I have had my J Pouch for 26 years. I have had 3 bouts with pouchitis in the first 15 years. I have been having bloating, vomiting, diarrhea, abdominal pain, weight loss & gain for 2 1/2 years. After being tested for gastroparesis and numerous other tests, it was determined I had small intestinal bacteria overgrowth. After antibiotic treatment, I was good for 4 months. Now its back and my gastrointestinal doctor said its back and has ordered another round of antibiotics.
My questions are - is this going to be a lifelong illness, does anyone with a J-Pouch have simular problems, and will a low FODMAP diet be okay long term?
Thanks for any help.