Diarrhea kicked my ass (no pun intended!)
I came down with diarrhea 9 days ago. Started out not so severe - the first 2 days was only like 4-5 trips to the toilet. But then DAYUUMMM - turned into going to the damn toilet like 12-15 fucking times per day! Talk about incapacitating - couldn't go anywhere bcoz had to stay near the damn toliet.lol Along with severe diarrhea, had stomach ache and felt like my gut inside was going into spasms always. I had no other effects - no vomiting, no fever, headache, wala. It came to the point where I was not even eating because I knew whatever I ate would just come back out immediately. Fucked up situation fellas! Anybody want to lose size fast, get severe diarrhea and you will indeed.
I started taking an antibiotic Bactrim on day 2, but it did nothing even after taking it for 6 days. I tried taking Diatabs (Loperamide) to help ease the effects, but it only helped to cut back on the frequency of trips to the toliet from like 15x to 6 or 7x. I've tried to pinpoint exactly where I got this sickness from, but it's hard to know bcoz my son and fiance don't have it - thank God - and we all eat the same foods and drink the same drinks. The only thing I can think of is perhaps I got it at Jolibee when I drank the water there with ice in the glass - not bottled water. But I am just guessing, I really can't say for sure. I never did go to a doctor bcoz I figured I would wait it out for 2 weeks to see if it would go away on it's own.
Anyways, today I feel alot better. No diarrhea yet today and no stomach pain, and I am actually heading to the gym soon. I'm guessing I have lost around 5-7 lbs just from not eating much the past 9 days. Maybe more - we will see.
I would like to ask all of you Filipinos if you have had this happen before, and also how do you go about prevention of this happening? I mean, do you guys/gals only drink bottled water when eating out, or avoid street foods, or whatever? Please enlighten me - salamat.