I am a female, in my early 20’s.
Between mid-July and mid-September I was sick with diarrhea about every two weeks. I would get sick, be sick for a few days and around two weeks get sick again.
This happened four times between mid-July and mid-September of this year.
I talked to a doctor about this a blood test and stool test was done. Both tests came back normal, no evidence of a bacterial/viral infection and no parasites.
I have not been out of the country or been drinking any stream water. I do not have an eating disorder. I do not drink. I have never smoked. I am not any medications prescription or over the counter stuff.
The doctor did some consultation and in her opinion thinks I do not have a bowel or intestinal disorder.
In none of the cases was there ever a bloody stool.
The doctor concluded I must have a food intolerance/acquired a food intolerance.
Based on my introspection it just does not seem very plausible.
The only other thing that comes to mind is food poisoning or stress.
I generally do not eat a lot of processed foods and do not eat out a lot and consider myself reasonably hygienic when it comes to cooking so food poisoning seems unlikely.
Stress also doesn’t seem a reasonable culprit. During the summer my stress overall was down. And a few times I was really stressed out I did not immediately become sick within a day/a few days.
Given how I have been getting sick in two week increments I expected to get sick around September 29th. I did not become sick. I thought I was in the clear. But yesterday on October 17th in the middle of the night I had terrible cramping, had been sweating and had this nasty rotten egg breath that has always been a pre-cursor to the watery stools. Almost on the dot 12 hours after the first symptoms appeared I started having watery stools.
The good news is that today the 18th of October it seems all the symptoms have evaporated.
There really have not been any co-morbid things like a high fever accompanying the episodes of diarrhea. I have been generally experiencing a lack of appetite, but this is very general and could indicate a number of things or could indicate nothing.
If anyone would be able to provide any insight into this I would appreciate it.
But based on a few threads I have seen where the case bears some semblance to my own the case remains unresolved/unexplained.
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