Sjogren's Syndrome Support Group

Sjogren's syndrome is an autoimmune disorder in which immune cells attack and destroy the exocrine glands that produce tears and saliva. It also associated with rheumatic disorders such as rheumatoid arthritis, and it is rheumatoid factor positive in 90 percent of cases.

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Probiotics

I know that many of you use probiotics to help regulate your digestion, I have just started taking them myself and have a question. This is pretty embarrassing but has anyone else experienced gas since using them. Can this be a side effect ? I haven't changed anything else so I thought maybe this could be the cause.

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deleted_user

Probiotics are actually bacteria that are helpful. They help in digestion by breaking down body wastes. One of the biproducts of this is gas, so it is possible for you to have an increase in gas to begin with, but it may decrease as your body becomes used to the process.
Are you getting yours by eating yogurt? If you haven't been eating or drinking dairy products before this, you may not tolerate dairy very well. There are different sources of the probiotics, so dairy isn't the only way to go.
Hope you start feeling better soon.
Tom59
Tom59

UM, yep.....and no it doesn't subside over time. My dog runs away from me. :-) A lot of it is the food you eat high gas foods are brutal- like chilli...fan the sheets.

Yeah you can start taking them every other day it does help , for me anyway , they still work just fine.
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Tom. lol (fan the sheets) lol I haven't had any problems with the probiotic and gas. I just started taking them again after taking a course of antibiotics for bronchitis. Still laughing at Tom and hoping that gas never enters the picture on my end. (No pun intended). Good to be back after being gone for a while. Took a break to have some fun. Hope everyone is doing ok. Hugs, Kristy