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Anti-fungal and probiotics = Weird poop

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Created March 26, 2011 at 12:58 PM

I wanted to do a cleanse as i was constantly constipated. I decided to take wormwood for 2 weeks and it made me very regular and also made my stool look much more normal, both in color and consistency (before the anti-fungal it was sometimes a bit on the softer side and color was not always normal which is brownish i suppose). After the anti-fungal 5 days ago, i started taking probiotics and i was regular for the first 2 to 3 days. Now I'm having some constipation and my stool is coming out green/pale and very thin and i'm very gassy.

Anybody had any similar experience from this combination or from probiotics alone?

Is this reaction normal? If so, what could be causing it?

P.S: Sorry for being so graphical :)

UPDATE: Turns out, the weird reaction is normal when you start taking probiotics. All is fine now.

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65 · March 15, 2012 at 11:48 AM

what do you think of oregano oil, hannah?

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1159 · March 31, 2011 at 10:42 PM

I assume i didn't have a good enough gut flora and wasn't absorbing nutrients properly.

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1159 · March 31, 2011 at 10:40 PM

You may also notice some weird gurgling noises. Took around 7 days to clear up for me. Btw, one huge improvement i noticed was super clear and shiny skin and thicker hair!

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5838 · March 31, 2011 at 10:20 PM

I just started a probiotic Sunday. Been gassy all week, and I was wondering why. Now, I might have an idea :)

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2065 · March 26, 2011 at 10:21 PM

Yes, in the long run the probiotics are good and shouldn't cause too many problems. I would keep taking them. Sweet potatoes are a good food for regularity and bowel function.

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1159 · March 26, 2011 at 4:14 PM

I read that probiotics can cause some initial strange reactions so maybe i should just wait and see if it returns to normal?

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1159 · March 26, 2011 at 4:13 PM

I read some that probiotics can cause some initial strange reactions so maybe i should just wait and see if it returns to normal?

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1159 · March 26, 2011 at 4:11 PM

I was eating a typical paleo diet with some dairy. Now i'm eating no dairy, except for butter. I was pretty regular after starting with wormwood, but once i stopped and introduced the probiotics the constipation+weird stools began. Maybe i should stay on the probiotics for at least 2 weeks to see what happens?

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1523 · March 14, 2012 at 10:19 PM

probiotics with FOS can tend to make you SUPER gassy, and it might never be alleviated, if you are sensitive to FOS's watch out!

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8255 · April 01, 2011 at 2:18 AM

You wiped out the balance in your intestines. The probiotics are gulping down like mad everything left when the other stuff died. It should go back in balance once the extra goodies are gone and the extra bacteria die off.

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2065 · March 26, 2011 at 3:53 PM

Wormwood is a very powerful herb. Two weeks is a long time to use wormwood. You may have upset your balance of yeast and bacteria by using it for so long. I am not an expert, but I practice herbalism as a hobby. I do not generally think a cleanse is a good idea, it will not fix a problem like constipation if you go back to your exact same diet after.

Your reaction may even be caused by something else entirely, what were you eating before your problem? What is your typical diet?

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65 · March 15, 2012 at 11:48 AM

what do you think of oregano oil, hannah?

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2065 · March 26, 2011 at 10:21 PM

Yes, in the long run the probiotics are good and shouldn't cause too many problems. I would keep taking them. Sweet potatoes are a good food for regularity and bowel function.

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1159 · March 26, 2011 at 4:14 PM

I read that probiotics can cause some initial strange reactions so maybe i should just wait and see if it returns to normal?

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1159 · March 26, 2011 at 4:13 PM

I read some that probiotics can cause some initial strange reactions so maybe i should just wait and see if it returns to normal?

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1159 · March 26, 2011 at 4:11 PM

I was eating a typical paleo diet with some dairy. Now i'm eating no dairy, except for butter. I was pretty regular after starting with wormwood, but once i stopped and introduced the probiotics the constipation+weird stools began. Maybe i should stay on the probiotics for at least 2 weeks to see what happens?

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70 · March 26, 2011 at 1:47 PM

it is probably that your gut flora is out of balance , I had similar happen to me and I took double doses of probiotic and ate plenty of fermented vegetables and it cleared up in no time

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0 · July 21, 2013 at 10:28 PM

This could be estrogen related choleostasis as well. Flavio M., have you figured out how to correct the color of your stools permanently?

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178 · December 16, 2012 at 7:59 PM

There is no weird poop, there is only poop that you have not managed to accept.

Open your heart to your poop, be tolerant of your poop, celebrate its diversity, only then can you achieve Poop Nirvana.

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0 · December 16, 2012 at 6:40 PM

After a colonoscopy, my dr. recommended Align and MiraLax. I'd been constipated with bloating for a year. After 5 weeks of Align, my stool is sometimes green. I'm glad I found some answers here. I'm not much of a cook, so eating well is an issue. When I miss taking the MiraLax, I go right back to constipation.

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