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Old 12-09-2012, 01:10 PM   #1
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Bug or Food poisoning?

How do you know? I was horribly ill last Tuesday for about 5 hours. Missed a week of work, got horribly dehydrated and haven't been able to eat anything without getting a stomach ache since. It's now Sunday, and still can only eat rice crackers...I've lost 10 lbs, awesome, but would have rather skipped the gross part. When will I feel better??!!
No one in the house (knock on wood) has gotten it.... Praying they don't!
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Old 12-09-2012, 01:13 PM   #2
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How do you know? I was horribly ill last Tuesday for about 5 hours. Missed a week of work, got horribly dehydrated and haven't been able to eat anything without getting a stomach ache since. It's now Sunday, and still can only eat rice crackers...I've lost 10 lbs, awesome, but would have rather skipped the gross part. When will I feel better??!!
No one in the house (knock on wood) has gotten it.... Praying they don't!
What did you eat prior to getting sick?
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Old 12-09-2012, 01:13 PM   #3
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Have you been to the doctor? If you missed a week of work and you still aren't feeling better, it is definitely time to get your self check by a medical professional.
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Old 12-09-2012, 01:14 PM   #4
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Sounds like a bad bug. We've only had food poisoning once, and it lasted about a day.

Hope you feel better soon!
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Old 12-09-2012, 01:50 PM   #5
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I had food poisoning once about 9 years ago. I was so ill I had to go to the ER. They ran some tests from a stool sample (gross I know) and were able to say it was indeed food poisoning. They contacted the health dept and I was told they would be visiting the Chinese restaurant I had ate lunch at the day before. I think the only way to know bug vs food poisoning is to get a stool sample done.
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Old 12-09-2012, 02:57 PM   #6
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Go to the doctor. I thought I had a stomach bug. Turns out, it was appendicitis. It was not caught until my appendix burst.
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Old 12-09-2012, 03:04 PM   #7
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Haven't been to the Dr., I had eggs...but so did others in the house. Unless I had the two that were bad. Let me tell ya, won't be eating eggs any time soon, if ever, bleah...
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Old 12-09-2012, 04:29 PM   #8
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Had food poison once...was deathly sick for several days. First night was so bad I was sent to ER. I literally could not walk or move around without puking or doubling over in pain. I know there is a bad stomach virus out there right now. Lasts anywhere from 24 hr to a couple days. Probably would be a good idea to give the doc a call and get checked out. Feel better.
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Old 12-09-2012, 04:59 PM   #9
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sounds like the stomach bug. There were close to 300 kids out with it on Friday in my town!!!! thankfully we were out of town for a wedding..
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Old 12-09-2012, 08:32 PM   #10
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Most "stomach bugs" are indeed some form of "food poisoning" the catch-all for things that can range from a few hours of gastrointestinal upset from something spoiled or mishandled that grew some minor illness-provoking but not incapacitating bacterial load to full-on like salmonella or e-coli or what have you.

That can come on anywhere from a few to 48 hours from when you ingested whatever.

Sounds like some form of food poisoning, especially as you don't seem to have other viral symptoms.
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Old 12-09-2012, 08:39 PM   #11
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I have been down all weekend with a stomach bug and am just starting to recover tonight. If you are still not feeling well after that length of time, I'd check with your doc.
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Old 12-09-2012, 09:15 PM   #12
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I hope you feel better soon! I'd go to the doc and get checked out, just in case!
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Old 12-09-2012, 11:59 PM   #13
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"Food poisoning" is most often either a bacterial or viral infection . . . sometimes it's a parasite (pretty rare in the US) . . . there's always the possibility of a toxic food (mushrooms or some fish) or pesticides on fruits and veggies. But more ofter than not it's a "bug."
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How do you know? I was horribly ill last Tuesday for about 5 hours. Missed a week of work, got horribly dehydrated and haven't been able to eat anything without getting a stomach ache since. It's now Sunday, and still can only eat rice crackers...I've lost 10 lbs, awesome, but would have rather skipped the gross part. When will I feel better??!!
No one in the house (knock on wood) has gotten it.... Praying they don't!
Sounds more like food poisoning.
Bugs usually don't last that long with their effects.
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