Originally Posted by smyrnaboy
Try more traditional approaches (avoidance of triggers, relaxation techniques, lots of water, etc.). Be warned...
I'm sorry to hear you had this adverse reaction to probiotic yogurt.
I think Harry's question is a good one: do you tolerate regular dairy, milk, cheese, etc?
If you DO tolerate dairy well, then another possibility to consider is that, with very severe gut dysbiosis, there can be a very uncomfortable adjustment period as bad & good organisms 'duke it out.'
Objective lab tests for gut biosis are available, usually called a Comprehensive Stool Analysis or CSA. Basically, such a test run by a competent lab, can tell you whether any "bad bugs" are present in the gut in significant numbers, and how adequate the colonization by "good bugs" is.
I do not recommend you continue with the yogurt. If the traditional approaches are sufficient for you, then perhaps you are one of IBS subgroup who has primarily stress-based IBS. It's a factor for most of us, but much more so for some.
IME, your reaction to the yogurt was not common. Many people with IBS have been helped with probiotics. But your point is well-taken: one man's medicine may be another's poison. Thank you for posting your experience.