Not sure what is going on...........GURGLING all over

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   Posted 6/27/2007 8:33 AM (GMT -6)   
The past few days I have had gurgling around my belly, then all of a sudden I think I am going to pass gas, but instead I go to the bathroom and I poo which is mushy (sorry for being so graphic).  I have had mushy, loose stools the past couple days with not much of an appetite.  I am on an antibiotic Amoxicillin for a sinus infection since Monday (which has me feeling under the weather).  I also have been on the southbeach diet for almost two weeks to lose my honeymoon weight I gained.  I have been fine except the past few days.  I do continue to take my glycolax (miralax) daily.  I am wondering because I was taking two doses for two days that this could be the problem?  I am not sure.  I drink lots of water and diet pepsi caffeine free one to two a day.  If I don't take the glycolax then I start to have pellets again or harder poos. 
Has anyone experienced this?
DX:Glanzmanns Thrombasthenia(bleeding disorder)"GT" Type 1 as an infant, IBS 2004 with no testing done.

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   Posted 6/27/2007 8:51 AM (GMT -6)   
It's the antibiotic. The mushy poo will go away once you get off the antibiotic, but it wouldn't hurt you to take some probiotics and/or Activia yogurt for about three weeks after you get off of it to make sure that you balance your gut bacteria back out.

Also, I'd knock off the diet while you're sick. It's never good to be messing with your nutirition when you're already under the weather. Not to mention a lot of people with IBS have a harder time digetsting meat and so have to have the opposite sort of diet. Also, I should point out that a side-effect of low-carb diets is constipation, so since you sound prone to that anyways, I would HIGHLY reconsider doing the South Beach Diet.

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   Posted 6/27/2007 11:06 AM (GMT -6)   
As Keri mentioned... It's probably the antibiotic. It might be a good idea to start taking the probiotics now, even before you finish the antibiotic. The most effective way to take a probiotic while on an antibiotic is to wait 2 afters after your antibiotic dosage.
Hope you start to feel better soon!
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