This is my account of receiving a Fecal Microbiota Transplant for IBS/SIBO/gut dysbiosis at the Taymount Clinic in Hitchin, England.
My treatment plan was 5+5, which means that I received 5 implants at the clinic and did the other 5 myself at home.
FMT stands for Fecal Microbiota Transplant, which is ‘the process of restoring the bacteria commonly found in a healthy human gut’ (according to the Taymount clinic).
Or, to put it in plain English: implanting a healthy person’s stool (+ microbiome) into a sick person’s gut.
Until I became chronically ill and started my healing journey I had never really given much thought to the microbes living in and on my body: my microbiome. I had heard about the gut flora and how probiotics are supposed to support digestion but I was never aware how important it actually was for my health and how many of these little critters actually lived in and on our bodies!