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Stomach Virus Or Cd?


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#1 Sheely

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Posted 14 June 2005 - 07:23 AM

Ugh do I feel horrible. I had to take off from work today, I feel so bad. All day yesterday, I was really, really tired, and could barely function at work. Last night I started to feel really bloated, and even more tired. I woke up in the middle of the night with sharp, stabbing pains in the pit of my stomach, and kept feeling like I was going to throw up. This lasted through the night, then this morning came the diarrhea. The stomach pain is still there, and I still feel very nauseous. I tried to eat a gluten-free cookie, but as soon as I did, my stomach started to hurt even worse.

I don't know if I accidentally ate gluten, or if this is a stomach virus. I know my father wasn't feeling well on Sunday, and he had symptoms of a stomach virus. I guess you don't really know for sure, you just treat them both the same way.

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Posted 14 June 2005 - 07:28 AM

Sheila,

Either way it's no fun :( (I feel lousy today, too). Hopefully we'll get over this soon and enjoy some sunshine.

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Posted 14 June 2005 - 07:31 AM

Yes, you do pretty much treat them both the same way. Since I was diagnosed I have had very few stomach viruses ... guess 98% of the ones before was celiac disease. Come to think of it, I also get less colds. I think perhaps because we are absorbing more protective vitamins.
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#4 Carriefaith

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Posted 14 June 2005 - 07:48 AM

It is really hard to tell sometimes. if you have fever it is probably a virus.
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Posted 14 June 2005 - 10:39 AM

I had it 2 weeks ago and thought it was gluten but then wound up getting a fever of 101. Needless to say i spent 3 days in bed feeling awful. Now i feel like I am getting a relapse. At first I thought it was gluten but now have fever blisters coming out on my upper lip. I'm thinking it's probably viral. either way.........gotta rest and wait it out.
take good care of yourself..........hope you feel better soon!
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#6 stef_the_kicking_cuty

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Posted 15 June 2005 - 07:35 PM

I had a real bad headache the night from sunday to monday, too. And then, monday morning, I had a real bad "D". Then it was gone (at least that's what I thought). Today now, I have the headache again. There seems to be a bad virus going around. Other non-celiac people in our Y had that, too. <_<
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Posted 16 June 2005 - 04:49 AM

well..it's official......I've got the flu!
I tied to fight it off yesterday and went out all day but this morning it hit around 5:00 am. The whole body is screaming! head, muscles, fever blister, tummy.......getting out of bed and walking is an effort.
ok...gotta go back to bed and rest. taking tylenol helps.
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Posted 16 June 2005 - 07:46 AM

Hi,

I am desperate for any info on dealing with gluten contamination - I react pretty severely (IBS type symptoms, bloat, headache, fatigue, insomnia) and am currently in the throes of gluten as I have been giving it to my 9.5 month old for his first celiac disease screen. I have been sick for most of the past two months and would love to know of any tips for facilitating recovery-

Thanks!!
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Posted 16 June 2005 - 10:59 AM

you have to give it time but the bottom line is that you'll only feel better once you stop eating gluten. Hang in there!
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Posted 16 June 2005 - 11:51 AM

I actually have been completely gluten-free for 3.5 yrs - I have only recently been getting sick (through contact with my son - despite head-to-toe washing after meals - and I would rather get sick than not let him give me kisses). I was hoping for advice on easing symptoms but it looks like it is just a waiting game...and no more gluten for Jack until his next celiac screening (first one was negative!!)

Thanks!
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Posted 16 June 2005 - 08:00 PM

Something's going on with me, too, here. Again slightly "D". I don't get it. I was fine for a couple of days now... Let's see where this leads to now...
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Posted 17 June 2005 - 05:24 PM

Stef-

Hope you're feeling better. I always know when its gluten poisoning (vs. flu) as I get super tired, dizzy, a puffy tummy, and (not to be gross) lots of mucous with lots of bathroom trips. If it is the gluten, hope you can trace the source-

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Posted 17 June 2005 - 08:19 PM

Hi zoe,

I don't think it was gluten. Cause today I'm fine suddenly. I had to sneeze one time this morning, but that was it pretty much for being sick. I'm wearing a sweater the entire day already though. I can't tell, if the weather really is a little colder or if it's me. I think I'm going crazy... <_<

I hope you are feeling better Mel?
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Posted 18 June 2005 - 05:31 AM

Hi Stef.

It got cold here too in NJ. with me though it's a terrible flu. walking is an effort....all my muscles are screaming and I can't keep my head up...it is pounding. lot's of sneezing and a sore throat. i just can't seem to shake it but i won't take any meds besides tylenol for it as I know it is viral! I got one of those fever blisters above my lip!
oh well........more resting for me today....can't do much of anything else.
glad you are feeling better! :D
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#15 stef_the_kicking_cuty

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Posted 18 June 2005 - 07:01 PM

Yep, it's definitely gone. Whatever that was. I hope yours will be gone soon, too.
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