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  1. IBS Constipation (IBS-C) and Chronic Constipation
    Hi Everyone! Today I have a question abut probiotics. My new Gastroenterologist recommend that I take Align to help deal with my chronic constipation. I've been using it for just over a week now, and I do see improvement with my constipation symptoms. But he also started me on samples of...
  2. Over-the-Counter (OTC) Treatments
    Hi. I'm usually IBS-C, but since I started taking Align 4 days ago I've had nothing but D. I know it can take some time for my gut to adapt to the new bacteria but how long should I keep taking Align before I give up on it?
  3. Young Adult's Issues
    Since early 2014, I have been battling with severe diarrhea to the point of developing hemorrhoids from being on the toilet so often and for so long. I actually got excited having a solid bowel movement from basically living off Pepto Bismol, So happy to have relief I didn't mind that the Pepto...
  4. IBS Diarrhea (IBS-D)
    I've always had difficulties with my IBS and it got worse after getting sick in Nicaragua a few years ago but it was manageable until last fall. I began having intermittent severe abdominal pain (not in one specific location), nausea, and either severe bloating/constipation or diarrhea following...
  5. Over-the-Counter (OTC) Treatments
    The probiotic, bifidobacterium infantis 35624, was originally discovered at the University College Cork, Ireland. It has been marketed by P & G in United States and Canada under the name Align. It is now going to be made available in Ireland under the name Alflorex...
  6. General Discussion
    I was considering taking Align, but I have noticed that many stores (target, walmart, costco) carry a generic version that is much cheaper. It is called 4X Probiotic and Im guessing it is made by one company and each store private labels it. The 4x has the following: Bif infantis 10 mg (strain...
  7. Over-the-Counter (OTC) Treatments
    Hello everyone, I have had very bad IBS-D for about 4 years. My main problem was leaky gas 8-15 times a day. Basically, every time I passed gas, I'd have D. I tried every diet under the sun, Immodium, various supplements, etc. and nothing worked at all. Not even a little. Finally, two...
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