I’m just over three weeks into my second Symprove trial and while I’m not quite ready to admit defeat with my own homemade probiotics, this one has been working wonders. To really put it to the test I packed two bottles to take on holiday with me.
It’s with both excitement and nervousness that I’ve just signed up for another 12-week Symprove trial. I’m throwing aside my needy home-brewed probiotic and taking a ready-made bottle from the fridge instead. Why? Because I’m genuinely curious to see if there will be any difference in my symptoms, swapping from one probiotic to another.
Twelve weeks ago I teamed up with Symprove to take part in a 12 week trial of their pro-biotic drink to see if it’d help ease my IBS symptoms.
They say you are what you eat. If that was a reality I’d be a weird cross between a juicy chicken breast with rice and peas and a bowl of garlicky gluten-free pasta with courgette and capers. And I think I’d be pretty happy with that right now.
As you may know by now I’ve suffered with IBS for over 10 years and have recently started blogging about my constant battle. I’ve had loads of support from you lovely readers across Facebook and Twitter so decided to make these posts more regular, looking at how I cope, what I eat and all the other stuff that goes with the glamourous (not) life of IBS.
Speaking about IBS is like discussing your parents’ sex life, a complete taboo and full of rather disgusting details you don’t want to believe happen. My last post, where I addressed all of the symptoms that I struggle with, was so well received that I decided I wanted to post about it on a more regular basis. It’s not something I should be ashamed of and by openly discussing it, will hopefully make more people aware of the daily struggles sufferers experience.