Posted 12/27/2011 8:27 PM (GMT -6)
I placed this in the stress forum, but I thought this might be a better spot for it.
This is going to be a bit in depth because there are several factors at work here.
The event--at about 2am this morning I suffered a single bout of diarrhea. It came on suddenly. I had a brief moment of urgency, went to the bathroom and did my business.
Last week, my 2 year old niece had a few days with diarrhea that was never established at a source. It was either a stomach bug or her teeth coming in. She was clear of the stomach issues by Thursday. I did see her Saturday night for Christmas Eve. So I was slightly worried about it being connected with a stomach virus of some sort.
Of course, Christmas weekend has just passed and I have had plenty of dressing in the last couple of days. I thought it may have been a natural reaction to that...just a standard upset stomach.
about 3 hours before my upset stomach, I had a normal bowel movement. No issue there.
about 5 hours after my upset stomach, I returned to the bathroom for what I will call an abnormal bowel movement. It was just a bit loose, but not what I would call diarrhea by any stretch of the imagination.
Stress comes into play because getting sick had been in the back of my mind since Christmas, my mother has been having some breathing issues which had me worried. Is it possible that I could have stressed myself into the upset stomach?
I have no other symptoms whatsoever. No nausea, no fatigue, no feeling of being ill or sick in any fashion. The only associated symptom has been copious amounts of stress. Even when I finally laid down this morning, I became so stressful and nervous over being sick that I physically shook and developed palpatations.
I tensed up so much that my arms are actually sore this evening.
Even tonight, now 16 hours after my upset stomach, I am still uptight about things. Even though I have shown no other issues. Just feeling uptight and uneasy.
The only other information I can provide is that I have been taking garlic supplements since Tuesday when I first heard my niece was having stomach problems. I take one pill every four hours, and both Saturday and Sunday evening I ate a single clove of raw garlic.
Any words of wisdom?
If this isn't a good spot for it, can someone please show me to the appropriate thread since I have yet to get any replies from the other thread? =(