Since starting continuous Rifaximin a few weeks ago my child’s behavior is just unmanageable! He is uncontrollable. Throwing stuff, running away from me. Does this mean that Rifaximin is not working?
This sounds like the Awakening and is a great sign that Rifaximin is working. Eliminating the sedative effect of propionic acid will give a child’s parent a sense of potentially how neurologically imbalanced their child is. Some behaviors may seem worse because the propionic acid suppressed their ability to act out these behaviors as a drug. Parents are now seeing their child for the first time without the sedating effects of propionic acid. In other words, a child’s behavior may initially worsen, but that does not mean the protocol is not working. It means we have discovered a key to the potential recovery and the starting point we begin working from.