Stomach ache from probiotics?
I bought a jar of sauerkraut for the first time last week (it's raw, and boasts "live cultures" on the label), and after eating some in the afternoon, I woke up later that night with a super-intense stomach ache. In my sleepy haze, it startled me so much that I was certain I had food poisoning and was going to die. It went away after an hour or so, but my tummy still felt a little tender and gurgly the next day. My boyfriend had some too, and also complained of stomach pain, his being low-grade but lasting over 24 hours. Since then, I've tried it again a few times, experiencing a little bit of digestive distress on the first re-try, but on subsequent tries, I've had no problems with it.
I drink kombucha often, have yogurt on occasion, and take probiotic supplements when I remember, so I'm really confused as to why this would cause such a reaction. I also have never had any problems with cabbage, in its non-fermented form.
Anyone else experience anything like this?
Thanks, guys! I'm betting it was probably contaminated. I've thrown it away, and will try getting some more at another time.