Hi I've been having a lot of troubles for a while with something in my digestive system.
19-yr-old Canadian male, no drug abuse, only arthritis in family medical history, no (diagnosed) chronic conditions, no STDs, nothing else that I think would cause this.
Diarrhea (the main symptom)
No mucous or blood, but I am partially colour blind, so either could conceivably be present in small amounts.
Any pressure on the outside of my stomach feels extremely uncomfortable.
Mainly tightness, sometimes cramps and other pain.
*Usually symptoms are mild and constant. but spike after i eat (within 30 minutes).
All symptoms have gotten progressively worse over the past 2 years, especially in the last few months.
First time feeling all of these symptoms was after I ate undercooked meat (probably pork or beef).
Before this, I used to have a very high dietary constitution.
Other symptoms which are probably irrelevant to this condition, but might be worth mentioning:
High blood sugar level (although not at a diabetic level)
Alcohol flush reaction
I also have to urinate much more often than the average person. I don't know if this started with my symptoms, or if I've always been like this.
Here's the problem that interferes with my life:
No diet change appears to be able to fix this (I have tried taking many foods out of my diet, putting them back in, etc., and nothing helps)
I have narrowed down a bunch of food into certain categories; "bad food" is food that increases my symptoms, and "good food" is food that doesn't negatively affect me:
At one point in my life I was fine with every food listed below:
heavy/undercooked meats (meat must be well done, not even medium)
Several things that I've eaten in large quantities my whole life, such as:
peanut butter sandwiches
sugary snacks: pop tarts, chocolate
rice (in large quantities)
Anything deep fried
McDonald's or other fast food
High-fibre cereals, eg: special k (especially red berries)
even with milk
banana (but only if just ripe, not if brown at all)
other fresh fruit
well-cooked ground meat/chicken breast
sauces, condiments (eg: soy sauce, ketchup, mustard, mayonaise)
And yes, you're reading that correctly. Plain white rice and milk (I have always been EXTREMELY lactose tolerant (not intolerant) are bad, but beer and fast food are good.
Doesn't make any sense to me, and I haven't found a solution online. Hopefully someone can help me.