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Probiotic side effects

Probiotic side effects

My GI doctor wants me to take probiotics. For the past 6 or 7 months every time I eat Activia, or take a probiotic I GET a vaginal yeast infection. After I stop the probiotics it resolves. Anyone else have this issue? I can't find anything on Dr. Google. GI doctor said this is not possible.

A myIBSteam Member said:

I wasn't on them at the time of any of the incidences. I ate activia for 6 weeks and then they started. Stopped the Activia and it stopped. Took Pearl… read more

posted about 12 hours ago

What to do next??

What to do next??

I am at a bit of a loss here. I have been on this "investigation" of why my stomach sucks for the last 2 years but have suffered silently for the last 15 years.

I have had an endoscopy done a year and a half ago. This revealed a hernia in my stomach. There was not much mentioned to me about this, if it was of any cause for concern or how to manage any symptoms that I am having that could be related to it.

Three months ago, after bringing back to the table that I am still having stomach issues… read more

A myIBSteam Member said:

KEEP FIGHTING :-/

posted 12 days ago

Any undergarments available in case of diarrhea

Any undergarments available in case of diarrhea

I am to the point that I'm afraid to go out anywhere in case of an IBS flare-up. I know there are products like Depends for urinary incontinence but is there anything for those of us with IBS problems, fecal incontinence?

A myIBSteam Member said:

I use Depends because of my bladder issues but it helped when I had an accident

posted 2 days ago

What can I eat and drink when on FODMAP diet?

What can I eat and drink when on FODMAP diet?

I had my appointment this morning with a dietician for the FODMAP diet. He told me I am not allowed to drink squash because of the sweetners in it. The one I use has the following ingredients:

Water, Fruit Juice from Concentrate (10%) (Apple 9%, Blackcurrant 1%), Acid (Citric Acid), Acidity Regulator (Sodium Citrate), Flavourings, Colour (Anthocyanins), Preservatives (Potassium Sorbate, Sodium Metabisulphite (Sulphites)), Sweeteners (Aspartame, Sodium Saccharin)

I… read more

A myIBSteam Member said:

Do you have any food allergies or food sensitivity?
I am allergic to sulfites and Stevia plus have gluten, aspartame and soy intolerance so most breads… read more

posted 1 day ago

I have IBS with C most of the time.

I have IBS with C most of the time.

I have other conditions , that I have to medicate. Some of them loosens my bowels, but many leave me with chronic constipation. Occasionally, I have a severe urge to defecate, and I'm not near a toilet , I have had accidents. Full dosage Linzess was tried on me , full strength , some years ago. I had severe diarrhea, cramps, nausea. I have recently using prescribed Miralax , colace capsules and senna . They help sometimes. But other times, I feel a pressure or urge that just… read more

A myIBSteam Member said:

Yes, sometimes the lower back pain is terrible

posted 19 days ago

Does the bowel screening test they send to your home would the result show if you had a polyp in the rectum

Does the bowel screening test they send to your home would the result show if you had a polyp in the rectum

Does the bowel screening test that they send to your home show up if you had a polyp in the rectum?

A myIBSteam Member said:

I would call the doctor to ask but a Colonoscopy will give a picture but the at home kit does not have that imaging

posted 22 days ago

Has anyone tried L Glutamine for IBS?

Has anyone tried L Glutamine for IBS?

A myIBSteam Member said:

I have take 1 tsp mixed in juice or decaf coffee before I eat breakfast and also drink take probiotics before bed and fish oil in a drink every day… read more

posted 13 days ago

Do you find IBS changing over time?

Do you find IBS changing over time?

In the past I typically would have C for a bit and then have an attack of D that would last a few horrible hours with pain, chills, and occasionally nausea. But then it would mostly be over and able to continue with life until the next one. Lately the attacks are not so intense, just feel not right and not want to do anything. Almost like there is stuff in me I have to get out, but now it takes days instead of hours. I don’t feel as bad, but it is still annoying because I just… read more

A myIBSteam Member said:

Oh I know Sandy. Never know when I’ll need to run for the bathroom so always good to know where they’re at.

posted 2 days ago

Peppermint oil capsules

Peppermint oil capsules

After i had my colonoscopy and other tests. The specialist reccomended that i should try peppermint tea to help with my IBS. Today i found some peppermint oil capsules in poundland. Has anyone tried these for IBS? Do they work? What medications should they not be taken with? I read that they are also good for colds so i have taken one as i am just starting to come down with a cold and hoping it will help nip it in the bud.

A myIBSteam Member said:

I know they work for some people but they actually made mine worse.

posted 19 days ago

Good probiotic

Good probiotic

I used to use VSL#3 Probiotic but they have since stop making it! My doctor wants me on something with so many billion bacteria in it. What does everyone take that your doctor has recommended?

A myIBSteam Member said:

Natures Bounty Probiotic 10 has 20 billion live probiotic cultures and 10 different strains

posted 13 days ago
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