Misscali, I nearly cried when I read your post. Your poor dear. You are really going through a nightmare. I hope you're making sure you stay hydrated, drink plenty of water and eat healthy food. One thing you can try before you see the gastro, is cut out all wheat products for a week or so. I had been tested for food allergies too, and although nothing significant had shown up, within a week of going gluten-free I felt 100% better. One of the symptoms of Celiac Disease is chronic diarrhea. I'm no doctor, though, and I'm so glad you're going to see a gastro. If he doesn't help, think about
going to an infections disease doctor. That may involve travel, but you have to get to the bottom of this.
As embarrassing as it may appear, I'd also consider wearing Depends when I slept. If you wake up every morning with this, it will make your life at least a little easier. And your boyfriend already knows about
it so he'll not only understand, but will probably be relieved. My mother wore them and they didn't bother her at all. I also put a large pad under her in case anything got on the bed so it wouldn't leak onto the sheets. It will be a huge time saver and you'll have nothing to wash except for your hands.
If you're one to wear long, loose skirts, you could wear the daytime Depends and no would would know the difference. Make life easy for yourself Misscali.
I pray that you'll find a good doctor who wil get to the bottom of this real soon.
Many many (((((((Hugs)))))))
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