oh boy here we go...
I’m gonna keep this as simple as possible because I could talk about this for hours. but you’ll hear about this many, many more times on this page for sure.
a little info:
-what is SIBO?
SIBO is an acronym for Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth.
-what does SIBO do/feel like
bloating, allllll the time. gas, rashes, weight loss/gain, anxiety/depression symptoms... just to name a few.
-what causes SIBO?
there are many ~predicted~ causes of SIBO however there is no one main cause. Some causes could be antibiotic use, the birth control pill, parasitic infection, low stomach acid... the list goes on.
I’m not a doctor, so even though I know A LOT on the topic, I can’t really say much. There are different kinds of SIBO and the topic is very controversial and confusing in itself, so this is just the basics.
for the past few years, around 2 to be exact I have been dealing with SIBO. SIBO is annoying (as many things are) for so. many. reasons. being bloated all the time can really take a toll on you. no matter what you eat, what you do... bloated. feeling exhausted after just doing daily activities, no matter how much sleep you get you’re still tired, no matter how much water you drink you’re still fatigued. At a certain point you just start to feel hopeless and then finding a doctor who 1. Knows what SIBO is and 2. Knows how to treat it is a struggle in its own. I’ve left school early, missed class and missed events numerous times because of my gut issues. It came to the point where I just stopped saying yes to things and making plans because I didn’t want to let people down. Eliminating foods to try to figure out what the problem was. Figuring out what to eat and when to eat and how to eat is such a stress. Ripping apart diets trying to make sense of them and find out what works and what doesn’t.
My gut got so bad I physically couldn’t eat anything without feeling ill. Not even the BRAT diet was working, I had to go back to the basics.. and by basics I mean basics. For a majority of October 2019 I consumed baby food. Not proud however it helped immensely. After that I found the perfect doctor and finally got the he