So I've had ibs-d since 1994, I've tried everything and it wasn't until about 10 years ago i got any real relief when i was prescribed 200mg mebeverine twice a day. This really helped but i noticed since taking them eating things with gluten in now made me ill aswell when there was no problem before.
During lockdown this year i got a really bad insect bite and was given a 2 week prescription for 500mg Flucloxacillin. That cleared the bite up but another thing i noticed was my ibs issues were gone, i didn't drink any milk or cream or dairy ice cream which are always bad triggers for me but i did notice the "general feeling" (ibs sufferers know what i mean) and aching/pain in the gut, aswell as the stool problems were gone, i even had things with gluten in and they no longer caused any problem. I felt great for the first time since my teens.
About 3 days after finishing the antibiotics i noticed the same feeling in my stomach was back, the same toiletry experience, and the rest all came back.
I'm currently on 500mg Amoxicillin for an ear infection but still have my ibs symptoms as usual.
Has anybody else experienced this with Flucloxacillin? If so what is the different ingredient between the two and is that ingredient available over the counter to test it again? I wish i could speak to a doctor or chemist to tell them my experience as maybe some research into it could provide an ibs medication that really helps.