Bacterial load doubled, laughing all the way.
SIBO round 2 Rifaximin / vancomycin
Highly effective - went from a methane level of 150 to something like 17 (ppm or whatever the units are)
SIBO round 3- repeat antibiotics- will see results after the super fun SIBO test # 3
Continuing with visceral manipulation every couple weeks. So far (session #4), the therapist keeps finding inflamed small intestine/ slight adhesions. Will try to keep it up.
Meanwhile, experimented with quitting all antihistamines (OTC- recommended for mast cell activation)
Full body inflammation / fatigue symptoms/ brain fog/ sound intolerance.... very debilitating.
Oh! This is what was going on all last year that I didn't have the vocabulary for!
Back on antihistamines. Whew, inflammation mostly managed.
Previous hormone testing said my testosterone level is basically zero.
So I started compounded cream. Whoa! All of a sudden I can work 7-8 hours a day instead of 3-4!
So today is last day of permissive pre-SIBO eating. Back on the SIBO green column wagon for awhile. I'm actually relieved and ready to do it.