I have tried all kinds of things to help my stomach stop acting up. Viactiv is good because it gives you the bacteria you need but its not good enough for me personally.  I tried Align at the suggestion of my Gastroenterologist and it did nothing for me. I tried Nature’s Bounty Acidophilus with no luck, just a good amount of pain 1hour after taking it and enough gas to go airborne!!!!

I also tried Heathers Tummy Organic Acacia Senegal for IBS which oh heaven help me, made my stomach rebel for days although many reviews were positive.

I tried Irritable Bowel Syndrome Therapy Fast Dissolving Tablets which is a Homeopathic medicine and found relief the first day.  No bloat no pain and thought HOT DAMN JACKPOT!  Then the next day and the day after, nothing.  I quit and then tried again a month later and it just didn’t work for me.

Then I tried Digestive Advantage Intensive Bowel Support which has a few different products aside from the one I tried.  This one worked pretty well for me for about 2 years and then things went downhill again.  The rumblings and gurgling called Borborygmi came back with a vengeance.  Stress and eating too much gluten didn’t help matter either.

Acupuncture helped but is very expensive so after a few helpful sessions I had to stop going.

Desperate to find something after the symptoms came back a few weeks after my acupuncture sessions I logged on to and saw some probiotics from Andrew Lessman called Friendly Flora which stopped those rumblings!!!!! I started this in a few months ago and still have my issues but at least that annoying 24/7 constant chatter from my stomach is gone.  I’m not sure how long the effects will last but at least for now I have some hope again on that front.

Everything with IBS is trial and error unfortunately.  But in the end what choice do we have but to keep going? Eventually something will work long term.

I hope one of these has worked or will work for you!

*Always consult with your physician first if you have any other pre-existing conditions before taking any herbs or supplements.

Published by Irritable Life

Institute of Culinary Education Alumni with a MacGyver mentality in the kitchen 2 cope w/IBS. Love DDP Yoga and Transcendental Meditation

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