Well after the manic phase of seeing hope for my treatment, I am coming back to reality. I have set the wheels in motion to see Dr Pimentel. I m corresponding with him. And then this evening I was discussing with my husband and when he heard of the possibility of me being on antibiotics for a lifetime, he asked me if I really wanted to develop a resistance to antibiotics and not have them work for me if I really needed them. He thinks I am too concerned about passing gas. He says he does it all the time(side effect of Lipitor). I have some cholesterol problems but I am resisting going on it because of the side effect but he said he would really like me to be on Lipitor because bad cholesterol could become life threatening. And all this made me think I was making a mountain out of molehill. Big deal if I pass gas. And is it really worth it to be on medication for a lifetimes when Gas X and Pepto do the trick, I really don't know what the next step is going to be.? The other thing is I have to fly to California for the treatment. All that cost! I really need to talk this through. even the act of writing this post is helping me. Any thoughts?