first diagnosed anti depenent pouchitis later on as sibo..either way antibiotics was the key to controlling
big news it seems just eliminating ALL starchy carbs and simple sugar completely NO MORE ANTIBIOTICS...no other drug either...
fact appears to be that sibo we have overgrowth of bacteria..those foods feed bad bacteria(make them grow in number)out doing the good bacteria..antibiotics killed off the bacteria except it kills good as well as bad..however until this simple realization it was only game in town...
look i wasn`t a believer right off but i did it with version of scd diet(which i will explain next)stayed on my antibiotics for about two months with diet than just went cold turkey with diet only..bam it worked!!!my goal was get rid of pain,burning when going and that feeling of not emptying out..when i had those symptoms pain so bad going it would be impossible to stand..this has been eliminated..i think i am controlling the bad bacteria from taking over thus above symptoms are not happening..now mind you in my case i pay no attention to how it comes out(loose,formed etc. ) and if i go maybe 8 times in total 24 hours..i can live with that..but i am pain free and antibiotic free..
now explain diet..eliminate all starchy carbs..grains of all kinds,corn,potatoes and simple sugar...except for fruits,what exits in veggies and i allow myself face yoghurt (with a little natural sugar in it)..seems not to make difference)no processed foods (usually has some bad ingrediance..dr. said many have gluten in them to preserve even if you do not think so) )
also,allycat a long time sufferer who has tried numerous things and drugs was incouraged to try this and just wrote yesterday on pouchitis thread..the amazing results she is having in two weeks of diet!! yah!!!!
i know it works for my sibo and my guess is it will help with pouchitis..my logic is antibiotics used for pouchitis..kills off bacteria..
if you try this have no fear than i can start giving out ways to satisfy those carb and sugar needs because they are there ...for starters i make an scd almond bread,easy as can be!!
i hope i get more folks newbies and oldsters on site to go for it..is it easy to give up these addictive foods not necessarily but what if just what if this works and we can function and get on with our lives just by changing diet..hope to hear in this new years other successful folks giving it a go!