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Fri, Jan 10 3:47pm · how Do you maintain medical help when you have nothing? in Digestive Health

She should be eligible to continue her insurance based on Federal law, COBRA. She needs to talk to husbands past employers benefits or Human Resources office. She can continue for up to 18 months.

Mon, Jan 6 8:26am · Small Intestine Bacteria Overgrowth (SIBO) in Digestive Health

Rifaximin is the prescribed antibiotic but doc is still working with insurance to get it covered. So he hasn’t started it yet. No breath test has been administered to diagnose SIBO so this very expensive antibiotic is being used for diagnostic purposes – trial and error approach. I am also confused how his last GI doc diagnosed collagenous colitis and this new doc said the biopsy didn’t show that. I’m wondering if anyone else has had this diagnosis reversed.

Sun, Jan 5 9:28pm · Small Intestine Bacteria Overgrowth (SIBO) in Digestive Health

My husband suffers from constant diarrhea which was originally diagnosed following colonoscopy and biopsy as collagenous colitis. His doc put him on pepto bismol which worked for three years with regular flares. Eventually pepto stopped working. He went to another Gastro and had another colonoscopy and biopsy no longer showed collagenous colitis. This doc assumes it’s SIBO and prescribed the only antibiotic that works for this. Insurance does not cover this drug and cost is over $1000 for 14 days. This is just a trial and error approach. If he improves the assumption is it’s SIBO. If not they’ll try another round of antibiotics. Is there a reliable way to diagnose SIBO? From what I’m reading online this is a controversial diagnosis that some docs don’t believe in. Anyone have Experience with treatment for SIBO?

Wed, Jan 1 4:35pm · Any positive stories about Benzo tapering? in Addiction & Recovery

I’m outraged that the VA did that to you. I wish I could offer some helpful advice but I did want you to know that shouldn’t have happened to you or anyone. Good luck in your recovery.

Dec 16, 2019 · LINX procedure in Digestive Health

Why did Mayo turn you down?

Dec 1, 2019 · Any positive stories about Benzo tapering? in Addiction & Recovery

There is a reason for the anxiety. The therapists help Patients deal with that reason.

Dec 1, 2019 · Any positive stories about Benzo tapering? in Addiction & Recovery

Yes, of course, but find a good psychologist or psychotherapist to also see.

Dec 1, 2019 · Any positive stories about Benzo tapering? in Addiction & Recovery

I think psychologists or therapists could help you much more than a psychiatrist. Have you ever tried cognitive therapy?