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Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth

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#1 emmie


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Posted 19 January 2008 - 05:19 PM


I was recently diagnosed with intestinal bacterial overgrowth. I seem to remember someone posting that they have/had this. I am wondering how long it takes to get some relief from the symptoms.

My gastro has me alternating an antibiotic and a probiotic for 6 weeks. The fact that she has me doing this for 6 weeks leads me to think that it's not something easily fixed.

I'd love to hear from others who have had this situation.

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Posted 19 January 2008 - 07:55 PM

Hi Emmie,

I had bacterial overgrowth about 3 years ago. I took Flagyl antibiotic for a month and my problem is solved.
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Posted 20 January 2008 - 12:01 PM

If I have a problem with bacterial overgrowth my doctor gives me either, Flagyl - Levaquin - or Xyfaxin. Usually, after taking one of those it clears up and I am good to go for several months at a time now. I also have diverticular disease so that becomes a problem also, if I am not very careful with what I eat. Sheryl
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Posted 20 January 2008 - 01:23 PM

Me too! I use probiotics on a daily basis and sometimes twice a day if I feel that I'm going to have "one of those days"! I also use a natural drink, (you can PM me for the name), (which many people don't like :P the taste of) one small glass a day & it seems to be the solution for my body's habits! I've found this is the combination that works and if I need I'll use the antibiotics as your doctor is prescribing for a short term with the probiotics. Follow the dr's advice, but thereafter you can use probiotics, etc, and it will help (I hope :D )!!!
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Posted 20 January 2008 - 05:08 PM

Kamlesh, Sheryl and Michelle,

It looks like this is a problem that comes and goes but is manageable once diagnosed and you get on the right treatment. The treatment sounds like antibiotics and probiotics however it looks for you. That is VERY encouraging! Thanks for giving me hope!

xoxo emmie