Posted 07 September 2016 - 05:43 PM
I'm trying to fix diarrhea and not cause more
And I have read reviews good and bad on the drug. I hate prescription drugs more than anything
Posted 07 September 2016 - 08:59 PM
Posted 07 September 2016 - 09:06 PM
Can't tell D effects yet. I had taken immodium yesterday before I started xifaxin and feel more C today
Posted 08 September 2016 - 07:08 AM
Posted 08 September 2016 - 07:18 AM
Been to bathroom about 5x this morning
Everything comes out as mush. Smells weirder than normal
I'm also taking florastor at night
Posted 08 September 2016 - 01:34 PM
Posted 08 September 2016 - 01:39 PM
Woke up this morning and went to bathroom 6x. All mush. Smells weirder than normal
I don't know if I should be taking these meds are not
Posted 08 September 2016 - 02:20 PM
I would try to stick it out. It is gonna suck but I truly believe that is the only thing that has made my IBS improve in any real way. I warned you it will suck for the duration of the time you're taking it but what's the alternative?? Just keeping living like you were before? That's what I asked myself, anyway. I didn't want to keep living like that so I decided to take the plunge with rifaximin. I am happy I stuck it out for the whole course.
Posted 08 September 2016 - 02:22 PM
I would also drop the florastor and replace it with water kefir. I have tried soooo many pill probiotics and none of them have helped. In fact they have all made me worse. Maybe that is causing your bowels more issues than the antibiotic. However, for whatever reason, maybe it's because water kefir is fermented in water, not milk, the only probiotic I've seen improvement with is water kefir. I'd just lay off any probiotics for a few weeks though because I like to try one thing at a time so I can see if it is going to help or not. Otherwise it's hard to see if there is a good effect from that one thing or not.
Posted 08 September 2016 - 02:33 PM
Then I got a new box and stools went to mush
A week later and now trying the xifaxin
I feel pretty awful so far and yes I was warned
I can't even function being this tired and my GI system being such a mess
I have lost over 20lbs since June
I can try not doing the florastor
I thought probiotics was needed so u do not get c diff
Posted 08 September 2016 - 02:39 PM
My doctor thinks I have post infectious ibs but idk
Posted 08 September 2016 - 02:42 PM
Posted 08 September 2016 - 02:51 PM
Tuesday night was first dose of xifaxin
Have been taking florastor once at night
Wednesday I didn't go to the bathroom at all
Today (Thursday) was 6x at least and all mushy. A little yellowish with some formed pieces in it. Never did it look like this before
I haven't taken antibiotics in years. I was tested for c diff in June when I got really sick
Posted 09 September 2016 - 05:51 AM
I couldn't even take a shower yesterday because it's making me feel so awful.
All I want to do is sleep
My daughter was talking to me and I couldn't even pay attention to her. The words do not stick in my brain
Posted 09 September 2016 - 07:18 AM
Yes except IBS gives me extreme insomnia so I am used to running on 2-3 hours of sleep. My wife can attest to the truth of this.
It's your call in the end but I hate IBS so if the docs give me a drug to try, I'm gonna try it. Maybe it will help. I'd drop the florastor and stick to the xifaxan. Then after the xifaxan try some water kefir. I really think you might be pleasantly surprised.
Posted 09 September 2016 - 08:02 AM
Since xifaxan I only want to sleep. I can't keep both eyes open. My body feels like it can't move.
I did stop florastor last night
I'm a single mom and it's tough not being able to function. Can't even move to go to grocery store
Posted 22 September 2016 - 04:23 PM
How are you doing NYCgirl? My doc is wanting to put me on Xiafaxan and I'm very unsure of it so I'll do the SIBO test first.
Posted 22 September 2016 - 05:17 PM