Hello, I have recovered from full body pain and bizarre unexplainable (but clearly explained by TMS) symptoms. 2 years ago I had back as well as full body pain, nerve issues, and all around very scary symptoms. After working with a TMS Dr. and my TMS therapist for a few months, I was virtually symptom free and doing great save for continuing to suffer from anxiety and OCD, which I was actively working on. Over this past summer I got severe, severe food poisoning. Like hospitalized, taking a bunch of antibiotics bad. It took me 3 1/2 months to start feeling somewhat normal again. In that time I was sick I was having a litany of GI and other issues from nausea, diarrhea, generalized anxiety, to horrible gas and bloating. By mid October I was feeling ok, November even better and then December almost completely back to normal. I was tested for everything like IBD and C-Diff and given a colonoscopy in the hospital, everything was normal. In September stool tests showed that I had gut dysbiosis and candida, also according to alternative Drs I had parasites. So I ate a candida diet and took supplements to help rid me of the parasites and candida, which are both subsequently gone. One more test which they wanted me to do, which I didn't do was a SIBO (Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth) test. I chose not to do this for many reasons and maybe I should still so it. I was feeling OK until about Jan. 16th when I started feeling nauseated again, save for the random time I was eating on Jan 4th and just randomly threw up (I've only thrown up a handful of times in my life, so that was weird). I also didn't feel sick at all aside from 30 seconds - a first time for me. Then on the 20th I got really bad stomach pain and diarrhea. I call it Trump Tummy, as I feel like I'm having a bad reaction to the stress of the political climate (I'm not trying to start a political debate, but this is contributing to my personal overall stress level). I could live like this, but it was hard. I now had to stay away from so much food and was eating such a limited diet. Last week, my dog got really sick and ended up in the animal hospital. On my way to pick her up, my car broke down. I was so stressed out I could barely function and my adrenals went into overdrive. I didn't eat or sleep for days and I was having severe diarrhea. It has now been a week and I have calmed down but my diarrhea is still in full force. When I go to my alternative Drs one says that my intestines are weak but my gut is ok and its almost all my adrenals - she says it could be SIBO. The other says that there is nothing wrong with my gut and it's all my nervous system. When I talk to my TMS MD, he says that it's NOT candida or SIBO, as he doesn't believe those exist, and that it's all TMS. I'm sure if I went to my regular, more of a functional medicine Dr. she would want to to run more stool samples for gut dysbiosis. My other MD (yes, I have a few) would say that it's long term affects from antibiotics. Most everyone else says that after 6 months your gut should be healed from antibiotic use. My point is writing all this is that I'm confused. I so desperately want to accept TMS as the diagnosis, as it is one that has worked for me so much and completely changed my life, however, the gut seems tricker to me than my other problems (probably why my body picked it). Does the gut really heal from such a severe infection and many different types of antibiotics in 6 months? Does anyone really know the answer to that? I did feel better, but now I feel so bad I can barely leave my house and can only do so after taking massive quantities of bentonite clay to stop me up. I am practically glued to the toilet and this clearly affecting every aspect of my life. Also, this past summer I was on an IV for fluids on and off for a almost a whole month. I'm scared I'm going to lose so much fluid that might happen again. Additionally, my stomach now makes the weirdest sounds - gurgling and I don't even know what. Please, if you have any insights into this I'd like to hear them. Before this, I had near perfect digestion. I had had digestive issues BUT for about 1 year before this, they were all gone. My prior digestive issues weren't fun but they were NOTHING compared to how it is now. Please help me get my life back. Thanks so much!