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The first thing to do is give the antibiotics more time to "kick in"
Three days is not really enough time to start feeling much better.
I'd continue as you are doing through the weekend, make sure to drink lots of fluids and stuff like gateraide, try to eat well and take it easy.
If things are not better you might want to see a GI MD for advanced testing and a colonoscopy.
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Well, then, drink a lot of fluids and try a little bit of chicken broth soup or bland broth and give your GI tract a break.
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It may be....there are a bazillion reason for diarrhea.
It sounds like you would do best to see a GI expert if things are not better by Monday. Just make an appointment and have your doctor send over your records.
Diarrhea takes a lot out of you so, naturally, you would feel weak. If you think you are getting worse then going to the ER would't hurt.
I will try to help you. How old are you? Are you female or male? How tall are you? How much do you weigh? Any weight change? Do you have an abdominal pain? If so, when you have a bowel movement, is the pain relieved temporarily? Does anything make it better or worse? Is it consistent? Is it getting worse? Any other symptoms? Are you aware of anything which might have triggered it? Does anyone around you have a similar problem? Were you in contact with sick people? Any medical problems? Any surgeries? Any other medications including over-the-counter pills and herbs? Any family medical history?
It doesn't seem to be irritable bowel syndrome, inflammatory bowel disease, chronic infection. Rather it seems to be malabsorption syndrome such as lactose intolerance, cells disease, bacterial overgrowth of the small intestine, and so forth. You should see a GI doctor to have a blood test, colonoscopy, breath tests, and as forth.
I feel you seem to have malabsorption syndrome because you feel gassy.