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Ory

462d

I just finished a round of antibiotics after being diagnosed with SIBO a few weeks ago, but they seemed to have hurt me more than help. Has anyone else experienced this? I see my doctor in a few days but I'm afraid they will want me to try another round of the antibiotics. On them, I was consistently nauseous and ended up throwing up quite a bit a week or so into treatment. I called my doctor, but they wanted me to finish them out, as I only had a few days left at that point. It's been 3 days since I've been off of them now and I've been stuck in the bathroom with IBS pains and loose stools. SIBO is still such new territory for me, and the stress of being diagnosed, and now these symptoms post treatment, are adding so much stress! I'm not sure what to do. I would love to hear from anyone who may have experienced something similar. I keep trying to convince myself that I caught a stomach bug and I'm actually fine😅

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    • Aubri

      185d

      Help me w SIBO I’m Still bloated 😥

    • Aubri

      185d

      Help me w SIBO I’m Still bloated 😥

    • Stoke

      441d

      I have always taken one probiotic for one antibiotic pill. Always worked with me. I was diagnosed with IBS by my doctor and have ended up eating a very restrictive diet just to have a “normal “ day. I had an ultrasound on my abdomen three weeks ago and they found I have polyps in my gall bladder which are causing malabsorption and malnutrition, I now weigh 55 kg. So it appears that this is the root cause of my IBS symptoms. I have to have the gallbladder removed, not sure when, as we have such a backlog here in the UK.

    • Aubri

      453d

      Can we eat carbs????

    • Smileys

      462d

      I get how you feel. There's so much info out there. For education, I love Sarah ballantyne, aka paleomom. She explains a lot about gut health and how it affects the whole body. I've been doing A LOT of reading and thinking the last couple weeks too as I am trying to figure out what can help me heal. I'm on my 3rd doctor and hit a wall with healing. Most practitioners run various tests to determine the root cause and then treat based on the results and your symptoms and history . They always run a comprehensive stool test, which is the most important to see what's happening. Theres also food sensitivities testing, hormone testing, mold tests, organic acid testing. Theres also functional nutritionists and coaches who can run these tests. Doesn't have to be a medical doctor as long as they have the right training. I've read alot of stories of people who simply changed their diet and took a few supplements and they feel better than ever, but everyone is different and some cases, like mine, are more complex. I used to think leaky gut was a root cause but recently learned that it is often caused by other root causes, like mold toxicity, lyme, EMF and heavy metal exposures. Anyways, I hope that wasn't too overwhelming. I recommend paleomom for learning about various topics. I stick with her so that I don't get too overwhelmed. I also listened to a webinar series called root causes, rapid results. There's lots of webinars and masterclasses like that.

    • Ory

      462d

      I've heard this, about the root cause. I've done a lot of reading the last few weeks. There is just so much out there, and different things work for different people. I've heard for some people antibiotics are better, and that probiotics hurt them more, or vise versa. I feel a bit frozen. I'm not sure where to go from this point. How do you even go about discovering the root cause?

    • Smileys

      462d

      Nausea is a common symptom of antibiotics. It helps to take them with food, esp dry carbs like potato. Have you looked into a functional doctor if yours isn't? There are natural ways to treat it but you definitely want to use probiotics because antibiotics kill good and bad bacteria. I had sibo too and was on a natural antimicrobial protocol. Sibo is usually caused by something else, a root cause. Treating the cause will prevent the sibo from coming back

      • Ory

        462d

        @Smileys sorry I didn't click reply but my response is there 👇🏻😅

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