I guess it would depend on which antacid you're taking. If it's calcium...it's known to calm the receptors in the gut (would have to check out exactly how)...and a calmer gut could mean more water is being absorbed from the stool, hence a more formed one.
Which one are you taking? Or are you taking an acid reducer such as Zantac?
I found a site just for you...verrrry interesting regarding the ph of the digestive tract. click throughout...very informative.
*Heather*Status:mini flare June 23* 6asacol daily+ Salofalk (tapered every 3rd night)
~diagnosed January 1989 UC (proctosigmoiditis)
~5ASA: Asacol + Salofalk enemas (increase for flares tapered to maintenance)
~Bentylol (dicyclomine) 20mg as needed
~Probiotic 2 (Natural Factors Protec) + 1 (Primadophilus Reuteri) at bedtime
~Natural Factors Multi Digestive Enzymes with supper
~Ranitidine,Pariet (reflux) Effexor XR 75mg; Pulmicort/Airomir (asthma)
~URSO for PSC (or PBC) 500mg X 2 daily (LFTs back to NORMAL!!)
My doc's logic.. "TREAT (FROM)BOTH ENDS" worth it !!!