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jennyj

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I have been very sick since Saturday. I wasn't glutened, I think it is just a severe case of the stomach flu. I had a fever (103.9), muscle pain, D, lethargy, and stomach pain. Today I can finally get up and around. I have not eaten anything in 2 days but have managed to drink some. I have a dr. appt. already scheduled for tomorrow so I just need to know what to do until then. I am kind of afraid to eat anything and I am not really hungry. Any advice???


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Can you eat fruit? Last time I had a bout with stomach flu I stuck to eating lots of water-bearing fruit - like watermelon, grapes, cantalope - and drank distilled water and a little pure fruit juice; make sure that you stay hydrated. I wouldn't try to eat anything heavier than that right now...

I hope you feel better soon, and that your appointment goes well tomorrow...let us know how you're doing, okay?


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Plain rice and baked chicken. Very gentle on your tummy.


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Unfortunately, with a virus, there's not much you or a doctor can do until it passes.

The most important thing right now is to make sure you're well hydrated. Sip something often--whatever feels best to you. Try some gluten-free broth, banana and some rice or mashed potatoes.

I find that when I'm sick, if I can get myself to try a little something, I'm actually more comfortable with something in my stomach.

Get as much rest as you can, and really, drink as much as you can (don't gulp, sip ;) ).

Hope you feel better soon :)


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Thank you for all the advice. I like rice, thank goodness, and bananas. I have just been sipping some flavored water. I will keep you posted. Thanks again.


jennyj

Diagnosed March 2006 celiac sprue

Severe iron deficent anemia Jan 2002

Hypoglecemia 2000

"I can do all things through Christ who strenghtens me"

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just make sure to keep yourself hydrated, don't worry so much about "eating"... as long as you keep hydrated, you'll be fine, when you start to get hungry, just take it easy on your tummy with bland foods for a while.

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Can't salmonella cause those symptoms too. I know it causes stomach pain, D and muscle aches, but I am not sure about fever. It doesn't sound very fun at all and I am sorry you are so sick. I would stick to plain foods. Applesauce is a good one or children's pedialyte pops or drink. You could also go to an urgent care facility if you really feel bad.

Monica

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