It started out two days ago when I felt something wrong with my tummy. It felt full and it gave me a nauseate feeling. I knew what it was going to be because I had ever felt the same sensation about five years ago. And my guess proved to hit the bull’s eye as that night I had to go to the toilet far more often. Yes I had a diarrhoea! A severe one! So severe as if I was purging my intestines with the Epsom Salt! (Heck how can those bacteria find their way in to my tummy???) But I did not take any anti-diarrhoeal medicines too soon because I realise that diarrhoea is a natural mechanism when our body is cleansing our intestines from poisonous agents and substances. Apart from it, I usually give drugs a wide berth especially for those I consider mild illnesses. Even I rarely take paracetamol (In American English it is termed “acetaminophen”) to weed out pains. I don’t want to rely on the drugs too much (especially those of antibiotics). I prefer to let my natural immune system do the fight against the invading pathogenic microorganisms. By letting my immune system do the fight I hope that my internal body defence will always develop to the full strength.
However, the diarrhoea was way too much, in 9 hours, from 9pm to 6am I had to go to the toilet as many as 12 times! So, on Saturday morning I submitted myself to anti-diarrhoeal medicine. I took Smecta to stop the runs and I consumed yoghurt and Yakult to restore the balance of my intestinal flora. You know that yoghurts and Yakult contain lactobacilli. A lactobacillus is a bacterium that produces lactic acids from sugars. This bacterium is alleged proves to favour the health of your intestines. By consuming these lactobacilli through yoghurt and Yakult I hope that they would outnumber those ugly pathogenic bacteria that had given me the nasty runs!
The result? Yes! Alhamdulillah! It turned out well! In about two hours the runs had stopped and all the uncomfy feelings in my tummy had almost completely gone! Even so, my appetite was just fully recovered in the evening by dinner time. Today, alhamdulillah again, I have been fully recovered. I can even now break wind freely without worrying that someone will have to rub my briefs with Astonish stain removing bar to get rid of the skidmarks! (Gross! 😛 )
Added (December 7, 2009):
There was a stupid mistake in this article. I mentioned “VitaCharm” as the beverage containing lactobacilli I drank. It is supposed to be Yakult. I have no idea why I confused one for the other, perhaps they have similar containers with each other or perhaps I could not focus well so I failed to notice which is which. Whatever it is, it is my mistake! 🙂