The last time I posted a message I figured my days were numbered, I was so sick. Eventually, three weekends ago, I ended up again at the local urgent care center. Finally I had treatment that worked...the doctor asked me what antibiotics I was allergic to or had problems with...so he prescribed one that did good, and no harm. And he prescribed Lomotil as I had chronic and severe diarrhea, and vomiting. Within a week I was cured of all these symptoms, plus others I thought were related to something else, possibly fibromyalgia. Apparently my problem had been dehydration all along...caused by frequent bouts with diarrhea. Now it all seems under control, I'm feeling great, I have saliva in my mouth for the first time in I can't remember when! And I can taste food, so I have an appetite. I can swallow again, no spasms, no heartburn, no joint pains. I feel 20 years younger! I hope this gives other sufferers something to think about. Dehydration and hypoglycemia have very similar symptoms. I knew I was hypoglycemic, so treated that. Emergency treatment for both is the same...IV fluids with glucose. But now that deydration is gone...I don't have hypoglycemic problems. Depression, too, is greatly lifted. Energy returned. I can live again. I am taking generic Imodium, loperamide 2mgs, OTC, and inexpensive, to be sure I have no further problem with diarrhea. Strange, tho, it does not make me drowsy as it once had.