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getting way too many stomach bugs

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created March 12, 2013 at 3:40 AM

Why have I been getting so many stomach bugs in the past few months? It always seems to be the same symptoms-frequent, sudden, watery, pee-like diarrhea and noxious tasting burps (or "charnal winds" as I like to call them). I had it again today, and I went to the clinic at my college, the nurse poked around at my abs and and listened to my abs with a stethoscope and said she didn't feel anything wrong, just said I had gastrointeritis, and gave me the standard perscription- BRAT diet, Prioslec OCT, avoid greasy foods, sacrifice a lamb to Panacea(jk), burn incense to Suonetar (jk) and gave me samples of an antidiarrheal medicine for if it got out of hand. Why so many stomach bugs? Weak immune system? Not enough probiotics? introducing too many new foods at once? Too much protein? I feel better now, but what can I do to prevent it in the future?

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on September 29, 2013
at 11:51 PM

Even though i (fortunately) haven't had this problem in a while, I say "on/off paleo" because sometimes I did have gluten free grain products and other non-paleo noms, (I'm stricter now) but I haven't had anything containing wheat or gluten in years

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(10255)

on March 12, 2013
at 02:50 PM

good call on the fridge!

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(32556)

on March 12, 2013
at 02:35 PM

+1 What is your D3 level?

A048b66e08306d405986b6c04bf5e8e4

on March 12, 2013
at 04:33 AM

I have not gone to any restaurants lately, but I did try two new things I don't normally eat-liver and goat meat

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on March 12, 2013
at 04:03 AM

What do you mean on/off paleo though? If you stopping and restarting eating wheat (including in the form of normal soy sauce that contains wheat/gluten, or beer), then this could be the leading cause for your troubles. You see, gluten/wheat/barley/rye products (and anything that contains them) can stay in the gut for days before you get symptoms.

A048b66e08306d405986b6c04bf5e8e4

on March 12, 2013
at 03:49 AM

-I've onn/off paleo since september -I'm not sure exactly, abou 40 protein 40 fat 20 carb -no I don't cheat with the gluten -I'm not much into sauerkraut or kimchi, but I do do yogurt and kombucha -I do suppliment D3 and magnesium

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on March 12, 2013
at 04:32 AM

These symptoms are usually caused by food borne pathogens, so I would eliminate those, first, as the cause before going onto other things.

-check the temp in your fridge

-clean all cooking surfaces effectively

-wash your hands thoroughly before cooking and after using the washroom

-check all food storage for pests

-inspect the stores where you purchase groceries

-cook food thoroughly and store it properly

9/10 times we are making ourselves sick.

B4e1fa6a8cf43d2b69d97a99dfca262c

(10255)

on March 12, 2013
at 02:50 PM

good call on the fridge!

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on March 12, 2013
at 03:46 AM

If they actually are infections, I'd first look to 25(OH)D level and your corresponding vitamin A intake. If that's a dead-end, I'd consider all food, supplements, seasonings etc you used or obviously if you went to restaurants. The amount of time it takes for an onset of that sort of thing is considerably longer than most assume, so it could be a few meals back.

A048b66e08306d405986b6c04bf5e8e4

on March 12, 2013
at 04:33 AM

I have not gone to any restaurants lately, but I did try two new things I don't normally eat-liver and goat meat

Ce41c230e8c2a4295db31aec3ef4b2ab

(32556)

on March 12, 2013
at 02:35 PM

+1 What is your D3 level?

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on March 12, 2013
at 09:58 AM

Sure it's not an IBS like reaction to something? I've had to give up eggs after they started giving me painful urgent diarrhea.

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3eca93d2e56dfcd768197dc5a50944f2

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on March 12, 2013
at 03:45 AM

Questions:

  • How long have you being doing Paleo for?
  • What's your protein/fat/carb ratio in percentage? Do you eat enough carbs?
  • Do you cheat with gluten every so often? (if yes, then probably what you get is a reaction to it due to intolerance, not a stomach bug)
  • Do you eat sauerkraut/kimchi? I personally found home-made goat kefir more potent than these.
  • Watch what you're eating up to 48 hours before your symptoms arrive. I use cronometer.com to track what I eat, to figure out what could be the cause.
  • Make sure you get enough D3 and Magnesium. You might have to supplement for these.

A048b66e08306d405986b6c04bf5e8e4

on March 12, 2013
at 03:49 AM

-I've onn/off paleo since september -I'm not sure exactly, abou 40 protein 40 fat 20 carb -no I don't cheat with the gluten -I'm not much into sauerkraut or kimchi, but I do do yogurt and kombucha -I do suppliment D3 and magnesium

3eca93d2e56dfcd768197dc5a50944f2

(11697)

on March 12, 2013
at 04:03 AM

What do you mean on/off paleo though? If you stopping and restarting eating wheat (including in the form of normal soy sauce that contains wheat/gluten, or beer), then this could be the leading cause for your troubles. You see, gluten/wheat/barley/rye products (and anything that contains them) can stay in the gut for days before you get symptoms.

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