Probiotics are good, I just like eating yogurt better :) I am attempting to make my own. My first batch came out pretty good so I got an automatic temperature to help with the process and I am getting my boyfriend to get me so raw milk to see how that comes out.
To make a real long story somewhat shorter, I had a DS in 2002. Back then it wasn't that well known (it's barely known now) and my surgeon hadn't been doing them long or often. I would guess I was within his first 20 DS patients, if that many. I really don't know what he did or how he measured things but from day one I had terrible gas and diarrhea. I was diagnosed with SIBO about a year later when I got an autoimmune disease from the toxins. I got reactive arthritis and dermatitis and was very sick. Antibiotics helped but I continued to get it and my doctors wouldn't prescribe them anymore because of fear of antibiotic resistance. Constant diarrhea causes other issues, too, as I am sure you are aware. I also had malabsorption problems and I was sick and fatigued to the point of being nonfunctional. I also managed to regain 100 lbs by eating a lot of refined carbs, which are the worse things to eat with SIBO. Unfortunately no one explained these things to me. I didn't learn about them until I had my revision and started posting online. I could have probably managed my symptoms by changing my diet and taking stronger probiotics but I didn't know that then and my doctors certainly didn't suggest anything like that. I had absolutely no pre op education or post op support so it was like I was thrown out in the deep end and expected to know how to swim.
Along with my other issues my surgeon was also very conservative when it came to sleeve size and left mine way too large, probably to compensate for the malabsorption which he didn't like doing. So I was able to eat large amounts of food and of course what goes in must come out. And it did all day and night long.
I got to the point where I was so miserable that I begged for a reversal but they told me that they couldn't reverse my surgery, only revise it so it wouldn't be so malabsorptive. They also suggested making my sleeve into a RNY pouch so I wouldn't gain any more weight. The revision worked in that it ended the SIBO. I was also able to get a handle on my carb addiction and I have been sugar and gluten free, which has really helped my weight loss.
Revision 7/23/2010 HW 240 SW 220 CW 105
Half the person I once was. Now my eyes really are bigger then my stomach
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