I just tested positive for SIBO using a hydrogen breath test. I have an appointment with my Dr. on Tuesday and hopefully antibiotics and special diet after that. I'll let you know the status as soon as things move along.
I am pretty much both, but I have been mostly D lately. When I take fiber before every meal I don't have C. Taking meds also caused me to have C, so I stick to fiber and a good diet as my only treatments. Haven't had bad C in about a year and a half.I'm going to be asking for rifaximin (1200mg for 7 days) but I'll see what my Dr. says on Tuesday.
Hi Andre,Actually, there have been a lot of "cures" due to treating SIBO by taking Rifaximin, Neomycin, and the Vivonex Plus Diet. Make no mistake! If you have SIBO, the Cedars-Sinai Protocol will take care of it. With the exception of one-time "heralding events" like food poisoning, these "cures", unfortunately, are short-lived because people are not treating the condition which likely caused SIBO to begin with and continues to allow it to reoccur.For instance, I happened to suffer from a form of Diabetes Insipidus caused by CFS which has been leaving me chronically dehydrated for the past year and a half. Since the intestines need water to work properly, it's no wonder why SIBO would keep popping up. I'm only now starting to understand how to treat this underlying problem which really should have been dealt with in the first place before tackling the SIBO.I recommend that you get Mark Pimental's book "A new IBS Solution", and start following his diet right away.Think of the acronym IBS as to avoid "Indigestible Beans and Sugars".When you think of "Indigestible Beans", think of high-residue foods like kidney, garbanzo, pinto beans, lentils, peas, and soy. Also, let this remind you to avoid fiber in general like raw starchy foods, whole-grain breads, and fiber supplements like Metamucil.When you think of "Indigestible Sugars", think of Corn syrup(fructose), Mannitol, Sorbitol, Sucralose(Splenda), Lactose, and Lactulose.Lactose can be found in yogurt, milk, and cheese. Try getting Lactaid, Almond, or rice milk instead.My personal favorite was eating eggs, white bread, and egg noodles.Well, my breath test came back negative which I attribute mostly to the Neomycin. I still have other health concerns but at least I'm on the right track!
8 days in and I don't think it's working. I haven't had D, but I've had gas, bloating, frequent BMs, and the feeling of incomplete evacuation.I stopped taking my fiber and glutamine supplements before going on the antibiotcs to give the bacteria less food, so that could be the reason for myself feeling like this.I also think I'm getting some kind of cold (in addition to seasonal allergies) because I have a sore throat and I'm just feeling crappy overall. I wonder if the antibiotics are weakening my immune system. I almost never get colds.
Well, 9 days in and I don't think it worked. Still feel crappy with all of the gut issues. I'll continue for the last day.It seems that my "cold" is going away. It was real bad last night but I'm feeling better this afternoon.I'm pretty sure that my doctor will be putting me on Flagyl to try a second round of antibiotics. Needless to say, I'm not too optimistic, especially considering the impact it will have on the rest of my body. I'd like to try a round of rifaximin and neomycin at the same time (as Pimental recommends when just one antibiotic doesnt work) but I know that my doctor wont prescribe it. I might end up trying Vivonex Plus (Pimental's third, and final option) to get rid of the bacteria. I don't mind enduring the actual treatment of Vivonex (which is supposed to suck), but it's really expensive and it's probably going to cost me about $1000 to try it... something that's not even guaranteed to work. I found a good thread on another forum about people discussing actual experiences with SIBO and Vivonex: http://forum.lowcarber.org/archive/index.php/t-146840.htmlThis would all be so much easier if I didn't need a prescription for medicine. I would be able to treat myself without having to wait months to haggle with doctors over new medicines to try. Doctors are more cluless than we are regarding the disease.Sorry that this thread is turning into somewhat of a blog for me. I normally do not even post too much on these forums but I figured that people would be interested in a day-by-day log of rifaximin treatment for SIBO. IMO, reading other people's experiences is one of the best ways to educate one's self on this disease.PS. Does anyone know the effect that rifaximin would have on parasites? I've been tested multiple times for them and came up negative, but I'm curious as to what the effect of rifaxmin would be on the bugs.
yes i am cured of ibs.without chemicals or surgery.very easy with the daily use of a enema bag and a 32 french colon tube starting with 1 gallon of warm well water with 2 ounces of coffee followed by 1 gallon of warm well water with 2 ounces of sea salt every other day for 2 months. every associated symptom gone forever.that was 22 months ago.how nice to be able to eat trigger foods again
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