Me again! I know I've posted a lot over the past few days but I'm getting worried now.
To recap, i drank heavily at a wedding on Saturday night and (hungover and craving comfort food) ate something on Sunday that doesn't always agree with me (a certain type of bread). I felt nauseous all day Sunday and put it down to a hangover, by Monday night I started with the worst case of D I've ever experienced. 15-20 loo visits throughout the night and I was sick a few times too. It's now 48 hours since it began and I keep thinking it's getting better (went around 8 hours without a bm today) but have just had another episode. It has literally been water since Monday and the gas/gurgling in my stomach is horrendous too. I don't know if it's an extreme ibs reaction, a bug or something else but I've never experienced anything so severe for so long.
Of course Google is once again telling me it could be bowel cancer and with my history of occasional rectal bleeding it's always on my mind despite being examined and having piles diagnosed. I am under 30 so I know it's rare but not unheard of.
I'm just wondering how long to leave it before getting medical advice. I feel sure a doctor would put it down to a bug or bad reaction but this is just now normal for me. I have had my fair share of sickness and D bugs from my toddler but none lasting this long. I feel really down now and haven't been to work all week and barely left the house. I do feel mostly OK in myself between episodes (although my apetite hasn't fully returned) but it feels like the D dragging on a lot now :/ any advice or experience?