Things are going well – I can eat just about anything now. Over the last 2-3 weeks I’ve been increasing the amount of fiber in my diet gradually. At first I was getting sore throats and my mood was a little unsteady, but now that seems to be gone – or almost gone. Still taking Culturelle Probiotic. I tried taking 2 capsules twice a day and one capsule 3x a day, and it wasn’t any better than taking one capsule twice a day. I’m not totally sure it even needs to be twice a day – maybe I’ll experiment with once a day.
This probiotic has caused a massive shift in my day-to-day health and (in my opinion) my prognosis. Since I’ve started taking it I can tolerate fiber so I can eat fruits and vegetables again. I’m not so hungry anymore, and I’ve been able to reduce the fat and caloric density of my diet. I’m optimistic now that I’ll be able to shed the extra pounds and get off some of my prescription medications over time.
I stopped taking the R-Lipoic Acid. I became irritable after a full day of taking it, so I stopped, not sure if it was the supplement that caused the problem or if it was something else. I’ll probably try again at some point.