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The past 6 months as the day progresses by mid afternoon I have diarrhea after I eat. It can be anywhere from 20 mins to 2 hours after eating. The first stool is reasonably solid then the diarrhea starts. I went and saw a GI recently had the endoscopy and colonoscopy, the results all clear. I was so disappointed as I'm back to square one. I have tried eliminating foods, seen a dietician who put me on a low food map plan which made me worse. Went back to the GI who told me to have a tsp of psyllium husk daily to slow down the movement in my large bowel, it worked for a while but I seemed to get headaches all the time so I stopped it.
This is a rundown of a typical night.....
I have dinner approx 7:30pm....usually chicken, red meat etc with salad or vegetables/ rice.
about 20 mins later my stomach starts to growl and make gurgling noises. ( if I eat any dairy like melted cheese on potato bake I'm in the bathroom within half an hour with cramping and diarrhea for 2 hours) on a normal meal as above, the gurgling continues I can feel movement under my ribs. Usually within the hour I will have a loose motion. I go to bed around 11:30pm fall asleep easily....Then the horror starts. I wake between 2-3am, the pain wakes me crippling in the stomach and lower right hand side. I bolt to the toilet the pain gets so bad it almost paralyses me. First motion is soft and I start to sweat and then fluctuate between hot and cold. I go to get up and can't as I need to poop again and it looks like thin ribbons, this goes on for the next 2 hours and I can't lay down as I get nauseated. I sit in the lounge room sitting upright, if I sip water I'm back on the toilet so I sip hydralite iceblocks or solution. Usually I am shivering and get a blanket. It passes by 5am and I go back to bed for 2 hours before getting up at 7am to organise 2 teenagers for the day...
I used to work full time but now work part time as I'm always tired.
My doctor has given me all the tests for parasites and they came back negative, I had my appendix out at 18. I'm now 43 and my health due to this problem is driving me crazy, I now get anxiety in the car if I know I need to travel long distances... So I just don't eat anything except dry biscuits and water.. I am forever checking where the nearest toilets are when I'm out.
I'm hoping someone else has something similar ( well not really) but you know what I mean. I just want answers to help control this, I'm sure my doctors think I'm putting it on as every test comes back negative..
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