Posted 2/27/2012 10:33 PM (GMT -6)
Here is my situation. Never posted here but have been reading the boards for quite a while. Since my gastric bypass I had suffered with constant constipation which I treated with Miralax on my doctors advice. Worked like a charm. On Dec 26 I came down with terrible diarrhea. Waited for 5 days and went to doctor who prescribed an antibiotic thinking it was a food borne illness. Diarrhea did not go away, got worse. Next she sent me for blood tests and fecal tests. Everything came back normal except my white blood cell count was extremely elevated in my stool sample. She referred to a gastro who has done a colonoscopy, Barium cOntrast CT scan, blood tests and is doing an endoscopy next week. He has ruled out Crohns and ulcerative colitis. We're testing for celiac I guess next week. Meanwhile the diarrhea continues daily. Sometimes only 4 or 5 times daily, sometimes over 20 times. I have become afraid to eat or leave the house and it is making my life miserable. I have missed a lot of work, which I cannot afford. If anybody has any suggestions about what else this could be, or a diet to control it, it would be extremely appreciated. I'm just confused about how my health can change overnight and continue for months. Please, any help or suggestions would be appreciated.