Sorry for the overshare, but we’re getting desperate.
My girlfriend and I moved to a new apartment at the beginning of February and by the beginning of March we both started to notice that we’ve had virtually nothing but diarrhea several times a day ever since. I went to see my doctor and told him I suspected my symptoms were being caused by something in my new environment and he told me sometimes you can get traveler’s diarrhea from even just changing apartments. He wasn’t even going to give me a requisition form for testing, but I insisted.
He suggested I make several changes to my diet, but that suggestion makes zero sense to me because it’s not like the things that I’ve been consuming for years are going to coincidentally start affecting me all of a sudden after moving and it’s even less likely that my girlfriend would come down with chronic diarrhea for an unrelated reason at the same time. Anyway, I took some of his advice and left some because I’m not going to stop drinking coffee. Efff that, but I digress.
The test results came in: Nothing! No explanation. We stopped drinking tap water, but still use it for cooking, washing dishes brushing teeth, showering and laundry of course. No improvements. We’re no closer to figuring out what’s making us sick than we were three months ago.
My question to all of you is is there any way to commission some sort of municipal authority to conduct tests in our apartment to figure out if there’s anything wrong with the plumbing or materials of the building that could be causing this (at no cost to us, after all not having the place where you live make you sick should be a right)? Has anybody had a similar experience? If it matters, we live in Fairmont Village (Century Park area). It’s a Boardwalk property. We don’t want to move, but if this apartment is making us sick, Boardwalk sure af better do everything they have to to fix this.
Thanks for all of your input in advance.