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OK At my own request I paid for a hydrogen breath test for SIBO (small intestinal bacterial overgrowth).
You get fed lactulose drink then spend 3 hours giving breath samples to measure gases.
As it turns out I had excessive high readings of two gases. So all my gas/pain/bloat/sinus IS IN fact caused by sibo!
PLEASE DONT ACCEPT AN "IBS" AS A DIAGNOSIS and continue to suffer like I did.
How owe peri plays into this I don't know... I started my cycle again , Day 21 instead of 27. The ND didn't seems to think menopause played into this but she was VERY interested that my immediate fam started peri meno at 40. So MAYBE the slow motility has caused thus, but she thinks it was the antibiotics and my wine addiction that has.
IF IT HELPS ANYONE.. if you are suffering from excessive belching and have a high processed diet or sugar intake then please consider a sibo test, the pain it's caused me, and walking around BELCHING like a beer drinking maniac has been a pretty horrid experience and I'm kinda MAD I didn't demand this test earlier. I realise gallbladder and many other conditions mimick excessive belching but by process of elimination I'm offering this if it helps even one person get to the root of their gas problems
My Symptons tied up SIBO
GAS - LOTS OF SODDING GAS..
Cramps and abdominal pain
"Some" achy joints
Goh I'm sure there
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