Thanks to RPN for looking for a few good men (I don't know how the hell I fit into that). I'll be startingand both tomorrow as I'd like to start fresh in the morning.
For those who don't know, I'm 32 currently ~ 215lbs. In 2000 I was hospitalized from severe abdominal pains and sickness. I was diagnosed with Crohn's and also had an ulcer. I remained in the hospital for about 10 days being monitored, test after test (no worries - I won't go into detail). I used to have a stomach of steel but apparently a case of beer every day for a few years straight took one hell of a toll, so take this as a lesson kids.
Obviously I changed my diet and started taking 'work outs' much more serious which has changed my life for the better. Though with the Crohn's the doctor said it's normal for it to return (flare) at random times in various cases of severity. I must say I've been very lucky in this respect. However I do still get the bothersome pains in my right side on occasion still to this day. Not to mention ever since 2000, certain foods/things I digest really make me pay. Even when I up my protein intake I can get quite a bit of cramping & discomfort - and I just upped it last week.
Thank goodness I didn't have any life threatening nor long-term issues, but just the exception of lower GI cramps and pains can be pretty annoying and distracting at times. I've looked into probiotics like in with much interest but haven't tried them yet so this should be a great test for the supps and myself.