Patient Comments: Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth - Experience

Please describe your experience with small intestinal bacterial overgrowth (SIBO).

Comment from: Debsready, 55-64 Female (Patient) Published: May 13

I recently this year have had the small intestinal bacterial overgrowth problem. My problem is due to the CREST syndrome I have, mainly scleroderma that has affected my gastrointestinal tract. I have all the issues that go along with SBO. None of my doctors are very helpful with my problem. I have been reading that most patients get a prescription from their doctor for xifaxan, or the generic form. The only thing I get is samples from my doctor and I"ve had to purchase the medicines online to help me get by. I"m wondering if anyone else has this problem. Also the SIBO seems to be occurring every 2 to 3 weeks. I have not read anywhere that a patient is on antibiotic all the time.

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Comment from: hayley3, 55-64 Female (Patient) Published: May 30

My small intestinal bacterial overgrowth (SIBO) ballooned out of control after a hysterectomy but I feel that it originated from losing my appendix when they did gallbladder surgery.

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