I started the SBD today because I have a recurring health problem that my Dr cannot figure out. I was DX with bacterial overgrowth of the small intestines. I go on antibiodics and it clears up, but as soon as the drugs are done, it comes back. I have had every test under the sun and everything comes back normal. My Dr cannot figure out why this keeps coming back,but he is guessing that it is something I am eating(I have also tested negative to food allergys).I found a forum online that discusses this and it recommends a diet low in sugar and bad carbs and the SBD was suggested for me to try. It seems that the bacteria feed off of the sugar and carbs so I am hoping that I will find relief if I can illiminate the source. Since I also have some weight to lose, it could be a win win for me!
This problem causes me severe abdominal pain, bloating ,distention and (sorry) REALLY bad gas. I am at my wits end. It interfers with social and business events as I cannot go if my stomache is really bad. Sometimes I have to cancel out on the gym due to the extreme embarrassement of "odor".
This occurs each and every day of my life for years now, but gets worse and worse as time goes by. I have tried probiodics, digestive ensymes etc etc with no success.The only thing that provides some relief is pepto Bismal, which I buy by the case. I excercise 2x a week with cardio and weights. I try to do the right stuff but nothing works.
I dont know if there might be anyone else here that has lived with Bacterial overgrowth of the small intestines or even better anyone who has found a successful cure for it. I would love to hear your experiences.
At the very least, I am hoping that the SBD will be my cure!
I am miserable