My name is Dianna. I wanted to get some info off other's who can relate to my topic and some ideas.
It started about 1 year ago I started to feel anxiety/stress from work. (I worked in a cafe at the time)
I started to feel bloated, pain in my left side and had a soft stool everytime i went toilet.
A week later i ended up going to the toliet again this time i noticed some blood.
I freaked out as you could imagine as im only (19 yrs old) and went doctors.
The doctor thought the blood was due to a cut from straining. As i havent been straining i didnt believe this was the answer.
I had this happen to me again about 2 times, once when i was in queensland and when i came back.
I went to another 2 doctors they both thought it was nothing to worry about due to my age and did no tests.
They went on to tell me that maybe i had IBS and to try and maintain a diet with no diary, spicy foods etc.
I did so and nothing really changed i still had stomach pain and soft watery stool.
After a while (few months) i thought i should try and see someone else a different GP.
She gave me 2 stool samples to do, a blood stool sample test and a blood test.
After doing so i went back to see her to find out i had Salmonella Thyporium. She said that the pain, blood and loose stool i noticed was from the bacteria from the Salmonella.
I took the antibiotics she gave me 3 times a day for 2 weeks and after doing so i felt great, i had a harder stool and was feeling no stomach pain.
This was all about 4 months ago, i dont feel like this anymore but i still get the loose - watery stool everyday about 1-3 times a day. Always in the morning.
I feel paranoid all the time about what happened that i always check the toilet. I have developed anxiety that my stomach goes in knots and butterflies. My family memeber is depressed and it has also taken its toll on me.
Im always thinking the wost in things and have had a few stressful family situations that havent helped.
I not sure if this Anxiety and stress in making me have the loose stool now.. as the doctor said all the bacterial from the salmonella has cleared (as i did another test). I have been to the doctors and have asked for anxiety med's and he thinks im too young to start on it (this is another doc as my doc left)
I have been taking herbal meds daily but havent noticed a change and have taken Yakult a few times also.
If anyone who has gone through the same thing help me with some info ..