The Complete Timeline of My Adventure with Gut-Brain Issues: Part 1

Part 1: A Series of Unfortunate Events and A Light at the End of the Tunnel I suppose I'll start my story a few years back from today, during the 2013-2014 school year, when my adventure with gut issues began. I was a third year student studying Life Sciences (Majors in Physiology and Health and… Continue reading The Complete Timeline of My Adventure with Gut-Brain Issues: Part 1

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Rifaximin Treatment, Day 3

8:45 - Woke up in rough shape. Was having crazy vivid dreams all night (also typical of my die-off symptoms) and woke up pretty foggy and unrefreshed. Took first Rifaximin dose of the day. Upon waking (high = bad) Sensitivity to FODMAPS - 7/10 Brain fog - 4/10 Head pressure - 4/10 Bloating - 3/10… Continue reading Rifaximin Treatment, Day 3

Rifaximin Treatment, Day 2

8:30 am - Woke up an hour earlier than normal today feeling pretty nice and refreshed (not the usual case) and relatively clear headed. Upon waking (high = bad) Sensitivity to FODMAPS - 8/10 Brain fog - 2/10 Head pressure - 2/10 Bloating - 2/10 Anxiety - 1/10 Depression - 1/10 (high = good) Overall… Continue reading Rifaximin Treatment, Day 2

Rifaximin Treatment, Day 1

As mentioned in previous posts, I'll be documenting my successes/failures with Rifaximin treatment over its 14 day course and beyond. Specifically I'll be reporting on its effects on my characteristic SIBO issues - sensitivity to FODMAPs, brain fog, head pressure, bloating, anxiety and depression, and overall well-being. Throughout the treatment I will be eating small… Continue reading Rifaximin Treatment, Day 1

My Story with SIBO / The Need to Experiment / Trying to get Rifaximin

Unfortunately we can't always know exactly what is happening in our gut. Back in September my current family doctor was kind enough to humour my protests that gut issues, not stress, were the source of my health problems. She ordered a battery of diagnostic tests, including a barium enema, a small bowel follow through, a… Continue reading My Story with SIBO / The Need to Experiment / Trying to get Rifaximin