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Alternating Diarrhea and Constipation

I have been under severe stress but all in all, I thought I was handling it pretty well.  About two weeks ago, I started having diarrhea and it lasted for almost 48 hours.  Then, constipation followed with bloating (although I still feel like I have to run to the bathroom for diarrhea).  This has been going on for over two weeks now.  My high middle back is hurting and my chest feels like something very heavy is sitting on it.  I feel horrible.  I can't work when I have diarrhea, and then I am so weak from it that I don't have any energy.  Has anyone experienced anything like this?  Could it be caused from nerves?
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Nerves can definitely cause that. I tend to have constipation first and then diarrhea following it. If you have a lot of caffeine you should lessen your intake. Try to eat foods in the middle of the pH scale so your body doesn't have to work so hard to get level again.
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Yes.  Your nerves can wreck your entire system.  It sounds like irritable bowel syndrome.  You could see a gastroenterologist and they can conferm.  Bentyl may be prescribed for the spasms.  Drink plenty of water as you will become dehydrated quickly at this rate.  Up your intake of fiber to add bulk such as bananas or popcorn.  Best of luck.
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