In late 2017/early 2018, after a few months of hell, I was diagnosed with SIBO, leaky gut, and histamine intolerance. I was previously diagnosed with a hiatal hernia. This blog is going to document my attempts, failures, and successes at healing my gut.
Who’s on my team?
Richard the Gastroenterologist.
He’s a run-of-the-mill consultant who didn’t bother testing me for SIBO, but did prescribe me medication when I showed him my test results at least! The wrong medication. I will try to keep him on my side as he can be useful.
Maev the Functional Medicine Practitioner
Maev is my superhero. She is everything you would want – highly intelligent, diligent, studious, passionate, down to earth, and empathetic.
Sara the Therapist
Sara is a therapist who uses CBT and psychotherapy in her practice. I started seeing her as ‘required’ by my GP’s.
The General Practitioners
My GP’s have generally made themselves my enemy. I expected the dismissiveness, not so much the aggressive rudeness. Unfortunately they are the ones who are signing me onto an income supplement as I am currently unable to work. They must be appeased.
Brian the friend
Brian is my best friend, and fellow gut-sufferer. He was diagnosed with dysbiosis, a parasite, and chronic fatigue and has been recovering very slowly for the past three+ years. We help each other out with sharing information, ideas, and empathy.