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smacky

Stomach Flu

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Two of my friends are currently dealing with the stomach flu. Neither of them are celiac or have any sort of digestive issues and one of them had to go to the hospital for dehydration this morning. I haven't got it yet, but I was eating out of the same bowl of popcorn yesterday so I'm thinking I'll drop any moment, what with the immune system issues I've been having.

I'm new to celiac and actually still waiting on the lab results but I'm thinking a stomach flu would be really bad for a celiac. I guess my main query is what should I have on hand if I do start with the flu? I want to get prepared because, going on what is happening to my friends, once I come down with it, there will be no jaunts to the store for gatorade or whatever.

Any suggestions would be great. I hope I put this in the proper forum...

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This happened to me over the holidays. Some family members showed up with their daughter and exclaimed "boy, she was so sick yesterday we had to take her to the ER - but she's fine now). Yea, right :blink: This particular bug that we got seems to have been more contagious after the person was ill. The day my daughter came down with it, she'd spent the whole day with my parents and then went to a sleepover... she got sick at her friends house. Neither my parents or the friend came down with it, but I sure did. For the bug that we had - it seems you're contagious after you've gotton sick.... I'm hoping it's the same bug for you!!

If it's not, go to the store now and stock up on safe chicken broths, Progresso Chicken and Wild Rice soup, bananas, maybe a box of jello. Gatorade can be hard on your tummy, but wouldn't hurt to have one on hand. Lots of water and clear juices are best. In the meantime, get lots of rest and exercise to help build up your immunity. Stressing over it won't help, but it's good to be prepared. Oh, and toilet paper :blink:


Ev in Michigan

GFDF since 8/20/05

Negative Bloodwork ~

Dr. encourages me to trust my

"Gut Reaction"

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Smacky,

I am sorry. My kids have just had a diarhea bug that wasn't fun and they had no appetite the week each of them was sick. They had a different bug called Rotavirus, but my husband and I didn't get it. Maybe you won't get it. THink positively!! You could maybe try and get your doctor to prescribe some Phenergen, which usually stops vomiting. Just tell them that you have celiac already and you don't know what it will do to you.

Take care,

Monica

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Oh smacky- I just had it over my spring break. I took phenergan (which is a presciption) for the nausea and vomiting and basically just slept. i took tylenol for the fever and as soon as I could hold down liquids I just drank as much ginger ale as I could. I hope you don't get it! It's been everywhere lately. ((Hugs)), Beverly

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I've been worried about that bug too! My mom and dad both had something last weekend that was pretty nasty. Lots of vomiting and diarrea. They are convinced they ate something bad (as it went away quickly), but people at my work have had it too. I would just go to the Dr. as soon as you see symptoms. In the meantime, think happy thoughts and maybe you won't get it!! :P

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Thanks everyone. So far, so good. I'm all stocked up on beverages though, just in case. I really hope I don't get this. I've been having a hard time lately as it is.

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Did someone just say "stomach flu"? Oh yeah!

Not only am I (sorry!) peeing out of my butt every twenty minutes (sorry!), but two friends of mine who are not celiacs are having the same problem.

go to the store now and stock up on safe chicken broths, Progresso Chicken and Wild Rice soup, bananas, maybe a box of jello.

This is excellent advice. I'd also add Kozy Shack brand rice pudding to that list. Not only does it cheer me up, but it's very soothing. And -- obviously -- gluten-free.

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Sorry you are sick! My kids have had everything but the regular stomach flu and I am sick of sick kids, so I hope they don't get this one for awhile. HOpe you feel better.

Monica

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Hope you can avoid it!! I had this right after Christmas and have never been so sick. It was right before I got my test results back, so I had not gone gluten-free yet. I was already at a low weight, though, and had to go to the ER b/c I was dehydrated. I only had D and puked for 6 hours, but that was enough to make me have an IV for 4-5 hours. It took me almost a week to get back to feeling normal and then I had to go gluten-free right away.

I also found that it was more contagious after the person was sick, not before. I traced it all the way through my friend's family and then my whole family. It sucked!


Kim

"Life isn't about how to survive the storm

but how to dance in the rain."

Positive bloodwork 1/9/06

gluten-free since 1/12/06

Very positive dietary response

DS (12 years old)

Biopsy 7/7/06 ~ Diagnosed Celiac 7/12/2006

gluten-free since 7/15/2006

DD (almost 6)

HLA-DQ2 positive

Celiac Bloodwork negative 2 different times

Still eating gluten for now.

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Everybody around me has had it. Kids at both my nanny jobs, all the adults there too, my husband, and even our friends we hang out with all the time. It's been a couple weeks since my husband was back to normal. Nothing for me yet!! :unsure:


France

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I got in Sunday night and was soooo sick. Fever, vomitting, diarrhea. Ugggg. It's all over the building where I work. 'Tis the season, I guess. Get well soon everyone.

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I'm pulling for ya, Smacky--you're almost out of the woods!! :D


Patti

"Life is what happens while you're busy making other plans"

"When people show you who they are, believe them"--Maya Angelou

"Bloom where you are planted"--Bev

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