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Doctor insights on: Is There A Difference Between Stomach Flu Nausea And Anxiety Nausea

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Flu (Definition)

The flu, otherwise known as influenza, is a viral infection of the nose and throat. Symptoms of influenza include fever, chills, runny nose, muscle aches, fatigue, malaise, headaches, and coughing. Children with the flu often have nausea and vomiting as well. Some strains of the flu are preventable by getting a yearly flu ...Read more


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Can you get chronic nausea from having the stomach flu ?

Can you get chronic nausea from having the stomach flu ?

Unlikely: A "stomach bug" is usually due to food poisoning which self resolves in 24-48 hrs or a viral illness which results in nausea, vomiting and/or diarrhea and resolves in 2-4 days. Key is hydration with electrolytes replacement. Nausea and all other symptoms resolve when illness ends. If you are experiencing chronic nausea, it could be signs of something else. See your physician. ...Read more

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What is the cause of chronic nausea for 2 years after a bout of the stomach flu?

Many: Could be infective like h. Pylori, clostridium difficile if antibiotics were over-prescribed, parasites - all depends on original cause of you stomach "flu". Find a functional medicine doc in your area at a4m.Com to help you explore gut problems with a specialty test like genova cdsa or diagnostechs GI profiles to get to sourcea and then fix it. ...Read more

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I've had the stomach flu for 3 days now going on for the nausea has stopped but I have very wattery dierrieha is this normal?

I've had the stomach flu for 3 days now going on for the nausea has stopped but I have very wattery dierrieha is this normal?

Stomach Flu: 3 days of a "stomach flu" are not common. I suggest you consult a physician to get stool cultures - for bacteria/parasites, giardia and if you have taken antibioitcs in the last two months a check for c. Difficile. Don't be alarmed, though, because this sort of thing is very common and highly treatable if you have any of these. Usually they come from contaminated food/water (except the c. Diff). ...Read more

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What to eat with the stomach flu and nausea?

Fluids and Carbs: It is wise to avoid spicy, acidic, and high-fat foods during illness with nausea/vomiting. Very restricted diet is not recommended because it will limit your calorie intake. Recovery from some symptoms can be calorie-dependent, so emphasize complex carbohydrates and dont be too restrictive. With diarrhea, avoid high sugar drinks (milk, juice), can increase gas, pain and number of stools. ...Read more

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Stomach flu lasted 48 hours. Now on day 4 and still have nausea. Is this normal?

Stomach flu lasted 48 hours. Now on day 4 and still have nausea. Is this normal?

Gastroenteritis: Gastroenteritis symptoms typically last around 48 hours, however, they can linger for several days. Signs of dehydration are dry mouth, excessive thirst, truly dark urine, dry skin, lethargy, or dizziness. Stay hydrated and drink some gatorade or other isotonic electrolyte fluid replacement. Please see your MD if you have signs of severe dehydration or associated pain, blood in stool. Good luck. ...Read more

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Feeling waves of nausea that comes and goes today. Stomach flu? Something else?

Feeling waves of nausea that comes and goes today.  Stomach flu?  Something else?

Stomach Flu: Gastroenteritis symptoms may include: diarrhea, nausea, vomiting, abdominal cramps/pain, headaches, muscular aches ; pains as well as fever (low grade). Bloody stools are not usually associated with gastroenteritis. ...Read more

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I am a female with chronic undiagnosed nausea for a long time after a stomach flu what could this be? How can I control the nausea?

Probably diet: Nausea is caused by metabolic changes in thebrainstem. The easiest way to produce that is by taking sugar in all its different forms. If this applies to you, discontinue "cold turkey" and start taking a supplement of thiamine and magnesium with a multivitamin. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Anxiety (Definition)

Anxiety is a general term for several disorders that cause nervousness, fear, apprehension, and worrying. These disorders affect how we feel and behave, and they can manifest real physical symptoms. Mild anxiety is vague and unsettling, while severe anxiety can be extremely debilitating, having a serious ...Read more


Dr. Alan Ali
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Feeling Anxious (Definition)

different subjective and objective symptoms of anxiety. The ones usually first encountered are: rapid heart beats, increased breathing, hypervigilance, and rapid thinking. For a complete list and a thorough understanding of the how's and why's ...Read more