During the Fall seaon three years ago, I started having very bad gas no matter if I ate bland or spicy foods. I was having no other symptoms, so I thought I might have picked up a bacteria of some sort. Saw my doctor, who ordered a stool sample, which came back negative for any bacteria. He put me on Prednisone and the problem cleared up.
Last Fall, the same thing happened again only this time diarrhea finally presented itself. Saw the doctor again. Went on Prednisone again along with Asacol. Problem cleared up. Now here we are in the Fall again and the same bad gas has reared it's ugly head. It's awful. VERY strong chemical type of odor that doesn't change no matter what I eat.
I still had some Prednisone at home, so I started self medicating. I am having a little diarrhea in the mornings but can get through the day with no problems at all, yet the gas is still there. I've been taking over the counter gas prevention pills, which seems to help, as well as Gas-X, but neither have completely done away with the problem.
Since this has happened the same time of year three times in the last four years, it almost seems like it could be an allergic reaction to something in my environment. I've been tested for allergies before and am allergic to dust and dust mites, both of which could be worse during the Fall season because I've had to turn the heat on in the house, which I'm sure stirs up the dust. Still, how could my allergies to dust be causing gas problems in my colon??
Has anyone else noticed that their symptoms flare during a certain time of the year and yet they've not altered anything about their diet?