I've started a probiotic for the first time, for almost 2 weeks. It is called Flora Smart 6 Billion, by Renew Life (link). My symptoms had been a mixture of diarrhea with moderate cramping, alternating with constipation and more mild cramping. Occasional normal BM's were mixed in, but I never determined a pattern. It all seemed pretty unpredictable to me. Within 1-2 days of starting the probiotic, I no longer experienced the D, but I probably have had more frequent C. The good news is that the C is more tolerable than the D. But I was really hoping to eliminate both issues.I'm trying to decide what to do next. Here are my options, as far as I can think of:
- Continue with current dose...give it more time to see what happens.
- Increase dosage (Renew Life has a similar product up to 24 Billion)
- Switch to another product altogether (I was thinking of trying Align next)