I started with VSL#3 1 packet which is 450 billion some time ago. It gave me really uncomfortable symptoms like lots of gas, cramping and really bad smelling too and the stool was very very loose.
I reduced it for a while because of this but recently I actually increased the dose to 2 packets a day expecting even more discomfort. Now I have no more of the gas and the stools are fine. I guess my colon needed a little rebalancing.
Just wanted to let everyone know that its possible for initial discomforts to go away when starting probiotics.
Waiting to see if I'm cured - no symptoms since probiotics started
Probiotics 16 strains (vsl#3 + Natural Factors ultimate multi probiotic + Trophic Acidophilus Plus) - 475 billion per day. Pre-biotics 1x a day. No sugar.
L-glutamine, elm powder, vit b & folic acid, 5 g vitamin C, vit D, vit E, Calcium+Magnesium
Post Edited (crazytrain411) : 12/10/2008 11:43:17 AM (GMT-7)