Just needing advice and opinions
As I look back at my life I made some horrible decisions. I was a heavy drinker, which probably impacted my gut. I stopped drinking about 3 years ago, and started my road to healthiness. I exercised and semi ate healthy. I started using Splenda on almost everything I ate. My coffee, my rice, my drinks, many things.
I started to shift and change. My body didnt feel as well, and I was told to stop eating it. I did, but then after, I became chronically constipated. Forcing myself to take laxatives, stool softeners and other supplements to produce bowel movements. I hadnt realized what I had done to my gut.
One day, I was prescribed Penicillin for Strep throat. I took it, and shortly after completing the treatment, I became ill. My bowels went from dry, and hard, to soft and smelly. I couldnt eat much, and the only thing I did want was sweets, and I ate lots of them for weeks after the Antibiotics
. I didnt know I was feeding a monster. I instantly started probiotics, and I improved, but still haven't gotten back to normal.
Is it possible that I did damage to my gut from that one round of Antibiotics
? I know Splenda was harsh on it, but can Penicillin be that strong, and come through sweeping what little bit I had left?
I still cant wrap my head around this.