I buy the expensive probiotics that have to be kept refrigerated so they don’t spoil. I use them to help with my diverticular disease. I also eat a lot of kraut, but was unaware that it was loaded with probiotics. None of the above has affected my need to continue with my head meds as prescribed. Going without probiotics for a couple of weeks leaves me feeling a bit icky with gut issues, but won’t cause my cheese to start sliding off my cracker. Going without head meds immediately starts me down the path to instability.
My own recommendation – based on personal experience – is that absolutely, yes, people should consider probiotics, but only IN ADDITION to their head meds. It is a fact that improving your overall physical health improves your mental health, so a healthy diet and good exercise regimen should be the goal of every person with SZ.