Post # 46
Remember back when olestra was a thing? You couldn’t absorb fat because it would flush it out of your system… In the form of orange greasy poo. Yeah, gross. That stopped pretty quick but there must be some products still out there with that in it. Did you eat any processed food different than normal?
Post # 47
princesserbear: Thank you! You’re sweet.
TO EVERYONE ELSE! NO OIL TODAY, JUST A NORMAL RUN OF THE MILL POOP
I went to the doctor today and she was not concerned at all really. She said it is probably just the fish oil reacting with something I ate and if it was continuously happening then she would be really concerned. Sometimes things just don’t break down like they should. She did order some blood tests at my request just to make sure everything is A-okay for TTC. Except I forgot to ask for estrogen, progesterone, or testosterone tests, but that’s okay because last year my tests were perfectly normal. If we have any trouble TTC then I’ll go back in for hormone tests.
I wanted to say thank you to everyone who left constructive, helpful, or nice comments. I really appreciate you guys!
So I didn’t take my fish oil last night and today no sign of any oil whatsoever. Yay!
Post # 48
I’ve had something somewhat familiar before, and then I realized that it only happened after I ate yogurt. I don’t eat yogurt anymore (which is sad because I love it!) and it hasn’t happened since. Sometimes our bodies just have weird sensitivities.
Post # 49
SoonMrsCrocker2: yes, I’m in Canada. Ive ve had lots of procedures before, without much wait. But im currently living in a crappy, not very populated area so the waits are atrocious. It sucks, I just want to go home and get proper treatment!
its a 2 month wait for colonoscopy, 3 month wait for CT scan. Back home, it’s 3 weeks max for colonoscopy and 1-2 weeks for CT scan.
So don’t think it’s the universal health care that’s the problem. It’s the lousy area I’m in.
Post # 50
How come you are taking fish oil and the other supplements? You should be getting enough in your diet if you are eating healthy and balanced. I am not sure if having all of those will do anyhting with being pregnant, or if they are even being absorbed honestly since vitamins are fickle. I know selenium for thyroid, biotin for hair and nails, vitamin d for calcium absorption, vitamin e for free radicals… but really if you’re in a place where theres sun and you’re going outside you should be good on your D. Biotin should be taken on and off, E is basically in everything green. I just know that unless your doctor is perscribing these for specific deficiencies, you should be getting all of these in your diet no matter what just because you eat. So taking a break on them (if you were the one to start taking them on your own) could be an ok thing to do. Just my 2c though.
Post # 51
caligirl0011: I had similar symptoms that progressed for about 6 months before I went to the dr. He told me when I woke up from colonoscopy that it was colitis and a week later the rest of the tests came back. I’m sorry you have to wait so long but its so relieving to have results! And although it’s not curable the treatment is finally working after several weeks. I’m on Apriso and I’m in complete remission … Normal stool and no pain! I wish you the best and hope you get some quick answers!
Post # 52
caligirl0011: wow, waiting 1-2 weeks for a CT, 3 weeks for a colonscopy, and months if you’re not in a good area argh! Here in the USA can get it done the same day/next day, just have to ask to have it scheduled that way (and if one place doesn’t have availability others do) I know in Canada there are also private clinics where if you pay the $$ you can get seen right away without a wait. Guess that could be the way to have to go sometimes if you don’t want to wait (and have the cash!).
Alip22: glad all is well!
Post # 53
I actually mainly take the fish oil for my skin, I find a get far less hormonal breakouts when I take fish oil. I take the vitmain e because I have fibrocystic breast tissue and It helps my boobs when they are sore. I probably will back off of the biotin for a bit, and the selenium. I don’t know if I can stop taking the vitamin D because I notice a big difference in just my mood when I don’t take my vitamin D. I do appreciate the advice though. I probably will stop one, then wait and see if I get any negative side effects, instead of stopping them all at once. Then I can pin point the ones that really make a difference to my overall health and well being. I have started eating significantly healthier so I’m sure they are not all neccessary.
Post # 54
If you’ve been taking the fish oil for a year with no bad side effects (in fact good side effects – your skin) I don’t think you need to go off it. It sounds like you ate dodgy chicken which your body rushed to get rid of (in the form of diarrhea); when your body rushed expelling the food it meant your intestines and colon didn’t have time to process and absorb everything, hence the oil not being absorbed like usual and gushing out the other end along with the regular diarrhea.
If your stool is oily on a regular basis it means you have fat malabsorption issues and will need to further investigate what’s causing this.
Post # 55
berrybelle: I’m going to reintroduce the fish oil in a couple of days and see what happens. It could have been the chicken, it was like eating a sponge. I barely ate any once i realized the texture was so weird, but I didn’t have diarrhea, i actually had a normal poop the next morning then later that day the oil leaked out on it’s own. Came out when I passed gas. It stopped though, and it doesn’t happen regularly. Also my doctor said that if I would be having other symptoms if my liver, or galbladder were involved. Cramping, diarrhea, pain…which I’m not thankfully. It even could have been a bad batch of fish oil maybe. They smell more fishy in the bottle then usual, and they are GNC brand so def not the best.
Post # 56
HonoraMarie: thank you for sharing your experience! I also have celiac disease, so it really sucks to be experiencing this as well. I’ve been really worried it’s cancer, so your comment really helped ease those fears!