I am a type 2 diabetic, I have suffered from bouts of diarrhea for years but last July, I had a really bad bout. Whereas it has gone away, the diarrhea continued on and off, despite taking Imodium. I went to my Doctor and was advised that I had had Gastric Enteritis and I should try a non-dairy, bland, bulking diet. This worked. Then it all came back again. From there, I have been to the doctor’s several times and have a consultation in December to maybe have a colonoscopy. My company is moving and I now have a ten minute cycle ride, a ten minute train ride and a ten minute walk every morning and evening. I am terrified about this and have invested in incontinence pants to give me some sort of security which just adds to the costs of travelling.
I have cut out basically all food except meat and this seems to have given me some relief. I ate some probiotic yogurt (non-dairy) a couple of days ago and ended up with diarrhea as though I had enteritis again. Can anyone suggest what this is and the best incontinence pads for someone who is actually really active?
Let me know how you find the TENA Pants. They will be more ideal than pads if you are cycling on your journey.
Yes, a food diary can be really helpful to show your Doctor.
Let me know if you need any tips on managing your incontinence in the meantime.