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I just started taking IBgard. Let me say I only took it twice. I am HATE it. I feel like something is wrong with me. I am reading all these wonderful things and how it prevents things and everything it prevents I have.
Everytime I take the pill I blow up . I am going to take photos of my belly before and after the pill and measure it to show my doctor. Then I do not like the smelly side effects. I also feel like I don't have to go to the bathroom. I never had any of these issues and according to the internet I am the only one. IBgard should prevent everything I am writing.
I guess I am going to have to talk to my GI I am not sure how I feel about her yet.
I had high hopes, I just want to eat a mickey rice crispy treat, just a bite. And go to Disney and not spend it in my hotel bathroom.
Oh well, I am going to try again
Wish me luck!

  1. This scientist in me wonders if it is because I still am not trying my trigger foods? Or trying a high fiber diet. I just carbs. I should test this out.

    1. Thank you for sharing your experience with us. This is an example of how one thing can effect people in different ways. So frustrating, I'm sure. As you said, good idea to speak with your GI doctor. There are thousands of variations of probiotics products out there and there may be another that will work better for you.
      I saw your second comment about testing out different foods. In addition to speaking with your doctor, this article may be helpful:

      Wishing you some relief very soon. Best, Kelly, Team member

      1. I have been and still am, incredibly wary of throwing probiotics at my IBS. I seem to sense they may not suit me and tip the "apple cart" somehow, when I am sometimes finding a delicate balance with what I am doing.
        For a while, I have been with a professional homeopath, and she prescribed me a Homeobotanical drops mix for "Microbiome". So far, there HAVE been some improvements, though of course, not an actual brilliant 100% cure yet!

        But anoher idea would be to get a microbiome stool test. I haven't managed that yet, even though I am sure it's a great idea. In my case it's expensive as I woudl have to do it privately....and messy, as I would have to get my GP involved (usually private tests involve one's GP/PCP/ or GI doctor, and aren't possible to do without a referral)
        But if you could get one, it would help to identify which friendly bacteria you are in short supply of, and which may be out of balance.

        There are so many species! Taking an average probiotic may be like trying to get someone else's shoes to fit.

        1. I completely agree that taking just any probiotic might not be the best idea. There are so many different versions, so I would definitely talk to a doctor or pharmacist to see which probiotic might work for you. Even after doing that, it took me several tries to find one that seems to improve my symptoms a bit.
          I totally get that you don't want to try anything new if your current routine seems to be working, I wouldn't either!

          Doing an actual test would surely be the best option, I didn't even know they did those. My doctors just relied on trial and error instead...

          Thank you so much for sharing, I hope you're feeling well today!
          Karina (team member)

      2. hi everyone,
        Thank you for all your comments. I can't believe I am saying this, but since my post my IBS-d has been better. I AM SHOCKED TOO.
        At first as I said the pills, seemed to give me smelly side effects, and then gave me IBS-C,but only for a day. Therefore, I wanted to throw in the towel,but not after one day. I needed more data.

        I understand the IBGARD is to help with the ibs-d cramps, but from time to time I will need imodium.
        I am so happy I had a few good days. Best birthday gift, I could ever ask for !
        I will keep you posted

        1. That's great news, I'm so glad that you've been feeling better! Did your bad reaction to IBgard just stop or did you change anything else to help with symptoms? Please keep us updated! Wishing you all the best, Karina (team member)

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