IBgard and Probiotics
I have been having significant problems with night time bloating lately and unfortunately, this has caused issues that I have been having with gallstones, to become, uh, very, very painful. It is has been disrupting my life to the point that I feel useless.
As we tend to reach out to a higher power in times like these, I decided to reach up to a higher shelf at the grocery store to see if I could get some relief. ;-) Now, before I begin talking about the good bit of relief that I have received from a couple of different products, I need to say that one of the most important things I’ve learned on this site is that what works for one person does not work for another. That said, let me tell you what has got me back in action, for the moment at least.
I have taken probiotics in the past
I’m not one for pills, natural or otherwise. I will take the medicine I HAVE TO, but avoid adding more to the daily routine. I have taken probiotics in the past and have had luck with them at times, but then the benefit seemed to wane and I didn’t see the point in spending the money.
I am aware that people have said that certain brands of probiotics work better for IBS, but I always picked the less expensive ones due to financial restrictions. When things get really bad – really painful – we tend to reach for anything we think may work to get ourselves some relief. I was given medicine to dissolve the gallstones, but I felt I really needed to work on my digestive system and the bloating.
Trying IBgard for my IBS
I was in the grocery store and decided to spend a couple of extra bucks on the Align probiotic and saw IBgard sitting on the shelf nearby. I have heard a lot of folks on the site talk about the relief they have received from this product and peppermint oil in general. I have included raw peppermint in my diet at times with good results. Nevertheless, I threw caution to the wind and purchased both things, along with some bone broth.
I have to say, over the last month, I feel much better. It looks like I may be able to avoid surgery for the gallstones and my digestive system feels like is really in a much healthier state. I can feel it. I know that most of us with IBS are very in touch with our tummies and the physiological systems that surround it. I think we know when our digestive systems are doing well and when they could use a little work. I don’t know that this will be a permanent state of calm (nothing has been yet), but for the moment I am quite pleased with my choice and I thought I would share.
Do you live with any sleep disorders (eg. insomnia, RLS, sleep apnea) in addition to IBS?