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  • By ericwselle

    Hello. I’m 37 years old and have had GI discomfort for over 10 years. I’ve tried multiple different diets and recently visited a GI doctor who ran some expensive tests (MRI and Colonoscopy) and “everything looks normal” so he prescribed a fiber supplement. I know from experience that fiber makes my symptoms worse. The only thing that seems to help is fasting. I’ve recently listened to lectures by Dr. Allison Siebecker and Dr. Mark Pimentel. I now realize my symptoms seem to point to SIBO. How can I find a doctor that truly understands SIBO? I’m afraid I’m not an “easy case” and I don’t want to waste time and money on another ordinary GI doctor who doesn’t understand the complexity of SIBO / IBS. Does anyone know of a doctor in central Minnesota who knows the work of Dr. Mark Pimentel and could help me diagnose and treat SIBO?

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  • By Chris Hall Keymaster

    Hi, @ericwselle – Thanks for posting here! It can be so frustrating to find the right doctor that actually takes the time to invest your care. You’re certainly not alone there! I thought this tool may be helpful: https://patients.gi.org/find-a-gastroenterologist/. You can search for GIs near you and hopefully narrow one down that has expertise in SIBO and IBS. In the meantime, I thought you’d might like to read more about @hannah-noonan‘s experience with SIBO: https://irritablebowelsyndrome.net/living/life-after-sibo/. Hope this helps! Please keep us updated with what you find out! – Chris, IrritableBowelSyndrome.net Team

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