In advance, sorry. This is way more information than I'd share with anyone else, but you lot are special. Lucky you.
Anyway, for a couple of months or so I've been having GI issues. Namely, very, very loose diarrhea, and sometimes low appetite. Definitely not always. Usually gluttony is my vice. But I go through several days at a time where my appetite just dies, and I wind up eating only because I feel so wasted. Nothing sounds good to eat at that point either. Not even my favorite stuff. I've lost a little weight, but not much. Then again, my diet has changed a little (not quality; just quantity - see below)
I can't figure out any change that coincides with the onset. This has been a really eventful year - mom died in August, I had a complicated grief response which evolved into a diagnosis of bipolar (there is much more to it than that), I started taking Lamictal for that, and I became an Orthodox Christian which involves fasting 51% of the year (with the definition of a fast being vegan diet w/o oil or alcohol, 2 meals per day and no snacks between). None of these things, however, began at the same time as as the problem.
On top of this I am getting my MA. Or really, really trying. The past two terms have sucked and I took Winter term off due to a near-nervous breakdown.
The GI response does seem to occur predictably after I eat, but it will happen other times too. I run in the morning first thing out of bed, and more than once I've had to make a quick detour into a store to use the facilities mid-run. At times it's been serious enough that I stay on the treadmill just so I don't have to worry about it (and I HATE the @#%& treadmill).
So, any takers? I'm vegan and have been for several years, though I've had lapses here and there so I'm not too worried about B-12 or anything. I'm a distance runner and cyclist, 28 years old, female, 5' 7, 140 lbs on a good day...
Oh yeah - I'm also one gallbladder short of anatomical perfection (cholecystectomy in 2004).
My only ideas are stress, and maybe eating more fat than usual. I have to get the calories in, somewhere. Any and all suggestions welcome.