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I have just received this kind and helpful email from the laboratory where I was going to get tested for SIBO:
“My colleague has explained that our breath test for SIBO is prohibitively expensive for you and she asked me if there’s anything else we can do to help.
One thing you could try is to fast overnight (nothing to eat or drink except water), then take about 10G (15ml) of lactulose solution which is available from any pharmacy, and see if you have any intestinal symptoms after 1-2 hours. Lactulose is a non-absorbable carbohydrate and if you have small intestinal bacterial overgrowth then bacteria will act on the lactulose and produce bloating and possibly some abdominal discomfort between 60-120 minutes after you consume it.
If you have no symptoms then that doesn’t exclude SIBO, but if you do experience any symptoms before 2 hours then that strongly suggests SIBO.”
I hope it helps…July 28, 2018 at 10:58 pm in reply to: What can you eat when you have a "real" stomach virus? #176490
Thank you again Wiley, I will do as you advise.
Thank you Wiley, I will get it (I had previously thought that it must be unreliable in some way because of the Able/Raster posts)
I apologise for this stupid question, but which book do you mean?
Rodi I am glad you are finding out more, but I am sorry that I can’t give you any advice…I need to test for H pylori too, but my GP has refused so far and i am paying far too much for a SIBO test soon, and can’t afford another private test atm. so it will have to wait.
Nia, I am booked for a SIBO test in a couple of week’s time, and i don’t want to take any antibiotics either, so I am hoping against hope that I don’t get a positive result, if I do I will be asking for your advice!
Well I definitely had a reaction to the milk thistle, so now I am back to my normal level of feeling crap… (not sleeping well, anxious and irritable, itchy sore eyes, etc.etc.)
thank you again, but i am on the diet so I have never stopped eating coconut oil, rutabaga, onions etc. This all started on the 19th JUNE, just after I started taking milk thistle, for which I think I have an intolerance /allergy, I will let you know tomorrow ….June 27, 2018 at 3:04 am in reply to: How Long Before Die Off Eases Up? I stopped probiotics a week ago PLEASE HELP #176042
HOW are you doing now LIZ? I am having a terrible time with die off symptoms too…
i am not sure about carbs either, but having been on the strict diet for a month, i will have to start adding them soon… will let you know when i have decided which ones to start with…
doublek thank you very much for replying.
I stopped taking the oregano oil, 2 days ago, but still feel dreadful, so do you think i should just resume taking it and put up with the symptoms, or wait a few days to a week and only start taking it again when I am feeling a lot better?June 2, 2018 at 11:36 am in reply to: Candida, Leaky Gut, Intestinal Issues…My Story/Current Protocol #175873
i don’t understand,if you have got candida, from my researches, ( although I am a relative newcomer to trying to get rid of candida) you won’t get rid of it whilst you are eating sugar (fruit)…. so what are you trying to achieve?
It’s ok, but it’s only a tiny patch, and it’s still there…
I think that it could be die off, I developed ringworm on my hand, which is still there,as a die off symptom about 6 weeks into the diet…April 26, 2018 at 11:01 am in reply to: Is this Candida? Depersonalization, brain fog, nausea, dry mouth #175616
or the symptoms could be down to gluten, dairy and sugar withdrawal… you are definitely going too fast, if I were you, I might go back on the gluten and dairy, and concentrate on coming off the sugar before I attempt to deal with the candida… and then come off the dairy and or gluten, until I was feeling ok, and then I would just stay on the candida diet for about 6 weeks before I added any anti fungalsApril 10, 2018 at 12:08 pm in reply to: Why is genital irritation still occurring after 2 months of Candida Cleanse Diet #175512
i am sorry, I don’t have a vaginal infection, but I do have fungal infections on my toenails, and they have not improved, in fact they have spread slightly, and I have not only been doing the diet for 2 months, but have also been taking anti fungals for the last 45 days, I am hoping that it is die off!