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  1. IBS Constipation (IBS-C) and Chronic Constipation
    TLDR Problem: Constipation for about a year. solution: Chew your food to a pulp. Dont eat when you dont need to, there is a difference between an empty stomach and hunger. Change your gut biome, Relax pelvic muscles when having a BM. My story. I started to get constipated around January...
  2. Your Story
    Hi all, I joined to share my story, as without all the communities and blogs around I would have been much worse right now and there is still not enough sharing around this condition. I just got diagnosed with SIBO, but I had to wait a year from my first visit to the GP to getting diagnosed...
  3. General Discussion
    https://www.ncbi.nlm...les/PMC5470704/ To summarize, this study, which includes a small group of 21 people who are healthy but experience symptoms related to IBS, have undergone a 4 week diet plan. Of course, you're going to think something along the lines of "but these are healthy people, how...
  4. IBS Diarrhea (IBS-D)
    Has anyone ever done or heard of this test? My GI wants me to get it done.. https://www.luminexcorp.com/clinical/infectious-disease/gastrointestinal-pathogen-panel/ Thanks for your help!
  5. Diet
    Lambs can die from overeating disease or enterotoxemia, caused by a bacteria called Clostridium perfringens. This bacteria is common to most mammals, including humans, and normally resides in small numbers in the intestinal tract. This bacteria feeds mainly on sugars & starches. When a lamb...
  6. Welcome!
    Hi guys. I have realized I am suffering with SIBO, which is officially undiagnosed, but I'm 100% certain of it. Here in the UK we cannot get tested, unless we do a mail order test at great cost it seems, though I will explore that as more funds become available. I have some questions for the...
  7. Gas / Flatulence / Bloating
    Hey guys, what do you think about following idea: My problems appear mainly after lunch. (A lot(!) of smelly farts) And in the afternoon and in the evening its getting worse. In the morning its really much better. My explanation to this are two following possibilites: 1. I suffer from SIBO...
  8. General Discussion
    so I have a lot of LG and it's constant, trying loads of supplements but none really help. months ago I was taking probiotics (10million) but it seemed like is was making the LG even worse. I now have a bottle of 50 billion probiotics. should I start taking them see what happens? Ive read so...
  9. Leaky Gas (LG) / Incontinence / Odor
    If anyone else tested their gut Microbiome through Ubiome I would be keen to hear about your results and maybe see if there is any correlation between our results. You can check my results below. http://www.mytummytantrum.com/2014/11/02/ubiome-results-gut-sample/ cheers
  10. IBS News, Media, Research, Discussion or Abstracts
    Whether or not we actually have SIBO might not be all that relevant as SIBO diet management helps both IBS and SIBO. The only way to be certain we have SIBO is testing, but this isn't an accurate science at this point in time. SIBO, an overgrowth of bacteria in the small intestine, affects both...
  11. Over-the-Counter (OTC) Treatments
    Hi all, I started using MegaFlora, a probiotic from MegaFood that contains B. infantis along with numerous other types of bacteria. I have gotten truly notable benefits over the past month - a reduction in bloating and gas, much better-regulated digestion with less constipation and diarrhea...
  12. Fecal Microbiota Transplantation (FMT)
    I am a 28 year old caucasian male. I have suffered from IBS-D for 6 years. I've tried every drug and "treatment" available. Desperate for a cure, I followed The FreeMan protocol (http://www.ibsgroup.org/forums/topic/165423-fecal-bacteriotherapy-for-ibs-d-success/) last night. I took Imodium 1...
  13. General Discussion
    IBS friends, I have no connection to the website I'm posting and have never visited it until stumbling across this morning while preparing notes for my first Gastroenterology visit in about 20 years [they are no help, actually]. I pass this on "as is", but for me, this Doctor's findings have...
  14. General Discussion
    After taking VSL #3 (a very strong probiotic) for a few days my symptoms have gotten MUCH WORSE. Could this be an indication that I have SIBO? I also react badly to anything fermented or containing probiotics (yogurt, kombucha, sauerkraut). I'm just putting the pieces together and wondering if...
  15. Fecal Microbiota Transplantation (FMT)
    Hi guys, I've been lurking around IBS forums for quite a while, but it is the first time I ever write anything for I thought there was nothing new to add to the arena. Today, I have pertinent information to share. A quick laconic background. Age 29, male, Caucasian, not English native, heavy...
  16. IBS News, Media, Research, Discussion or Abstracts
    There is an article in the APA Monitor entitled The brain in your gut exerts a powerful influence over the one in your head by Dr. Siri Carpenter in September 2012, Vol 43, No. 8 Just as gut bacteria affect the brain, the brain can also exert profound influences on the gut microbiome-with...
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