I am just amazed there is a connection with MS. I was tested with the Hydrogen Breath test 12 months ago for a myriad of GI discomforts. They stopped the testing after 30 minutes because the hydrogen was off the chart. So to treat my "bad" hydrogen forming bacteria I take daily Xifaxan and probiotics (Digesta Guard). I no longer suffer from chronic fevers of 102-103 degrees and my GI is normal. Now I know it is helping my MS, too. I just had a fight with my insurance over it, as the standard of practice is a two week course. I tried that three times and it kept coming back. I had the CCSVI venoplasty 7 weeks ago and feel energetic and have no brain fog.
That is very interesting. I was diagnosed with fructose malabsorption around Apr 2010. My gastro said that he had never seen hydrogen breath numbers of that magnitude when I had performed the fructose breath test at his office one day.
Fructose Malabsorption could also mimic Irritable Bowel Syndrome and vice versa (you could be dx'ed with IBS but actually, more specifically, have fructose malabsorption). Furthermore, there is new and upcoming research into a "Low-FODMAP diet" for IBS sufferers, headed by researchers in Australia, where fructose malabsorption and IBS is rather prevalent.
*Fermentable Oligo-, Di-, and Mono-saccharides, And Polyols) are short-chain carbohydrates that are:
---Osmotically active, so they, after ingesting, drag water from the intestinal vessels into the intestinal lumen, thus causing diarrhea
---Fermentable (degradable by intestinal bacteria yielding large amount of gases, like hydrogen or carbon dioxide, thus causing abdominal bloating