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Treatment for Bacteroids

Discussion in 'General ME/CFS Discussion' started by trickthefox, Dec 21, 2015.

  1. trickthefox

    trickthefox Senior Member

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    Hi forum!
    I'm posting a lot recently but just trying to figure out the best routes to take based on other people experience
    My test results indicated that I have a much to high level of Bacteroides in my gut - making up something like 45% of my flora when its meant to be lower than 10%. Has anyone else had levels like this and successfully managed to get them down with targeted antibiotics or anti-microbals? and if so which ones did the job? i have tried rifaximin with no luck, and KDM wants to put me on clindamycin in a pulsed one week a month manner. From everything I've read bacteroides are rather hard to treat so it would be great to hear from someone with knowledge of how to treat these buggers. KDM thinks that it is due to these high levels that I have such extreme food sensitivities, and that by correcting this my symptoms may improve
     
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    ahmo Senior Member

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    I don't know whether bacteroids respond the same as other bacteria. I compiled my findings for using natural antibacterials in a blog post here. It includes links to further info. Good luck.
     
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    Thomas Senior Member

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    What are your food sensitivity symptoms if you don't mind me asking, and did you have any gut problems or IBS before getting ME? I also failed on Rifaximin and am considering the same Abx you mentioned.
     
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    Billt Senior Member

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    We have tried both of these r/x's with no luck.. My son has tired them 3 times with no success. We are now looking into alternative ( natural ) treatment. Hope you find something that works for you..
     
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    trickthefox Senior Member

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    Constant dull pain in the stomach, and if i eat anything other than my extremely restricted diet, i get intense brainfog/anxiety/fatigue/puffy face/short breath/racing heart/sound and light sensitivity, about 10 minutes after that that gradually increases in intensity which can last anywhere up to 3 days
     
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    trickthefox Senior Member

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    has any one been dealing with bacteroides specifically?
     

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