Unexplained diarrhea,malabsorption,dizziness,feeling faint, confusion

Posted by ajstaley @ajstaley, Thu, Jan 24 10:21am

Hello,
I’m new here. My symptoms have gotten worst in the last year. I’m sick to my stomach or vomiting or have dry heaves everyday. I have developed food and medicine intolerance. Can only eat maybe small portions of rice and vegetables and plain bread throughout the day. And even then some days I am in the bathroom with diarrhea after eating. My gallbladder was removed some years back. When some of the same symptoms appeared back then. But there is no gallbladder to remove now. I’m losing more and more weight. I have periods of confusion and that’s really scary. The testing MRI’s , CT scans and blood work are coming back negative. My gi doc is repeating the testing with a CT scan of the Brian this time. I doubt she will find it. I’m getting sicker everyday. Really losing hope. I’m glad this website is here. It’s soothing to know I’m not alone. Any suggestions would be appreciated.

Liked by peggyella

@charlie5678

how do we stop it, she has had upper and lower test done, they find nothing wrong. help

Jump to this post

Has she been tested for celiac disease or other food related problems?

REPLY
@charlie5678

how do we stop it, she has had upper and lower test done, they find nothing wrong. help

Jump to this post

If your water changed recently she may be reacting to it. I moved one time to an area that had high iron which for me gives me diarrhea. I finally took petol bismal three times a day for a week to ten days and it stopped. I have had this happen for a few other reasons and I get diarrhea easily but the petol bismal will bring me back to normal. It sounds strange but maybe it will help and is easy.

REPLY
@charlie5678

how do we stop it, she has had upper and lower test done, they find nothing wrong. help

Jump to this post

@charlie5678 I can totally sympathize with your wife. I have pretty much the same problem. First I thought it was caused by the immunosuppressants that I must take, but I have come to realize that it is set off by certain foods, and I am still trying to figure that out. Since the start of it did coincide with my taking immunosuppressants I think they have caused me to be more sensitive to certain foods. It seems as if dairy may be the biggest culprit but lactose intolerance generally happens quickly after ingesting food with lactose, and with me, it happens hours later or the next day. I was having salads every day for lunch with greens, chicken, crumbled goat cheese and strawberries so I figured it had to be something in there, but for some reason, I didn't consider the cheese for a while. Has your wife tried tracking what she eats and cutting things out, to see if that helps?

Tomorrow I have an appointment with my PCP and I plan to speak to him about it. I will let you know what he says. It almost certainly is a food intolerance, or possibly IBS.
JK

REPLY

Does it hurt when you eat? I have the same issues except it also hurts when I eat I get stomach pains when I eat and I can only eat maybe a few bites. I also had my gallbladder removed. Have they tested you for any bacteria or parasites?

REPLY
@hgarm

Does it hurt when you eat? I have the same issues except it also hurts when I eat I get stomach pains when I eat and I can only eat maybe a few bites. I also had my gallbladder removed. Have they tested you for any bacteria or parasites?

Jump to this post

Yes. I have stomach pain as well. I have been tested for bacteria that was negative. I am waiting on the results of the parasite test. That should return any day now. Thank you so much for the response.

REPLY
@ajstaley

Yes. I have stomach pain as well. I have been tested for bacteria that was negative. I am waiting on the results of the parasite test. That should return any day now. Thank you so much for the response.

Jump to this post

Are they testing for H pylori? My tests came back negative for those as well but the pain still persists. If you are loosing a bunch of weight like I am try some protein shakes they may help. I can't really keep them down they come out either from vomiting or diahrea but I was told they can help

REPLY

I had same issues and finally tested positive for C-Diff

REPLY
@hgarm

Are they testing for H pylori? My tests came back negative for those as well but the pain still persists. If you are loosing a bunch of weight like I am try some protein shakes they may help. I can't really keep them down they come out either from vomiting or diahrea but I was told they can help

Jump to this post

The H pylori test was negative as well. I tried some frozen yogurt and was ill for the rest of the day. So afraid to try anything new. It takes everything in me just to function day to day.

REPLY
@terridrag

I had same issues and finally tested positive for C-Diff

Jump to this post

They said the c-diff was negative. Did you test positive on the first test?

REPLY
@ajstaley

The H pylori test was negative as well. I tried some frozen yogurt and was ill for the rest of the day. So afraid to try anything new. It takes everything in me just to function day to day.

Jump to this post

I feel your pain I tried a protein shake because the doctor said I have to get calories in and I have been sick all day. I am so sorry I really hope they figure out what's going on and can help Us!

REPLY
@hgarm

I feel your pain I tried a protein shake because the doctor said I have to get calories in and I have been sick all day. I am so sorry I really hope they figure out what's going on and can help Us!

Jump to this post

Thank you so much for your compassion. I’m sorry to hear that you’re not feeling well either. Let’s pray for a miracle. Just know that I support you in this fight. Feel better.

REPLY
@ajstaley

Thank you so much for your compassion. I’m sorry to hear that you’re not feeling well either. Let’s pray for a miracle. Just know that I support you in this fight. Feel better.

Jump to this post

We really need help and unfortunetly it seems like doctor's don't know what to do for us. It's depressing especially when you have to wait weeks to see someone to maybe get help but maybe not get help

REPLY

Try to stop eating gluten for 3 days bread ,wheat flour,Barley ,soy made with wheat I didn't test positive for Celiac's disease at first also you are probably allergic to milk and don't know it.

Liked by haighsue

REPLY
@hgarm

We really need help and unfortunetly it seems like doctor's don't know what to do for us. It's depressing especially when you have to wait weeks to see someone to maybe get help but maybe not get help

Jump to this post

Yes, this so true we need help like yesterday. But we have to keep trying until a door opens. We have no other choice.

REPLY
@momx5dea

Try to stop eating gluten for 3 days bread ,wheat flour,Barley ,soy made with wheat I didn't test positive for Celiac's disease at first also you are probably allergic to milk and don't know it.

Jump to this post

Thank you. I will stop the bread and see if it helps. I am lactose intolerant as well. But from time to time I was able to eat a little frozen yogurt for the probiotics. But not now since this illness has kicked in. My body seems to be rejecting just about everything.

REPLY
Please login or register to post a reply.