After 5 Relapses - Now CURED! Here's how
Posted 24 May 2009 - 08:12 AM
Posted 24 May 2009 - 09:47 AM
Bacteria can't survive in acid which is why the small intesine is sterile - its very acidic. Bacteria themselves produce an alkaline (opposite of acidic) environment which makes a perfect environement for even more bacteria and the lack of acid makes it difficult for you body to digest carbs, giving food for bacteria and an even less acidic environment. -- its a vicious cycle.... BacteriaFrom what little I know about the acid levels in the small intestine, it is that they are somewhere between pH 6 and 8. (7 is neutral.) It would make sense that if this has turned somehow basic either from the bacteria overgrowth or from another cause, GSE would neutralize that; but other than at the duodenal opening, I believe it is not acidic at all.Mark
Posted 24 May 2009 - 12:26 PM
Posted 24 May 2009 - 06:31 PM
I was using these forums because I had Small Intestine Bacterial Overgrowth that means that bacteria were pooling in my small intestine and were not "transient" as they are supposed to be. I know that bacteria are *supposed* to be transient between the mouth and the beginning of the colon, working their way downwards like our food - but we're all here because things ARE NOT working the way they should be.... this is the SIBO forum. Just a few posts back you were talking about 'repopulating' the small intestine now your saying that the bacteria is just passing through there...I don't claim to be a bacteria expert or have 12 years of training/research like you. I've learned everything I have on the web and on these forums. I program web servers for a living, I am not a biologist or a doctor and therefore I'm no expert. But my understanding about what I read on wikipedia about Gram Postitive / Negative is that its a detection technique for bacteria: G-positive bacteria have a positive result on a gram-stain test and G-negative bacteria do not stain - you seem to imply that GP are all good bacteria and GN are all bad bacteria. What about Clostridium difficile (the well known hospital bug C-Diff!!!), Staphylococcus aureus - Clostridium perfringens, Bacillus Cereus all gram positive pathogenic bacteria that cause serious harm. There's even a whole book about gram positive pathogens.Yet you say and I quote "Gram postivie bacteria CANNOT harm a person"I spent hours writing a long post about what I learned since discovering that I had SIBO a year ago and how I applied it to finally defeat my IBS which has been with me for 8 years. I wanted to take time and write this to help other people rather than leaving without sharing my knowledge but I have been very upset by your efforts to wade in and totally dismiss my efforts based on your with your "so called expert bacteria training". You are the only person on these forums who asks other people to accept you as some kind of expert - yet you make totally astounding claims like "repopulating the small intestine with bacteria" and "Gram postivie bacteria CANNOT harm a person". I actually think its pretty scary that you come on here and give people advice and tell them that you are some kind of expert therefore giving false credibility to your advice. I don't understand what your problem is or why you're so intent on knocking down my efforts to pass on what I have learned, but I have no belief in your credibility or in your expert bacteria training. So in response to your question has "all my training been in a fantasy world and i am in fact dreaming.........." -- based on what i've read so far on your posts.... yes, I think it probably is a fantasy.
Bacteria are transient, so wont stay in the system boyond that of which they are needed, regardless of your "Clensing wave capacity". if the body wants them out, it will get them out. Gram postivie bacteria CANNOT harm a person. unless you are reading research papers that i dont know about. Honestly, i dont make this stuff up, or all my training has been in a fantasy world and i am in fact dreaming..........
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Ph.D in Biology
Posted 26 May 2009 - 02:54 PM
Posted 26 May 2009 - 03:03 PM
Sorry, I dont want to but into this spirited thread, but.... Freakzilla, do you have IBD? Ulcertative Colitits or Crohns. The meds you discuss are used for IBD not IBS.
I stopped the lialda, b/c it really does zero for me. The canasa suppository do help though.
Take charge of your health. Find a support group, read books, change your diet, see a nutritionist
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Posted 28 May 2009 - 10:19 PM
hey frantic, No he gave me neomycin, 400mg 3/day. I didn't start it yet b/c it wasn't my GI who prescribed it to me. I've been on the xifaxin for over two weeks now. I have 5 days left i think. My BM are nothing but tons of gas, diarrhea, and some blood.... I dont get it... It's gotten worse since I started the xifaxin. Is this normal?Sorry for the confusion. Should I try the neomycin? If so, do I take it along with the xifaxin?BTW, i was looking on the internet and i came across something interesting...MASTOCYTIC ENTEROCOLITIS... Google this and check it out. Alot of this goes hand in hand with my complaints, especially the skin rashes.I'm also taking a teaspoon of Apple Cider Vinegar 2x/day.... Thanks!
Posted 29 May 2009 - 12:26 PM
Posted 29 May 2009 - 01:03 PM
Hey frantic1980,I just read the drug facts on neomycin and it seems dangerous. I'm surprised at this. Are there test I have to get done or things I should be cautious about?Let me know, cause I'll start later today. Also, should I take them at the same time as the Xifaxin? Thank you!What do you think about the Mass Cells?
Posted 29 May 2009 - 01:49 PM
Posted 29 May 2009 - 06:31 PM
thanks for the comments. I gonna take...I still didn't get the IBS book. Is there a special diet i should have been doing all along?
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