Rita B. Posted September 23, 2012 Share Posted September 23, 2012 Hi there! I breezed through my Whole30, and my husband and I are currently around day 45 or 50 (stopped counting after 30 days). We've reintroduced a few things here or there (more coconut flour, honey, a bit of maple syrup), but, for the most part, we are still "strict." I moderate fruit intake and keep it mainly to berries or bananas (just because that's what I love), and I don't eat nuts much at all. Here's the trouble: after the Whole30, I was put on a course of antibiotics that made me unbearably queasy but cured my sinus infection. I was afraid of the gut impact, so I took a course of probiotics as well. I stopped taking the probiotics the same day the antibiotics were done. Since that day, I've had a stomach ache in the top center of my abdomen, directly beneath my ribcage. Occasionally this pain moves to the right of my abdomen and my back, but never my left side. It only occurs after lunch, but it lasts all day. No sharp pain, but a persistent, significant ache, like a terrible knot. (I'm sleeping well, not exercising too much and managing mental stress, too.) For the last 8 days, I've had cases of diarrhea and zero solid BM's. I have added canned pumpkin, more banana and even some white rice back into my diet in an effort to bulk up. I started yet another course of probiotics. I'm frustrated beyond what's reasonable because I'm terrified it's the diet causing trouble. I have an appointment with my doc, but not for another couple weeks, and I'm beginning to wonder if this is a "serious" issue, or if it's just an enormous annoyance. Thoughts on the discomfort and the diarrhea most welcome. Otherwise, I feel fantastic and wake up every day happy and energized... just post-lunch, it's all downhill. Guide me. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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