Blood and Stool Test Results - is this legit?
After struggling for months with IBS and taking Xifaxan for SIBO (to the tune of $700 even after insurance), going low FODMAP, etc. I have given up and entered into a program with a functional physician and registered dietitian specializing in IBS. Results of the blood and stool tests the DO ordered (which I know are somewhat controversial in themselves) showed overgrowth of Candida and H Pylori and the doc wants to treat these with various supplements as well as a wheat and sugar free diet during treatment (I’ve been going wheat/gluten free for a few months now.) I’m willing to try anything since my symptoms are all over the place and haven’t completely resolved after the antibiotic and/or the low FODMAP regimen but the skeptical side of me wonders if this is hype? Any input is welcome. TIA.