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06 Jan 2010

gastro or panic?
2 weeks ago I had the flu with an upset tummy but both seemed to go away.
Then I got a runny tummy again - quite bad with nausea. The next day my gran passed away and I went into extreme panic.

The day after I went to the doctor and was put on an antibiotic for 3 days - the runs continued although it only came once or twice in the morning.

I was put onto probiotics (taking 3 per day) and it seemed to help a bit. Runs alternate between soft and watery and they are yellow with a little bit of clear mucus. I only go once or twice in the morning to the toilet. Nausea is still here and the panic attacks are frequent. I have been to the doctor numerous times and he says it is probably a combination of both panic and a little gastro but as I have no fever and my stomach seems soft he can only assume it is more panic than anything else.

This is the 3rd week of this now. I am having trouble eating - I cannot bring myself to eat much of anything - 2 slices of plain bread per day and maybe a handfull of crackers is all I can stomach.

Is this panic or is this gastro??
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01 Jan 0001

Hallo Shelley
Get some Kaopectin syrup and take this to bind the stomach. Are you taking anything for the panic attacks? Try Biral 2 three times a day if your doctor did not prescribe anything, and if this does not help, ask him for a prescription medication. Continue with the probiotic until the stomach settles. If the stool smells "funny" and you see a lot of mucus/blood in it, it will be best to send a sample to a lab to test for parasites. Diarrhoea due to stress won't smell bad.
Dr Bets
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