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12 Sep 2007

IBS-4 STAIN PRO-BIO
I SUFFER FROM IBS-I SEEM TO BE CONSTANTLY IN PAIN-IT WAKES ME FROM MY SLEEP AT TIMES-HAD BARIUM ENEMA DONE WHICH CONFIRMED IBS-DR MEDS DO NOT HELP-TRIED PROBIOTICS 4 STRAIN-HAD SOME RELEIF WITH REGARDS TO BLOATING-I'VE SEEN A 9 STRAIN PROBIOTIC, DO YOU THINK IT MIGHT BE MORE EFFECTIVE-ALSO IT HELPED A BIT WITH THE CRAMPS AND RUNNY TUMMY-OTHER PROBLEM IS I CONSTANTLY FEEL FULL AND HAVE TO FORCE FEED MYSELF-AFTER EATING I FEEL NAUSEA'S-ANOTHER THING IS THAT I HAD OP +-10YRS AGO AND WAS TOLD THAT MY INTESTINES HAVE ADHERED TO THE SIDE WALLS OF MY TUMMY-WHICH IS THE CAUSE OF PAIN WHEN LYING ON MY SIDE- NEED URGENT HELP PLEASE!!
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01 Jan 0001

Sorry to hear about your suffering Dee.
Unfortunately there does not seem to be an easy answer for IBS patients. It is good to know probiotics have provided some relief and you should possibly stay on them.
Regarding 9 vs 4 strain, the answer is no I do not believe it will make a difference. What is important is the properties of the strains, not how many.
You can try a product called LP299v, which has been studied and is targeted to IBS sufferers.
Alternatively, Reuteri is well documented and scientifically proven. It is a once daily dose which is nice because it is easier to remember.
I think you will need to try to see which suits you.
Probitics will not unfortunately be all to help adhesions of course, that may require surgery.
Good luck.
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