Just giving an update,
I had the Hydrogen / Methane test done yesterday.
I do have SIBO! so thanks so much for putting up this post.
Interestingly enough, whatever bacteria I have only produces Methane . There was 0 Hydrogen shown on the test, which explains why I always have slow bowel movement. Apparently Methane causes constipation and slow motility where as Hydrogen tend to produce diarrhea.
He prescribed Xifaxan for 10 days along with Alinia for 9 days. Alinia is for parasites, but he said based on his experience the 2 together work well and 2/3 of the people heal… there are 1/3 that have to come back for more rounds of testing/drugs….
He also said as soon as I finish the drugs I need to repopulate the good bacteria which I will be doing for sure.
How are you doing?
Are you feeling any better since the meds?