Dec 16, 2008
WARNING! Do Not Continue Reading If You are Squeamish or Sensitive.
Oh boy, what a morning!! The most dreadful fluorescent green liquid diarrhea every 20 minutes for about 3 hours! Accompanied by fever, cold sweats and extreme nausea. When I got up I had a normal bowel movement and after my regular breakfast of oatmeal with acidopholous and coconut oil it started. When I say florescent green that is what I mean, bright green kermit the frog mixed with yellow highlighter green liquid. Aaaaargh!! The toilet paper looked like a neon glow stick at a music concert!
Did some research and apparently green stools are not uncommon, that bright green color is actually bile! So green stools are a symptom that food is passing through the intestines too quickly for the bacteria in our gut to change the bile that is being produced to the familiar brown color. Or that there is not enough bacteria in the intestines to do this.
In my case it could be caused by a number of things. Firstly, the obvious, I have a gastro flu. Maybe so maybe not. Secondly, it's a reaction to the antibiotics I am on due to the UTI. Thirdly, it's a reaction to the Riba.
I would hazard a guess at it being a combo of the last two.
I didn't do anything differently to any other morning EXCEPT that I used a tablespoon of VCO, rather than a teaspoon as an experiment, and that I took ALL my pills in one big hit with my oatmeal. That is the Prozac, the Riba, and the Augmentin. Usually I would space them all out a bit but I just wanted to get them down and get on with the day.
I managed to get to work (it's only 15 minutes down the motorway thank goodness) and as soon as I arrived I had to lie on the office couch (not a good look for an HOD) and then had to revisit the toilet several times until it became apparent I needed to go back home. So I stayed in the left hand lane on the motorway and drove home like an 85 year old Nana.
Since then I've been drinking Gastrolyte (an electrolyte re hydration drink) and moving cautiously. Have just tried a banana and some yogurt to see if it will stay down. Tummy has started to grumble a bit so we will see what happens. Also had to take my midday Augmentin... I've cooked up a big pot of brown rice to have should things stay down.
It seems the list of foods than I can eat on tx is getting smaller and smaller, sometimes I think I might be wise to just eat brown rice until this is all over. Good nutrients, kinda chewy, nutty flavour...
Sigh, the ground is always changing on tx, really teaching me to go with the flow. Hah! Flow! No pun intended ;)