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My journal of my battle with Crohns disease. I have had Crohn's diagnosed since September 2007. In that time I've been through two surgeries, two colonoscopies, and tons of good and bad times. I want to share my experiences with this disorder and hope to hear some feedback from time to time.

Acidophilus Down the Hatch

Tuesday, July 17, 2018
Spring Valley Probiotic Crohn's DiseaseSo, it's been a week of me taking probiotics. I started last tuesday morning, taking three tablets as directed. I picked up a pretty inexpensive bottle from Walmart.

I wanted to try something to see if it made a difference.  Right now, my gut feels weird.  After doing a little research, I did learn that there is sort of an adjustment period. People who take probiotics can experience extra bloating, gas, or weird bowel movement patterns.

The Spring Valley Probiotic I purchased has active cultures, which is good.  There are plenty of cultures and the capsules are strong enough to deliver the good bacteria to your intestine.   When looking into probiotics, you will find some brands have higher counts of bacteria. These are usually numbered in the billions.  The more the better.

Spring Valley Probiotic Crohn's DiseaseAnother item to research is the type of bacteria. The one I'm taking contains acidophilus.  I haven't done too much research on amounts and types of bacteria. I plan on looking into it and hope to let you all know.

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