Thursday, June 11, 2009

::SIBO::

I finished a 7-day course of Xifaxan (an antibiotic used for the treatment of SIBO - Small Intestine Bacterial Overgrowth) along with an antifungal and it has done absolutely nothing for me. I still look like I am 3 months pregnant when I wake up and I look about 6 to 7 months pregnant after I eat and feel absolutely miserable.

My next step - I think - will be a 14 day water fast. I really don't know what else to try.

1 comment:

angela said...

Hi. I haven't been following your blog long, just got you in my google alert for "SIBO," which I have and have been treated for successfully, but it does return.

What was your R/Xifaxan dosage? 1200 mg or more for at least a week? Once I tried 600 mg daily without following a low carb diet and I had no improvement. No concensus has been formed on the "right" dosage, but it tends to be at least 1200 mg.

If you want to talk with others about meds and diet, feel free to join my yahoo group, called "sibonation," wer'e fairly active and there's quite a few of us with success or maintenance stories.