Ok, time for an embarrassing diarrhea question.
October 25, 2011 10:39 PM Subscribe
4 days of the runs, I don't have a doctor and this doesn't seem severe enough for the ER. But it hurts so please help!
posted by hellameangirl to health & fitness (18 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
So heres the deal: I suspect I got food poisoning Friday from a Salvadorian food truck (in LA, not El Salvador..food trucks are typical here) because a couple hours later I felt horribly bloated. Nausea and diarrhea came the next day. I took immodium but it didn't help. By the 2nd night I had a fever, but it broke and I felt better, but the diarrhea continued. I have consumed nothing but soup, applesauce and gatorade/water for 3.5 days. Today I felt normal and decided to celebrate by making myself my favorite meal: wheat pasta with garlic tomato sauce and meatballs and a glass of wine. Big mistake. Ass-burning diarrhea has plagued me for the last 2 hours.
So, do I NEED to see a doctor*? Or have I just not given this thing enough time to run its course?
*I do have a HMO but haven't established a GP for myself and hate to go through all the rigmarole for something that may just need another day or so to pass.