Is This Post IBS?

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MeliMel
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Is This Post IBS?

Postby MeliMel » Tue Nov 26, 2019 4:02 pm

Hello Again All. Tomorrow will be 2 weeks since I finished my first treatment of Vanco. Just wondering if how I am feeling now is Post IBS or should I be concerned? While being treated for CDiff my stools were not that watery but soft formed and/ or mushy. Last week I had a pattern of being constipated for 2 days with relief on the 3rd day. The last two days my stools have been much softer again and break when flushed, little bit of mucus. I am going about 2-3 times in the morning, about an hour apart. I still feel bloated and have stomach pains throughout the day as well as increased nausea. Gas comes and goes. My diet is still bland, chicken, baked potato, green beans, just added gluten free bread and tried eggs for the first time. I was eating white rice but due to the constipation I stopped. Is this what Post IBS is like? I'm aware to look out for and follow the 3 day rule but I as I mentioned before I never had the watery D prior to starting Vanco. So in my case I'm not sure what to look out for again.

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Re: Is This Post IBS?

Postby NanciT » Tue Nov 26, 2019 7:12 pm

It's always best to check with your GI, we cannot diagnose. It certainly sounds like Post IBS but there are medications that can help and you would need to see your GI. I took Levsin for nearly a year after CDIFF and it helped me alot.

Most think things will return to "normal" after meds are finished, but with CDIFF that is not often the case, It can take time for the gut to heal, sticking to a bland diet is good especially if you are dealing with IBS

It can take time....check in with your GI if it continues, medication may help

Take Care

NanciT

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Re: Is This Post IBS?

Postby georgina » Wed Nov 27, 2019 2:34 am

Be sure to read the label when you buy gluten free bread . Most gluten of those contains hard to digest fibers and lots of sugar. I have found that the sourdough bread is easier to digest.

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Re: Is This Post IBS?

Postby MeliMel » Wed Nov 27, 2019 6:21 pm

I spoke with my new GI about my concerns and she advised she is working on a prior authorization to prescribe me Xifaxan 550mg. Isn't that usually used to treat SIBO? We briefly discussed the possibility of SIBO last week when I saw her but we did not test and from the sound of her message it seems she wants to prescribe without testing. Thoughts? Can this antibiotic cause a relapse in CDiff?

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Re: Is This Post IBS?

Postby Ril » Thu Nov 28, 2019 8:49 pm

Xifaxan is considered to generally be safe and is sometimes even used as a chaser after c diff. My GI assured me it was safe when he prescribed it. He prescribed it for my IBS as it is now used for that as well as SIBO and if it so happened I had SIBO as well, it would have addressed that too.


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