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  1. IBS Diarrhea (IBS-D)
    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...
  2. General Discussion
    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...
  3. General Discussion
    Hi all, I've finally got a doctor to prescribe me the Dr. Pimentel recommended dosage of 550mg of Rifaximin three times a day for 14 days... except I'm not able to source 550mg tablets in my current location. My doctor has said he's willing to adjust the dose to 600mg per day so that I can use...
  4. General Discussion
    Hi, I am looking for people with a similar experience and who tried herbal antibiotics to threat their sibo / ibs. I am currently on Dysbiocide, FC Cidal, Grapefruit Seed Extract, Berberine, Resveratrol, Quercetin, Ginger as herbal antibiotics and Pepzin GI to heal my stomach. Must i add...
  5. General Discussion
    Hi, This is my second time taking rifaximin. The first finished about two months ago - I took it for 1 month. I felt great by the last two weeks of treatment and for a long while after, but then had a return of some symptoms. Very suddenly, I had loose stools, horrendous smelly gas and stomach...
  6. General Discussion
    Hi, I posted a few days ago but got no response. I don't have a doctors appointment until Tuesday and I'm desperate. About a month ago I finished a 1 month course of rifaximin/xixifan that really helped my ibs symptoms. I felt best the last week on the antibiotics. I didn't feel as good when...
  7. 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...
  8. IBS Diarrhea (IBS-D)
    Hello everyone! I have 2 separate questions to ask actually... 1. What is a very good treatment for very painful visceral hypersensitivity!? 2. Does Rifaximin actually work & if so, can it be obtained at a moderate cost?! Thank you for your time. 😊
  9. IBS Diarrhea (IBS-D)
    I had taken Rifaximin for many years. as long as I took it the diarrhea was manageable. Seven months back I discontinued it and slowly the diarrhea crept back. my question is if Rifaximin kills bacteria in the guts, how it differentiates between the good and the bad bacteria. and if it also...
  10. IBS Constipation (IBS-C) and Chronic Constipation
    Hi guys, Sorry if you've already seen my other post to this effect; I'm just desperate for some help and don't know where else to try. I was diagnosed with methane-predominant SIBO (very high, baseline was 50+). I think I've had it for more than 10 years and am willing to try almost anything...
  11. IBS Constipation (IBS-C) and Chronic Constipation
    Hi all, First time poster but long time lurker. I was officially diagnosed with IBS-C several weeks ago after 10+ years of dealing with symptoms. I'm a very active, fit woman in my late 20s and have lived with chronic constipation and abnormal BM's pretty much my entire life. When I was...
  12. General Discussion
    Hi, I'm new and wondered if anyone has any experience with rifaximin. I've had terrible ibs-d symptoms for the last 4 months after terrible food poisoning and last week I took a hydrogen breath test which came back very positive, then I was prescribed rifaximin for 2 weeks and was told to eat a...
  13. IBS News, Media, Research, Discussion or Abstracts
    Lupin Launches Zaxine® in Canada MUMBAI and MONTREAL, April 20, 2015 /CNW/ - Pharma Major Lupin Limited announced today that its Canadian subsidiary, Lupin Pharma Canada Limited (collectively Lupin) has launched its first Brand product Zaxine® under a strategic licensing agreement with the...
  14. Fecal Microbiota Transplantation (FMT)
    Hey everybody :) I might do a FMT at home. I've found a good donor and I have some questions before doing the FMT. Do you think we should clean the bowels before the first FMT? What do you think of fasting before the first fmt? Should I use probiotics after the FMT? (I read that it might be...
  15. IBS Diarrhea (IBS-D)
    Quick background - 25 year old male. Had IBS-d as long as I can remember. At a minimum for 13 years. Main symptoms: loose/stringy yellow stools that fall apart when you flush; cramps; cold chills/sweats; insomnia (due to cramps). Have tried lots of supplements/prescription medications (as we...
  16. IBS Diarrhea (IBS-D)
    i have been taking Rifaximin for more than two and half years. whenever i try to go off Rifaximin the IBS Symptoms flare up. any clue how to wean off Rifaximin.
  17. IBS News, Media, Research, Discussion or Abstracts
    FDA Approves New Drugs for Irritable Bowel Syndrome with Diarrhea (IBS-D) Two new drugs for adults with irritable bowel syndrome with diarrhea (IBS-D) were approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Wednesday May 27, 2015. Viberzi (eluxadoline) is a pill that contains a new type of...
  18. Your Story
    Where I'm Coming From: Hi everyone, I'm from southern Ontario, Canada and I've been dealing with IBS-C for over 12 years. I have visited this forum many times over the years, but this is my first time signing up and posting. The IBS problems started for me when I was in high school and has...
  19. General Discussion
    I'm a 30 year old male who developed a rectal prolapse and will be getting surgery within the month. I have a couple questions for those who have experienced this condition. My problems started 3 years ago… after a bout of extreme constipaiton, once I had things returning to move I began...
  20. Prescription Medications
    Hi there, I've been lurking on this site for a while now, but this is my first time posting- nice to meet you all! So my doctor prescribed Xifaxan 550mg 3x's/day for 14 days for SIBO (diagnosed through hydrogen breath test), and today will be my fifth day taking it. My symptoms so far have...
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