Thank you for reaching out to us and our community. How long have you been on probiotics?
Here is an article regarding probiotics that you may find helpful; https://inflammatoryboweldisease.net/living/probiotic-craze/.
We hope that something positive happens soon!
Best – Meagan, InflammatoryBowelDisease.net Team Member
I know exactly how you are feeling. Doctors don’t seem to take you seriously if they can’t read it in a lab result or other test. At least you know you aren’t alone in experiencing this.
As far as probiotics go, I HIGHLY recommend taking one daily indefinitely. They are so important for our gut health.
The one thing I learned about probiotics throughout my IBD journey is that because each and everyone of us has different flora in our gut, not all probiotics will work on an individual. You need certain strains of bacteria that flourish well for your system.
With that said, I tried one probiotic and saw zero results. Thankfully on my second try I found a brand that worked for me. It made me regular and my pain level decreased.
So, I would encourage you to try another brand if you aren’t seeing results, because probiotics really do work!
I hope this helps encourage you a bit. I know how frustrating IBD is. Hang in there. One day at a time, you will see the light with due time.