Chronic Diarrhea (2 + years) w/ rotten egg burps + severe abdominal cramps.

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Hi everyone,

I'm looking for advice on someone who has the same symptoms as me. I suffer daily now for over 2 years with loose & watery bowel movements (can be yellow at times), burps that taste like rotten eggs, extreme bowel/stomach noises/flatulence + abdominal cramps w/ nausea and occasionally vomiting.

I have had every test imaginable. Blood, stools, every scan, every scope, still need to do a capsule endoscopy at the end of March (if anyone knows a location in Montreal or Ottawa that I can get this done feel free to leave a comment as I am currently needing to travel to Toronto for it due to government regulations against it in the province of Quebec)

I take imodium, lomotil, pepto

-bismol daily. I have tried other medications such as anti - spasmodics (Bentyl), corticosteroids (Entocort), anti depressants (Elavil), and several antibiotics (Rifaxamin, Flaygl, Cipro) and bile acid medication (Questran) . While I am on any antibiotics the rotten egg burps disappear and my stool seems to normalize throughout the treatment. As soon as I stop the antibiotics my symptoms seem to return days later with a vengeance.

Also noticed if I completely avoid sugar in anyway (sugar, honey, maple syrup, bread, rice, fruits) for more then 2 weeks symptoms calm down but as soon as I have the smallest amount of any of the above mentioned foods, sulphuric egg burps start & every symptom closely follows.

Anyone who has gone through the exact same thing and found a answer or is still going through this please leave comments and advice. I am at the end of my rope with all this, has taken control of every aspect of my life and I am out of solutions.

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  • Posted

    have you been tested for celiac disease? Or had any food intolerance tests?

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      yes they did biopsy and blood testing for celiac. both negative. Had a real allergy test done and a food intolerance test as well. Allergy test all clear. Food intolerance test the foods that came back elevated I avoided them for 4 weeks without seeing a change in the least.

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    • Posted

      You said you do notice a difference when you cut out simple carbs, are you ok with granary bread or brown rice for example, or is it all breads and rice?

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      I notice somewhat of a change when I cut out anything that the body breaks down as a sugar. Honey, maple syrup, bread (all kinds), pasta, potatoes (normal and sweet), rice (white and brown). I seem to be alright with low sugar fruits like berries & citrus in moderation. For example if I don't have an attack for over a week because I am eating nothing but meat, eggs and vegetables..then I have a piece of chocolate..just a piece (amongst othet things but using this as a example to show u how small) the rotten egg burps start within an hour & the bowel rumbles and diarrhea follow.

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      It sounds like you have a very bad case of IBS and acid reflux. Have you ever tried esomeprazole (nexium) which is a ppi tablet for reflux or alverine which is a type of antispasmodic both of which I think are the best. I have tried most others which don't work as well. Sometimes it is a matter of trial and error until you find something that suits you. Also a low gi diet works well for me. Beer and certain alcoholic drinks especially sugary ones can be a trigger. I get terrible stomach ache and nausea after white wine or champagne maybe because it is acidic.

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    See a registered dietitian for a daily food menu and try loperamide for diarrhea and anti-gas tablets for gas, neither of which require a prescription.

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