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Member Since 27 Mar 2011
Offline Last Active Aug 05 2012 06:50 PM

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Probiotic Question

28 July 2012 - 03:52 PM

I have a question for all you probiotic experts..

In the month of June, I put on a good 15+ lbs while eating a whole foods diet and counting calories. During this time I also added a couple high calorie sweets everyday (Hail Merry Miracle tarts) for a calorie and fat boost...As July rolled in, my weight was the highest it had ever been in my entire life! I was on a roll and feeling great!.. Well I was on a roll up until 4th of July weekend... During this weekend I started to feel a bit gross in the gut and I knew something bad was coming... Sure enough, as the week progressed my bowel movements were getting more loose by the day, I was cramping, became very gassy and completely lost my appetite. I also developed what I think was a small case of thrush on my tongue...

I figured that I probably was eating too much sugar and developed an overgrowth of baddie microbes. Well I started a strict No-Sugar Diet about 12 days ago and started taking Culturelle Digestive health Dairy free along with my usual supplements of Digest gold and cod liver oil... I am on my 13th day on the probiotics and I feel like the probiotics are actually making me worse!! I wake up every morning feeling fine and take the pill and I swear I can feel it going through my system and upsetting everything on the way down. By mid day I am hunched over in pain...

My question is, Should I just buckle down and continue taking it until I feel better? Or should I stop and see if I feel better without it?? Also is 13 days long enough for a probiotic to go win the war with the bad bacteria?

Thrush? Candida?

13 June 2012 - 06:32 AM

I have been strictly Gluten, Soy, Dairy free for 1 year and 3 months now and had been feeling much better... I had not been taking a probiotic for the last 5 months and started to feel bloated and developed a little "D" last month, so I decided to start taking another probiotic regiment.. Well 2 weeks after I started taking the probiotic daily, I started having a very slimy sensation in my mouth with the roof of my mouth feeling the slimiest...Also the tip of my tongue is giving me a wierd sensation, almost like I burned it a little bit. It feels a bit numb...I have been trying to scrub my mouth and tongue with my toothbrush at least 3 times a day and I can not seem to get rid of the slimy feeling. Could this be thrush/candida being caused by the probiotic?? The Probiotic I take is Culturelle Digestive health with Dairy Free Lactobacillus GG. Any suggestions or advice would be appreciated. Thanks!

Otc Vs. Script - Digestive Enzymes

10 December 2011 - 09:31 AM

I was curious of anybody could tell me the difference between an "over the counter" digestive enzyme and one that requires a prescription. I have been taking a pretty strong OTC one but starting to think I may need something stronger. Would love to read some replies from people who have used both. Thanks!

Thyroid Problem?

02 October 2011 - 10:03 PM

About 2 weeks ago I started having what can only be explained as heart palpatations. Since experiencing these I have been noticing a HUGE drop in energy levels, shaky hands, pressure in my throat ( I can feel every single pulse beat in my throat), tired if I dont eat large meals, Insomnia (staying up 20+ hours), anxiety, Very itchy and dry scalp, random bouts of naseau, weight loss and a few other random symptoms.. I have done countless searching which has led me to believe something is going on with my thyroid.

Since going gluten free in March (6 Months ago), most of my celiac symptoms have subsided. Night sweats, daily vomiting, constant naseau and dhiarea are all gone. I still have some bouts of bloating and side pain but I think that's the name of the game when it comes to healing, especially after being undiagnosed for 26 years. I even managed to put on some weight which has all be lost again this last 2 weeks =(.

I read that underlying autoimmune diseases such as graves can go hand in hand with celiac and that many times the graves symptoms will only come out when your body is under stress or sick. About a month ago I had some depression sinking in and I think it possibly triggered this thyroid issue. I am going to make a doctors appointment this week and wanted to know if somebody with similar problems could give me some advice on what I should tell him and tests I should ask for. Any help would be appreciated.

EDIT: Also forgot to mention my pulse rate is about 110+ beats per minute while resting.

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