Tuesday, May 31, 2011


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The bacterial overgrowth is back.

Every morning I eat my breakfast, drink my tea and have a bout of diarrhea. It leaves me exhausted, in pain, overwrought and angry. After the first round of antibiotics I felt like I was the recipient of a miracle. I had energy and focus. My skin cleared up. While out to brunch with my family I came back from the bathroom with victorious news of a regular poo and everyone applauded.

Here's where the anger comes in. The antibiotic cost $85 been after insurance and a coupon, so round after round seemed outlandish. Now I'm patiently waiting for a different drug to come from Canada, because the US stopped distribution.

I'm so tired.


  1. Oh no. I'm so sorry you aren't feeling well. I hope you get the answers and medicine you need.

  2. Oh Em, sorry!
    That really sucks. I'm sending you a gentle hug.

  3. Thanks! The drug doesn't seem to be working very well.