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Probiotics--Really Have Helped Me, Anyone Else?

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I have celiac disease, and I have also always had a bad reaction to dairy. I have been completely gluten free for over a year now, and was dairy free for the last 4 months or so.

Symptoms I get with dairy--is sinus pressure, headache, postnasal drip (hayfever like) as well as cognitive dysfuntion i.e I feel fuzzy headed and a little depressed. Reaction to gluten is similar but worse.

So...I went for the first time to a homeopath out of curiosity and a little desperation because I was having such a hard time avoiding diary especially, and was still feeling cruddy all the time.

He put me on at least three different types of probiotics--and amazingly it has really helped. Within a couple of weeks, a found that I tolerated dairy completely again. And I feel so much better/normal. I also think I'm much less senstive to gluten (i.e with cross contamination). I haven't felt any glutenized symptoms at all really. I haven't been so brave as to really go back on wheat or anything. But I did get silly one night and at a piece of pizza. I had a nasty night of vomiting...but the next day I didn't have the usual hangover. (I normally feel totally "black" the next day. So even that, really was actually an improvement. At least on my neuro system.

Anyone else tried this? Or experienced this?

Maybe it will help you.

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Probiotics have helped me a lot. I feel a lot better when I take them regularly. I am currently taking them as a preventative in anticipation of the antibiotics they are going to put me on after my wisdom teeth surgery this weekend.

I am glad you are feeling better -- however I would not reccomend re introducing gluten of any amount back into your diet. If you have been diagnosed true celiac and not just gluten intolerant consuming gluten regularly could cause life long damage and further issues.


** Gluten free / Dairy free is the life for me! **

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Decent probiotics do a good job of actually decreasing the permeability of your intestinal lining. This is why probiotics are imperative for celiacs to take, wheat increases the permeability letting through all sorts of nasty stuff (like even more gluten) but these probiotics can help cut down somewhat on that. It's also been shown before that celiacs on average have absolute piss-poor gut bacteria populations compared to someone who's not affected by gluten. Since those little bacteria are an integral part of how your body absorbs nutrients they should be considered one of the most important "vitamins" you take.


Receiving a qualified diagnosis of Irritable Bowel Syndrome is as useful as a Psychiatrist giving you a diagnosis of "Doesn't Think Right".

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Decent probiotics do a good job of actually decreasing the permeability of your intestinal lining. This is why probiotics are imperative for celiacs to take, wheat increases the permeability letting through all sorts of nasty stuff (like even more gluten) but these probiotics can help cut down somewhat on that. It's also been shown before that celiacs on average have absolute piss-poor gut bacteria populations compared to someone who's not affected by gluten. Since those little bacteria are an integral part of how your body absorbs nutrients they should be considered one of the most important "vitamins" you take.

what probiotics do you all take? just curious....i was taking digestive advantage(lactose formula) for about 1.5 months....then just switched to align the other day. i know alot of them are trial and error if they even do work.....

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