I am not sure how long the test has been available? My GI doctor mentioned it to me. I have been taking the antibiotic for about
3 days now...it hasn't been fun, but it worth it if is going to cure this up. It has mostly just made me nauseous & having the feeling that I have to keep using the bathroom (although I don't). I had already assumed that it was going to make me feel worse for a bit before it makes me feel better.
ItalianBella, I had all the symptoms that are discussed on this board (diarrhea mostly) and my GI told me that IBS is mistakingly diagnosed for it since most doctors don't think to do the hydrogen test. You should have the test done, very simple. I have had IBS symptoms the past year constantly. He stated that usually the symptoms will start with no warning...one day you are fine & the next you are in pain with diarrhea, etc.
Joeblow, have you had the side effects from it? How long are you on the med's for? I am on them for about 10 days I think.
I am praying that this is my answer to the agony of the last year. My GI is pretty confident...but, I will let you all know how I am in about a month (if I am "cured" or not )