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The Dangers of Probiotics: invasive infection, antibiotic resistance

Discussion in 'The Gut: De Meirleir & Maes; H2S; Leaky Gut' started by guest, Dec 6, 2010.

  1. Lotus97

    Lotus97 Senior Member

    United States
    I restarted taking probiotics and around the same I started to get depressed. Maybe a coincidence, but I think it could be die-off/herx. If this is the case then I take it as a good sign that they're doing their job and fighting off the "bad guys".
  2. Victronix

    Victronix Senior Member

    There was a very interesting study in mice on probiotics and depression just a few months ago:


    I know that studies in humans on depression and probiotics also have shown benefits.

    I also had a bad reaction to probiotics in the past, but this past Fall, when my stomach went crazy (possibly an infection, it was horrible cramping that went on for weeks), probiotics saved me. I started taking them 3x a day and if I missed a dose, it was bad. I was loathe to try them at all because in the past they had given me intestinal cramps, but instead, they were great.

    Most recently, though, I do have a lot of brain fog, but I've also been sick and am starting on methyl folate with a lot of disrupted sleeping, so, it's not clear if they have a role.
  3. optimist


    I've found that probiotics makes my stomach grumble, generates excessive stomach acid and finishes off with nausea :/ All in all - not positive.

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