I didn't think I would be back here but here I am. I've been doing really really well for a LONG time. However, some recent events have sparked my anxiety and it's getting bad. I'm living abroad studying my Master's degree--something I had dreamed of doing my whole life. I've been here over a month now and everything was going smoothly until about six days ago.
I went out to a fair the day before and ate a lot of different foods. I came back and the next morning I had really bad diarrhea about 5-6 times. I stayed hydrated and assumed it was from something I ate. The next day I woke up in the morning with horrible pain in my stomach and had diarrhea again. Happened that day about 5 or 6 times. The next days I was supposed to travel to a city about 2 hours away to stay with a friend during the break we had here. I went and on the way there, I was in such bad pain and still having diarrhea, that I asked my friend to take me to the hospital (it's relatively cheap here and I wanted to be sure there wasn't anything serious going on). They did a full blood test and gave me some fluids through an IV. The blood tests were completely normal and my temp was also normal. They told me it was more than likely food poisoning or a virus. I left and that day I took some Imodium that they recommended if necessary. That night I continued to have diarrhea so in the morning I took another pill (2mg), then another one later in the day because we were going to be out and I didn't want to be in the bathroom constantly. The medicine helped during the day but by night I was having diarrhea again. That continued for the next day I was there then I headed back to where I'm living. The day I came back I didn't have diarrhea AT ALL, and the stomach gurgling stopped. I woke up the next morning and again had no diarrhea and felt much better and stronger. Then of course at night, I had one episode. Yesterday was the 5th day and I had diarrhea about 3 times and today I woke up and I had diarrhea one time. I took an Imodium then of course got online and read that it's not a good idea to take Imodium if you have IBD and that it might cause "toxic megacolon" for people with IBD (which I have) and suddenly began into a panic attack (even though I've taken Imodium many times in the past for anxiety-caused diarrhea with no problems).
Basically, it's been almost 6 days of diarrhea with one day that it cleared up. I can say that there's an improvement from the first days. At the beginning, I was having a lot of stomach gurgling and going more frequently. But I'm worried about what could be wrong with me. Could it be something serious?