I recommend probiotics a lot in FM, especially for those with IBS and yeast issues. There isn't really an established "dose" because there are so many different products, and they haven't been rigorously studied by the scientific community. I've seen dosage ranges from 50 billion to 300 billion CFU's, but I don't think we really know. ...
Many doctors report from their clinical experience that this approach makes sense and seems to help in certain people. Trying to achieve a favorable bacterial/yeast balance (homeostatis) in the intestines is clinically appropriate especially if one has problems resulting from unfavorable balances (unfriendly vs. friendly flora). Candida yeast overgrowth is a good example of an "unfriendly flora" condition that can benefit from probiotic therapy to help normalize the intestinal flora.
In the end (no pun intended!), I think the "effective dose" is whatever works best for a specific individual through trial and error and advice from your treating doctor.
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