Re: I'd like to see the people with SIBO screened out
05/31/12 09:43 AM
I guess we can all certainly agree that it's a very difficult thing to sort out all these different GI issues- there does seem to be at least the potential for two or even more of these issues to be present. Those of us with Celiac are often "screened out" of IBS studies, but if a person is strict in adhering to the Celiac diet, their Celiac should be in remission; it would not really be a cause for being screened out of studies for other GI issues. I have followed a very strict gluten free diet for nearly 10 years, but have had terrible IBS symptoms the past 3 years. I do also have SIBO (methane), but truly believe my problems are wrapped up somehow with all these different issues. I responded very well and very quickly to the IBS diet and still must adhere to it if I'm to be stable. BUT, I also still bloat and get pain even after being treated for SIBO.
I guess there is still just much to be learned in the world of IBS and other disorders. At least we can be thankful that we know so much about how to help ourselves feel better and deal with the pain, etc thru the various diets (IBS, Gluten-free, FODMAP...). I'm so grateful for this message board - it's very helpful to be able to get on here and read other people's questions and comments as we all try to work our way through our GI "stuff!"