I've been dealing with the same situation the past few weeks. The sad part is your intestines probably look just like your mouth, so it's worth taking it seriously.
Here is what I was doing/did and am doing now:
Quit xifaxan. Went on ketaconazole (an antifungal rx) for 10 days. Cut my carbs and sugars to almost zilch.
Believe it or not, at the end of the drug, the problem was still there.
Started Olive leaf extract. Overnight my mough was better. Kept the carbs and sugars low. (the past 5 days)
During this time (14 days) I also borrowed a yogurt maker and started making my own 24 hour yogurt. It was super fun and give me about
100x the probiotics I could buy in one cup.
I am much better. I am styin gon the olive leaf extract because i was totally blown away by how well it worked. I'm sitting on an rx for diflucan in case I need it, but my sense is the olive leaf extract (I used a liquid) is as or more efficient.
I'm sure also the SCD'er will weigh in here, if you can tolerate the diet, that would be very good too. Alas, I cannot, but I can control my sugars and carbs.
Here is a hug!! We're in the same boat. :) I'm a lot better though so just hang in there.
strictures, crohn's, adhesions, endo
just started on LDN, allergic to pentasa and 5ASA's. I'm taking Boswellia Serrata (works!) Just came off Xifaxan. Making 24 hour yogurt (FUN!)
Post Edited (janicea) : 5/23/2009 9:23:08 AM (GMT-6)