Hi, I know all about this condition (SIBO) having dealt with it recurringly for 6 years now. It's been a long process. Lots of misdiagnoses by doctors, even gastroenterologist who have no clue what they are really seeing. That is why the process has taken so long. Should have just did it myself from the start. They like to call it "IBS". Well, if it's a syndrome then a syndrome has a cause does it not? So quit being lazy and roll up your sleeves and figure out the cause. It's what you get paid to do. I can tell you everything what is going on with the SIBO. You learn to understand by paying really close attention to your body. I lift weights 3-6 times per week. To build muscle I need whey protein and lots of it. What the whey protein is doing is causing the growth of Candida. Once Candida comes up from the intestines, it will shut down the production of stomach acid. Now you have a condition of low and/or absolutely no stomach acid to digest your food leading to malabsorption. These conditions are called Hypochlorhdria/Achlorhydria. When your gastric acids are really low to nonexistent you can actually see your food come back out undigested or only partially digested when you use the bathroom. And it don't take long either. With me it's usually 15-20 minutes and it's coming out. Of course there is also the copious amounts of gas accompanying this and ridiculous diarrhea. At this point you have little or no stomach acid. Because you have no stomach acid, that allows bacteria in the small intestines to migrate north to the stomach where it is not supposed to be. Your stomach acid stops it but if you have no stomach acid it's free to travel up to the stomach. You now have SIBO. The infection then leads to stripping the protective mucus from the stomach lining and so you now have gastritis as well which is quite painful sometime. So how do you fix it? Find out what you are digesting that is causing Candida and never ingest it again. That's the very first step. Without finding the cause of Candida you will never fix this. You can use a high quality oregano oil to eliminate any Candida. Start with a few drops. I've been known to use as many as 10 drops. It's foul tasting so use a small amount of Gatorade to get pass the taste. Once you eliminate the food source Xifaxan 550mg works great. I'd start with looking at milk since it's related to whey. You pair Xifaxen with Neomycin and take them together. NOTE: DO NOT USE NEOMYCIN LONGER THAN 2 WEEKS YOU COULD LOSE YOUR HEARING. You take those 2 antibiotics and you'll see no sign of SIBO again that very same day. The gastritis you have that you're probably unaware that you even have it will heal itself in about 36 hours just by resting. It's amazing how the body can heal itself once you remove the offending germ. I was treating my SIBO myself getting my antibiotics from Mexico because I live on the border.