A Fat Chance

I suffer from intestinal lymphangiectasia, an extremely rare disorder which gave me a chance to change my life. A fat chance.

Location: Pisa, Tuscany, Italy

Medical student (Psychiatry), online and face-to-face facilitation, CoP practitioner, writer for and about mental illness (mainly in psychiatric rehabilitation, volunteerism and ICT) but also facilitation nonprofit and CoPs, person with mental illness in recovery.

Tuesday, May 30, 2006

Experimenting Probiotics and Prebiotics on Myself #2

I played here and there :)

At the moment I am on:
FOSs: 7 grams/day (prebiotic - 15 days)
VSL#3: 1 envelope a day (probiotic - 12 days)
Yomoplus: Bifidobacterium longum BB46, Bifidobacterium bifidum BB02, Bifidobacterium BBR8, Lactobacillus rhamnosus GG (probiotic - 5 days)

I have tried for 6 days Bifidobacterium lactis BB12, then I ran out of it and didn't replace it (bad mistake, tomorrow I will re-start it). I have taken Lactobacillus johnsoni La1 for 3 days during which I had increasing number of runs to the toilet. It has the same impact on my healthy mate (Pat). I am unresolved on whether to stop it now or give it some more time. I also had a couple of painful bowel air colics. I don't know whether it's due to the lack of BB12 or the introduction of La1....

I started Saccharomyces boulardii today.

In any case, I tolerate the fat a lot better, as I thought I would. I still see lots of it in my stools, but I have fewer episodes of diarrhea (like 2 a day) even when I eat without weighting everything (and possibly above 3%).

More experiments tomorrow (when I'll get my kefir grains)....

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