I’m pooping solid again. Never thought I’d be so happy to share that with the world. The travellers diarrhea that has plagued me since Udaipur has finally gone away, after 5 days of worrying how far he nearest toilet was.
In Bundi, I visited an aryuvedic pharmacist who gave me some mystery pills wrapped in newspaper. I also started taking psyllium, which a fellow traveler recommended. They helped a little bit but didn’t fix the underlying cause.
Yesterday, it was clear that the diarrhea wasn’t going to go away on its own and I needed to be healthy for trekking in Darjeeling in a dew days. So I took the antibiotics (Azithromycin) that our travel doctor prescribed before we left Canada. It worked like a charm.
aka ‘stomach napalm’
Desperate times call for desperate measures. It will take some time now to rebuild all that good Indian stomach flora.
i empathize so much! i had this two times in a row for 2 weeks right before i went to pushkar. happy to hear you’re feeling better
There are times when only drugs will do! Hope you are eating / drinking all the usual tummy recuperation aids like kicheri, yoghurt or lassi with toasted jeera and salt, etc.