Thank you for all the replies, very interesting.
I suspect this problem started after I had a c-section to remove a fibroid (benign tumor) in my uterus. I have HSV-1 and have had 4 outbreaks over the past year (when I usually have one, if any), I also became constipated and irregular. My diet was full of lots and lots of sugar, alcohol, and I was/am on hormonal birth control. I sometimes “feel” like I have a parasite (feeling things crawl inside of me..) — thank you lauren for those tests you posted, I’ll have to check them out.
While the diet can be hard as a 20 year old in college, I am so excited to have found some answers! I am still trying to solidify the root of the problem so I can fully recover.
Thanks to everyone who have shared their advice and experiences