After the first really bad episode I have to say it did go better and better. I don't even know if it was the GI infection or something else, because there were too many things in my life that could have triggered it. I had been abroad for 2 years to study. During these 2 years I've had probably the worst time of my life. I hated that place and the people but I couldn't go without losing one year in uni. I also didn't go along with the food at all. I started to put on weight and I didn't even know why. I stopped eating and went with an empty stomach at bed at night but still didn't lose any weight. I was so stressed all the time and I was working so hard that I ended up not knowing when it was night and when it was day. I wanted really high grades and I did manage the first year but the second year we had this tutor who was just really bluntly and obviously hating foreigners. I felt so helpless and frustrated and I started to work even more. I ended up drinking about 6 red bulls a day in order to stay awake and work on the projects
I couldn't eat anything else but toast...the rest of the food was just disgusting
And I was still getting fat too
) ....Now...one day before leaving that horrible place and flying back home I was so happy, I went out to some kind of mexican restaurant (if I can call it so) and had a spicy chicken and a beer. My stomach started hurting after the first bite, but I was so hungry I just ate it all LOL . I went back home and I started to feel more and more sick, my belly was hurting right in the center, I was really bloated and it was hurting so much that I couldn't even more. I also thought I was having a fever. So next day I had diarrhea. I took an immodium cause I had to fly and didn't want an incident on the plane. When I came home the pain continued but no D for a few days, just normal poo. Then D again, loose stools and so on. The imodium wasn't helping at all. Was giving me bad episodes of D after the effect was gone. Went to the doctor...blah blah ... the rest is history. LOL I was given an anti-spasmodic and this took away those horrible cramps and even when I stopped taking it they didn't come back but the gas/farts in the evening and the loose and weird stools stayed. So then I stopped taking the BC pills and things went better and better for me, no D anymore but still farts in the evening and morning and some loose stools. .... So this is the whole story. If you ask me, I think it was a combination of factors: the GI infection, the BC pill and all the stress I was under for the last year in that country.