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Stomach Virus I Just Can't Shake


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#1 HAK1031

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Posted 14 February 2008 - 06:07 PM

Last weekend was show weekend for Pride and Prejudice at school, and the guy who played Mr. Darcy got really sick on show night :o fortunately he was OK on stage. But seeing as I was Elizabeth, it was to be expected that I would get sick soon enogh :rolleyes: . So Saturday rolls around, and sure enough my stomach's upset. Since then, I have had D (not celiac-related though), a little bit of vomiting, headaches, achiness, and no energy (sleeping about 12-15 hours, neglecting homework...). I figured it was just a virus, but unfortunately, it's only getting worse and it's been five days. I can actually keep down solid food ok, and I've been eating mostly carbohydrates as this is easiest on my stomach. What worries me is that I can't drink anything or it comes back up. So I know at this point I'm probably dehydrated. I have tried water, tea, juice, and ginger ale, and I can't tolerate any of it, even if I drink it really slowly. I know I should probably see a doctor, but won't get a chance to until Monday...until then, any thoughts/help? Thanks! I have the hardest time shaking off even little bugs <_<
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Posted 14 February 2008 - 06:32 PM

Last weekend was show weekend for Pride and Prejudice at school, and the guy who played Mr. Darcy got really sick on show night :o fortunately he was OK on stage. But seeing as I was Elizabeth, it was to be expected that I would get sick soon enogh :rolleyes: . So Saturday rolls around, and sure enough my stomach's upset. Since then, I have had D (not celiac-related though), a little bit of vomiting, headaches, achiness, and no energy (sleeping about 12-15 hours, neglecting homework...). I figured it was just a virus, but unfortunately, it's only getting worse and it's been five days. I can actually keep down solid food ok, and I've been eating mostly carbohydrates as this is easiest on my stomach. What worries me is that I can't drink anything or it comes back up. So I know at this point I'm probably dehydrated. I have tried water, tea, juice, and ginger ale, and I can't tolerate any of it, even if I drink it really slowly. I know I should probably see a doctor, but won't get a chance to until Monday...until then, any thoughts/help? Thanks! I have the hardest time shaking off even little bugs <_<


Jello? Popsicles? Suck on ice chips? All that hospital stuff? :blink:
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Posted 15 February 2008 - 03:55 AM

Last weekend was show weekend for Pride and Prejudice at school, and the guy who played Mr. Darcy got really sick on show night :o fortunately he was OK on stage. But seeing as I was Elizabeth, it was to be expected that I would get sick soon enogh :rolleyes: . So Saturday rolls around, and sure enough my stomach's upset. Since then, I have had D (not celiac-related though), a little bit of vomiting, headaches, achiness, and no energy (sleeping about 12-15 hours, neglecting homework...). I figured it was just a virus, but unfortunately, it's only getting worse and it's been five days. I can actually keep down solid food ok, and I've been eating mostly carbohydrates as this is easiest on my stomach. What worries me is that I can't drink anything or it comes back up. So I know at this point I'm probably dehydrated. I have tried water, tea, juice, and ginger ale, and I can't tolerate any of it, even if I drink it really slowly. I know I should probably see a doctor, but won't get a chance to until Monday...until then, any thoughts/help? Thanks! I have the hardest time shaking off even little bugs <_<


How dehydrated are you? Lift the skin on your hand by pinching it between your fingers. If it stays in the pinched position for a noticable amount of time please do not wait until next week to see a doctor. Call your doctor today, there are things he can give you to ease the vomiting. A week is a long time to still be vomiting, dehydration can be serious and damage you don't ignore it.
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Posted 15 February 2008 - 03:22 PM

How dehydrated are you? Lift the skin on your hand by pinching it between your fingers. If it stays in the pinched position for a noticable amount of time please do not wait until next week to see a doctor. Call your doctor today, there are things he can give you to ease the vomiting. A week is a long time to still be vomiting, dehydration can be serious and damage you don't ignore it.



What kind of carbs are you eating??? They might be suspect.

When I have had vomiting attacks like that I found it best to avoid eating altogether until it passes. Just water and a little powdered vitamin C, assuming you can handle the corn they make the C from. Otherwise a little fresh lemon juice in the glass of water. Chamomile tea with maybe some mint has been known to help. Anise is also good.

There's nothing quite like pepto bismal to stop the vomiting. I don't know if the methylcellulose in the liquid has gluten or not but the chewable tabs just use chalk as a binder.

When you get better just start with taking a clear chicken broth, then lead up to more substantial foods slowly.
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Posted 15 February 2008 - 04:08 PM

if you're staying dehydrated, and so nauseous you can't keep liquids down, you can ask your doc for meds to keep the nausea down. before that, however, I'd try drinking some tea - ginger with lemon and honey. (the carbs from the honey seem to help, and the ginger helps ease nausea.) barring that, the most liquid-y soup you can keep down.
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Posted 15 February 2008 - 04:41 PM

Our whole family before had norovirus and we couldn't keep a thing in. Me and my husband were dehydrated and had horrible leg cramps. When my daughter got it I called her dr and she gave me excellent advice. She said to feed her a tablespoon of pedialyte every five minutes. After an hour if she does fine to increase it to 2 tablespoons every 10 minutes and if she threw up again to go back to the five. Basically its enough to keep her hydrated (with electrolytes) but since its such a small amount it doesnt settle in her stomach and absorbs before then. It's a pain kind of but a blessing to be able to keep her at home and out of the hospital for dehydration.
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