Is this a fairly common test? I haven't heard of it but it sounds like it could possibly be what's wrong with me. 4 months without 1 normal bowel movement is enough for me to try anything!
Do you do it in a hospital or in a Dr. office??
Shelly, I had it done right in my GI's office. There was nothing to it. All I had to do was breath into this tube thing. I am a smoker & the hardest part of it was having to blow all my air out. He stated it is similar to a DUI breath test (take a deep breath & blow it all out). Tell your GI doc you'd like to have it done. If he has the test I am sure he will be more then happy to help you out.
Well...I had to stop taking the Xifaxan. For some reason it is not doing me well. I am extremely nauseated and have had worse diarrhea the last few days then I have had in a few months. My GI told me this is not normal side affects and to stop taking it if they persist. Well, they persisted & I stopped taking it Saturday night. I am still feeling like crap from them! I am having a hard time getting some plain toast down this morning for breakfast! I am so dissappointed, depressed, pisse* that this med did not work for me. I must have had a mild allergic reaction to it. I am hoping he will be able to persribe me something else that may help. Knowing that my test was so high I NEED something that will get rid of the bacterial growth. So, back to square one for me... I would still recommend this for everyone. Just because I had a bad experience doesn't mean it will be the same for you all. I have read alot of success stories with this med. Good luck to you all!
I am trying to cut back on meds. I am afraid the Ultram might make me sleepy. I am not understanding this pain I am having, it is not lower GI, IBS type of cramping. It is laying under my rib cage, at first I thought it was trapped gas, but now I am thinking it may be my stomach...ulcer??
I have had enough in the last 10 years to warrant an ulcer. I pray it is not. I am going to eat the rice/starch diet for a few days and see if I get better. I ate some coleslaw Saturday night, and I suddenly had a gas attack along with this pain on the right side under my ribs. It has gotten better with mild diet and prilosec otc.
My insurance has moved my Nexium up into the Tier 3 catagory, they don't want to pay for it now. They want me to take Prevacid, or choose from a choice of about 3-4 others.
I am not in the mood to see the Gastro, I have done so well with my IBS that I haven't seen him in about 18 months. He WILL make me come in.