Need Help---Bacterial Infection
Hello everyone. I know this is a Message Board about our MMB's. However I figured I would vent about me and see if anyone here has experienced this themselves or has any advice. Normally I am posting about Cody but right now I just need a friend-someone to vent to about me. I'm sorry to use this board about my own issues, I'm just a SAHM who really doesn't have alot of close friends around me.
I am a 25 y.o. Female who is normally healthy. Last Tuesday, I woke up with some stomach pain and naseaua. Started running a fever a couple hours later and chills. Then came the diarrhea. The worst in my life. I went about 50 times on Tuesday, 50 times on Wednesday, and 50 times on Thursday. I was going about 5-6 times an hour. My stomach gurggled constantly and I had extreme painful gas which made me unable to walk at times. I ended up in the hospital Thursday for dehydration. They said it was a stomach bug. They did do an ultrasound of my kidneys, liver, pancreas, gallbladder, and appendix. All came back normal. They also did blood work which came back normal. They did a rectal exam to make sure that I did not have any blood. That came back negative. So they sent me home and said give it a few more days. Well Friday and Saturday the same thing continued. I thought I was going to die. On Saturday I called the on call doctor at my PCP office and he called me in Cipro and Flagyl thinking it was bacterial. I also started taking Acidolphilus pills (Pro-Biotics) like yogurt 3 times a day when I started the anti-biotics. Sunday I was still about the same, however on Monday I started to feel even better. I went to the doctor yesterday (Tuesday)---a week after this all started---and told him even though I am feeling so much better I am still having a little diarrhea about once or twice a day. He told me that was normal and may last a few more days and that I could start eating a regular diet again. I was so sick of living off of Gatorade and Crackers for a week! Well last night I did eat a nice sized small dinner and this morning now day 10 of all this crap, I still did have a little diarreah this morning. Will this ever get back to normal? I am starting to think that I will never have a normal stool again and am getting very depressed. It leaves me very anxious knowing that I have to leave the house some days and am afraid to. I am really getting sad about this. Can anyone give me any suggestions/advice? I also noticed that I am not urinating nowhere near as much as I used to. I am drinking plenty of water though. Do you think it could be because I lost so much last week when I was really sick and my body is replenishing it? I really don't know what to think at this point. If anyone could help I would appreciate it. Thanks so much.