I have been suffering from food poisoning since 30th May. I went on holiday to Turkey and a few days after I came back I startd getting diarrhea and stomach cramps. After a week of not getting better I went to my doctors who put me on Ciproflexacin anitbiotics(not sure of spelling)and had to do a stool sample - which came back a few days later with Campylobacter. The doctor said the antibiotics should clear it but I went back to see him a week after first seeing him (and the day I completed the course) as was still suffering, he took another stool sample and told me to eat a bland food until I started to feel better, this stopped the dirrhea and after about 6 days I thought I would try eating meat and veg, but it upset me again, have tried a few days again, the same thing. I am not sure if this is just cause my stomach is still recovering and need to take it easy on the stomach or if there is still a problem there as the 2nd stool sample said it was clear of the bug. I am worried that I won't be able to eat properly now.
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Based on the history, it seems that you have had a bout of food poisoning (campylobacter) resulting in severe inflammation of the intestinal lining.
Post infectious diarrhea, it is common to have symptoms as yours as the enzymes situated on the mucosal surface that metabolise simple sugars are washed away by the diarhea and it takes time for the intestines to recover. In the mean time the bacteria in the intestines ferment the sugars anaerobically to produce lots of gas.
This is a benign condition and will subside soon. This repair of the intestinal lining will take some time, and it might be beneficial to avoid meat and high protein diet for a week or two.
Probiotic medications will help in the gut recovery.
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