Recently this week, i saw my GI Specialist for some tummy problems.I have had GP as well as IBS for many many years and take medications for both of them without problems. however recently (w/in the past 2 months) i have started having problems with my belly, wherein i look so bloated that i could be mistaken for pregnant…literally.
finally, i became so terribly uncomfortable, i started investigating food allergies, and i cut just about everything from my diet that i could think of. after a period of 2.5 weeks, there was no change, except that my poor tummy looked even worse. so i contacted my specialist and went in to see him. within about 5 minutes, he dx me with a bacterial overgrowth in my intestines (upper and lower) and put me on a medication antibiotic called XIFAXAN. he gave me a 3 day sample (this medication OOP would cost me $2,600 !!! if Medicare would not approve it) so, being the resourceful gal that i am, i called my neighborly Canadian Pharmacy and found out that for the EXACT same dosage, for the EXACT amount of pills, the total OOP cost would be $186 !!! HUGE DIFFERENCE)
anyway, i am on my 3rd day of taking this antibiotic (from the samples i was given), and my BGs have been climbing today. i put myself on a 110% TB and am waiting to see if my BG comes back into range. i am feeling VERY wiped out and exhausted. i dont really feel sick, just kind of out of it and uncomfortable.
all answers and suggestions appreciated!!!
could an antibiotic be the cause of my elevated BGs? i have been living with the bacterial infection for months now without any BG problems. my BGs only went up on the 3rd day of taking the antibiotic.
anyone have an answer for me or just plain old relate to this problem?