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SIBO symptoms for Methane vs Hydrogen

Discussion in 'Gastrointestinal and Urinary' started by Reno, Feb 20, 2016.

  1. Reno

    Reno

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    From my brief understanding there are two different categories of SIBO type one
    that produce methane and the other hydrogen.

    If this is correct are there different sets of symptoms that can be used to determine methane or hydrogen producing bacteria overgrowth?
     
  2. South

    South Senior Member

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    I've heard (anecdotally) that the methane producing bacteria cause constipation, and the hydrogen producing bacteria produce diarrhea...but don't quote me on that, it was just from some non-expert comment somewhere that I read.
     
  3. Firefly_

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    I was dx with the methane "flavor" of sibo and had been dealing with chronic constipation for about 6 or 7 months. Took rifaximan and neomycin. Waiting on results from follow up test to see if I need another round of treatment.
     
  4. South

    South Senior Member

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    @Firefly_ Did your constipation go away while you were on those prescriptions?
     
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    Firefly_ Senior Member

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    No actually dr. said sibo would never go away as long as I was constipated so he started me on Iberogast first, then treated the sibo.
     
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  6. Christopher

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    Did the Iberogast help with the constipation?
     
  7. Reno

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    Other than South's reply #2 the rest have nothing to do with my question!
     
  8. Firefly_

    Firefly_ Senior Member

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    Like magic, nothing else worked. Started out using it a couple of times a day then had to back off more and more as time went by and now just use it about 3 times a month.
     
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