Crohn's 4 Ever...how do you know you have SBBO? What kind of test did they do for you to show that?
I've always been under the impression that I, too, had this because my GI once put me on a Xifaxan because, as he said: "Sometimes the small bowel can get an overgrowth of bacteria". That was last year. And when I researched SBBO, the symptoms were mine to a T.
Then just a couple of weeks ago, I mentioned to my GI something about the SBBO and he said, "well, we don't know that you actually HAVE that."
So he'd just put me on the antibiotic IN CASE I was suffering from SBBO...so now I'm wondering how you test to see if you ACTUALLY HAVE SBBO.
Diagnosed in October, 2004 at age 33.
Current Rx's: Colazal (generic), Nexium (generic), Ferrous Sulfate, One-A-Day multivitamin, Culturelle Probiotic, Omega-3 Fish Oil, Vitamin D, Vitamin A, Calcium-Magnesium-Zinc, Cranberry pills
Secondary conditions: mouth ulcers, joint pain, swelling ankles, extreme fatigue
Previous/occasional Rx's: 20mg Prednisone taper, Flagyl, Levaquin
No surgeries to date