg X 2 daily (LFTs back to NORMAL!!)
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peacesoul
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   Posted 8/21/2008 4:10 PM (GMT -6)   
Ive been taking the same probiotics for a yr now.
Right now I am off all meds and suppliments.

I've been suffering panic for 25 yrs so I am aware of triggers. there were no triggers today. Maybe it was or wasn't, I was just curious if anyone else experienced this
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pb4
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   Posted 8/21/2008 7:53 PM (GMT -6)   
I honestly don't think there is any correlation to taking probiotics causing anxiety attacks...probiotics are probably more effective when taken everyday, not occassionally, as far as the gut is concerned anyways...feel better soon.

BTW, I've been taking probiotics daily for the last 4ish yrs and had anxiety BEFORE taking them because of my IBD, if anything the probiotics helping my gut has put my anxiety at ease.

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princesa
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   Posted 8/21/2008 9:13 PM (GMT -6)   
I've never heard of probiotics causing anxiety. If anything, they are usually beneficial in relieving anxiety.

http://www.natren.com/pages/anxiety.html


Diagnosed with ulcerative colitis spring 1999.
 
Maintenance dose sulfasalazine.
Probiotics, l-glutamine and fish oil caps. George's aloe vera juice. Oregano oil antibiotic, antiviral, antifungal. Long-term remission with only minor blips.
 
 


madabs
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   Posted 8/22/2008 8:28 AM (GMT -6)   
Did you skip eating due to the sore stomach?  Skipping a meal especially breakfast will (for me) will cause a reaction very much like the one you had.

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asacol 12/daily and rowasa as needed 
Trying out Digestive Fitness Probiotic
past rx: colozal, lialda, canasa

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