After breakfast of a boiled egg and cornflakes I ate 3/4 of a 500g bag of sweet ginger chunks. I had cheese on toast for lunch and only picked at half a well-heated Co-op hotpot for the evening meal. Next morning, at 4am I woke and only just made it to the lavatory in time but not without a lot of a mess. I immediately took 2 plus 1 loperamide capsules. 3 more visits to the bog and then took another capsule. Could the crystallised ginger have been the cause, as it was the only unusual change in my routine? Delicious as it was, I had my doubts about the ginger as I was eating it because it was an unknown commodity bought from Home Bargains and was cheap!