- January 8, 2013 at 9:50 pm #93921
So I just got diagnosed with bacteria overgrowth with my already yeast overgrowth. My gi dr told me I need antibiotics but my naturalpath said no. She just said continue candida diet, antifungals and bacteria, and good probiotic. She gave me around a year time table but I’m confused what to do. I read different stuff on the Internet. However I don’t want antibiotics which has caused me all of these problems in the first place. But do antifungals actually get rid of bacteria too. Thanks for any adviceJanuary 8, 2013 at 10:46 pm #93924
I meant sibo not Dino lolJanuary 8, 2013 at 11:02 pm #93925
UncleOxidantMemberTopics: 8Replies: 56
No, the antifungals won’t directly effect the bacterial overgrowth problem. However, as I understand it, the candida diet is also effective for this problem as those bacteria tend to live on sugars as well. Sounds like the GI doc wants to give you a quick fix (antibiotics) that could possibly work for that problem (in the short term anyway), however it would make the candida problem worse. The Naturopath is giving you a longer, but in the longrun more sustainable path. As the candida is dealt with the balance of organisms in your gut will readjust to also limit the growth of the bad bacteria and over time the bad ones will diminish as the good bacteria increase.January 8, 2013 at 11:15 pm #93926
rasterParticipantTopics: 104Replies: 6837
You don’t need to take antibiotics to treat SIBO, it isn’t mandatory. This is an eastern vs. western dilemma and you can see it in how they approach the problem.
I’d ask your naturopath if they know of any enzymes or other supplements that will work better for someone who has SIBO, this might be the trick. I believe I took one called zymex II.
I believe I had SIBO as well but it wasn’t diagnosed. I lacked hydro-chloric acid (talk to your naturopath about this as well) and took every single antibiotic on the market to deal with my strept problem (another flora imbalance). I also have parasites. Its all a gut flora problem and this can be dealt with in a variety of ways.
-rasterJanuary 9, 2013 at 12:13 am #93934
I was actually on xifaran before I knew i had a yeast problem for 3 weeks and it didnt do much. Plus he had me clean my bowels with that salt water crap, I was on the toilet for 26 hours and still bloated. But I was still eating high carbs and yeast. I just messaged my naturalpath and she said the stuff she gave me will get rid of the bacteria also. She also suspects parasites which showed up negative but I was in Iraq two times. Our diets were poor as you can imagine. I’m on gse, olive tree extract I believe, she gave me 3 different bottles of enzymes, a shake in the morning with my 200 billion probiotic. Also pau darco which is mild and c acid. She said I need to have patience and told me to have one cheat meal a week, which I know isn’t too good for many people but she said I’m way too thin and I need sanity. She said have a cocoa bar made with stevia for a chocolate fix but that’s it if I go chocolate. The gi also wants to do a colonoscopy and idk why. I just have bloating and mucous reflux. I’m experiencing dieoff right now but before that my sinuses are clear and my airborne allergies are a ton better. A month total in the treatment but just started these new fungals and enzymes 3!days ago. And she said do not take the antibiotic. I don’t wanna quick fix I wanna permanent fix. ThanksJanuary 9, 2013 at 1:55 am #93955
flailingWcandiMemberTopics: 13Replies: 277
It’s no wonder when the flora in the GI tract get’s all out of balance, that both candida and bad bacteria can overgrowth. Cedar-Sinai treated my SIBO with a 15 day elemental diet (Vivonex), in order to starve out the bad bacterial overgrowth – which did nothing to effect the candida but, perhaps provide it with more territory for it’s overgrowth to expand into.
I have heard the other treatment for SIBO is anibiotics. Perhaps they decide which method to treat SIBo based on symptoms or general area effected or, the Doc could have elected to go with the elemental diet based on the sheer amount of antibiotic’s (regular, broad gram + and broad gram -) which the referring specialist had tried in the months prior to going to cedars.
Probiotics are important to re-balancing the GI flora for either SIBO or CRC……keep taking those probiotics. I recently bought and am trying GARDEN OF LIFE Ultimate Pro Biotics with HSO and it seems to be making a difference. Though, I realize it might take weeks or a month or two for this products effects to be felt in it’s entirety; I think it’s a product worth experimenting with.
Blessings and happy healing graces for the New Years.January 9, 2013 at 2:58 am #93961
I ll just keep doing what I m doing and hope for the best. I just hate the symptoms and its taking over my life. But I have to have hope this will work in months and just have patience
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