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Hi all! I'm new to this forum but I'm already encouraged to see how much everyone on here tries to help and support each other. I hope some one has some advice or answers for me regarding my problem.
This has been going on (off and on) for about 5 months. I seem to have sudden diarrhea once every two weeks or so. No warning, no signs of it about to happen until about 30 seconds before I have to go. Sometimes I go one time and it's over and I'm back to normal right away. Other times, I go two or three times within a few hours. I'm always feeling normal with normal bowel movements by the next day. On top of that, I seem to have a lot more gas every day now, sometimes it's worse than others.
I've thought of potential triggers, like maybe I've developed a food allergy all of the sudden. My medical background is no food allergies, no major issues in general, and I've always had a pretty ok stomach and digestive system with no reoccurring problems until now. I'm a 33 year old female.
I have seen my GP and she reccommended I try a probiotic, which I started a little over two weeks ago. On day 3 of the probiotic I had an entire afternoon of diarrhea, but that seemed to be the probiotic clearing me out. Since then, I've been doing fine until today, I had unexpected diarrhea one time. Then a few hours later, I had a normal bowel movement.
I can't quite understand how all of this adds up. My doctor didn't seem overly concerned. I've tried to keep track of foods I eat, especially when I end up with the diarrhea but there is no pattern. I eat mostly the same type of food every day - diary, meat (usually, about 3x a week or so), wheat, fruits, veggies, etc. A more recent thought I had was possibly this could be linked to fried foods, which I don't eat very often. But again, there is no set pattern.
Anyone have any thoughts, suggestions, advice? Thanks!
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