I have angered my stomach, and don't know how to get it back on track. Details that I can't believe I'm talking about inside.
(thank goodness for anonymous asking).
About a week ago, I angered my stomach, and now I don't know what I should be doing to get it back on track. I ate two meals (a chili mac for dinner one night, and a hamburger and onion rings the next) which usually result in not great bowl movements, but corrects itself within a day or two. But, I've been stuck around a level 6 on this scale
, to just a mush, but not all liquid for now going on about 7 days, and have no idea how to get back to my usual 3 or 4.
Lots of noise from my stomach, grumbling
Burping, but I've always been a bit of a burp-er
No nausea or pain
No other symptoms (tiredness, fever ect)
Only going about 1-2 times a day
Not dehydrated, drink a ton of water.
Background Details: 29 year old female, healthy BMI, stable weight, not pregnant, no known allergies, no meds besides birth control that I've been on for years.
I've started taking a probiotic, but as someone who usually has a pretty normal digestive track, don't know really what to do beyond that- is this something I should be taking pepto for/fiber supplements/ a really simple diet/what specifically? I never really pay attention to my fiber intake (ignoring the 2 dinners mentioned above, I'm a pretty healthy eater), but is this something I should be really upping? It hasn't seem to matter too much what I eat- I did just fine with a grill cheese and tomato soup, but the banana (or oatmeal) I just ate caused much grumbling and some gas/burping almost immediately. I have been drinking homemade juices (carrot/apple/ginger or blueberry/apple/spinach) which cause no sounds of trouble, but then the internet just told me that juice is a bad idea. And now I just read an old AskMetafiler (http://ask.metafilter.com/64918/I-want-harder-poop), and now think maybe I'm getting too much fiber? ACK.
So hivemind, (and I know, YANMD) what's my best course of action?