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Forum Name: Gastroenterology Topics
|SlipStream7 - Sat Feb 25, 2006 1:36 pm||
Past Diagnoses: High cholesterol
Past Surgeries: Club foot operation (Doesn't really apply here)
Family History: Diabetes and high cholesterol (I don't have diabetes)
Current Medications: Zetia 10 mg
3 days ago (wednesday at around 8 PM) I had a pretty bad stomach flu. It involved vomiting once or twice every half hour. The urge to vomit returned every half hour, and although I could hold it back for as long as I wanted to by breathing deeply and concentrating, I didn't go more than an hour without vomiting. It was often extremely painful because everytime I got the initial "spasm" that begins a "session" it put a lot of pain into my stomach muscles and stomach area in general. It lasted all night until around 5-6 AM thursday morning, I got maybe an hour of sleep. Anything I drank, not matter how small it was, was gone by the time it was all over. I spent the next day trying to recover. I experienced a headache and muscle aches in most of my major muscles (biceps, triceps, hamstrings), but I did eat a little bit.
Fast forward to today. After the flu I haven't eaten much, maybe in total enough to equal one typical meal. I'm just not hungry, I don't feel the urge to vomit, but I'm always feeling extremely full, even though I've had such a long time to digest the small amount of food in my stomach. I had diarrhea once, yesterday. I'm worried because I know I should be eating, yet I can't stand the sight of food now. I can eat things, but only if they're small and even with that much I usually don't finish them (I couldn't finish a peanut butter sandwich). I'm 138 lbs. Should I just give my body more time to recover or is there something I should see a doctor about? Is there anything I can do to restore my hunger or help along my recovery? Thank you, I'm anxiously awaiting your replies.
|Dr. Tamer Fouad - Sat Feb 25, 2006 5:59 pm||
I am glad you are begining to get better. I think you just need to give yourself time to get better.
I would recommend a bland diet. Frequent small potions are better than nothing at all. Try to drink lots of fluids especially those containing glucose to restore your energy (avoid soda, xanthene containing drinks, or alcohol).
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