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JamiD

Rifaximin For Sibo

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I asked my GI (who has referred me on to a Celiac Specialist because he doesn't know what to do with me, but that appt is in Aug) for a trial of Rifaximin. He ordered 200mg 3 x day for 9 days. He's not familiar with it for IBS and neither was the pharmacist.

For anyone who has taken this, how was it prescribed?

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Check out Dr. Pimmental's info and you'll come up with some answers. Rifaximin is good stuff for hydrogen producing bacteria (the diarrhea type) but I was told by my GI motility doc that it's not nearly as effective for folks who have methane producing bacteria (constipation type). Both are types of bacteria that can be found in SIBO.

Are you making dietary changes (GAP/SCD or FODMAP) and/or taking probiotics along with the Rif treatment? There are a number of ways to go about it, but given the expense of the Rif, its good to consider how to MAINTAIN any progress you make during and after treatment to prevent relapse. Good luck!


Chronic pain, Leg Sx's. LD, ADHD, Depression, GAD. Fibromyalgia, Asthma, Lactose Intol, 20+ Foot Fx, Migraines, Car accident 07 -> LBP, etc. Neuropathy now believed celiac disease-related. **2009 - VERY ill, unable to eat/sleep, Big D, Depression, Fainting, Vision Probs, Myoclonic jerk, Coord + Balance Probs, Heart Palp, Breathing Probs, Extreme Pain, etc. Hospitalized, self-diagnosed gluten issues. Slow recovery since 09, still many IBS + gluten ataxia probs.**

Lactose Free - Childhood (or use Lactaid), GFD 07-28-2009, Almond Free 05, Preservative Free 09, Soy Free 10, Millet Free 10, Potato Free 10, still reacting to many foods.

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