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#1 surinam

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Posted 01 August 2017 - 06:42 AM

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Hi guys, I was diagnosed with PI-IBS in 2009.

Things were under control, but last week I got bad attacks of diarrhea suddenly with urgency, rectal pain and watery stools. This happened last year too once. I am very sure I didn't eat anything contaminated. It was all home cooked food. I changed the diet for a couple of days with no improvement.

Like last year, as a last resort I took an antibiotic meant for infectious diarrhea (a combination of Norfloxacin and Tinidazole), and the diarrhea subsided.

I still believe the diarrhea was caused by food intolerance rather than an infection. How can sudden IBS symptoms resolve with antibiotics? unsure.png



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Posted 01 August 2017 - 08:50 AM

If your IBS is better when you are antibiotics you most likely have SIBO. Here is a good website on it. Siboinfo.com
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Posted 01 August 2017 - 10:01 AM

If your IBS is better when you are antibiotics you most likely have SIBO. Here is a good website on it. Siboinfo.com

From what I understood, SIBO occurs in small intestine, right? But it's already been confirmed that colon nerves have been damaged due to shigella dysentery (which mainly effects the colon) and there is hyper permeability in colon. All my symptoms are due to this since past eight years.



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Posted 01 August 2017 - 11:38 AM

Yes, small intestines. Though you know you have issues in the colon you may also have issues with the small intestines. The test is a simple breath test and easy to do.
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Posted 07 August 2017 - 07:11 AM

Rboe, regarding probiotics..I have seen labels that claim that they help in SIBO, constipation and also diarrhea. If I take them for diarrhea, won't they make it worse? Since they also relieve constipation and so gut motility will be increased.



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Posted 07 August 2017 - 06:29 PM

I think it really depends on the person. There is still so much unknown concerning our gut bacteria. I just do not know,





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