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Probiotics

Postby Absentee » Wed Nov 04, 2009 5:04 pm

I've started taking a probiotic for a non-MS reason. I am wondering if anyone else takes a probiotic and if it has any benefit for your MS symptoms. Just curious.

Of course, you Google MS and probiotic and as usual with anything you search together with MS, you get some hits pointing to benefits.
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Postby jimmylegs » Thu Nov 05, 2009 2:10 pm

heya, i have taken probiotics but have not noticed or been able to lab test any direct attributable improvements in status or symptoms. but, i think they are good for you whether you have ms or not.
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Postby catfreak » Thu Nov 05, 2009 7:50 pm

Absentee,

I too take probiotics daily. They seem to make things run smoother. :lol: :lol:

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Postby Absentee » Thu Nov 05, 2009 7:52 pm

they've helped me out so far.....!
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Postby notasperfectasyou » Thu Nov 05, 2009 7:55 pm

Those of us on CAP find them to be quite necessary.
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Postby catfreak » Thu Nov 05, 2009 7:56 pm

If you are taking them for constipation then that is MS related.

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Postby ElMarino » Fri Nov 06, 2009 6:48 am

I get an upset stomach if I ever have to take antibiotics. I recently realised that probiotics counter this 100%.

]I don't notice any benefits other than this..
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Postby Absentee » Sat Nov 07, 2009 12:33 pm

it was antibiotics that messed me all up (for an ear infection). But I am having some heightened other symptoms lately, so who knows. That is one of the stupid things about this condition: that even normal bumps in the wellness road gets lumped into the MS ailment category.

Ah whatever, it will "pass".

thanks all.
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Postby notasperfectasyou » Sat Nov 07, 2009 3:42 pm

Which antibiotic did you take? did you have additional fogginess or balance disruption when you took it? Meaning, did you feel as if you might have triggered an MS event, but it was fairly short. Now you're feeling like it "woke up" your MS and you want to take probiotics to stop it?

Consider taking a couple ibuprofens a few times a day. Ken
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Postby Absentee » Sat Nov 07, 2009 5:38 pm

it was amoxycilin. I don't feel like this triggered any MS event. The antibiotic messed up the old digestion and it just seems to be taking it's time to get back on track. I am not taking the probiotic for anything else but the gut. I was however curious if anyone had seen any other good things from them.

So tell me about the ibuprofen. Does that help you with light MS symptoms, seriously?
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Postby notasperfectasyou » Sat Nov 07, 2009 8:32 pm

It's complicated.

But, in a nutshell, many of us who have researched bacterial association with MS have found significant circumstantial correlating evidence that link MS events and bacterial events. One of the associations is inflammatory bacterial die-off that is often referred to as pseudo-exaserbation. One way we control these die-off events with Ibuprofen. We also take probiotcs, but those don't have side-effects. However, you could have gotten something like a runny nose from the amox. Ken
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Postby msmything » Sat Nov 07, 2009 11:12 pm

the best probiotic I've taken is called florastor. You can get it OTC at Sams and Walmart, albeit behind the counter. they give it to all pts on high dose antibios at the hospital I work at.
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