On November 27, 2011 at 11:54 AM Pacific Time, kirmy wrote:
I got sick. I mean two weeks of massive diahorrea and lost about 7lbs off my scrawny frame. I was tired but couldn't sleep soundly. Tried to study but my mind kept wandering, I'd just zone out and stare vaguely into space like weird little micro sleeps. Oh and I felt really anxious as if my adrenal gland was working over time. I didn't know it at the time but I think I could have been suffering from the early onset of malnutrition.
It didn't matter that I was eating 100grams of protein, it was running out of me because of my bacterial overgrowth. I got pimples around my jaw line and cracked lips, my gums turned pale and I had heart palpatations every now and then. I should have known straight away what it was but my labs were excellent....and it was only 2 weeks of the skitters. Surely it takes longer than that.......
I guess not. I was very surprised to realise how many of the posters on my protein powder thread had suffered malnutrition. So for the newbies and the idiots like me who are too smart to ever have this happen to them.... What is your story?
Holy **** this is what I'm going through right now. I was avoiding the fact that I indeed do have bacterial overgrowth because of other people's opinions of using Flagyl. Why do I give the time of day to such pious anti-antibiotic **** heads? I say that needing to rid myself of constant, chronic diarrhea is not a ******g vanity issue so shut the **** up. And I don't want to hear anymore talk from anyone who cries 'abuse'. The number of people on OH that are Flagyl abusers are miniscule. And those whom consume fishzole are just plain, flat out, ******g idiots.
I'm not certain that I am showing any visible signs of protein malnutrition yet, but I have let this carry on for almost 3 weeks now and I KNOW that I am dehydrated. My body has been lusting for protein. I've upped to 100g in whey isolate and another 60-100+ per day in meat. A couple days I tried stuffing myself with complex carbs too in hopes of clogging up the pipes a bit (a very easy thing to do during Thanksgiving). It didn't help and I lost 5 pounds this past week during Thanksgiving and now sport a lovely hemorrhoid.
I have also been dealing with insatiable bouts of hunger, even after JUST eating. What is up with that? I'm not sure if it's related but it is very annoying.
Headed to the Dr. this morning and demanding Flagyl, labs, and something to ease my poor ass.
and that's my story :)