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Hi all,I have recently seen more posts regarding SIBO testing (small intestinal bacterial overgrowth). People with IBS-D might want to consider getting tested for this. It's a simple breath test that takes about 3 hours and you can do it in the comfort of your own home. I decided to take matters into my own hands. I had all the testing prior, colonoscopy, endoscopy, barium swallow, etc.,etc. I was told I had IBS. Well for months I was doing what they told me, take these pills (levsin) and it should help with D, no it didn't!! After reading about SIBO I realized the symptoms were me! After testing positive for SIBO I started a 2 week dose of hardcore antibiotics (Cipro) I am about 80% better, mentally and physically. I followed up with a month of L-glutamine and pro-biotics.I recommend doing a google search and reading about SIBO and find out if the symptoms fit what you have. Trust me it's well worth your time.Hope this helps
http://www.medicinenet.com/small_intestina...wth/article.htmTim
 

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Yes Andre,Kathleen is right on the money, as usual. If you do test postive for SIBO, take a full 30 day dose of probiotics after you finish off your antibiotics. This will help build up the healthy bacteria/flora.
 
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