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?


I have SIBO and Gastroparesis. I am currently on a 2 week treatment of Xifaxin. Fortunately it costs me nothing with my insurance. I use promethazine and nauzene for nausea. Nauzene is available I expensively over the counter. It has been a life saver for me. I also drink Kombucha daily which helps me feel better and also helps with good bacteria in the gut.

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For a lot of our problems especially with the digestive tract have you tried to drink in the morning lemon water? It helps rid acid in the system. I just used it for my canker sores . A friend told me about using it with baking soda it will fizz but it is helping with the canker sores the soreness is gone and my gums are about normal again. .. Way back in the 60.s in the hospital where I worked was the one thing we did every morning No SUGAR .

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