Saturday I did two things I never usually do when invited over for dinner,
1) I ate a plate they prepared especially for me and no one else ate (chicken breast stuffed with veggies in a roll-far as I could tell it was safe),
2) I ate a dessert, my first real big cheat, I ate 2 helpings too! (a passion fruit puddingy type thing with whipped sugared egg whites on top-sugar, raw egg whites and probably flour and lime-which am intolerant to-in the pudding)
So Since Sunday I've been terribly sick! Started feeling better Tuesday, but that didn't last long. I'm now day 5 with the same exact symptoms and immodium is doing absolutely NOTHING afer 5 days straight and several doses as instructed...usually this is the one thing I can count on to work for me.
We sent a sample to the lab and got rushed results back, the dr. said either a bacterial poisoning or parasites. He started me on a med yesterday for the parasite, only 6 pills in 3 days to be safe. Said if its bacterial we'll switch to some sort of antibiotic.
So lab results in hand, no parasites, no abnormal bacteria.
This morning I drank a glass of water with a big helping of charcoal (why I didn't remember it until now), and things have settled for now, breakfast is still with me. (I'm also doing bananas, eggs, home made chicken broth, pototes and cooked carrots, lots liquids-will add pumkin as posted on another hack question).
So, my question is, food poisoning? after 5 days would this not show in the test results?
Is this food poisoning? I have no fever but definitely feel the body chilling and heating as I fight this off. I definitely feel this is different than a bout from eating an intolerant food, usually clears up in 24-48 hours and with immodium.
I'm traveling on Tuesday and will be running around looking for housing, so I need to have this under control. What worries me mostly is that the immodium isn't working. I'm going to take the charcoal again this afternoon and see how things are tomorrow. I have no issue IF'ing, been pretty much doing that now, but am feeling very weak in general and trying to fight the dehydration.
Any other suggestions for getting this under control if a poisoning?
EDIT: Add symptoms: (this is going to be TMI!!) awoke early with liquid dirreaha, got worse as the day progressed with heavy feeling and severe pain in the lower part of intestines and (R) lower quadrant, right side back, relief after movement (this would happen before I needed to go running to bathroom all days). Uncontrollable dirreaha and naseau throughout the day, Monday awoke the same afternoon soreness in same area mentioned above, but not heavy nor additional liquid movement, Tuesday return to Sundays symptoms mid afternoon thru evening (was still eating broth and chicken, potatoes at this point), same Wednesday, same this morning. After the charcoal this morning, no additional movements. I still feel chilly, sweaty and need to hudle under the covers until I feel better. Now up and moving.
My husband has corrected me, there was one other person eating the same chicken I ate, she didn't have any issues from what we know. Everyone else also ate the dessert.
EDIT: Labs: done by light microscopy
consistency: loose and uniform
reducing sugars: neg
neutral fat: neg
bacterial flora: normal
intestional parasites: none observed in sample