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Could Probiotics make my IBS worse?

(5 Posts)
Katymac Sat 18-Jul-15 21:50:31

& if so how long before it goes back to normal (I took them for about a week, about a week ago)

Katymac Mon 20-Jul-15 18:33:06


Icantstopeatinglol Tue 21-Jul-15 00:13:47

Which probiotics did you take?

thefinalcurtain Tue 21-Jul-15 02:04:27

If they have FOS (fructooligiosaccharides) in them, then yes, as they are a fodmap. If I eat something that triggers my IBS, I eat nothing but chicken and rice for 2-3 days and everything calms down. If you've been eating a normal diet it would take longer to calm down, but I would have thought you;d notice a difference within a week.

Jarrow Formulas Ideal Bowel Support probiotics are good for IBS, as they have potato starch in them, not FOS.

Katymac Tue 21-Jul-15 08:33:08

this one I thought it was fairly bog standard

I am on FODMAP generally <sigh> for 2 long years

Bulking Agent (Microcrystalline Cellulose), Capsule Shell (Hydroxypropyl Methycellulose), Anti-Caking Agents (Silicon Dioxide, Magnesium Stearate), Lactobacillus rhamnosus, Lactobacillus acidophilus, Lactobacillus casei.
Free from:

No Artificial Colours, Flavours or Sweeteners. No Preservatives. No added Sugar or Salt. No Starch, No Corn, No Milk, No Lactose, No Soya, No Gluten, No Wheat, No Yeast, No Fish, No Porcine.
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