Stomach virus still lingering?
February 16, 2009 11:03 AM Subscribe
Almost a week ago I had a stomach virus (or possibly food poisoning, I guess), and I still don't feel back to normal. Is there anything I can do, or is this within the realm of normal?
posted by peep to health & fitness (15 answers total)
Last Wednesday at 3 AM, I started throwing up, followed by diarrhea, about every 30 minutes. By 10 AM Wednesday, I was done vomiting. I ate nothing that day. The next day I ate almost nothing and spent most of the day on the couch. Friday I went to work but could still barely function.
I've never before had a gastro virus where I didn't feel 100% after 48 hours (and usually I feel almost normal within 24 hours).
Now it's Monday and I still feel like crap. I'm exhausted, can barely keep my eyes open. I have ZERO appetite. Food sounds repulsive. I feel weak and achy, and just have a general feeling of blah. I can't picture this feeling passing.
It reminds me of how I felt when I had mono, and it's like nothing I've ever experienced with any other bout of gastroenteritis.
Have you experienced this? When might it pass? Is there anything I can do at home that might help? When should I take further action?
On preview, there's absolutely no chance I could be pregnant, just to get that out of the way.