First let me make it very clear that I AM going to the doctor. I have an appointment Monday morning. But I just wanted to post here and see if anyone might have any clue what I'm dealing with here.
I've had a fairly sensitive stomach for as long as I can remember - things like burgers and crappy movie theater popcorn would make me feel... less than great. But for the past couple weeks it seems like EVERYTHING is doing this. And it's not just a feeling of... not great - it's a horrible experience. Almost everything I eat results in me REALLY having to use the bathroom. My trips to the bathroom for... err... number two used to be usually once a day, and nothing to fear. But now, it's once if I'm lucky... but usually two or three times. And usually, at least every other day, it's not normal. What results is almost black, and tar-like. Sorry, it's gross, I know... but it's probably an important detail.
When it first started becoming a regular thing (and a more painful thing) I didn't really think much of it because, like I said, I've always had a fairly sensitive stomach... but now it's too often for me to ignore. It's honestly almost at the point where, some days, I don't want to eat at all because I know in just a little bit of time I'll be crouching over in discomfort/pain and just counting down the minutes until my break so I can rush off to the bathroom. I've been downing chewable Pepto Bismol most days, but sometimes it's like if it's going to happen, nothing's gonna stop it.
I posted a question earlier this week (at least I think it was this week?) about getting my thyroid checked as well... but I don't think this is related to that. I mentioned in that post how I can't lose weight either, no matter what I do, and this has never been a problem for me. I guess that part of it could be related to either issue.
I know you all aren't doctors (and like I said I do have an upcoming appointment anyway) but does anyone have an idea of what might be going on? Or has anyone else suffered similar symptoms?
Hopefully I didn't leave anything out.
Answer by ILovemyPaulie at 5:59 PM on Sep. 6, 2013
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