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  • Posted By: April in Texas
  • May 22, 2008
  • 04:47 AM

Hello I have been having loose watery stools for 7 months now. I did activia and it went away for a few weeks then it came back and nothing I have tried has worked since. I retried the activia, the IBS pills lactaid tablets adding a benificial fiber (vegetable) I believe and nothing has worked. I have no health care ins. so I can not afford a doctor. Every time I eat (and my diet has never changed) this happens. Alot of times I have gas and or indigestion, bloating ,some discomfort and alot of gurgling in my stomach. I have even at times had a knot like a muscle knot in my stomach around the belly button area. At times after the diarrhea I feel constipated. I have been using colon cleanse for 5 days now and its still the same. I even started taking multi vitamins as well. I am willing to try most anything. Any advice? As I said I dont have any health care and cant afford it nor qualify for government assistance. I am 39 and do suffer from migraine headaches but otherwise I feel pretty healthy.

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  • bump anyone please ??
    April in Texas 6 Replies Flag this Response
  • Hi April. It might be Chron's Disease, or IBS:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Crohn's_diseasehttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Irritable_bowel_syndromeAnd I know you can't afford it right now, but please try to get some insurance; you need to see a gastrointerologist for tests. Take care, and good luck. I hope you feel better soon.
    Anonymous 42,789 Replies Flag this Response
  • Well I still cant afford a doctor but I did manage to get some antibotics. I took tetracycline and prilosec for 14 days it seemed to thicken the stools some and slowed the frequency but it never went away and has since returned to the same as it was before. The diarehea I am having is dark green and other than the abdominal pain around my belly button I feel fine. I have also noticed it seems to slow some during the day but that sometimes changes as well. I normally have to episodes in the morning and late evening and bedtime. I am at a loss although it does seem more frequent when I am stressed. Any help would be appreciated.
    April in Texas 6 Replies Flag this Response
  • Save some money and get checked for parasites, especially giardia and amoeba. Maybe your local health department will do this for free. They do in Mississippi.
    marionstar 228 Replies Flag this Response
  • Well an update... I decided that trying all these things were not helping and possibly confusing my system even more. I stopped trying everything and still after a few weeks still had the same issues. Then out of the blue I had a small case of what I will call stomach flu. This lasted about 2 days. Still having issues I was miserable and rested more than usual. After the stomach flu got better I still rested and slept more than usual as I didnt want to get it again. Now while I still have some slight issues my diarhea has gotten alot better. I really think getting more sleep helped fix my problems. It has been getting better and the only thing I am doing is sleeping more. I don't know if this will help others but I only have mild diarhea issues now on the days I havent slept as much and then on days I get plenty of rest and sleep its much better. I hope this helps others as getting sleep is a really simple solution and cheap compared to diet changes and over the counter items. I noticed an improvement in a weeks time so if this will help you should notice something fairly soon. I never even thought of more sleep to fix this but it does seem to have had a positive effect on me. Good luck and post if this helps anyone else as well. Go figure sleep as a cure, what a remarkable concept.
    April in Texas 6 Replies
    • October 3, 2008
    • 07:04 PM
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