I'm not sure if I have IBS or any other number of things it might be. In my forties, I was diagnosed with colagenous (sp?) colitis, but not the usual ulcerative C or Crohn's or Spastic Colon, etc. I haven't seen my gastroenterologist for a while, but past colonoscopies have always revealed NO polyps. But recently it seems like current symptoms might be more like IBS. Some pain, cramping, diarhhea and/or constipation, and I can sometimes "guess" the foods that might trigger this. Actually, I have a specific question and am open to anyone's experienced advice. The specific question regards yogurt--it's dairy (milk product) but i've always understood that it had good digestive enzymes. Does it have probiotics? Could yogurt still be eaten in small portions even with a certain (?) lactose intolerance, e.g. I can't drink milk (use soy), but I can tolerate small amounts of low-fat cheeses and fat-free yogurt. What are others' reactions to yogurt and is it a good source of probiotics?View Thread
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