What the hell was wrong with me?
April 25, 2007 11:54 AM Subscribe
Does the famed "24 hour bug" really exist, and if so, what is it?
posted by Mavri to Health & Fitness (6 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
A quick google reveals that most 24 hour "bugs" are food poisoning. But I recently had fever, chills, body aches, no nausea or other GI symptoms, and it lasted almost 24 hours. Then--nothing, I'm fine. Sounds like the flu, but that lasts at least a few days, right? I usually assume any sickness I get is either a cold or the flu, but I know there's a wide world of little bugs out there. My quick recovery made me curious about this layman's medical term.