8yr old chronic stomach pain that got better for a time after an unrelated course of antibiotics?

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Hi everyone,

I have an 8 yr old that had suffered from daily stomach aches for about 3 yrs. She is seeing a gastro specialist and now a Naturopath. She recently had strep throat and was treated with amoxicillin for 10 days. By about the second day on it her stomach aches were not happening and completely gone until 5 days after finishing the course. Then they were back. We did an elimination diet and have done IgG food testing and it doesn't seem to be related to a specific food. I thought maybe H.Pylori because it wouild respond to antibiotics but the 10 days amox wouldn't have been enough and the right antibiotics to treat it completely and successfully however I looked in her records and she has tested negative to H. Pylori already. Is there any other stomach issues that would respond positively to antibiotics?

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    I think it's going to be Sibo.

    It would make sense that the antibiotics helped for a bit and and it would make sense that she would havery gotten it because of antibiotic use. She's been on antibiotics at least 12 times unfortunately. I'm going to ask for the breath test at her next appointment. My husband looks to also havery sibo according to his gastroenterologist appt yesterday and is on the waiting list for the breath test.

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    She has Giardia plus 2 other parasites and also hydrogen and methane SIBO.

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