Small Intestine Bacteria Overgrowth (SIBO)

Posted by jacque6977 @jacque6977, Feb 22, 2017

My wife, after years of suffering from debilitating nausea and fatigue, has finally been diagnosed with SIBO as confirmed by a hydrogen breath test. It is estimated the bacteria has had at least two years to grow and may be well established. She has started on Xifaxan, at $35 per pill, but it is estimated that elimination of the SIBO may take up to six months. Her day now starts with her waking up with nausea and when she has a cup of tea and toast in the morning she gets sick within fifteen minutes thereafter. Her sickness is accompanied by violent belching, and at times she regurgitates liquid vile. The only drug she has for nausea is Zofran which does nothing for her. Are there any other SIBO sufferers that are experiencing the same symptoms, and what are you taking to reduce the nausea?

@jamorris9

I thought I would share this link for all of the Sibo-C people…. has to do with depression and constipation….. https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/325129.php

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Yes, I like this scientific approach. The broad spectrum, long term, gold standard testing is important in coming to any generalised conclusion.

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Hi, I was just diagnosed with this, there is a thread, but hasn't been active since 2017, was just wondering if anyone else out there has this problem. The doctor I just saw here at Mayo doesn't seem to think much of it, I was excited to be referred to a dietician, and couldn't believe she never heard of it, I thought she was going to help me the the diet that seems to be indicated for this problem. Has anyone had any luck with this at Mayo? Is there anyone here knowledgeable about this problem?

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Hi @elle1233,

You may notice that I moved your message and combined it with this existing discussion. Although it was started by @jacque6977 in 2017, many Connect members have joined the conversation since then, and are actively talking about SIBO – the last message was posted by @haighsue, in May.
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Oh, OK. Well, hopefully someone will see it then. This is my first day here, so I'm just getting the hang of it. May is quite a while ago, and it looked like there really wasn't much activity before that, so I thought maybe I'd start a new one, hoping maybe there'd be some current people with some info.

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@elle1233

Oh, OK. Well, hopefully someone will see it then. This is my first day here, so I'm just getting the hang of it. May is quite a while ago, and it looked like there really wasn't much activity before that, so I thought maybe I'd start a new one, hoping maybe there'd be some current people with some info.

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Where can u find that discussion?

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I don't know how to find it, maybe search "SIBO".. but if you have any info or want to discuss it, I'm all ears 🙂

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