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Constipated everyday. On fibers. Hypothyroidism. Why diarrhea now?

Hi! I am having stomach problems. I normally constipated on a daily basis. I try to eat more fiber and drink Metamucil daily. I m definitely not perfect with my fiber intake and have been slacking on the daily metamucil for the past 2 weeks. My problem right now, is that for the past 2 days I ve had diarrhea-like urges but not much comes out. It s like I m constipated but dry heaving. This particular problem has never happened to me. I m trying to think of any additional info to give... I m 27 and hypothyroid . I take 70micrograms of levothyroxine a day. I also, take 40mg of vyvance a day. I am living overseas in Grenada, so stomach problems are quite prevalent. More often then not Im constipated but I do have bouts of diarrhea. Also, I just finished school finals and am starting the hardest semester of med school at SGU, so I ve been very stressed.
Asked On : Wed, 22 Aug 2012
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Hi, Bettybturner,
Thanks for query.
As you are having hypothyroid ,constipation is common.
But in your case urge for going motion and off an attack of diarrhea, it shows that you might be having chronic intestinal infection like chronic amoebiasis.
Go for tablet Ofloxacilin,Tinidazole combination for 3 days under guidance of your doctor.
Take plenty of water,more fiber containing diet,fruit juices,papita,banana.
Ok and bye.
Answered: Wed, 22 Aug 2012
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