SIBO round 1: herbal protocol for 1 month.
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.
onward through SIBO, MAST cell activation and hormone depletion
Blog entry posted by CedarHome, Mar 23, 2018.