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Gastroenteritis is making me so tired and weak

A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Derek Isenberg
15 years experience Emergency Medicine
Fluids: The most important thing to getting your strength is to drink lots of fluid. Gatorade may help better than just water. Soups and Broths are good as we ... Read More
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A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Zimon
58 years experience Internal Medicine
Usually: Infectious "gastroenteritis" is just that "gastro"= VOMITING "enteritis"- diarrhea ..You have the latter as a solitary symptom and this is usually ter ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
52 years experience Infectious Disease
Sounds normal: "Stomach flu" (which is unrelated to influenza) is usually caused by norovirus. The symptoms are wosrt for the first 1-2 days, but it can take a week ... Read More
A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Tadge Kanjo
22 years experience General Surgery
Fluid and food: Gastroenteritis can be a very serious problem for your body to deal with. The amount of fluid lost through diarrhea in addition to the lack of intact ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. David Houghton
Specializes in Internal Medicine and Pediatrics
Not normal: Your persistent symptoms aren't normal for simple gastroenteritis. You should be re-evaluated.
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A 55-year-old male asked:
Dr. Stuart Hickerson
31 years experience Family Medicine
Probably: If the symptoms have been for few days likely. However, if this has been for awhile you should be seen.
A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Richard Zimon
58 years experience Internal Medicine
You could have: transient Lactase Deficiency after a GI viral infection! In adition you may have a transient Potassium loss explaining the weakness..from the diarrhea ... Read More
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A 50-year-old female asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Please consider: Having an adult or someone else who is at least 16 years old ask this question for you. One must be at least 16 years old to post questions on health ... Read More
A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience Infectious Disease
Food: Continue with a varied diet that contains all elements of foodstuffs. Vegetables, fruits, meats, and concentrated carbohydrates (potatoes, etc.) are ... Read More
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A 65-year-old male asked:
Dr. Marino Tavarez
Specializes in Family Medicine
By definition: a "stomach flu", or viral gastroenteritis, is usually self-limiting and does not usually cause symptoms this far out as you describe. I would call an ... Read More

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