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Hello everyone I am a 20 year old who has been experiencing digestive issues for months now. Almost every other morning usually 5 minutes after I wake up I start getting that "oh geez I need to go to the bathroom NOW" feeling in my stomach. It is almost always uncomfortable (yellowy mushy and sometimes I see parts of my food in it). I rarely ever get normal solid stool anymore, but it's also rare for it to be full on diarrhea. It is somewhere in the middle. It sometimes happens throughout the day as well, but not every day. It's as if it comes and stays for a few days and then leaves for a couple days before coming back.
I try to eat healthy and my breakfast almost always consists of low-zero sugar oatmeal, occasionally accompanied by a banana. My lunch at work is usually sliced chicken breast on toasted honey wheat bread with carrots or an apple (sometimes both) and a nutrigrain bar, or nature valley bar. My dinners are usually chicken or fish with a vegetable and rice, or my roommate cooks which consists of philly cheesesteaks, pasta dishes, chicken, etc. and we almost always have veggies and carbs.
The weird thing I noticed is that if I have something sweet/sugary, the next day I usually experience the uncomfortable bathroom sessions. And another weird thing is I've been lactose intolerant for a long time but just these past few months I haven't been having terrible stomach pain or diarrhea as a result from eating something with lactose in it, and that's even without taking my lactaid pill. I used to get diarrhea and TERRIBLE stomach pain just 30 minutes after eating ice cream, and I still take the pill 90% of the time.
As for medications, In the morning I take a probiotic pill and sometimes I take fiber supplements with it. I don't have a terrible diet so I don't understand why I get such bad digestion. I eat "bad" food occasionally (pizza/chipotle/firehouse subs or something fast food related but never the bad bad ones like mcdonalds) but I only eat something like this once or twice a week when I don't want to cook. This issue makes me so uncomfortable and really ruins my day, especially when it happens multiple times in a day, it can be depressing.
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