Bug or Food poisoning?

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  1. Phlip

    Phlip Mouseketeer

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    How do you know? I was horribly ill last Tuesday for about 5 hours. :crazy2: 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!:thumbsup2
     
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  3. mickeysgal

    mickeysgal <font color=blue>Orange you glad I like Knock Knoc

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    What did you eat prior to getting sick?
     
  4. mickeymedic

    mickeymedic <font color=red>Loves Off Kilter<br><font color=te

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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.
     
  5. Katy Belle

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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!
     
  6. DisneyLover83

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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.
     
  7. WDWangela

    WDWangela Earning My Ears

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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.
     
  8. Phlip

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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...
     
  9. chager

    chager <font color=teal>In the end you will feel better a

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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.
     
  10. tiggger1

    tiggger1 <font color=green>I put vicks on my feet<br><font

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    sounds like the stomach bug. There were close to 300 kids out with it on Friday in my town!!!!:scared1: thankfully we were out of town for a wedding..:worship:
     
  11. cornflake

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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.
     
  12. StephMK

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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.
     
  13. keypooh90

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    I hope you feel better soon! I'd go to the doc and get checked out, just in case!
     
  14. CPT Tripss

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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."
     
  15. Disney  Doll

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    Sounds more like food poisoning.
    Bugs usually don't last that long with their effects.
     

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