Diarrhea, uh-uh. Diarrhea, uh-uh!
July 25, 2012 9:41 PM Subscribe
Managed to get some form of sickness in Istanbul. Am I okay now, or should I still go see a doctor?
posted by mrfuga0 to Health & Fitness (9 answers total)
Went to Istanbul in June. Came back and 72 hours later, I had severe diarrhea, cramping, stomach pains, fever and nausea. This lasted about ten days. I took some Imodium on the fourth day, which stopped some of the diarrhea (I also took a Greek remedy of coffee grounds and lemon juice). That was about a month ago. I felt fine after about day ten and continue to feel fine now.
I contracted whatever this was by either eating ground meat (kofte) or a chicken gyro from a street stall (my friends ate everything else that I ate except those things). I also accidentally brushed my teeth with the tap water.
Should I still go see the doctor, now that I'm back stateside? Is it possible that I have something that needs attention and, if so, any ideas as to what it likely was (so I can tell the doctor)?