I was diagnosed with bacterial overgrowth and prescribed Xifaxan. First two days I was really sick and an on call doctor told me to stop it. Talked to my own doctor who encouraged me to try it again. I did finish the 10 days and felt somewhat better. I never had diarrhea issues. This was only a couple of weeks ago. I started feeling bad again and sent my doctor an E-mail and was told I could not take it again for 2-4 weeks. We had discussed me trying Align probiotic. I took one the other day and was sick the next day so didn't take another. I took one yesterday and have been horribly sick all day today with nausea feeling in my throat, upset stomach, bloating. I only have Omeprazole, Simethicone and Xanax here. Nothing has helped. Called the on call doctor and was told to try Pepto Bismol, which I have taken twice and am still sick! Also, the tissue of my mouth and throat does not feel right and is very dry and I hack up phlgym. My doctor told me that the medication has a 60% success rate. I don't like those odds. I also asked him how does he know if the medication worked and never did get an answer.
I wish I could give you some advice but I am finding that I am as sick or sicker than I was. I have done next to nothing but Kay Diwn the last 2 out of 3 days. Was going to go to the ER again but they don't do anything.
Makes you wonder if we have the right diagnosis!!
I called the pharmacist and he said the probiotic should not cause this but I have read it can cause gas and bloating and have read on the IBS boards that some people felt horrible. I am going to stop it and see if I feel any better
natural cures like ginger are known to aid digestion. have you given that a shot? i see you tried the pill proboitic. have you just tried yogurt instead?