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Unexplained,sudden Diarrhea 8 Days With Everything I Eat 2 Mins Later On Toilet

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It all started for me around July 3rd.I assumed I was just getting a flu or virus.My nephew whos 5 had been vomiting and diarrhea terribly.Lasted him 6 days.

I began with sharp pains at the top of my stomache just under the breast bone.It persisted for 10 days.Kind of a stabbing pain at the top part.Few days into those symptoms it was accompanied by nausea really bad.

It then turned one night into an overwhelming feeling that I had to puke (like with a flu) and I did.2 times in 1 half hr and the vomiting never came back.The stabbing pains dissipated somewhere around the 10 day mark. It began feeling like a know on the left side under the rib cage. I could feel this knot in the intestines in a small area maybe no bigger than a quarter. I then began having sore crampy feelings in my stomache....random spots....all over but they were not stabbing anymore.

I also always found myself rubbing the middle of my stomache in the 2 inch space above the belly button. Well I had diarrhea 1 or 2 times around the vomiting time and that stopped.I thought it was over.I just continued with intestinal pains.Until August 5th. The diarrhea came on and has not stoppes since.It has been 8 days.Everytime I eat it is back out within 2 mins.

2 days after Aug 5th I went to the ER ( and I have no Insurance) I knew they weret going to help me (except for the IV but needed it and was looking forward to testing.

They did CBC liver function and kidney function test.No signs of infection.Did a parasite test called O&P (NEGATIVE) and GIARDIA (NEGATIVE) and C DIFFICILE ( NEGATIVE)

here i am not knowing what to do or where to turn for answers especially with no insurance.I have been taking probiotics and trying to take Grapefruit seed extract ( supposedly it may kill stuff)I just started gluten free but feel thats not the problem it all came on so sudden and vicious....BESIDES I just ate gluten free and I still had the doarrhea 2 mins later.


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I am so sorry you are feeling so bad Christina. Can you tell us what you have been eating? It sounds like your intestines are really churned up and need some tender loving care.

I would suggest that you go on a soft food diet, with no gluten (bread, pasta, etc.) and no dairy (milk, ice cream, yogurt, etc.) Try things like apple sauce, scrambled egg, fruits without the skins, white fish, well cooked vegetables, drink plenty of water to keep yourself hydrated, no sodas or gassy things, and see if you get any relief.

It is possible it is a lingering bug, or it could be that the bug has triggered a gluten intolerance. When testing for gluten intolerance, it is always recommended to eliminate lactose at first too.

Anyway, see if babying your stomach makes any difference; if you tolerate it try some imodium for the diarrhea, and if you are having stomach cramping try some pepto bismul to see if that eases it. You might even try eating some baby foods (check for gluten) -- some of them are apparently quite tasty. Right now, all you want to do is stop your tummy from reacting so violently.

Good luck, and let us know how you fare.


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You might want to have your gastro doc do a large intestine biopsy (via colonoscopy) to check for microscopic colitis. I learned from mine today that he suspects that is my problem and I have several similar symptoms to yours. About 1/3 of celiacs also have microscopic colitis. I read somewhere today online that celiacs are 70x more likely to get it than non-celiacs. It's worth checking into. There is a lot of info online about it.


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