I was diagnosed with SIBO 5 years ago from my G.I Dr. Did several rounds of antibiotics. Didn’t help me. Wanted to put me on more. I decided against it. I just gave up on it. Two years ago I started feeling worse. All kinds of different symtoms. Achy joints, mood swings, depression, not being able to focus, couldn’t sleep full nights, tired, sick stomach, and back pain. I just thought I was going through menopause. The biggest thing I was having was anxiety. That was so not me. My gyno wanted to put me on estrogen pill and cream. Did not want to take the chance of getting cancer from it. That’s when I went to a Holistic Dr.He did a test on my hormone levels. They weren’t that bad for the way I was feeling. We got to talking and I knew this Dr specialised in the GUT. Told him I had SIBO. It all clicked to him. Sibo has all the side affects I listed plus more. Did another breathe test. A normal reading was 20 and mine was 88.He also did blood work to see if I had any food allergy symptoms and did a poop test. Those came back good. I have been treating in for almost a year now. Just took another Breathe test and I was down to a 30. It’s been a long and expensive process. Insurance doesn’t cover Holistic Dr. At least mine doesn’t. I had to pay for every test.
The Fodmap diet does work just really hard to stay on. I am very confident that this journey is about to end. SIBO takes a long time to treat. My heart burn is gone. I have regular bowel movements and my anxiety is gone. I hope u find relief cause I know what u are feeling. Good luck.