So before, I mentioned the Diltiazem. Well, one day last week, the nurse practitioner called me to explain more about the results of the manometry and the medicine. She also asked if I would be willing to take a course of antibiotics and a probiotic. Well, I said yes because I'm willing to try anything to get rid of this extreme bloating, gas, cramping, and alternating diarrhea and constipation. If I do indeed have small intestinal bacterial overgrowth (SIBO), that would explain the flattened villi that was seen a few months ago.
Well anyway, the antibiotic is Xifaxan, and it is non-systemic, which means it doesn't cross into the bloodstream. It pretty much stays working in the intestines. They also prescribed a probiotic calls Flora-Q. It has 4 different types of bacteria in it and it is not covered by my insurance. lol Between the two of those, I payed over $110 yesterday. So, I'm kinda hoping they work.
In 6 weeks, I have an appointment with the nurse practitioner to discuss any changes.
And now, you know as much as I do.
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