At the end of June, I developed flu like symptoms, fever, headache, chills, weakness. That same week, I got four inches of water in my basement from flooding and I was down in the water cleaning up. A day after that, I was prescribed the Z Pack for the flu like symptoms. Three days into taking the Z pack, I stopped taking it because it was making me sick. Two days later, I developed chronic diarrhea. It was just pouring out of me like water, about 10 to 15 times a day, I had night sweats and lost weight like crazy. I continued having the diarrhea for a week so they tested my stool. All stool cultures came back negative. I then had an endoscopy, colonoscopy, small bowel series, celiac profile and a ct scan. All tests came back normal with nothing to show what was causing the chronic diarrhea. After a couple of weeks, my GI doctor gave me 7 days of flagyl. Two days into taking the flagyl, the diarrhea was gone and I felt great. After I was done taking the seven day course of flagyl, about three days later, I got the diarrhea back, night sweats and weight loss. My GI doctor then gave me 14 days of flagyl, 250mg, three times a day. About three days after I started taking the flagyl again, I once again felt great, no diarrhea and started gaining weight back. I took the 14 days of flagyl and thought I was cured. About six days after I was done with the 14 day course of flagyl, my diarrhea came back just as before, straight water and weight loss started again. My GI doctor then told me it was irritable bowel and I got Lexapro. Well, I have been on the Lexapro for about three weeks, not that I needed it, but I still have chronic diarrhea, night sweats occassionally and lost about 30 pounds. I have searched for some kind of answer but just haven't been able to find anything and my GI doctor says that there are no more tests and insists it is irritable bowel. I refuse to believe it is irritable bowel and wondering if anyone knows what direction I should take. I just find it curious that when I would take the flagyl, I was fine and feeling 110 percent. Appreciate any help, especially from any GI doctors that might have some advice for me.Reply Follow This Thread Stop Following This Thread Flag this Discussion
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