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  1. General Discussion
    Hi all, I'll apologize now for the long post - thanks for taking the time to read. I was diagnosed with ibs about 8 years ago and this has been confirmed with recent colonoscopy, small bowel MRI, stool samples, blood work, and endoscopy. It mostly caused me frequent bowel movements (but not...
  2. General Discussion
    Hello! I'm an 18 year old woman and since April this year I have been trying to manage my symptoms. Based on my research, I believe I have a bacterial overgrowth in my gut. Originally I assumed it was a candida overgrowth because I have oral thrush, get very bloated after eating (especially...
  3. General Discussion
    I recently tried the specific carbohydrate diet and ended up worse off because of the higher protein intake. Proteins need fats and carbohydrates in order to be digested fully. A diet high in protein and low in carbs or fats is toxic to the body. I found this out the hard way. Bacteria feed...
  4. General Discussion
    We need high levels of stomach acid in order to digest all our food, carbohydrates as well as proteins. Chris Kresser and Norm Robillard wrote some very interesting articles about low stomach acid and H.Pylori, a bacteria that lives in the stomach. These articles are mainly GERD related but the...
  5. General Discussion
    Hi I am a 21 year old male in NYC. to give you quick recap 18-traveled to south america, got infection given antibiotics then c.diff after given flagyl came back 6 months later then given vancomycin 19 still had issues, diarrhea,gas,pain, flare ups, 20- finally diagnose with IBS tried...
  6. Leaky Gas (LG) / Incontinence / Odor
    Most of us overeat but don't realise we're going it. This link gives an easy to read explanation of how overeating can lead to carbohydrate maldigestion, IBS and GERD. http://chriskresser.com/the-hidden-causes-of-heartburn-and-gerd The single biggest cause of indigestion is overeating. We tend...
  7. Your Story
    Hi fellow sufferers, Wanted to share with you my experiences with IBS having had some of the best medical advice in the country. Since I can remember I have had digestive issues. As a kid I was prone to vomiting after eating high fat food or over-eating. When I was working on my Master's...
  8. Prescription Medications
    "All disease begins in the gut." - Hippocrates My first experience with Flagyl/Metronidazole and the Herxheimer reaction/die off of SIBO (Small Intestine Bacterial Overgrowth): 10-day course of Flagyl/Metronidazole treatment for the eradication of SIBO started on 7/1/2014: 7/1/14 1500mg/day...
  9. 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...
  10. IBS News, Media, Research, Discussion or Abstracts
    Migrating Motor Complex has been implicated with SIBO. Most gas-producing bacteria live in the colon, but in SIBO there are large quantities in the small intestine. Hydrogen and methane are the by-products of these bacteria, which can cause constipation and diarrhea respectively. IBS patients...
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