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Small Intestine Bacteria Overgrowth caused by pain medication!

What am I going to do? I do not know of any pain medication without "decreased intestinal mobility" as a side effect. From what I have read, MS Contin is one of the worst. Has anyone had to deal with SIBO?

Any input would be greatly appreciated!



  • I am constipated BIG TIME I have been on oxycontin and oxynorm and around 8 years and I have been fine with a movicol or two a day to keep things ;;;moving;; in the bowel region .but over the last few months I have not been too good and I have been just resting on my recliner and ended up with a bowel blockage MAGA PAINFULL I am suffering right now .I have been give suppositories but as yes no good I have rested the bowel for three days and no pain ..but today I had a little food and back to evil pain ..is bad because I can't even get comfy on my chair as when I lay down my back and front hurts so much I need to stand and stoop ..its hell !! doctors again next week ! I hope your not in the same situation
    1997 laminectomy
    2007 repeat laminectomy and discectomy L4/L5
    2011 ALIF {L4/L5/S1}
    2012 ? bowel problems .still under investigation
    2014 bladder operation may 19th 2014
  • BotzBotz Central FloridaPosts: 223
    But I had a bout of Diverticulosis that I believe was caused by extended use of pain meds. Very painful spent 4 days in the hospital. Be careful! I use stool softeners daily. I'm recovering from surgery 4 weeks ago. The last thing I need is another bout with that.
  • There are antibiotics (the one prescribed is over $1,000.00) which can kill the overgrowth. However, unless you find the underlying cause, it will return. In my case the prescribed pain medications are the problem. I cannot find any pain medication that does not slow down the bowels. I have not researched the pain pump. Please reply if you know anything about this.
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