Rewind twelve years ago. I was in New Orleans at a conference and ordered up a big cup of coffee from a restaurant in the hotel. Being a heavy coffee drinker, this wasn't unusual. What was unusual is what happened after I consumed my morning stimulant. I literally had to run back to my hotel room where I spent the next 48 hours releasing fecal fury on the poor toilet that had the misfortune of being installed in my room. At the time, I attributed this to bad food the night before, or at least a dramatic shift in my diet after arriving at the conference. Upon returning home, and having a cup of coffee at the office (as usual), I was greeted once again by the explosive poo monster in a manner which I had never experienced previously. Food aversion ingrained. No more coffee.
Present day. Last weekend I decided I wasn't going another winter without coffee. I love the taste of it. I love the smell of it. I love the warmth it provides on a cold winter morning or a crisp fall afternoon after a good long hike. I was going to drink coffee, damnit. So, on Saturday, I did. It seemed to settle well. No rumbling or pooing. Yes! I can drink coffee again! On Sunday morning I had another cup of warm liquid heaven. After this cup, I am greeted with significant cramping, and a large normal bowel movement. This, I think, is coffee doing what it is supposed to do. Until later that evening. My poo turned to water and I was relegated to the bathroom to rid myself of the contaminant. Luckily it passed quickly and everything had cleared by the time I went to bed.
So, shit. Has anyone experienced this when drinking coffee? Has anyone successfully resolved this problem?
1. I can consume (extremely) large quantities of caffeine from other products without any problems
2. I can consume hot liquids like tea without any of the problems I experience when I drink coffee
3. I had my gallbladder removed several years before the first incident occurred
4. I am otherwise a healthy and normal person and don't take any medications besides a multivitamin
Thanks for your H/A, H/A!