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This has been the case for the last 5 days, since I have been on Probiotics. I usually couldn't walk down the street, without feeling like...instead of Winnie the Pooh.....more like Windy the Pooh ...........I was always gassing......,but this Probiotics has been helping so much and I don't feel bloated. I even ate ice cream today, and no bloat and no windys..!
 

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Hi Probiotics are healthy bacteria, such as Lactobacillus. Just type in Probiotics and do a search, you will find tons of stuff. They are really working for me. Good Luck
 

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What probiotics are you taking? I have been on them for some months, I seem to have less gas (especially if I cut out carbs) but the odor is there anyway
the one probiotic I haven't tried is VSL I understand it has dairy in it and dairy adds to the smell for me.
 

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Joyce M,VSL is the only one that works for me. The smell is gone as long as I take it once a day. I'm also somewhat lactose intolerant. can't have any milk products with sugar added. No ice cream, whipping cream etc. "sniff."
 

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Like many other products, I think VSL helps the smell if you have a problem with flatulence. As a test at home, I fart on purpose as a kind of test and notice only mild to no odor. But I still have the leaky kind of gas odor, and it's not much different at all, even taking VSL 2X/ day. The odor might not be as strong as before but its still there and still recognizable as gas. I don't know how these supplements improve the odor to farts, which is not my problem, but the leaky gas is hardly improved at all. What is the source? I'm still guessing that the odor emanates somewhere in the small bowel and as long as Any bacteria is present in the small bowel, it causes the odor. If my problem were farting, the smell is almost nil. Anyway, I don't think VSL is a big help, at least for me, but I bought 6 boxes so I'll keep taking, but probably won't reorder. $150.00 is too expensive for so little improvement.
 

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Trinity I am sure that you and I have the same problem. Very odorous leaky gas that everyone else notices more than we do. Half the time I don't realize that the gas is seeping out.My regular farts aren't that offensive.I have been using some other probiotics and do believe that they have helped reduced my migraines. But about the time I say that I get one. But it is not like I am waking up every AM with one.Guess we just have to keep looking for answers.
 

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quote: tried is VSL I understand it has dairy in it
VSL has no dairy. the filler ingredient is corn starch. I agree with trinity that the cost is a bit much for the small amount of improvement. i may switch back to primal defense.actually, i have laid off of my herbal concoction and my gas and odor is coming back.however, i am a huge bean eater so maybe I should not complain, but when i take the herbs the gas and odor is minimal.there must be some type of bacteria in me that is causing big problems.
 

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question for Kel,Just wondering how bad your gas problem really is?.Have you ever had people walk right up to you and tell you that you stink, and then walk away.Or have you heard the words; There comes the old fart.Or have you suddenly noticed that everyone around you gets up and walks out of the room.Those things usually doesn't happen with the ordinary farts like my husband lets, but happens to me all the time.For the most part people just totally ignore me even if I am standing next to them.
 
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