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robbie
robbie
Obviously this is an area where only a medical professional can give you valid advice on. That being said, I think you really only have a few options. 1) You can do FMT again 2) you can take antibiotics to "reset" yourself or 3) wait it out and hope it's a flare... I'd like to know what you end up doing, so keep us updated!
7 years ago
Cedric
Cedric
Thanks Doorie. Anyone else have some advice? Should i do a course of antibiotics and redtorative probiotics to get back to where i was pre-transplant?
7 years ago
Doorie
Doorie
Cedric,
Unfortunately, I don't know the answer to that. I haven't read anything about reversing it. I have read a couple of stories of people getting worse, but in both cases, they did not screen the donor. A lot of people have parasites or other things, but are symptomless.

You might have to treat the symptoms, and wait it out and hope that it tapers off. I really hope that you get better.
Cheers,
7 years ago
Cedric
Cedric
Thanks, but how does one reverse the negativeveffects from the FMT, or am i screwed?
7 years ago
Doorie
Doorie
Cedric,
I am so sorry that the FMT has not worked for you, and hope that you feel better soon.

From the reading I have done, it appears that it often requires a number of FMT's, not just one. This is especially true for chronic conditions. In addition, I have read that symptoms can resurge during the FMT process. The battle between good bacteria and bad bacteria going on in the intestine can cause all sorts of havoc in the body. This is from reading various peoples experiences and publications; I do not speak from experience. I've also read the Sky Curtis book, and she makes it clear that it is common for symptoms to get worse before improvement is seen. She treated her son for Crohns/Colitis with FMT and it took many months of infusions for him to get well. I believe she worked closely with Brody to develop the long term protocol for the FMT schedule.

I have not done FMT myself yet, as finding an appropriate donor, who lives close enough, is quite the challenge.

I hope that you find wellness soon. Good luck to you.

Cheers,
7 years ago