I forgot in my last post - remember how I'd mentioned my stomach was doing so poorly lately? I figured out the problem over the weekend. The ratio of probiotics-to-meds was out of whack. I'd stepped up the probiotics in a new way - taking a bottle at a time every other day (instead of half daily). You're supposed to work up to a bottle a day but it's expensive and I don't want to do that unless I have to. Soooo.... because I upped the probiotics, I had to cut back on my IBS meds. Truth be told, I stopped taking them (I haven't needed them) for a few days now. I woke up one morning with a complete 180 change (I would say 360 but I'm not cured :) ). I'm really glad to see them working. I'm holding off going back to my Gastroenterologist to shove the information back in his face. What? Was that outloud? I mean, to inform him that one doesn't necessarily need to medicate to help symptoms of IBS and that there ARE natural ways to deal with a 'natural' problem *cough* .
I've taken an anti-histamine to help with the hives. I hope it works.