About 3 weeks ago I had quite a few meals that consisted of minced meat products, mainly sausages and such. I don't usually eat minced meat products, and this was an exception.

What followed next was a series of diarrhea-like symptomps, with about 2-3 bowel movements / day, and stomach cramps.
I visited my doctor the 4th day and she prescribed me Imodium, Bilichol and Ibutin. These constipated me an awful lot, while the stomach cramps kept on lingering.

I was forced to switch to laxatives and laxative products (teas, supositiories and oral medicine) because of what I was prescribed. After 4 days I managed to have a bowel movement, yet the cramps remained.

The symptoms cleared after about a week, and I had regular and normal bowel movements again. Then I got down with the flu (lucky me!).

I ate some hot sauce the 2nd or 3rd day after the symptoms have passed, but not too much, just a bit. The symptomps re-appeared the following day and haven't disappeared since.

I feel cramps in my lower abdomen. Like that feeling you get right before you pass gas. I also burp a lot. The cramps are a discomfort for me, and even though they don't mess around with my daily routing, I do not like having them around.

What could this be? I'm prepared to make another vistit to my doctor as it has been 3 weeks now.
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replied May 25th, 2014
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If your symptoms appear after changing your regular fod intake, then it could be due to gastritis. Taking OTC antacids can help with few of your symptom control. If symptoms have been recurrent and persistent, you should consider visiting your doctor/healthcare provider for thorough evaluation and clarification. Get started on treatment as indicated by your evaluation results. You may also consider requesting for prescription for gastric acid suppression and a probiotic for better symptom control. Look out for development of any new symptoms. Be in regular monitoring and follow-up with your treating doctor/healthcare provider and report any new/abnormal symptoms immediately.
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