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I've been having some bowel issues for months now. I started after Christmas with having chronic diarrhoea. I now take immodium everyday. The diarrhoea would be every morning and could go on all day leaving me exhausted but it would mainly be all morning. I could eat my tea fine but know I'll have diarrhoea the next morning. I did get tummy pains at first but they've gone now and I don't get any pain when passing a bowel movement. If I don't have diarrhoea my stools are pale and fatty looking. I can't eat a fatty meal or the next morning I feel very sick when passing a fatty stool. I also get bubbles coming from the stool. Any ideas why? I've been referred to the gastro but it's been 4 weeks now and still not had my appointment through. The GP kept saying ibs at first but then I had a stool test that came back with a slightly high for inflammation so they referred me. I've had 2 blood tests since Christmas both normal apart from a lower liver alp reading but the doc said we don't worry about lower readings. I do get some slight left side pain but nothing too painful and not constant. If I take the imodium it makes my stool hard and goes back to a darker colour (not always but mostly it does) without the imodium the diarrhoea returns and the lighter, fatty stools. Can it just be fast transit?? If it was a bile problem would my stool colour go back brown with the imodium? With all the waiting I'm driving myself mad trying to self diagnose myself. The GP said they've done all they can do and to wait for the gastro. I've only had 2 blood tests and the fecal calprotectin test which I pushed for. They gave me antidepressants as they said it's due to anxiety. I can't eat breakfast anymore. I ate a banana a few weeks back and after 5 hours i was in the loo and it came out the same as it went in! No colour to it. It totally freaked me out. I had cut back on certain foods and how much I ate which helped a little. I lost weight and my reflux went but now I'm on the imodium I've slipped back to eating more and my reflux is back. Yesterday I ate alot of bread and didn't have an imodium and had a light fatty stool today. I'm so fed up now and time is going so slow. Any ideas?
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