Updated: Feb 3, 2019
I am going to try some herbal antibiotics because I feel that SIBO (Small Intestine Bacterial Overgrowth) may be the cause of my problems…if any problems still exist. You can look it up if you want to know more. It’s not important however, for this post.
The allopathic doc suggests the “herbal” antibiotics from John Hopkins research but there is another set of antibiotics suggested by a SIBO center, which I would rather try. They seemed MORE natural. I looked for the second and found a closed door, meaning a practitioner would have to call and get these antibiotics ordered, they will not take the order from me. That means I would have to “sell” a doc on doing it “my” way, or get another doc to order them, or just cave to the first type of antibiotics. What to do?
Well, when feeling all of this, the question becomes, how hard do I push it? And what does that feel like on my insides…to make these arrangements in order to do it “my” way instead of the prescribing docs? Remember Sisyphus? Pushing the rock up the hill? Man, I do NOT like to push rocks up hills, if I can keep from it. I’m a “jump on the rock when it is rolling down the hill” type of person.
The way I look at it, if it becomes a “flow” sort of thing then I go with it. But if not, and it costs more money and takes more time and is more of a thorn in my side, I will do the first and let it go. This is the question that always appears when someone has been making their own choices rather than relying on others to do so. This is a tough call.
However, I can trust that the “push”, when it becomes a shove, simply because I am having to do more and get strong about it, is not helpful. Each person has their own levels of this, and in each case, one can attend to exactly what feels right, and doesn’t need to “shove” to get it done. Most of the time there is no need for that. But determining that line, ahhhhhh, that is the stinker, right?
What signs do you “listen to” when you are faced with these difficulties? How does it help?
In my case, since it was the easiest thing to do (I had the options of making a Skype appointment with the SIBO doc, but the schedule was two months out). I decided to just do the allopathic option and move on. If it didn’t work, I could do the other. It only takes 4 weeks to do it, and I will have my answers by then. I will let you know how it goes!