Wow...that was quick...Thank you all! Matthew - This actually sounds like a viral or parasitic infection.The stool testing was negative for cdiff, parasite, etc.Celey - Do you have abdominal pain... and if so, where is it located?Yes, Usually below my rib cage on the right and then "spreads" or will start right at the tip of my breastbone. My stomach will visually roll and you can hear it gurgling (sorry wish I had better "words"). My D is mainly in the mornings, from the time my feet hit the floor until about noon. Dixie - take the full dose of zanax at night before going to bed and seeif it helps any I'll give it a try!
Illy - The boys were better in 3 to 4 days. Mom (me) is the only one in the house that hasn't gotten better.
Post Edited (2suns) : 5/28/2008 1:23:50 PM (GMT-6)
The rough mornings and gurgling are both pretty common for us.
Whatever you do, don't let your doctor get away with "it's all in your head"! Yes, stress can make things worse, and you've certainly had some major stress lately. But as far as I know, diarrhea is not a symptom of mental illness. A doctor tried to brush off my symptoms as all in my head (he actually told me I had "old lady syndrome"), and my body chemistry got so screwed up that I ended up in the hospital. If you don't think you're getting the care you need, get a second opinion. Or a third. Whatever it takes to find the problem and treat it.
Post Edited (2suns) : 5/28/2008 1:42:12 PM (GMT-6)
Post Edited (Celey) : 5/28/2008 1:40:21 PM (GMT-6)
This morning was terrible! I ended up with D until it was yellow green water, then the shakes, etc. kicked in. I called the docs office and spoke with the nurse and said, "I've had enough. Should I go to the ER?" We talked and she said she'd call me back. The doc says the gallbladder sonogram and SBFT were negative. He wants to do a 72 hour fecal fat test. The biopsies aren't back yet. He did say that he's not going to stop testing until he finds the root cause. So now I get to aggravate the D for 4/5 more days!