I've got a chronic disease called SIBO (Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth).
Like my relatives, I was never overweight and I never abused drugs, alchohol, etc.
Several of my relatives died young from various gastrointestinal diseases.
There are five antibiotics used very effectively to control SIBO:
floxins - ciprofloxacin (Cipro, Cipro XR, Proquin XR)
trimethoprim-sulfamethoxazole (Bactrim, Septra)
I must use antibiotics 5-to-10 days each month. Obviously, antibiotics kill good
and bad bacteria. Probiotics restore healthy bacteria.
I've downloaded many documents about SIBO. There is some disagreement about
taking probiotics with antibiotics. A few doctors believe that probiotics might
reduce the effectiveness of antibiotics. They recommend taking probiotics on the
days when you're not taking antibiotics.
Extreme diarrhea and weight loss are common symptoms of SIBO. Any of the
antibiotics listed above stop the diarrhea and weight loss. I'm going to take my
probiotics and antibiotics the same day, spaced several hours apart. If the symptoms
of SIBO return, I'll use probiotics only on the days when I'm not taking antibiotics.
If you have an opinion or suggestion please let me know.