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What kind of doctor will help with the flora in your intestines. I talked to my PC and my digestive disease doctor and both have indicated they don’t work with that. So I have tests that show my flora is way off (high bad bacteria and low good bacteria) and so far no one can help me fix that. My diet is good but I think I need some kind of other intervention.

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    • Ancorrigible

      627d

      @Skinnylegs my doctor told me that probiotic pills can make Sibo worse

    • Skinnylegs

      804d

      I’ve just finished TMP for my third lot of SIBO. insurance won’t cover xifaxan. Taking probiotics as suggested by my Dr. I don’t know what else to do !

      • Ancorrigible

        627d

        @Skinnylegs my doctor told me that probiotic pills can make Sibo worse

    • FartPartyCentral

      829d

      I believe MonstouslyWitty is correct — SIBO! Be forewarned, it can be recurring.

    • monstrously_witty

      832d

      If you do have SIBO from what it sounds like you are describing, an antibiotic course of Rifaximin and/or neomycin (additionally needed for methane SIBO) will usually do the trick for at least some time. Also, key is to keep your gut motility running smoothly using pro-kinetic agents (natural ones work such as ginger tea), mild to moderate aerobic exercise and avoiding sugar (particularly sucrose) a all costs.

    • monstrously_witty

      832d

      A gastroenterologist, especially one who works with SIBO.

    • FartPartyCentral

      832d

      OMG!!!! I’m going through the EXACT same thing right now! WOW!! I have an appt w/my GP tmrw & plan to mention it. Although, I’m sure she’s going to defer to a GI’s recommendation (& rightfully so). I’ve done extensive research and truly believe that a Fecal Transplant (as close to the appendix as possible) would make ALL the difference! I’ll keep you posted if I find out someone who does this procedure.

      • Skinnylegs

        804d

        @FartPartyCentral I’ve never heard of that. Could you explain that please. Thank you 😊

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