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Persistence and Probiotics

on July 25, 2013

Tecfidera is here! Persistence has paid off!!!! Starting tonight we will be shaking this Avonex funk and starting over with Tec!

We have decided to try it with probiotics this time. The Tecfidera Tummy Trouble thus far has been very limited nausea, no real acid or heartburn symptoms, but intense cramping, bloating, and gas pain. That would probably explain why the Prevacid and Prilosec didn’t really help.
In researching probiotics, I found there are many different kinds. Most of you probably already knew this, but it was news to me! The only one I was able to find that addressed gas and bloating was Lactobacillus plantarum. I then started at Wal Mart because someone posted that they used Culturelle from Wal Mart. When I started reading labels, it was primarily Lactobacillus rhamnosus GG. As I started looking through the different types, I was stunned by how many there were. Most of them were acidophilus, but I found two at Wal Mart that contained Lactobacillus plantarum. Probiotic Pearls High Potentcy was $20+ but the Spring Valley was only about $10, so we decided to give that one a try. We can always move to the pearls if this doesn’t work! 

I will let you know how it goes!


One response to “Persistence and Probiotics

  1. Diana says:

    Hmmmm…. Lactobacillus Would Seem To Be More Focused on dairy issues. It Will Be Interesting To See Your results. Good Luck!

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