I have been sick for over 2 years now with constant Diarrhea, I am unable to work like this and thus been out of work for well over a year and a half. I'll list below everything I have tried to no avail.
I finally got limited assistance from the county I live in, they sent me to an MD that sent me to a Gastro. I had a Colonoscopy, that reveiled no problems (thank god) I've had complete blood work no problems, urine test no problems.
In the last year I have lost over 120 pounds, I was at my higest 310 pounds, and now I'm under 190. Just since last week I have dropped 7 pounds alone. My regular MD says "Don't worry your still way over weight" :eek:
Also I'm not taking any presciption medications, or any otc medications other the Immodium if I have to try and leave the house.
I have cut all diary out, no milk, no butter, no cheese, no hidden dairy. I don't consume soda, I don't smoke, I've never done drugs, I used to drink socially but cut that out at least a few years ago. I have restricted my fat to just about none now, I cut out any hydrogenated oils and other bad fats. I tried to cut gluten out for several weeks that made no change once so ever. I tried eliminating everything and just eating rice for several weeks, still no better. As it is now I eat very little if at all, I can kind of eat Steel Cut oatmeal with rice milk, I try to eat vegitarian soups with no fats, and pasta with fat free diary free sauce but that goes straight through me anymore. I really don't know what I can eat.
My symptoms are: no energy once so ever, dizzy when I get up from sitting (dr said dr more water!) pale (very pale), bad pain in my left side (waist area) the pain in the side is worse since the scope (Gastro says the scope couldn't of aggrivated it) very bad stomach cramps like I'm going to have Diarrhea, I got to the bathroom upwards of 5-6 times a day, I sometimes have regular bowel movements then run right back to the bathroom with Diarrhea. If I leave the house I'm always on the look out for restrooms, sometimes it's a false alarm but it's hard to tell with such strong cramps.
My gastro said there is nothing wrong with me, what ever the heck thats supposed to mean, and to increase my fiber. I have tried Heathers Tummy Fiber in the past months and I'm trying it yet again. It has no effect whats so ever.
I have tried supplementing my diet with Diary free probiotics, digestive enzymes, as of right now for the last few months I take Vitamin E, Beta Carotene, and a multi vitamin.
FWIW, I relocated to where I am about a year and a half ago, but I was just as sick back home, but it's been getting worse and worse. I seen a friend I haven't seen in almost 2 years, his wife was in tears, she said that I look like I'm dying (real reassuring) everyone I run into asks if I'm ok (except for doctors) It seems to me that the doctors just don't care, or don't want to excert themselves to find out what is wrong with me.
I really don't know how much long I can go on like this, and would appreciate any opions and or comments.
Thanks in advance