Over the past 4 months, I’ve started experiencing intense rumbling, gas, and tons of output. It causes achy, cramps, and awful lower back pain. I have been cared for by my colorectal surgeon for 26 years, as my GI doc was never reliable. I guess I relieved on him bc he saved my life and was always there when I needed help. I was on Cipro every day for years, then, Xifaxan periodocially for bacterial overgrowth. I’ve had 4 abscesses in 26 years, the last in 2012, that landed me in the hospital for 30 days and a lost year of work. I also had a fistula. As he is approaching retirement, he referred me to a new GI doc. She is young and has a 180 degree different philosophy about using meds. She is not an advocate of probiotics or antibiotics. She wanted me to go on a special diet ( I think it was FOD something??). I’m sorry for rambling. I simply cannot live on a diet like that. Please don’t say that if it is that bad, then I should do it. I have a hectic life, my mom has Alzheimer’s, so things can be rough.
I had a MRE last fall which showed no active disease.
I’m very lost right now. We are not on the same page at all.
I guess I would like some thoughtfuL advise. Should I have a SIBO test? I see my GI on May 15th.
Sometimes I just get tired of worrying about my pouch, getting sick again, feeling like crap