Chronic Diarrhea

by Tammy Good
(South Bend In U.S.A.)

I am a 62 year old white female with insulin dependent diabetes . I have episodes of a lot of gas and diarrhea. I cannot control my bowels. When it starts it just explodes and squirts out. This has been going on since 2006. I can't leave home because when an episode comes on it is instant. I have had a colonoscopy and after i had it done is when this started. Explained to the doctor about it and he had me to take Questram. That didn't help. Discussed it with my family doctor and he gave me Lomotil. Doctor don't seem to understand what i am trying to tell them. I started eating foods with a lot of fiber. That seem to help. My husband went on the internet and found that Benifiber three times a day and calcium 600+D three times a day formed stools. Seemed to help until recently. I don't use dairy products. Butter seems to trigger it. I can't even go to the store i am so afraid. I don't want company to come because i am afraid an episode will come on while they are here. I have made a mess of my carpeting because it hits so fast i can't make it to the bathroom. What can i possibly do?


Thank you
L.S.

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Apr 11, 2011
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Frustrating Chronic Diarrhea
by: Grandma

Hello Tammy,

Goodness, how frustrated you must be. I understand what you're saying about the Dr.'s not hearing what you're saying.

If I was suffering from this kind of disorder I'd get some coconut milk and start sipping on it. I'd recommend coconut macaroons but they are sometimes hard to find and with your diabetes you might not want to eat them.

I'm glad you aren't eating dairy products. I'd also recommend drinking some 7-up and eating bananas everyday.

I wrote a true story about the coconut milk I'd like you to read it. Just go to the button on the left that reads "Home Remedies" then scroll down until you find a link that says "Chronic Diarrhea". Read that page and you'll see why I'm suggesting the coconut milk.

Grandma

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