Small intestine bacterial overgrowth

Posted by momochan @momochan, Apr 6, 2016

Hi, I have been suffering from small intestine bacterial overgrowth since last Jan. Have gone through a few courses of antibiotics, but whenever it finished, it came back and the stool got loose. I really am desperate, could anyone have suggestion? .

@vwerner

I have SIBO. But so far no antibiotics has help. What is out there? My foods & medicine have shown up on my up endoscopy & I can’t hardly eat even smoothie before I go to the bathroom

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Thankyou, i will study the
Website on FODMAP.
Sounds like a good invedtment.
Success101

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@vwerner

I have SIBO. But so far no antibiotics has help. What is out there? My foods & medicine have shown up on my up endoscopy & I can’t hardly eat even smoothie before I go to the bathroom

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I am a scleroderma patient and gastro physician just put me on cipro for sibo. He said it will come back from my disease so I was looking for a natural solution as this may be ongoing.

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@vwerner

I have SIBO. But so far no antibiotics has help. What is out there? My foods & medicine have shown up on my up endoscopy & I can’t hardly eat even smoothie before I go to the bathroom

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Thanks much for sharing your information, @ctkoontz.
Mayo Clinic advises that people consult with their current care provider before making any changes to their existing medication or treatment plan.

@jewill @lizbee78 @jenniferedodd @hopeful33250 @caress @lateacher, have discussed taking Cipro, and I hope they will join in here with their thoughts about side effects, and chances of recurrence.

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@vwerner

I have SIBO. But so far no antibiotics has help. What is out there? My foods & medicine have shown up on my up endoscopy & I can’t hardly eat even smoothie before I go to the bathroom

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Hello @ctkoontz As Kanaz mentioned I have taken Cipro over the years for recurrence of diverticulitis. I have found it to be a very effective med with little to no side-effects. It seems to work quite well for me. Have you had any adverse effects from Cipro?

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@vwerner

I have SIBO. But so far no antibiotics has help. What is out there? My foods & medicine have shown up on my up endoscopy & I can’t hardly eat even smoothie before I go to the bathroom

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Good to hear you are having success. I just started rx today.

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@vwerner

I have SIBO. But so far no antibiotics has help. What is out there? My foods & medicine have shown up on my up endoscopy & I can’t hardly eat even smoothie before I go to the bathroom

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Hi @lauralee,

I sincerely apologize for the tardy reply, but somehow this post slipped past me, and while replying to your question about scoliosis, I came upon your message in this group!

I’m tagging @ladysky @stephieisabella @dandl48 @doron @saucy @sibobegone @jlfisher56 @ptfitzy @contentandwell and Mentor @kdubois, as I’m sure they will return with some more insight for you.

@lauralee, did you meet with the heart specialist? How did the stress test go? We look forward to getting to know you.

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@vwerner

I have SIBO. But so far no antibiotics has help. What is out there? My foods & medicine have shown up on my up endoscopy & I can’t hardly eat even smoothie before I go to the bathroom

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@kanaazpereira @lauralee Sorry, but this is not an area I would have input in. The only problems I have there are due to medications so I am now on two imodium a day and that does help. Before taking that I had to severely limit fiber, fruits, raw vegetables, etc. I generally have a salad for lunch and some meat of fish with a salad for dinner so eliminating those was quite difficult and overall not the best of things. White bread? I hadn’t eaten that for years except for an occasional white roll when out to dinner. Potatoes? Another thing I eat very infrequently. The imodium allows me to eat these things again.
JK

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Looking for help on SIBO(Small Intestine Bacteria Overgrowth) diet, and overall healthcare. Medication, probiotics and food and lifestyle.

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Hello @fritz65 and @mdonaghy,

Welcome to Connect. You may notice that I moved your discussion and combined it with this existing discussion on SIBO. I did this asI thought it would be beneficial for you to be introduced to the many members who have discussed much of what you are experiencing.
If you are replying by email, I suggest clicking on VIEW & REPLY so that you can read through some of the earlier messages and meet some of our other members talking about their or their loved ones' experiences.

You might also wish to view this discussion on Connect:
https://connect.mayoclinic.org/discussion/small-intestine-bacteria-overgrowth/ where you will meet many members like @tzm1995 @saucy @doron @lighthouseceliac @jacque6977 @decosmo @lizbee78 @melaniewa @janovr @concernedmtnmom @haighsue @vwerner and others, who've share their struggles with SIBO.

@fritz65, since diet plays a significant role, I’d also encourage you to view this conversation, https://connect.mayoclinic.org/discussion/leaky-gut-constipation-and-gluten-free/ where I’m tagging @alina151 @jacquelinek1956 @clemlaa, who have shared their experiences as well, with SIBO.

Here's a clinical update by one of the Mayo Clinic gastroenterologists:
“Small intestine bacterial overgrowth is common in Crohn’s disease patients who have undergone ileocecal resection or have strictures, fistulas or reduced intestinal motility. Mayo Medical Laboratories recently developed an assay for bile acid in the feces. Until now, a diagnosis of bile acid diarrhea has been provisional and treatment has been empiric.” http://www.mayoclinic.org/medical-professionals/clinical-updates/digestive-diseases/management-of-refractory-ibd-starts-with-excluding-patients-who-dont-have-it

@mdonaghy, since you noted, "I think I have leaky gut," I thought I'd mention that the Gastroenterology & GI Surgery Page on Connect has some great videos about leaky gut, by Mayo Clinic experts: https://connect.mayoclinic.org/page/gastroenterology-and-gi-surgery/

@fritz65, when were you diagnosed with SIBO? What symptoms are you experiencing? @mdonaghy, I realize how discouraging this condition can be, but I'm so glad you reached out to the Connect community. May I ask how you are managing, at present?

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@kanaazpereira

Hello @fritz65 and @mdonaghy,

Welcome to Connect. You may notice that I moved your discussion and combined it with this existing discussion on SIBO. I did this asI thought it would be beneficial for you to be introduced to the many members who have discussed much of what you are experiencing.
If you are replying by email, I suggest clicking on VIEW & REPLY so that you can read through some of the earlier messages and meet some of our other members talking about their or their loved ones' experiences.

You might also wish to view this discussion on Connect:
https://connect.mayoclinic.org/discussion/small-intestine-bacteria-overgrowth/ where you will meet many members like @tzm1995 @saucy @doron @lighthouseceliac @jacque6977 @decosmo @lizbee78 @melaniewa @janovr @concernedmtnmom @haighsue @vwerner and others, who've share their struggles with SIBO.

@fritz65, since diet plays a significant role, I’d also encourage you to view this conversation, https://connect.mayoclinic.org/discussion/leaky-gut-constipation-and-gluten-free/ where I’m tagging @alina151 @jacquelinek1956 @clemlaa, who have shared their experiences as well, with SIBO.

Here's a clinical update by one of the Mayo Clinic gastroenterologists:
“Small intestine bacterial overgrowth is common in Crohn’s disease patients who have undergone ileocecal resection or have strictures, fistulas or reduced intestinal motility. Mayo Medical Laboratories recently developed an assay for bile acid in the feces. Until now, a diagnosis of bile acid diarrhea has been provisional and treatment has been empiric.” http://www.mayoclinic.org/medical-professionals/clinical-updates/digestive-diseases/management-of-refractory-ibd-starts-with-excluding-patients-who-dont-have-it

@mdonaghy, since you noted, "I think I have leaky gut," I thought I'd mention that the Gastroenterology & GI Surgery Page on Connect has some great videos about leaky gut, by Mayo Clinic experts: https://connect.mayoclinic.org/page/gastroenterology-and-gi-surgery/

@fritz65, when were you diagnosed with SIBO? What symptoms are you experiencing? @mdonaghy, I realize how discouraging this condition can be, but I'm so glad you reached out to the Connect community. May I ask how you are managing, at present?

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Diagnosed 2016, but had problems for 10 years. Symptoms are diarreha, constipation, bloated abdominals., weird taste in mouth, head aches,gas, twitch in right side, cramping.

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@hiho

What are the symptoms of this condition?

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Do the symptoms include u digested food in the bowel and distention?

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@vwerner

I have SIBO. But so far no antibiotics has help. What is out there? My foods & medicine have shown up on my up endoscopy & I can’t hardly eat even smoothie before I go to the bathroom

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Look at my reply about the FODMAP diet (Australian). Smoothies definitely out! You have to follow it carefully under the supervision of a specialist dietitian and it’s not easy for everyone. You need to give it at least 4 months. Treatment is free in Britain but I don’t know about the US.

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