Bacterial overgrowth of small intestine-Protocol?
I have been diagnosed with bacterial overgrowth of the small intestine with a hydrogen breath test. They treated with Neomycin which did not knock it out. I now also tested positive for Mycoplasma infection igg and igm and they want to treat with levaquin. The motility Dr. also said the only way he has found to starve the bacteria is to do a 2-3 week Vivonex Plus (enterel oral formula) protocol with water. This starves the bacteria because this food complex is absorbed before it hits the end of the small intestine where they are. I'm currently on a no grain, no sugar diet (vegies, juicing, protein, some fruits) and feeling a little better.
My symptoms are/were: Bloating after meals, severe fatigue, exercise intolerance, panic/hypoglycemic attacks, heart arrythmias, body tremors, chills, cold extremities, pins and needles, extreme periods of confusion and brain fog, flu-like symptoms, sore parotid glands.
I don't know if the Vivonex routine is for me as I heard from a naturopath that I must rebuild my cellular level before doing anything. I have to get my housekeeper wave moving again to keep the small intestine clean, otherwise the bacteria will return.
i am thinking about seeing an herbalist in LA (Dr. Matt Benschoten) to see if herbs maybe the answer along with my current diet.
I also suspect a yeast overgrowth.