I’ve just read the article in the Daily Mail about the probiotics, but wondered if anyone had tried that brand. I read some other posts in other forums. The things they say on their website seem logical – getting the bacteria to the right place by not having it as a yoghurt drink – I’ve tried all the Actimel and Yakult products and that’s probably why they’ve not worked. And having them as live bacteria rather than freeze dried like in those capsules you can get on the internet– how can they be live if they’re freeze dried? I just want to know if it works. I’ll probably try anyway, but wondered if anyone here had tried it? It’s called Symprove? I’d never heard of it before, don’t think it’s in the supermarkets…?
Anyone tried Symprove? Was in Daily Mail health section yest
No-one? Well it seemed to be getting good results and having tried most things in the past 20+ years of having IBS, I think I'll give it a go. Perhaps I'll report back on how it goes if anyone's interested? Mark, IBS D+C
I've got to admit I'd never heard of it until you brought it up :oops: :ok:
I keep an eye Out for anything that might work. I have google alerts set up and the article in the Daily Mail came up last week. Have you read it? Not sure if they allow links here, but I'll try: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-2067322/So-nonsense-Probiotic-drinks-tame-irritable-bowels.html
I called the company on Friday - they're based in Surrey of all places! No hard sell which was nice, lots of advice. Haven't ordered yet but might do so tomorrow. Had hoped to hear from other people who'd tried it. But it was a long shot if they're new I suppose.
I'm pretty sure I've tried everything under the sun thus far, so it would be a relief (pardon the tenuous pun) to finally get things under the control. I'll keep you posted.
Oh dear, what did I say? Apologies if I swore? :?
Nah you must have put a link in your post :cheers:
I did indeed - and luckily they're ok. Which means the Daily Mail must be deemed a credible source! Debatable I'm sure, but glad to see that I didn't say anything wrong. Did you read it? What did you think? I'm still umming and arring...
Call me cynical but I'd take absolutely anything The Daily Mail 'says' with a pinch of salt :oops:
Well, technically it was King's College saying it, that's why it caught my eye a bit more than the \"miracle cures\" that I get off google alerts every day!
Anyway, I have bitten the proverbial bullet and bought a bottle (apparently they sold out the week that article came out). The power of the press eh!
Have had a couple of days of doses. First thing in the morning (before breakfast so that the bacteria go straight through the stomach and start multiplying). If anyone has any questions, fire away. Im not used to talking about my symptoms but under the relative cloak of anonymity afforded me here, I shall try to be as frank as I can!
I have to say, and this may be down to a psychosimatic effect, but thus far things are looking brighter, probably too early to tell, so I will report back after the two week marker.
Well, I did promise that I'd be back, so I don't know if this is any help to anyone, but here is my update with my experience thus far with Symprove probiotic drink that was in the Daily Mail a while ago.
I have been taking it now for almost a month and have noticed a marked difference. It does feel liek things are \"balancing out\". I veer from IBS-D to IBS-C and even over the Christmas period I really felt that I could eat what I liked. It can be a real pain (ha ha) having both symptoms, you never really know what is going to hit you next. So to have a little more confidence is a real bonus.
I've still not been out to eat (that's my biggest fear and the thing that holds me back a lot) so that will be the next test.
I'll be back with more information/milestones if/when they happen!
Im also considering trying this but is very expensive so was keen to hear any update on how Symprove was working for you before i take the plunge and spend out. must be about 4 weeks for you now,, how are
you feeling? Is it the wonder cure we all wished it would be
Do you have to measure it out as per body weight? I would be keen to try this if it works for you.
I took part in the trial at King's. I was on the placebo arm but was given a free 5 months' supply when my participation had ended. I really don't exaggerate when I say that it has totally changed my life. My symptoms were very severe, pain and diarrohoea everyday and then every so often I would have episodes of extreme pain that would last up to 24 hours.
I started to notice a real difference after taking Symprove for about 2 months. I took my last dose in August of last year and have been fine ever since. So although it is expensive, you won't need to take it every day - they think that people might need to have a 4-5 months 'course' every year or so.
I really would recommend it to anyone with IBS. I feel so liberated - my IBS stopped me fom doing so many things, it even affected the clothes that I wore (no more elesticated waistbands for me!) and holidays were a nightmare. Hopefully the final trial results will be positive enough for it to be made available on the NHS.
Hi I have just read an article in a magazine about IBS and the couple in question both started taking Symprove and couldn't be more happy. They both were troubled more with constipation, like me so I am going to give it a go and order some today. I will keep you posted with my progress......
tj9 - Could you tell me which magazine you saw the article in or paste the text here. I too suffer from constipation IBS and would be interested to read the article along with your own experience if you have tried the product. If anyone else with constipation IBS has any thoughts they could share it would be appreciated. Thanks
Thanks for the feedback! I'm desperate to get it now, but I live in Holland and they probably don't ship there... Have emailed them though! Fingers crossed
I'm thinking of trying Symprove but have read that it can have side effects (diarrohoea for the first week or so). As that is my main problem, I'm not sure wether to give it a go.The comments posted by kc4905
are encouraging .......can anyone else reassure me that it's worthh a try?
I've had ibs for about 25 years sometimes rushing to the loo a dozen times or more a day, having to plan journeys via hotels, supermarkets and fast food joints torture especially away from my home town! Every time I ate or drank anything, it triggered the need to rush to the loo. Then a consultant put me on daily 15mg of amitriptyline about 7 or 8 years ago - this definitely reduced the sensitivity which meant I could go about almost normal life, just being ready in mind in case of emergency which occasionally happens, but can definitely be controlled, now going to the loo only 2 - 4 times per day but in a pattern that can be followed - can sometimes be out for more than 3 or 4 hours without having to go, although knowing the difficulties in myself anxiety can override if I am somewhere without the security of a backup loo.
Then I read the article in the Sunday Express about Symprove and immediately bought four bottles. Bearing in mind that I have lived with ibs every minute for 25 years I can genuinely say that I noticed the difference after the very first day of taking Symprove. I bought 4 bottles and honestly thought why didn't I just buy 1. I'm still on the first bottle, lapsed in to taking it every 3 days roughly. I will keep this post updated in a few weeks if more feedback is requested.
I am still taking the daily doses of amitriptyline, reluctant to stop as it does have side effects such as sleeping really well, but also because it has been a saviour for so long.... Does anyone else have experience of this?
Hi Fliskyhi, I'm curious to know how its going since you tried Symprove? I'll start end of August, can't wait ! Really hope I've finally found THE cure...
Hi Laura, I'm definitely experiencing a significant improvement. Out all day yesterday without any feelings associated with IBS... then out last night again, totally normal feelings - not distracted at all, and today I'm about to go for a 20 mile cycle.... (still taking amitriptyline as well - stopped for 3 days but I couldn't sleep so started again). What are you experiencing?
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