sorry to hear of the rough time you've had/are having. I suspect you are right that it is the VSL3 causing that many bm's. I know it is not uncommon for some people not to tolerate vsl3. It is a huge dose of 8 good (probably) bacteria. Think its like 450 billion or something per dose, compared to what I take each day which is 6 billion (tablets). I may be trying vsl3 soon as its been studied for UC but I did read that some dont get on with it at all. If you can't get the right probiotic, perhaps just buy one you can get - I ran out the last week or two and have been using one from a local shop - solgar brand, but basically the same bacterial strains. I do get that brain swollen feeling too, basically all the time, but worse at times - I am just getting rid of a bad cold and it has been a whole lot worse while I've had it. Perhaps related to specific types of inflammation. I found that cheating on my diet now causes major worsening of symptoms, much more than I expected. Buhner's book on Bartonella (and mycoplasma) are really good, I found. Read it on my kindle. I can totally relate to your feeling tired of it all. and its ok to feel depressed about it too! I often feel the same. Hope you turn a corner. Keep us posted.