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Strange reaction to probiotic

janetmtt
janetmtt

Anyone help with this. I have been taking probiotics for a few years some helped some didn't but always found one I kept going back to. It had prebiotic in so found same probiotic without it in. When I started this I got bad acne on face an also seemed to drop my mood give me anger and anxiety so had to stop it. Everything with mood depression got started to as having gas and pain decided to retry the original one with prebiotic in - was doing great until it seemed to get in my system and got same problems again - mood drop, anger, anxiety so had to stop it. The strain was acidophillis with bifidus bifidum in - so why does this happen Being histamine intolerant I have to be careful with certain strains but these two never effected me. I now scared to try any others and feel I have lost my safety net.

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Probiotics can possibly cause SIBO and also worsen IBS for some. I never had it IBS really bad until I started to take probiotics

janetmtt
janetmtt in reply to HeyItGeg

Checked out SIBO and apart from bloating and tending to be constipated nothing else - I do have histamine intolerance but know which strains to avoid. These two strains I have taken for ages. I did wonder were they reacting to homeopathic remedies which I have been taking

I tried probiotics and kefir milk. I was worse. I try not to take too much lactose now. I have tea with a drop of skimmed milk.

janetmtt
janetmtt in reply to Avishemes

Kefir killed me too. Got bad die off and made me so do hungry

Avishemes
Avishemes in reply to janetmtt

Sometimes you just cant win!!

janetmtt
janetmtt in reply to Avishemes

I know. It is a horrible problem to have. So many variables and hard to find the elusive answer!

Avishemes
Avishemes in reply to janetmtt

I try to avoid the same food two days running. Eg. Bread milk yogurt. I now eat lots of fruit and veg' every day. Expensive but it helps.

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Same here with the reaction regarding face acne and such. It's like all the bad yucky inside me was coming out my face, could not understand it. I took just a probiotic and it did this to me. I have never tried another probiotic before or after. I would rather deal with bad tummy than cystic acne. However, I am super sensitive to most things breaking me out, like birth control and now probiotics. Weird.

janetmtt
janetmtt in reply to Marathoner

Thing was I had taken probiotics for about five years changed to a different make and my face broke out terrible - never had acne before so was awful. Then after that I seemed to have breakouts no matter how many times I changed it or stopped - taking them for so long you would think all the yukky stuff out my stomach would be gone. I have been using an acupressure/acupuncture mat and a lot of my stomach issues have gone - no wind/gas less bloating - still have it but seems a bit better - weight loss and my skin has cleared lovely. Fed up with it all though -

Marathoner
Marathoner in reply to janetmtt

That is definitely the strange part. It's like your body just refused it all of a sudden. Perhaps that's what happened....you just gained an immunity to it? I took my nasty little over the counter probiotics for only 3 weeks and people at work were starting to notice my face in terrible shape. Stopped immediately and within maybe 2 weeks I started to clear up. All clear now, but I was also diagnosed with endometriosis just a month or so ago after laprascopic surgery and wouldn't you know it...the only way to suppress the symptoms of endo are with BIRTH CONTROL. I'm saying a huge fat "no" and will be awaiting surgery again in the future at some point. Unless it's life and death, NEVER worth it to mess with your face like that. Sorry that happened to you...you thought you had your holy grail and then the rug got snatched out from under you.

janetmtt
janetmtt in reply to Marathoner

Exactly - I now trying homeopathy and seeing a professional.. I been using this acupressure mat and I have noticed my skin healing. Thing I acne at 63! Whoever heard if this - never had it as teenager so 63 was awful

Also my homeopath reckons no - one should stay on probiotics for a long time - yet I know people who took them for years but she said no!

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