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#1 VarunKesar

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Posted 16 February 2020 - 11:35 AM

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Hi All, 

I was recently diagnosed with SIBO.

My doctor recommend 2 weeks of Rifaximin, followed by 6 weeks of Symprove - this probiotic - https://www.symprove.com/

However, on the Symprove website it says that one can take antibiotics and Symprove at the same time (not literally at the same time, but one can use them together) 

I am really really worried about reducing the effectiveness of the Rifaximin, and I worried that using Symprove might do this for 2 reasons: 

- Making the problematic bacteria "dormant" so the antibiotic doesn't kill the problematic bacteria
- The increase of motility from Symprove means that the antibiotic doesn't have enough time to kill the problematic bacteria 

But on the other-hand, I do want to take asap Symprove if possible. I am currently taking Optibac, and they seem to be helping manage the symptoms - 

Does anyone have experience or knowledge in this area?







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