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Headache After Stomach Flu
See below: Headaches are a general symptom of many viral illnesses, even stomach (GI) illnesses. This is due to the viral load triggering the general inflammatory response and with a stomach bug, if vomiting and diarrhea, could also be due to dehydration as well. Keep hydrated, and pain meds as needed.
The medical term is cephalalgia. It is a feeling of pain that can occur on either both sides or just one side of the head or neck. Headaches can be sharp, dull, or throbbing, and can radiate to different areas of the head. They typically last less than an hour but can ...Read more
I have had the stomach flu for two days. Not able to keep ice chips down. Now am fighting a horrible headache, could this be from dehydration?
I have been sick three times in the last month. Sinus infectio, stomach flu, and a cold again now. I now have terrible headaches since the flu.
Flu and headaches: You probably have a secondary sinus infection that needs antibiotics to cure. Do you have a doctor you can speak to to help you?
36 hours post nasty stomach flu (heavy vomiting and diahrrea), still bloated with headache. Best way to relieve symptoms?
My family had 24 hr stomach flu, then me. Now have a pain in the middle of stomach above belly button, feels like a punch. Also acid reflux & headache?
After having stomach flu I have been experiencing minor symptoms of dehydration like not urinating normally and a headache. Should I go to the er?
Yes: Iv fluids are indicated if signs of dehydration develop to prevent kidney from shutting down.
I had stomach pain and started to feel sick. Plus had bad headaches it has been going on for 4 days now but I havnt vomited yet, is it a stomach flu?
I have stomach flu and am staying hydrated, haven't vomited in 21 hours but I have a horrible headache now. Can I take aleve (naproxen)? 27/F.
Yes: Be sure to follow dose directions and have some milk, cheese or other protein in the stomach first.
Could be: If the symptoms last a few days and get better on their own it could be a viral syndrome. If symptoms persist, or you are unable to keep enough down, seek medical attention.
Yesterday I had the stomach flu with loose stools and vomiting, no fever! Today I have a sore neck and headache, is this normal? What should I do?
Likely a virus: Hello. It's likely that you have a virus, but you shuold follow-up with your primary doctor if your symptoms do not remit over the next 24 hours.
Many in this town sick with what resembles stomach flu. I have it too but not getting better after 3 weeks. I vomit, have fever, chills and bad headac?
Many reasons: Consult with you family physician. Don't delay!
Shivers, body & head aches, diarrhoea & bad stomach ache since 36hrs assuming stomach flu but now only stomach aches and cramps (worsened) visit doc?
You may be right...: ...but persistent and/or non-improving symptoms warrant evaluation and treatment.
I'm sick throwing up, a little fever, a headache and sleeping for like ever! I got my flu shot last friday. Do I have a stomach virus or something else?
Very possible: You should be all right in a week.
Is it normal to have a headache after having fever (38.3c) following stomach flu? Fever has gone down but now has a dull sore headache. Not pregnant
Yes: Yes it could a sign of dehydration so drink plenty of water and juices or it could a reaction to a low grade fever, take Tylenol (acetaminophen). Or could be a pressure from sinus congestion take two Benadryl and a Tylenol (acetaminophen) at bed time and follow it with non drowsy allergy sinus medication like Zyrtec, Allegra, or Claritin. Not better make sure to check the BP and make sure it is not elevated and see a doctor
Hard to say: Without running some tests. Best to get treated by your family physician to come to a specific diagnosis and treatment plans.
Headache, fever, chills, abdominal pain, mild diarreah, body aches, bad nausea for almost 24 hours, able to eat toast, can this be a mild stomach flu?
Could be: It it has not resolved in 2-3 days, you may wish to consult your doctor. In the mean time make sure you drink enough liquids to keep hydrated. You may take over the counter medication like Tylenol (acetaminophen) for fever and pain. Unrelated to your question: If you do not wish to be pregnant, use contraception all the time, every time. You may consider implanted contraceptive, or IUD. Practice safe sex. Get HPV vaccine.