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Probiotics Vsl 3
I'm on my third day of taking VSL 3 probiotic and have horrible diarrhea. Is this a common side effect?
Probiotic troubles: I wonder whether the diarrhea might have come from some antibiotics that were given recently or this product? Sometimes there can be abdominal discomfort or even diarrhea with these products - depending on your tolerances. You should probably stop taking them and call your GI doctor for help. In the mean time, taking in some fluids/chicken soup will help with the volume losses. Hope u feel better. ...Read more
Probiotics, by definition, are beneficial bacteria that live in our intestinal tract to help us maintain health intestines and colon. There are several species of these bacteria that are helpful to us including lactobacillus acidophilus. The meats we eat contain antibiotics that kill our natural bacteria that reside in our gut. Today, you will replace these ...Read more
Just given Flagyl for possible c-diff colitis. I am also on. Vsl#3 probiotics. Can i take these together?
Caution: Yoy have a clinical diagnosis of c diff. You started flagyl. Take caution with vsl#3 it is a probiotic. It may be safe but is not evaluated. Tell your doctor and your pharmacist you're taking it. After Flagyl youre hoping to re-establish normal flora in the colon. Safer to try yourgurt. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
More evidence 4 VSL3: There is a good amount of research proving VSL #3 is safe and effective: http://vsl3.com/hcp/scientific-info/ While Primal Defense makes many claims and is supported by testimonials, I'm unaware of any research studies proving it's effective and some question its safety. See http://www.curezone.org/forums/am.asp?i=278134 Thus,while Primal Defense may be useful for some, VSL #3 has proven benefits. ...Read more
I have recurrent BV (for years). What type of probiotics would you recommend? I need something strong. What about florastor or vsl #3 & how many?
Pro mean with: and bio means life. Probiotics help the GI system digest food. Anti means against. So, if one takes excessive antibiotics (which are sometimes needed) they can kill off the good bacteria in our GI systems and we can have digestive problems. This can happen w/out antibiotics at times too. So, the probiotics replace the good bacteria that are missing or low. Peace and good health. Natural med. ...Read more
Sorry, but...: Probiotics are organisms, not "good or bad", that supplement your colonic flora. Peer review literature shows 1 in 4 patients treated are clinically improved with probiotics. Different probiotics benefit different symptoms. Probiotics are generally harmless, but they are not a panacea & their use should not substitute for a good medical evaluation followed by appropriate directed therapy. ...Read more
Possibly several: Probiotics are "good bacteria" and, while research has not been extensive, there is some evidence that taking probiotics helps to fight infections in the stomach and gut. They may also help with diarrhea and constipation due to certain diseases, as well as improve or prevent allergies. Again, these benefits haven't been proven, so talk to your doctor before taking probiotic pills. ...Read more