Probiotics and IBS

Posted on May 07, 2018

Recent studies have found that taking probiotics may reduce IBS symptoms. Probiotics are supplements taken by mouth to alter and improve gut bacteria. Some people have found them to reduce IBS symptoms like bloating and abdominal pain.

On myIBSteam, the social network and online support group for those living with IBS, members talk about a range of personal experiences and struggles. Probiotics are one of the top 10 topics most discussed.

Here are some conversations about probiotics:

Ate burritos yesterday no problem with IBS. I can tell probiotic and enzymes have made yeast overgrowth less in my body.

Okay, I am having a hard time with probiotics... was up all night with diarrhea and very bad cramping. I am very frustrated.

I'm curious as to what probiotics everyone uses for IBS-C? Also, I have a dairy sensitivity so that rules out a lot of probiotics it seems.

Here are some question-and-answer threads about probiotics:

Who has used prebiotics and is it effective in helping IBS? Does it help to take probiotics too?

What is the best probiotic that is FODMAP safe, gluten & dairy free, & doesn't cost a fortune?

What do you do for chronic intestinal pain and gas?

Can you relate?

Have another topic you'd like to discuss or explore? Go to myIBSteam today and start the conversation. You'll be surprised just how many others may share similar stories.

Feel free to ask a question here.

A myIBSteam Member said:

Along with Collogenous Colitis, I also have Gastroparesis which terribly affects my digestion. Taking pro/prebiotics in pill form doesn't work for me.… read more

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