I started taking probiotics last week. Two caps per day was the recommended dose. I started with 1 cap per day each night for 4 nights.
Then, on saturday night, I took 2 caps. I was up from 1am to 4am with severe abdominal cramping, bloating, gas, horrible nausea and eventually diarrhea.
By 4am I had enough...I found some compazine, took one and passed out.
So, is this type of reaction (I think it falls within the category of Herxheimer reaction) typical if too many probiotics enter the body?
I'm puzzled, don't know if it was the probiotics or the one new food I introduced on saturday. Now I'm pretty nervous about taking the probiotics again.
What has your experience been?