I have had diarrhea for 7 years, (every day) and the problem started getting worse the last two years. Sometimes I have had rectal bleeding. I went to a naturopath who did food tests indicating gluten intolerance and an array of other food sensitivities. I went off gluten, but my problems persisted. My stools are often fatty, yellowish, pale gray, and generally a soft consistency so that I don't really feel I am emptying my colon. I imagine the walls are always coated. Recently I was put on antibiotics, and for the 7 days I was on it, my condition completely cleared up. It was so dramatic that it was like someone giving a blind person their sight back for a week. As soon as I went off the antibiotics, my symptoms reappeared. I have just had a gastroscopy and am awaiting the results. In the meantime, I would like my doctor to consider the possibility of small intestine bacterial overgrowth being the problem, since the antibiotic reaction would indicate that. Can anyone advise??!! I am desperate and afraid I am dying.