I don't know Lil but I am really giddy about it, especially today, because I feel rested, pain-free, diarrhea-free, and FEVER-FREE which is very amazing. It usually goes up at night, but last night was the first night in for as long as I can remember it didn't break 100 degrees. Maybe the penicillin is helping with that (Tuesday was my first dose); maybe it was the strep causing it.
I'm eating probably about 1000 calories a day, which, at this point, is about what my body can tolerate. It's 95% good food (a lot of "liquid food," like soups or banana shakes, plus veggies, whole grains, fruits, lactose-free dairy products, cereals) and about 5% junk, like chocolate. I'm taking a LOT of probiotics every day (4-6 capsules), plus four Citrucel fiber tablets, 100 mg zinc, two Omega 3-6-9 pills, and a nutritional supplement in powder form.
I think what is helping, in order of most significant impact to least, would be: 1) probiotics, 2) fiber, 3) decreased food intake, 4) more liquid foods that are easier on the gut.
I don't think this nightmare is over yet, but if I can find something to keep it in check - which I might have - that will be a huge step for me. I haven't sent my poo to the parasite guru yet because I didn't want to collect it over the weekend due to my illness, and since my illness resolved I haven't had diarrhea and that's what they want me to collect! I guess I'll wait until I have another typical garden hose day...if one comes!
I'm going to go to the bathroom now...we'll see what happens!