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I have type 2 diabetes. I currently take metformin, januvia,

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My name is***** have type 2 diabetes. I currently take metformin, januvia, coversyl, and Apo-Rosuvatin.
JA: What are all the symptoms you're experiencing (e.g. loss of appetite, fever, rash)?
Customer: I have been having bouts of diarrhea over the last 2 months. My stool is now greenish-brown, runny, with some solid food chunks in it still. I have a movement 1-3 times a day, not painful, lots of warning.
JA: How long have you had the pain? What seems to make the pain better or worse?
Customer: I started exercising 2 weeks ago. I'm drinking over 2 litres of water a day, I'm taking some supplements such as protein powder and multivitamins. Is this normal?
JA: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?
Customer: 2000mg metformin per day
Submitted: 2 months ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr Chip (M.D.) replied 2 months ago.

Hello Wayne I'm Dr Chip

Any fever?

Any heartburn or abdominal pain?

Customer: replied 2 months ago.
Slight abdominal discomfort, no pain. No fever that I can tell or feel.Current medication (since February 2014)
Metformin 200 mg
Januvia 100mg
Coversyl 8mg
Apo-Rosuvastatin 20mgCurrent Water Intake (last 2 weeks)
2-3 litres just water
Sometimes I'll have a diet pepsi
2-3 large coffees a dayCurrent Supplement Intake (last 2 weeks)
2 protien shakes
1 BCAA shake
MSM joint formula
Ubiquinol CoQ10 Active 200mg
Pycnogenol 100mg
Cinnamon Full-spectrum
B-12 supplement
Vitamin D-3 supplement
Liver Care supplement
2 ounces Apple cider vinegar
2 tablespoons hemp oilDaily food intake (since January)
I work away from home in a small town, no kitchen to prepare my own meals
I eat at subway daily
2-3 tuna wraps
1 x 6" breakfast sandwich
1 x 6" steak and cheese sub6'3" tall, morning weight is 263lbs on average (weight hasn't changed for 3.5 months)Current blood sugar at 8.8 mmol/L (I ate 40 minutes ago)
Current Blood Pressure is 128 SYS, 76 DIA, 77 pulse/minute
Customer: replied 2 months ago.
I'm also trying to quit smoking, 1/2 a pack a day
Expert:  Dr Chip (M.D.) replied 2 months ago.

Thanks for the information

Have you had the problem evaluated as yet?

Customer: replied 2 months ago.
No, 1.5 hours from a doctor
Expert:  Dr Chip (M.D.) replied 2 months ago.

OK Wayne

Two possibilities here--

An H pylori bacterial stomach infection, or

A bacterial colitis

It would be best to see a doctor for a screening for those since either one is easily treated with antibiotics

But for now my suggestion would be oral probiotics and a tablespoon of apple cider vinegar in a glass of water twice a day

Please let me know if you need any more information

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