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Bloating after eating, irregular Bowel movements... can anyone advise?

Posted by @air185, Thu, Jan 3 12:01pm

Hello, I have been struggling with bloating after meals, constipation and diarrhea. Have had a recent colonoscopy everything ok there. Tested positive for SIBO, G I Doc put me on a couple rounds of antibiotic which did not help. I currently live in MS where the healthcare is atrocious! Can anyone help me back on the road to good health? My GI Doc tells me to take Gas-X 30 minutes before meals. I have been to a functional medicine doc, who put me on a bunch of expensive supplements that seemed to make things more uncomfortable. Have tried to stay away from the white flours and sugars, not perfect but am trying! I take a probiotic every am, but not certain if I have the right one for me? Hopefully someone out there can help I sure do appreciate it !

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luky06.How you have Booth bloating and diarrhea? İt’not to be.For diarrhea Get one imodium Zeugma diarrhea the end.Believe me please.
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@iksuffolk

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GREATHealthwork oops – buy on line PROBIOTICXL – its amazing probiotic (60 veggie caps in bottle)

@luky2girls

luky06.How you have Booth bloating and diarrhea? İt’not to be.For diarrhea Get one imodium Zeugma diarrhea the end.Believe me please.
And i hope it would betten for all.

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i experience bloating after eating. I either have constipation or diarreah depending on the day I guess. i feel in my opinion i am not digesting my food properly.

I was diagnosed with SIBO in September after taking a very strong or broad acting antibiotic for a UTI. I took two rounds of Flagyl and one of another expensive antibiotic called Alinia. They all helped temporarily but I kept relapsing after a week. What has ultimately helped me is to follow a Low FODMAP diet, low in complex carbs, sugar, no gluten, no lactose, etc. I tried it on my own at first and it was a total disaster until I went to a nutritionist. To start out, cut out gluten and milk products from your diet. No wheat and no grains or many of the foods they tell you to eat when your tummy is upset. No rice or potatoes or pears or apples or apple sauce and no Jello. You can start to slowly reintroduce foods once you feel better. I have now been fairly symptom free for nearly two months. In my case, I had diarrhea multiple times per day, gas and cramping and lost 20 pounds. Please read about low FODMAP diet and SCD diet. Much information is available over the internet. It has literally saved me from misery.

@guthealth

I was diagnosed with SIBO in September after taking a very strong or broad acting antibiotic for a UTI. I took two rounds of Flagyl and one of another expensive antibiotic called Alinia. They all helped temporarily but I kept relapsing after a week. What has ultimately helped me is to follow a Low FODMAP diet, low in complex carbs, sugar, no gluten, no lactose, etc. I tried it on my own at first and it was a total disaster until I went to a nutritionist. To start out, cut out gluten and milk products from your diet. No wheat and no grains or many of the foods they tell you to eat when your tummy is upset. No rice or potatoes or pears or apples or apple sauce and no Jello. You can start to slowly reintroduce foods once you feel better. I have now been fairly symptom free for nearly two months. In my case, I had diarrhea multiple times per day, gas and cramping and lost 20 pounds. Please read about low FODMAP diet and SCD diet. Much information is available over the internet. It has literally saved me from misery.

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Thank you very much your case is quite similiar to me. I will lay off the gluten and stay away from any kind of milk? Can I drink Lactose free ?

@guthealth

I was diagnosed with SIBO in September after taking a very strong or broad acting antibiotic for a UTI. I took two rounds of Flagyl and one of another expensive antibiotic called Alinia. They all helped temporarily but I kept relapsing after a week. What has ultimately helped me is to follow a Low FODMAP diet, low in complex carbs, sugar, no gluten, no lactose, etc. I tried it on my own at first and it was a total disaster until I went to a nutritionist. To start out, cut out gluten and milk products from your diet. No wheat and no grains or many of the foods they tell you to eat when your tummy is upset. No rice or potatoes or pears or apples or apple sauce and no Jello. You can start to slowly reintroduce foods once you feel better. I have now been fairly symptom free for nearly two months. In my case, I had diarrhea multiple times per day, gas and cramping and lost 20 pounds. Please read about low FODMAP diet and SCD diet. Much information is available over the internet. It has literally saved me from misery.

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Hi, just wanted to follow up with you regarding your symptoms. it seems as though we are quite similar. I think I need to see a good GI doc and hopefully get some relief. right now it seems no matter what I eat it causes me to use the restroom. Do you take a good probiotic? if so what is the name? Digestive enzymes? it seems as though I have taken or tested mostly all of them and unfortunately no relief. I tested positive for SIBO, they gave me a couple rounds of a strong antibiotic helped a little but nothing after that. I appreciate your previous response and any help you can assist me with would be appreciated. Thanks

@air185

Hi, just wanted to follow up with you regarding your symptoms. it seems as though we are quite similar. I think I need to see a good GI doc and hopefully get some relief. right now it seems no matter what I eat it causes me to use the restroom. Do you take a good probiotic? if so what is the name? Digestive enzymes? it seems as though I have taken or tested mostly all of them and unfortunately no relief. I tested positive for SIBO, they gave me a couple rounds of a strong antibiotic helped a little but nothing after that. I appreciate your previous response and any help you can assist me with would be appreciated. Thanks

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I take Florastor and Align but I believe the diet is very important to prevent relapses. It is not just about staying gluten or lactose free. I would highly recommend reading about Low FODMAP diet before you start cutting items out of your diet. I did that and lost 20 pounds in two months. Most of us need professional advice from a nutritionist to figure out how to implement the diet correctly. I was starving myself and not getting better when I was trying to implement the diet on my own. There is a great deal of information about how to implement a diet for SIBO. Read up a bit before you start and keep a food diary.

@guthealth

I take Florastor and Align but I believe the diet is very important to prevent relapses. It is not just about staying gluten or lactose free. I would highly recommend reading about Low FODMAP diet before you start cutting items out of your diet. I did that and lost 20 pounds in two months. Most of us need professional advice from a nutritionist to figure out how to implement the diet correctly. I was starving myself and not getting better when I was trying to implement the diet on my own. There is a great deal of information about how to implement a diet for SIBO. Read up a bit before you start and keep a food diary.

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At the beginning all I could eat was chicken broth, bananas and scrambled eggs. I was a mess. There is hope. I am a lot better now.

@air185

Hi, just wanted to follow up with you regarding your symptoms. it seems as though we are quite similar. I think I need to see a good GI doc and hopefully get some relief. right now it seems no matter what I eat it causes me to use the restroom. Do you take a good probiotic? if so what is the name? Digestive enzymes? it seems as though I have taken or tested mostly all of them and unfortunately no relief. I tested positive for SIBO, they gave me a couple rounds of a strong antibiotic helped a little but nothing after that. I appreciate your previous response and any help you can assist me with would be appreciated. Thanks

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Hi:
If you can travel then go to the best Clinic that is Number 1or 2 when it comes to GI issues because most GI Doctors doesn’t have a clue. Maybe you have leaky gut or food allergies. Try giving up all milk, and dairy products, stop eating all sugars including fruits and don’t eat gluten products for at least 2 months and take a pre-probiotic and make sure it’s dairy free sugar free and gluten free. You have nothing to loose by trying this and it’s for 60 days. If this doesn’t work then go and see a top GI Doctor. Also ask your Primary Doctor to order you a Ultra Sound of your arteries in your abdominal to look for and compression of your arteries.

@redhead63

Hi:
If you can travel then go to the best Clinic that is Number 1or 2 when it comes to GI issues because most GI Doctors doesn’t have a clue. Maybe you have leaky gut or food allergies. Try giving up all milk, and dairy products, stop eating all sugars including fruits and don’t eat gluten products for at least 2 months and take a pre-probiotic and make sure it’s dairy free sugar free and gluten free. You have nothing to loose by trying this and it’s for 60 days. If this doesn’t work then go and see a top GI Doctor. Also ask your Primary Doctor to order you a Ultra Sound of your arteries in your abdominal to look for and compression of your arteries.

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Please see a top rated GI doctor BEFORE implementing major dietary changes.

@jackiem95

Please see a top rated GI doctor BEFORE implementing major dietary changes.

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Agree with seeing a physician before implementing dietary changes to rule out potential health problems, but Internists and most GI docs know diddlie squat about diet.

Dear @guthealth, I am so glad to meet you here at Mayo Clinic Connect. I cannot think of a better place to meet other people who are going through the same things that you are. Support, encouragement, and knowing that you are not alone are some of the best tools that you can have on the road to getting better

As a Volunteer Mentor here I have the responsibility of being objective, and not giving advice, per se. I am not a medical practitioner by any means. I am blessed, however, with some really good physicians, and have gone through innumerable tests to find out what was wrong with me. I experienced bloating. Muscle spasms so intense that it felt like labor pains. Pain so bad That I would have to get off work, go home, and hug the sofa the rest of the day. Nothing helped other than this.

Long story short, it took multiple testing and a lot of research on my part to come up with s solution for me. Most doctors are not thoroughly trained in using food as medicine. They are aware of many things, but when we present with multiple symptoms where nothing helps, the proverbial ball lands right back in our corner.

Gastroparesis, Diverticulitis, IBS, Gluten Sensitivity, Severe Food Allergies, all worked together to make me one miserable patient. I focused all my efforts toward learning what I could do food wise to help my situation. So, now I take probiotics every day, and have yogurt several times a week. I take a multivitamin every day, and am on a gluten free diet. I rarely eat rice or potstoes, as they raise blood sugar. (Type 2 Diabetes, here.)

I rarely have to take any medication for the conditions I have mentioned. I keep the prescribed meds on standby, in case I accidentally get "glutened" when I am out somewhere. I rarely have any issues at all, otherwise. I help take care of my daughter, who is disabled and on 100% oxygen 24/7. She has tons of physical ailments and is totally housebound.

I am wishing all the best for you and everyone else on this page. It is not an easy road but you will get there if you don't give up. Get the best doctors you can find, preferably those who are connected to a great teaching hospital. Check their reviews online. And when you do get your specialist, have a notebook and pen on your lap. Take notes and ask questions. Please check back with us and let us know how you are doing. You help all of us here just by sharing your story.

Mamacita

@mamacita

Dear @guthealth, I am so glad to meet you here at Mayo Clinic Connect. I cannot think of a better place to meet other people who are going through the same things that you are. Support, encouragement, and knowing that you are not alone are some of the best tools that you can have on the road to getting better

As a Volunteer Mentor here I have the responsibility of being objective, and not giving advice, per se. I am not a medical practitioner by any means. I am blessed, however, with some really good physicians, and have gone through innumerable tests to find out what was wrong with me. I experienced bloating. Muscle spasms so intense that it felt like labor pains. Pain so bad That I would have to get off work, go home, and hug the sofa the rest of the day. Nothing helped other than this.

Long story short, it took multiple testing and a lot of research on my part to come up with s solution for me. Most doctors are not thoroughly trained in using food as medicine. They are aware of many things, but when we present with multiple symptoms where nothing helps, the proverbial ball lands right back in our corner.

Gastroparesis, Diverticulitis, IBS, Gluten Sensitivity, Severe Food Allergies, all worked together to make me one miserable patient. I focused all my efforts toward learning what I could do food wise to help my situation. So, now I take probiotics every day, and have yogurt several times a week. I take a multivitamin every day, and am on a gluten free diet. I rarely eat rice or potstoes, as they raise blood sugar. (Type 2 Diabetes, here.)

I rarely have to take any medication for the conditions I have mentioned. I keep the prescribed meds on standby, in case I accidentally get "glutened" when I am out somewhere. I rarely have any issues at all, otherwise. I help take care of my daughter, who is disabled and on 100% oxygen 24/7. She has tons of physical ailments and is totally housebound.

I am wishing all the best for you and everyone else on this page. It is not an easy road but you will get there if you don't give up. Get the best doctors you can find, preferably those who are connected to a great teaching hospital. Check their reviews online. And when you do get your specialist, have a notebook and pen on your lap. Take notes and ask questions. Please check back with us and let us know how you are doing. You help all of us here just by sharing your story.

Mamacita

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Thank you for sharing your story and for such sound advice.

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