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The health of the fecal microflora is vital to the health of the entire body - recent research is making this extremely clear. Those with environmental illnesses almost always have imbalanced gut flora (gut dysbiosis). The best probiotic we have right now, as unpleasant as it sounds, is the fecal matter of a healthy donor. This group is intended for members to share techniques for performing 'fecal transplants' at home in an effort to improve the health of their gut ecosystem and thus their health as a whole. The procedure is also known as 'fecal bacteriotherapy' and 'human probiotic infusion (HPI)'.
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My FMT story and questions...
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!Last replied by robbie on Thursday, 28 February 2013
HPI PractitionersLast replied by robbie on Thursday, 28 February 2013
My antimicrobial and HPI treatment for 20 years of CFS (Maff)Started by Maff Monday, 01 August 2011 106 Replies
Hi all! Just thought i'd share this link with you about a Doctor discussing Fecal Transplantation for C-Dificile http://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/779307?src=emailthisLast replied by Bushi on Wednesday, 27 February 2013
Clinical Trials for FMTStarted by Doorie Tuesday, 19 February 2013 12 Replies
If anyone is in the UK then you can have FMT done by a clinic that does colonic irrigation and have now decided to specialise in FMT. Here is the link to my thread on this site http://www.ei-resource.org/community/groups/viewdiscussion/92-clinic-in-uk-now-doing-faecal-microbiota-transplantation-fmt?groupid=1Last replied by idkwia on Sunday, 14 October 2012
Clinic in UK now doing Faecal Microbiota Transplantation (FMT)Started by idkwia Sunday, 23 September 2012 30 Replies
Thanks for the feedback idkwia, that is encouraging to know. Maybe the increase in my brain fog and feeling of being "drunk" since the FMT was bound to happen either way and was only coincidental? I dont know. Maybe i will never know. All i know is that i am tired of ME/CFS and IBS. I really dont know how to heal my gut so i can recover from this illness. Ive done the FMT. Theres nothing left to do! But theres always hope!Last replied by Cedric on Sunday, 17 February 2013
FMT Clinical Study Results - New England Journal of Medicine
Doorie, I believe my gut issues also arose (or were at least significantly worsened) by repeated prescribing of broad spectrum antibiotics for superficial infections of the ENT variety. I obtained my full medical records a few years back and learned that I had been given 6 courses in the 8 months leading up to my development of M.E./Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. I had pre-existing and frequent gut symptoms and these only worsened after developing ME/CFS. I believe antibiotics are partially responsible for both. I have spoken to many enlightened doctors and gastroenterologists since who have all baulked at the thought of a child being given so many courses of antibiotics as the immune system is still developing. Thanks for the extra information about the Dutch study. It's a shame in a way that it was cut short as 120 participants is usually enough to achieve statistically significant results. It looks like a quality study so the researchers no doubt used a 'Power Calculation' during the study design to make sure this was the case. On the other hand the reason for the study being cut short is very positive indeed in terms of the efficacy of the FMT treatment! It will be interesting to see the results that come out of the Canadian study. Their use of participants own fecal matter for FMT as a placebo in the control group is an excellent methodology. Let's wait and see!Last replied by Maff on Wednesday, 30 January 2013
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FMT side effects?
Wendy, In Sky Curtis's book she describes side effects that may occur. Her son was cured of crohn's/colitis using FMT, however, it took many months of FMT transfusions for this to occur. In the intro to her book, she states: "Side effects of infusions can include night sweats, fevers, random bouts of blood or diarrhea after there has been none for weeks, incredibly stinky gas, and various types of poo, ranging from liquid to wormies, to rabbit raisons. Sometimes a person who has been free from pain suddenly experiences a sudden bout of pain. All of these events can convince a person they are not becoming well, when in fact, each one of these symptoms can be a very positive indication that the new bacteria is very busily reproducing and recolonizing an ill person’s intestines. " Good luck to you. Cheers,Last replied by Doorie on Thursday, 20 December 2012
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