Thanks so much for the info.
I do know about yeast infections and antibiotics.
What is strange to me is that whenever I take Cipro, my IBS "D" disappears! I feel great!!!!!! As soon as I go off the Cipro, all the IBS "D" returns within about 2 weeks! This has been a pattern many times! But when I have stool cultures done, no bacteria shows up! If I have a yeast overgrowth in the intestines, wouldn't antibiotics make it worse when I take them?
A while back I did take a blood test for yeast- the results were 1 band. When I asked the lab what that meant, they said that antibodies show up-so I either have a yeast infection in my system now or had one in the past because I have the anitbodies. But I could never find a dr. who believes in this or knows anyting about it......
I am so confused! Could I possibly have a bacteria overgrowth in my intestines that is not showing up on stool cultures?
Thanks so much for listening!