I have been dealing with SIBO for approximately a year and a half. While doing research about it because I found that my GI doc hadn't given me enough information about it. That it is chronic, that it is now linked with IBS, that you have to change your entire diet, etc. it has occurred to me that my symptoms are very closely related to IBS.
Not sure who has read it or not but I am about halfway through a book by Dr. Mark Pimentel from Cedars Sinai called A New IBS Solution. www.anewibssolution.com/
I am finding it AMAZING so far. I am also waiting for a book to be published that I pre-bought called Digestive Health with REAL Food: A Practical Guide to an Anti-Inflammatory, Nutrient Dense Diet for IBS & Other Digestive Issues www.eat-real-food-paleodietitian.com/diges
I simply am not willing to live like this for much longer and I am beginning to realize that doctors are generally in the dark when it comes to SIBO and IBS so I guess I will have to educate myself! Looking next at diet. I have been on spark for a couple of years and have lost 60 lbs (I also have PCOS) so I have altered my diet quite a bit but what I have altered doesn't apparently work for SIBO/IBS. The whole grain-high fiber is a nightmare with the bacteria, at least for me.
So that is it in a nutshell. Oh, one thing. When this all began for me the doctor told me to use probiotics. So I have been paying through the nose for Align for over a year. My last bout with the bacteria I got so frustrated that I went off all meds. Everything, for one week. Within 24 hours of stopping the probiotics, I was almost pain free again. It comes and goes but the all encompassing pain from the SIBO has lessened considerably by chucking those probiotics in the trash.
"Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts." Winston Churchill
| Pounds lost: 40.8