Help me figure out this very perplexing stomach bug
February 28, 2013 6:16 PM Subscribe
YANMD, and I understand that the internet cannot diagnose a medical issue. However, I am wondering if anyone has experienced the same symptoms in regards to a stomach bug, whether viral or bacteria. I am just trying to get some perspective on what my body is doing, and whether or not this seems in-line with something that will likely clear on its own. I'm not in severe pain, but will definitely see a doctor if things take a turn for the worse. I've had SEVERAL unhelpful, or frankly harmful, doctor visits in the past year, so I am (justifiably so) wanting to wade this out for a bit longer.
posted by shrimpsmalls to health & fitness (14 answers total)
- Sunday I ate some sort of questionable smoked salmon - seems to be the only likely culprit behind potential food poisoning. Fiancee ate the same.
- Both of use come home sick (of the toilet hugging/severe stomach pressure and pain variety) on Monday mid-day. We sleep from 6 pm until 8 am the next day. He is fully recovered at this point. We hear that lots of people who attended the same wedding on Saturday as we did also came down with some sort of sickness.
- I go to work after a decent lunch on Tuesday and feel a bit queasy but mostly on the up and up.
- Tuesday night after dinner, IT strikes again! (just me this time). I spend a while in the bathroom and am waaay too sick to think about going into work the next morning. I stay at home in bed all day. My poop is a scary yellow.
- All the while (and x 10 today), I have excruciating gas, bloating, and sulphur-smelling burps. Today, I'm also having difficulty urinating and a bit of burning in the nether-regions.
Is it possible that I got nasty stomach bacteria that is working its way out and is thus morphing into a UTI? Has anyone had this set of symptoms together? I am drinking lots of the pure cranberry juice and some ACV bc it can't hurt, but does this seem like the thing that really needs an antibiotic?
Any feedback, assurance (professional or anecdotal) is much appreciated.