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Hey there , i've posted a few times here before about my issue. Basically it all began about 14 months ago after i got a nasty bladder infection. Went to the docs and got some strong antibiotics 'ciprofloxacin' for it. Initially i took it for 14 days as per the doc but then the infection seems to still be present after that so the doc gave another 14 days and that solved the infection. So in total i took a month of cipro antibiotics.
Strange thing is , few days after cipro i started getting weird stomach pain problems i never had before. I could eat anything and everything i wanted before that course of antibiotics though. So things got worse , and about 1 month later i had constant heartburn, went to the GP again and got pantoprazole this time my first PPI. my problem never stopped since then i mean i've been on and off PPIs since then till today. Any PPI you can name it , ive tried it but they all just cover the heartburn , when the drug runs out the burning comes back. So now i've been doing alot of research and i come to conclude that i might have SIBO which makes sense since the antibiotics could have killed too many or all of my 'good bacteria' so leaving the bad ones left to over grow after cipro. Does anyone think i might be right? Anyone having similar experiences?
My other symptoms which comes on and off besides heartburn is - abdominal pain, spasms, muscle twitching, more than usual burping and farting, unable to gain weight, feeling tired sometimes with no reason. I've done untrasounds, OGDs , bloodtests and all came back with nothing unsual so i really believe it could be SIBO as none of these tests could detect it.
Ive told my gastro doc about this before and he didn't dismiss that it might be bacteria since his approach is to feed me PPIs but for the next follow up i will discuss SIBO with him and probably ask to do the breath test. Would love to hear your stories and how you got rid of SIBO for those who have it. I really want my life back as i'm only 27 and it feels like nothing i ever felt before, this is 1000x worse than a cold.
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