Is a probiotic always a good idea ?

I have posted previously regarding my b12 and folate deficiency and neuropathy.

I am currently on b12 loading course and then hols so not sure what happens next, I know what should happen.

I have been on ppis for a long time to protect my stomach against anti inflammatory tabs, now stopped by agreement with gp.

I have always had lots of gurgling and other noises from my stomach, my question is, as I have no idea whether I have pa or not, would a good probiotic help me ? Are there any circumstances that probiotics should be avoided ?

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  • Hi Kenbowns I'm not medically qualified so cannot advise you except to say that I too have been on PPIs (Lansoprazole) since longer ago than I can remember and I also take a PRO 5 probiotic capsule from "Healthspan" every day and I've had P.A. for 45 years.

    What was your diagnosis P.A. or B12 Deficiency and are you supplementing with Folic Acid?

  • Hi Clive

    I would say the diagnosis is inconclusive, I have had a negative IF result, so as far as my gp is concerned I do not have pa, I did inform him of the tests unreliabilty and I am taking folic acid too.

    I am hanging on to the hope that minus ppis and taking a probiotic and supplements that I can get my levels back up if I do not have an absorption issue ?

  • "The strongest evidence to date finds that probiotic benefits include:

    boosting immune system.

    prevent and treat urinary tract infections.

    improve digestive function.

    heal inflammatory bowel conditions like IBS. ...

    manage and prevent eczema in children.

    fight food-borne illnesses".

    I wish you well and hope you have an enjoyable holiday

  • Thank you and many thanks for your input.

  • I have edited the word coarse to course several times now lol

    Makes me look a little thick lol

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