My Dr recently prescribed Xifaxan for treatment of my IBS-D, which has been ongoing since August 2021 due to use of antibiotic Doxycycline. IBS symptoms come and go, but mostly stay. Due to the cost of Xifaxan ($350 with insurance), he is switching me to Flagyl. Has anyone had luck with using Flagyl for the reduction of frequent BM's, bloating, cramping, etc. I am currently using Dicyclomine to treat these symptoms but am hoping that a treatment of Flagyl will give me a more sustained period of relief.
Also, has anyone had luck with reducing the amount of sugar intake.
Sugar seems to be a recurring theme in treatment for IBS-D and SIBO (Small Intestine Bacteria Overgrowth), which is prevalent in IBS-D patients.