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Test results - SIBO?

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created June 01, 2013 at 8:59 AM

Hey guys. I went to the Doc. to get testet for possible candida / SIBO. I just got the test results back from my stool samples, with a message " If you continue to have trouble with Diarrhea - Contact me ".. I never had trouble with Diarrhea to begin with.. And since my docter is ignoring 99% of the symptoms i described, i figured i would ask some like minded individuals. Anyways, here the results:![alt text][1]

www.postimg.org/image/wpxr7zbnx/78e5f7f8/ ( I'm not allowed to post pictures ;/ )

I have alot of the symptoms of some sort bacterial infection. I'm often constipated, i have black circles under my eyes, i have periods of up to 4 days where i get super nausea after everymeal, feeling like theres a ton of gas in my stomach, i get bloated, i have the Oral thrush thing going on, etc etc.

If anyone knows if this test results means i definatly have SIBO / Candida i would be so happy, as i would finally have some sort of diagnosis, instead of my own wild guesses.

Thanks in advance for your help. Alexander

22b66be3ecf04164945dfc83bd414bb5

on June 01, 2013
at 12:05 PM

Hi RK. Thanks for your answer. I have tried, basically that, for three months. It somewhat improved the time in between symptoms. But my symptoms stayed the same, with the same frequency. I recently added in some starches which seems to help greatly on my mood, and constipation. I've really tried anything in regards to food. It all seems to make no difference.

22b66be3ecf04164945dfc83bd414bb5

on June 01, 2013
at 10:26 AM

I eat a strict paleo diet. I have been doing VLC for 3 months - Which diden't improve things much. I recently ( 3 weeks ago ) added in 100-150g of carbs solely from starches ( Sweet & sometimes regular potato ). This has helped my mood alot. I've also had daily bowel movements for 3 weeks now, which is unusual. The weird thing is that symptoms comes and goes in waves. I'll feel perfect for days at a time - Then suddenly, i'm nauseas, tired and depressed for days/ weeks. I have tracked everything i've eaten, and it seems that it isen't food that's triggering the symptoms.

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on June 01, 2013
at 10:00 AM

Please tell us about your diet then maybe we can help.

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on June 01, 2013
at 11:26 AM

Unfortunately, even if you get tested for SIBO flat out, the test can be wrong. It is fairly well agreed upon that the only way to know if you really have SIBO is to eat the SIBO diet and see if it helps. Here is a great website and food guide:

http://www.eat-real-food-paleodietitian.com/paleo-diet-and-SIBO.html

Try this for a few weeks and see if it makes a difference.

22b66be3ecf04164945dfc83bd414bb5

on June 01, 2013
at 12:05 PM

Hi RK. Thanks for your answer. I have tried, basically that, for three months. It somewhat improved the time in between symptoms. But my symptoms stayed the same, with the same frequency. I recently added in some starches which seems to help greatly on my mood, and constipation. I've really tried anything in regards to food. It all seems to make no difference.

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on June 30, 2013
at 09:03 PM

Actually, the breath test is pretty accurate. I took it and it showed I had too much of the Methane producing bacteria in my small intestine... The problem is the treatment... The Dr. gave me Xifaxan which is the antibiotic that is suppose to help kill off the bacteria.. and i took it, and although it helped for a week, it came right back!

Now I am educating myself more and I am seeing the underlying problem is not the bacteria.. In fact the same bacteria that causes problems in the small intestine is just fine as long as it stays in the large intestine... the problem is the bacteria TRAVELING from large intestine into the small intestine.... that's the problem! .... So why does that happen? ... Well, the big suspect is a valve called ileocecal valve .. This is the valve between Small intestine and large intestine... it is suppose to keep the content of the large intestine in it, but with SIBO suffering individuals this valve is malfunctioning therefore allowing bacteria to come up to small intestine.... Here is a study done recently in Europe on a group of SIBO suffering indivicuals ... what they did was a colonoscopy specifically to see if that valve is malfunctioning, and sure enough it is!........ killing the bacteria with Anti-biotics or even all this diet is not gonna fix the underlying problem is the valve is not closing when it's suppose to and it's letting all the bacteria in the small intestine! Here is a link to that study: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3520169/

So the key is: 1. Do the test to find out if you have Hydrogen producing bacteria or Methane producing bacteria or both.. (Hydrogen producing bacteria usually causes Diarrhea / where as Methane producing bacteria causes constipation) this is why 1 SIBO patient could be suffering from symptoms completely different from another and why I recommend the breath test to at least get a clue as to what are we fighting here!

  1. Help the valve start to open and close normally again... This is best done with a help of a Chiropractor or if you have a really knowledgeable acupuncturist they might be able to help too.

  2. Then comes the diet and possibly antibiotics...

This is just my 2 cents.... I am a SIBO suffering person myself...

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