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  • #16
    Originally posted by Vanilla View Post
    I just looked it up and it said it is a low-residue vegetable, so should be fine!

    thank you for your answer

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    • #17
      That study you posted (Vanilla) is pretty appealing, I will bring it to my doctor. I am already following the SIBO diet and am starting to see results. I have never reduced my carb load this much but if its going to make me feel better than I am more than willing!

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      • #18
        Originally posted by Faith1989 View Post
        That study you posted (Vanilla) is pretty appealing, I will bring it to my doctor. I am already following the SIBO diet and am starting to see results. I have never reduced my carb load this much but if its going to make me feel better than I am more than willing!
        Wow, that's fantastic! I'm really excited for you! Please let me know if you continue to see improvements!

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        • #19
          Oh and did you go to the derm? What did the doctor say?

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          • #20
            Whoops - sorry! I updated my newbie thread, but forgot to mention here.

            I didn't see the dermatologist but rather one of his physician assistants. A little annoying when you're a new patient. I'd understand if I had seen the doctor previously, and then be under the care of one of his PA's for follow-up treatment under his supervision.

            Anyhow, she confirmed that I have rosacea (and acne). Threw out some recommendations, including the standard antibiotic treatments for rosacea, but I declined. So she sent me home with a prescription of Metrogel. She also recommended that I keep using benzoyl peroxide to treat my acne, but it seems too harsh for rosacea skin, so I doubt I will. Oh, and she handed me a baggie of Mirvaso samples. I don't know if you've read other threads on Mirvaso, but no. Just no.

            I did try to bring up the gut/rosacea link, and she kind of brushed me off with the whole "no one knows what causes rosacea" lol. Somehow I feel the only doctors who would entertain the idea are functional medicine doctors.

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            • #21
              Yeah but the ****ty thing about naturopaths is that they can't prescribe antibiotics for sibo it anything, they charge you tons of money to tell you about a diet and then really expensive supplements. I've done it already and it never worked out with her. But I definitely think gut issues are one of the main causes of skin issues!!!

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              • #22
                Yeah, that is where naturopaths fall down. I actually couldn't figure out the difference between doctors, but I think functional medicine doctors are slightly different than naturopaths? I was reading about them yesterday, and the Institute for Functional Medicine claims that:

                Functional medicine integrates traditional Western medical practices with what is sometimes considered “alternative” or “integrative” medicine, creating a focus on prevention through nutrition, diet, and exercise; use of the latest laboratory testing and other diagnostic techniques; and prescribed combinations of drugs and/or botanical medicines, supplements, therapeutic diets, detoxification programs, or stress-management techniques.

                So I believe this implies they will prescribe antibiotics if necessary. I've never had the luxury of seeing either, just run-of-the-mill standard family doctors/specialists that are covered by my insurance. :/

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                • #23
                  The prescribing authority of naturopaths depends on the state or province they're licensed in -- some allow naturopaths to prescribe nearly everything: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2802635/

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                  • #24
                    Okay so question: If you have SIBO, and say that is whats causing your symptoms (hypothetically) most doctors give you antibiotics. I've been on them for years, and this would make SIBO worse. So if I was trying to correct SIBO and got off the antibiotics, wouldnt my symptoms get worse by stopping them? Or would it just be at first?

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                    • #25
                      Originally posted by Faith1989 View Post
                      Okay so question: If you have SIBO, and say that is whats causing your symptoms (hypothetically) most doctors give you antibiotics. I've been on them for years, and this would make SIBO worse. So if I was trying to correct SIBO and got off the antibiotics, wouldnt my symptoms get worse by stopping them? Or would it just be at first?
                      You probably have not been on the antibiotics that kill the SIBO bacteria so there might not be a huge difference. Presumably, if you got off the other antibiotics you are on and you are trying to get rid of SIBO, you would take either an antibiotic like Rifaximin targeting the SIBO bacteria and then do preventative measures against recolonization, like diet, lifestyle changes. Or you alternatively you might take antimicrobial herbs targeting the SIBO instead of the antiobiotic. But in either case you would probably be following the low FODMAP diet afterward for some time. This website seems to have some good info.
                      http://www.siboinfo.com/

                      As there are lots of digestive issues that could seem like SIBO, I'd get tested for it first to see if that's the actual problem.

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                      • #26
                        I am on doxycycline right now, but don't want to stay on it BUT everytime I try to wean myself off the drug, my eyes flare up. UGHHH I JUST WISH I KNEW THE ANSWER!!!!

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                        • #27
                          Are you doing the eyelid treatment with terpinrn 4 ol and taking a good probiotic?

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                          • #28
                            yes and it has gotten better but it always comes back. I've tried everything. I have used steroids, restasis, doxy, compresses, terpinen, low carb diet, probiotics...

                            Its just that when I get off doxy and try to repair my gut my eyes go crazy. I'll feel okay at first (like I did a few days ago) but then it comes back.. I'm trying to follow a version of gaps/SCD diet and it seems to be helping.

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                            • #29
                              Wish I had an answer for you. I have a bit of a problematic left eye and it was what started acting up first before all the rosacea came on. Washing and evening primrose oil (orally) helped mine feel better but I still notice it starts feeling grubby when I am getting or feeling run down. I wonder if you have worked on bolstering your immune system. Are you good on all your vitamins and minerals? Have you been tested especially for things like zinc?

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                              • #30
                                I do have a pretty bad cold, maybe that's why they started acting up! No I haven't been tested but I do take lots of vitamins specific to the condition. I'm gunna keep going and try to repair my gut because I swear that's what is going on. My rosacea and ocular came on right after I took a course of antibiotics for a sinus infection.

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