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I woke up feeling gassy, but didnt' have to actually use the bathroom. Then an hour or two later, I'd have a few bouts of diarrhea and then feel fine. This isn't too rare for me, it happens every 4-6 weeks. The "episode" of constipation/diarrhea lasts maybe a week. This happened way before I started any probiotic.
Is it not another Herxheimer reaction because the symptoms occured prior to the probiotics, or because of the actual symptoms themselves?
I am sorry, one more question: Does IBS typically cause stomach distention?