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On and off diarrhea. Relief with omperazole. Again recurring. Taking anti diarrhea medicines. Permanent cure?

I have had diarreha off and on for over 3 years. I had an upper GI, colonoscopy etc. Nothing showed up. I started taking omperazole and things got better. In the past 6 months or so I am back to having diarreha off and on. Lately, if occurs during the night, after I hear or feel a gurgling in my intestines. Then in the morning I will have it for a few hours again, I have taken anti diarreha meds, and am now trying to eat activia 3 times a day, which I think is helping a little. I usually eat one banana a day and one apple. But I am getting very frustrated.
Asked On : Fri, 22 Mar 2013
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Hi bissonnette.

There is not too much info I have.

Long term diarrhea is considered as chronic, and a few common reasons came to my mind. One is a serious deficiency of pancreas; therefore, foods are not digested properly, fermented by yeast and other microorganisms in the gut. Indigested foods, in turn, irritate the gut wall causing diarrhea.
Another reason may be Candida-yeast overgrowth after taking antibiotics. It leads to condition like IBS (irritable bowel syndrome) with diarrhea. We cannot rule out also chronic parasite infection and food sensitivity. All these conditions can be combined and aggravate each other. I do not believe that symptomatic treatment and eat banana really change your life. However, you think right to try to eat food products with probiotics.
What can be helpful? Start with:
•     Strictly diet two months: no wheat, no sugar, no milk, no sweet fruits (banana too)
•     Apple, pomegranate, coconut oil, green tea, garlic, hard-boiled eggs are good to lessen diarrhea
•     Buy probiotics – friendly bacteria on the refrigerator in health store and take twice as it is recommended
•     Warm Karlovy Vary healing mineral water before meals
•     Enemas or colon hydrotherapy
•     Find an acupuncturist. Your condition is known by Chinese medicine as “Spleen Qi deficiency” so herbs and acupuncture can relive diarrhea
•     Indigestion leads to deficiencies. Vitamins C, B’s, D are needed

The best way is working with a knowledgeable health practitioner. Useful information may also be found in my book.

I wish you a good health

Answered: Tue, 9 Apr 2013
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