Years ago, I had severe diarrhea for many years. Elavil was helpful, though it seemed to take "forever" to get somewhat back to normal. Still, it was a Godsend.
Even now, I get occasional flare-ups, especially in hot weather. This summer seems especially touchy, with much rain and extreme humidity, along with hot temps. I don't have AC in the house--just use fans and
open the windows at night. We do have a dehumidifier and also live in the woods, so that helps somewhat.
Since things have 'kicked up' a bit, I'm eating more plain foods, like very lean beef or chicken, crackers or toast, mashed potatoes, cooked carrots, bananas, applesauce, etc.--what my former gastro doctor called "the careful diet." This definitely helps, but it's still tricky to keep well-hydrated. I do drink between meals only.
I'm just wondering if anyone else has anything like this? I was told by my gastro doc that my digestive system just doesn't function correctly--not much I can do except watch the diet and I think I do okay there. But, any further suggestions or ideas would be very welcome!
Today was sort of rough, with more "wind" in my system and several bathroom trips--nothing serious (stools generally somewhat formed, with some exceptions); just too many--and a bit urgent. It's like too much fluid somehow gets "stuck" in my system and makes for more bathroom visits, which definitely get old after a half day or so....
I guess my question boils down to: How do you make sure it's 'safe' to go out to the store or visiting, or anywhere else? I hope to attend a fair tomorrow evening--if I feel it's safe for me to be there an hour or two, and not far from the nearest rest room. A bit leery at this point, but I'd really like to attend. Suggestions?
Does hot, humid weather "kick up" your system? How do you handle it?
Post Edited (Luvzminis) : 7/9/2018 5:00:38 PM (GMT-6)