Hi, I've had lupus for ten years and managed to damage something in my digestive system with overuse of NSAIDs - If I had rich food after taking meds I would suffer with diarrhea immediately after. I ended up in hospital with a stomach bleed and stopped taking the NSAIDS. That was two years ago. Lately, even though I no longer take the NSAIDS, I have found that I can get diarrhea when I eat rich food (ie Christmas Day) but also when I have had just a salad (the oil?). This happens spasmodically and I can't seem to justify the attacks anymore. I also have the noisiest stomach after eating - it growls forever!!
I've been reading all the symptoms to look for - I don't get bad stomach spasms but sometimes feel like my intestinal area is perhaps slightly tender and inflamed. This could all be down to lupus and I will ask these same questions on the lupus board but something is definitely different. Obviously, my lupus meds do say I could be prone to diarrhea but the growling and tenderness????
Anyway, I would appreciate any advice you may have - oh, I forgot - it seems fungal infections can play some part. I suffer from candida infections on an almost permanent basis - its always heavily present, though I didn't think I had any symptoms - perhaps that is it???