Hi there, I need some advice on what I should do to try and tackle my gut. I have always had gut issues since a teenager. In my teen years I mainly noticed rich cheese like camembert and beer. I was diagnosed with IBS at the time. But now I seem to have more and more issues with food. I actually suspect I had undiagnosed gastritis as a teen. Anyway, when I got sick four years ago with CFS like symptoms, I was taking probiotics and I believe it was thing that tipped me over the edge. I was instructed by gastrologist to take a probiotics because of my IBS issues (note I had no CFS symtoms before this) and I took Inner Health Plus Dairy Free Each capsule contains: 25 billion good bacteria: Lactobacillus acidophilus (NCFM®) 12.5 Billion Live Bacteria Bifidobacterium lactis (Bi-07) 12.5 Billion Live Bacteria Not long after I got really sick taking the probiotics (classic CFS symtoms, fatigue, brain fog, migraines, nausea, weight gain, bloated stomach, aches and pains, flu like symptoms, chemical and sensitivities) and became more intolerant to most foods. I didn't put two and two together that probiotics were the issue for a good few months. Meanwhile, my health deteriorated and I was barely eating anything but putting on weight. I finally switched on to the fact that the probiotics were the issue and two weeks later after taking them out of my diet my symptoms improved dramatically, so much so that I could travel overseas for a holiday. Now/today I just have periods of crashes, but no where near what it was like. Rewind a few years beforehand, I had been diagnosed with gastritis, and I suspect the gastritis never healed up and so I am not sure if it was good thing to add probiotics to a stomach with gastritis. I also think I have reoccurring gastritis because I got diagnosed with it 6 months ago and took Nexium and felt better but lately, I have been having the same symptoms I get when I have gastritis (reflux, beltching). Oh and yes had a biopsy for helicobacter pylori and previous to that stool sample and all came back negative. Anyway, I was reading up on this forum on what to do to heal the gut and I saw @Hip post on taking prebiotics and I tend to have a lot of issues with prebiotics, like pickled things, but I saw it was suggested to take psyllium husk. Well my stomach did not react too well to that at all, and I was had chronic cramping, bloated stomach, wind and terrible stool (note before taking the husk my stomach hadn't been that great all week, lots of foods were giving me gas and cramps, but the psyllium husk sort of tipped me over). Again remember I probably have gastritis at the moment at, so I am wondering if psyllium husk would aggravate the stomach? My stool is also all over the place. But tends to float and has undigested food and looks fibrous. I'm back to eating pretty boring foods and my stomach is a lot better. I have done elimination diets in the past, but the results are all over the place. So I am lost on what to do. Should I try and take a probiotic? I did take a some about 9 months ago again (different brand) and seemed okay, but I do tend to go through waves where my stomach settles down, so if I tried it again now, it could play up. I also went to a naturopath about 6 months ago, but the herbs always gave me gut issues, so I had to stop. I don't quite understand different strains of probiotics and wondering if anyone knows why the above probiotc would have been an issue for me? I am thinking of taking prescript assist.