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Does anyone know why Instant Sleepiness after taking new Probiotic, also has happened w/CoQ10?

Discussion in 'General Symptoms' started by Jennifer J, Jun 27, 2016.

  1. Jennifer J

    Jennifer J Senior Member

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    Hi, Everyone. I just took a new Probiotic and instantly I felt so tired that I could fall asleep :sleep: right that moment. (I'm still feeling that sleepy now.) A few moments later my left eye hurt and my under eye lid is slightly swollen. This instantly incredibly sleepy (and I couldn't stay awake) happened to me also the two times I've tried CoQ10, and I had other symptoms afterwards, too. :nervous:

    Curious, what is happening? It happens so instantaneously.

    Thank you in advance for anything you know that will help me to understand what is happening.
    I'm extreeeemely grateful and thankful to you for using your energy to share. :hug:
     
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  2. OkRadLakPok

    OkRadLakPok Senior Member

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    Dang ! I am wide away AFTER taking CoQ10 and probiotics! :woot:
     
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  3. Jennifer J

    Jennifer J Senior Member

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  4. SickOfSickness

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    Most probiotics have 6 or 8 different strains, and each strain can affect people differently. It can vary depending on so much of your personal health including what good or bad gut bacteria you have.

    I remember reading something about how a couple of the most common strains cause drowsiness or other symptoms.

    I don't have a link or more specific details, but it scared me into not using the probiotics with multiple strains. I think the link was here on PR, but I don't know where. I would like to see it again.

    Also some people blame it on a temporary reaction, sort of like antibiotics causing people to feel worse before they feel better.
     
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  5. Groggy Doggy

    Groggy Doggy Building a New Home

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    Did you take the Probiotic on an empty stomach with a large glass of water?
     
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  6. Jennifer J

    Jennifer J Senior Member

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    Thank you @SickOfSickness. That's helpful. :angel:

    The thing I don't understand (which there is a lot I don't know and understand :eek:), is that it happened a moment after I took it. The enteric capsule wouldn't have had time to get anywhere, it would have just hit my stomach. How can that be? Then again allergic reactions and other things can happen that quickly.

    Thank you, @Groggy Doggy. No I don't do well taking things on an empty stomach. Directions said I could take it with or without food.
     
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  7. Groggy Doggy

    Groggy Doggy Building a New Home

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    Have you tried drinking Kombucha? Thanks another way to get probiotic benefits. There are many brands and flavors.
     

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