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Old 08-19-2007, 02:34 PM   #1
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Acidophilus, Probiotics, Magnesium & Nexium

Hello,

I'm new to the board but certainly not to Acid Reflux. Sorry for the long post.

I've been on Nexium for at least 4 years but I'm sure it's been longer. I've tried other meds and they don't seem to work on me. I've had the barium swallow and the scope for barrets (no barrets though). Specialist doesn't recommed an operation and my flap seems to work.

I've only been on Acidophilus and Probiotics for a few days now but I can notice a difference. I haven't taken Nexium for that time either. Last night I had pizza and I was able to sleep the entire night and I didn't wake up with heart burn or other symptoms. The magnesium seems to help my pain as well.

I'm a little scared that my Acid Reflux will creep up and come back and of course it's going to hurt like heck! The question is, can I take all of it together without reprocussions? Can they mix? Also, is it okay to take probiotics AND Acidophilus?

Thanks to everyone that has posted on the forums because my doctor's certainly haven't told me any of this stuff. If I knew all of this before I started taking my meds I could have saved myself a lot of money and pain and suffering!

 
Old 08-19-2007, 02:45 PM   #2
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Re: Acidophilus, Probiotics, Magnesium & Nexium

I'm sorry that I don't have an answer to your question, however, I do have a question for you...how much and how often do you take your acidophilus? I take a once a day formula with a bunch of different types of bacteria in it with 3 billion CFU's of acidophilus. How long have you been taking it also? I'm glad you have seen an improvement. From what I have read, acidophilus and digestive enzymes can work wonders on some people and they never have problems again.

 
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Old 08-19-2007, 06:00 PM   #3
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Re: Acidophilus, Probiotics, Magnesium & Nexium

I wouldn't think there would be any problem with taking both. The available probiotics supplement vary a great deal in the combination of probiotic strains and amount of each strain. If for some reason you start to feel there may be a problem back off of one for a while and see how you feel. I've heard it can take a bit of experimenting with probiotics to find the combination that work for you.

So far it sound like your on the right track. Good luck and keep us posted.

 
Old 08-20-2007, 04:27 PM   #4
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Re: Acidophilus, Probiotics, Magnesium & Nexium

Hi

I am also finding a product called Dtecta AntiBloat a wonderful help.

The difference is amazing, I am also taking Eryhromercyun 2000mg a day for a tooth infection and have had no flare ups since starting this. I take it for seven days once a month. Towards the end of the month my sypthoms flare up but almost go as soon as I take this.

It also stops my stomach bloating and prevents the awful wind pain I get.

 
Old 08-25-2007, 11:17 AM   #5
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Re: Acidophilus, Probiotics, Magnesium & Nexium

Sorry it took so long to post. I went on vacation shortly after I posted the first time. While on vacation, I haven't been taking my probiotics because I couldn't refridgerate them during the trip.

I haven't been on them all that long (2 weeks?) and it seemed to work but i don't know now. I think i might have to go back to nexium every two days or three days for now.

The probiotics are from Natural Factors and I don't have the bottle with me right now.

The Acidophilus is from Costco (HealthBalance) and contains:
L. rhamnosus 3billion, L. casei 1.8b, L. acidophilus .6b, Bifidobacterium longum .6b.

I take 3 pills once or twice a day with meals.

I've also started taking magnesium (SISU Mag Citrate - 250mg) twice a day.

I think i've noticed a change in my chest pains and muscle spasms.

I'll keep this thread updated every few weeks to record how it's affecting me if people want.

I'm gald I found this board though. I thought it was hopeless!

 
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