Do your stools ever feel like acid?
Posted 07 June 2011 - 09:20 AM
Posted 07 June 2011 - 11:15 AM
Ph.D in Biology
Posted 07 June 2011 - 04:15 PM
Posted 07 June 2011 - 04:47 PM
Hi, Kathleen....I mentioned a couple of days ago that I had a touch of food poisoning, or maybe it was a 24-hour intestinal bug. But ever since then, my whole abdominal area feels really "off." Not really painful, but uncomfortable. It feels as if everything in my body is kind of hyper, as if I was stuck in "flight or fight" mode. It's a feeling of constant butterflies, and I can't seem to get ride of it.I had watery diarrhea two days ago, but it stopped after a few hours. Then the night after that I woke up bloated and had to throw up at 2:00 in the morning. I immediately felt better, and I didn't have to throw up anymore after that.But I feel as if my entire midsection is irritated....which, I suppose, it is.I'm eating bland food, but like today, I had scrambled eggs, white rice, and 1/2 slice of pita bread. In 30 minutes, I had cramping and diarrhea......yellowish, with mucous, burning......Two hours later, more cramping and diarrhea.....yellowish, with mucous, burning....And now, a few minutes ago.....more cramping and diarrhea.....yellowish, with mucous, burning....It's not as if I haven't gone through this cycle before during my 30 year history with IBS. I have.....a lot. It's just that I would like to help myself.My doctor prescribed Levsin, but I have not tried it, yet. Is this a good time to do so?Usually, my IBS may cause diarrhea, multiple times, with cramping, but then my whole midsection area doesn't continue to feel irritated as it is now.Thank you for your advice. I do take it seriously.D
Usually that is bile not stomach acids. The small intestine neutralizes the stomach acid so it usually doesn't make it out the back end.Excess bile in the colon causes diarrhea (mostly seen in people with the part of the small intestine that recycles the bile removed or gall bladder surgery so can't regulate the release, but can be seen in IBSers when things are just off balance).Soluble fibers may help bind up the bile, as can calcium carbonate (see LNAPE's Calcium Thread in the diarrhea forum), and there are prescription bile binders that tend to all be constipating and can be used to control IBS-D.