Thoughts on Probiotics

on 3/11/16 1:14 am - Canada

I'm 2 months post op and dealing with bowel issues. I've heard some talk about Probiotics being quite helpful in this area.

Any suggestions as to brand etc that would be good to used post  RNY. I'm still opening and crushing meds/vitamins.



on 3/11/16 3:16 am

I use Kombucha. It is a brewed tea which is then fermented. Sounds disgusting for me but it really does work for e. I am only a week out and on clear fluids. This fits that. It is however a little effervessant (bubbles like pop. but also like pop the fizz goes away if left sitting for a few minutes. I use Cathy's kombucha. She is out of Burlington. We found her at the ST. Jacobs Mennonite market. You can find her here. 

I find it like a soda pop. It has a sweetness and a fizz. It is sold in bottles like wine bottles. I can't remember the price. I take only an oz or two a day so a bottle lasts awhile. 

There are 15g cabs in 1 cup. You don't take it as a full cup only an oz or two a daym that works out to 1-2 g carbs a day. 

Initial referral June 2014. Orientation Dec 2014. Initial Weight 380 lb. Meet the surgeon Feb 18 2016 Start opti Feb 19 2016 Opti weight 370 lb Surgery March 2 2016

on 3/11/16 4:37 am - Elliot Lake, Canada

i have dealt with major constipation (gaining up to 10 pounds from not going) for my whole 9 months since my surgery.  I have tried everything and anything under the sun and nothing worked but taking 2-4 doess of milk of magnesia over the course of 24 hours.    About a month ago a lady on facebook suggested i try a probiotic and I said i was willing to try anything.  I take restorlax 1x a day in my shake in the morning and i open a capsule of refridgerated probiotics and for the first time in 9 months i am going daily if not sometimes twice a day.   I swear by the probiotics for me it was the answer to my problems.  good luck

Referral Feb 14 2014; Orientation July 30 2014; 1 on 1's Feb 17, 2015; Pre op May 27 2015; Surgery date June 16, 2015


on 3/11/16 6:14 am
RNY on 03/16/16

How is Metamucil post RNY?  What's the difference between that and restoralax? 

Thanks for your help! 

on 3/11/16 6:37 am - London, Canada
RNY on 06/25/12

Metamucil and Restoralax are both fine to use post-surgery, depending on your needs. Metamucil is a fiber supplement that can help to prevent issues. You can use it every day.

Restoralax is an actual laxative. If you get to the point where you need a laxative, it is certainly fine to take but you do not want to get into the habit of using them regularly. There are lots of non-laxative helpers out there, including metamucil/fibre, stool softeners, probiotics, etc.


Keeping off 133 lbs since 2012!

Referral to Bariatric Registry: May 2011   /   Surgery (HRRH): June 25, 2012         

on 3/11/16 6:41 am
RNY on 03/16/16

Thank you for your help! 

on 3/11/16 6:31 am - Canada

Hey northerngirl.....I have the same issues.  What product are you using  ?

  SW- 260    GW- 150    CW -138    Height - 5'5      RNY- St Josephs Hamilton July 17/2015  

on 3/11/16 5:17 pm, edited 3/11/16 9:17 am - Elliot Lake, Canada

this is the probiotic i use i open up the capsule and dissolve into my protein shake daily


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Referral Feb 14 2014; Orientation July 30 2014; 1 on 1's Feb 17, 2015; Pre op May 27 2015; Surgery date June 16, 2015


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