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  1. Young Adult's Issues
    I'm a 23 year old female and been suffering with IBS symptoms for over 5 years now. I've been on this bad cycle of having to take a 10 day course of Metronidazole at least once a year since I was 19 to get my gut kind of together. It works for a while, but then then suddenly after 6 months + of...
  2. General Discussion
    I'm a 23 year old female and been suffering with IBS symptoms for over 5 years now. I've been on this bad cycle of having to take a 10 day course of Metronidazole at least once a year since I was 19 to get my gut kind of together. It works for a while, but then then suddenly after 6 months + of...
  3. General Discussion
    Hi all, I'm about a quarter of the way through a 14 day course of rifaximin/ xifaxan (500 mg 3x daily) for possible SIBO. I haven't seen much difference yet EXCEPT that the gas I do have is suddenly very smelly. This wasn't an issue at all for me before! I've been taking a probiotic called...
  4. IBS Constipation (IBS-C) and Chronic Constipation
    For decades I had what seems like a sluggish bowel so fiber in the diet helped a great deal. IBS first showed up several months ago after two rounds of antibiotic (for tooth pain/abscess after unsuccessful root canal). I thought the FODMAP diet might help and plan to follow it in March along...
  5. IBS Diarrhea (IBS-D)
    Has anyone ever taken Flagyl (metronidazole) before? I had diarrhea every day for three weeks. After blood and stool tests came back negative my doctor diagnosed me with post-infectious ibs most likely due to giardia and prescribed me with flagyl. I am currently in the middle of my week long...
  6. General Discussion
    Hello chaps, My doctor recently dismissed the idea of me having SIBO on the grounds that only patients with a history of antibiotic use could possibly develop a case of sibo. Just wondering if this is solid truth or not? does anybody have sibo but no history of antibiotic use? I was wondering...
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