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I have leaky gut, IBS, dysbiosis & low pancreatic elastase

(Posting for my sister.) Hi. I have leaky gut, IBS, dysbiosis & low pancreatic elastase. I had vaginal itching (from strong probiotics?) and my dr. gave me a vaginal suppository (Good clean love, biophresh vaginal suppository) & it may have set off chain reaction. (I think).

Legs swelling in general & intense when digesting.

I think I'm having autoimmune or IBS reaction. Dr. prescribed low dose naltraxone & xifaxan. Any thoughts in terms of diets, doctors, hospitals, medicines, or other resources like websites, etc.?

I lost 14 lbs 4 yrs ago & 18 lbs 2 yrs ago & I weigh 101 now.

  1. Hey, I'm so sorry your sister is dealing with this. Since you mention weight loss and swelling, I would assume that there's more going on than just IBS. I'm obviously not a doctor, but those aren't typical symptoms of IBS so I'd definitely ask for tests if you haven't already.
    As for diet, has she tried cutting out gluten and/or dairy to see if that does anything? Has she done the Low FODMAP diet before?
    Hopefully, other community members with similar experiences will chime in soon.
    Wishing you all the best, Karina (team member)

    1. Sorry for my late reply and thanks for your sympathy. Yes, my sister has seen many doctors and specialists, but none of them have been able to help much. I'll ask her about your dietary questions and let you know what she says.

      1. That’s terrible, I’m so sorry. It can be very hard to find a good doctor who is willing and able to help. Some community members have had success with alternative practitioners like naturopaths who have a different approach. I’ll link an article written by our advocate Elizabeth who was treated for IBS and Crohn’s write great results: Maybe something like that could be an option for her?
        Karina (team member)

    2. Thanks so much, Karina! I'll forward your post to my sister.

      1. You're very welcome! I hope this will we helpful for her.
        Karina (team member)

    3. 🙏

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