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I'm trying to get some advice regarding SIBO ( small intestinal bacterial overgrowth ) and the typical dosage of antibiotics/probiotic that would be used to treat it. I was diagnosed with IBS a few years back and was told there's basically nothing that can be done, other than daily laxatives and playing about with diet....in other words - Don't bother coming back !
Since then, I've tried all sorts of diets and read a whole lot of stuff, I even seen a local nutritionalist guy who advised against taking any laxatives at all ( Im only 35 . I followed his advice and cut out high fibre foods and stopped laxatives and for three years now Ive had virtually no constipation and been regular. The only problem I have is gas, hours of it after every meal I eat ( or drink ), I've had this since I was a kid and it's gotten worse, it's like the food just gets converted straight to it.
Ive read about SIBO and its similarity to IBS and think that maybe this could be my problem. I can get tested for it but it costs about 300 quid and the treatment is antibiotic/probiotics. I'm thinking of just giving myself a course of them via the internet, can anyone recommend a dosage.
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