Almost exactly four hours after eating leftover sushi on a Saturday night, I found myself running into a terrible case diarrhea. By Sunday night, it became bloody and regular, with pain all over my abdomen.
Anxious, I went to my local ER. After a CT scan showed that my entire colon was inflamed, and my appendix was normal, I was transferred to the gastroenterology department. By Monday afternoon she was preparing for an emergency endoscopy.
After the procedure, the gastroenterologist told me she thought I was It’s hard (or Clostridium difficileColitis, a type of bacteria that can cause diarrhea and colitis. I quickly started my first antibiotic.
After three days, I was given intravenous fluids at home, saw a chiropractor, and still had bloody and painful diarrhea. After that, I started to take two different antibiotics. Thankfully, these were successful, the bleeding stopped within two days and the diarrhea within three days.
While grateful for the remedy, I also know that research shows that taking antibiotics is possible change the human microbiota. I imagined my gut as a blank new stone, like a newborn, and decided that the most important thing at that time was to focus on rebuilding my strength and creating a system. healthy and balanced microorganisms. Using my experience as a functional medicine doctor, here are the measures I have chosen to take to help support my bowel: