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Persistent Nausea After Stomach Flu
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 don't be too restrictive. With diarrhea, avoid high sugar drinks (milk, juice), can increase gas, pain and number of stools. ...Read more
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
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
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
Can stomach flu cause intermittent nausea that gets better and worse again over several (4-5) days?
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?
Woke up at 4am with nausea and three diarrheas by 5 pm my stomach started growling. Did I have the stomach flu or was it something else.
Multiple causes: It's certainly possible for a viral infection to cause nausea and several episodes of diarrhea in one day! Another common cause is food poisoning. If your symptoms continue, please see your doctor. ...Read more
Had stomach flu from Wednesday to Friday. Still feel nauseous and it's now Monday the next week. How long does nausea last after stomach flu?
Ans: Probably time to see your doctor and don't forget to check a pregnancy test. You need to start feeling better. The flu like symptoms can last for a bit but time to get eating and hydrating. ...Read more
Does nausea medicine always work for nausea caused from stomach "flu" bug? Nothing has helped the nausea yet. I get it on and off through the day.
It should: There are many types of nausea medicines. You may want to check with your doctor to see if something else should be tried. ...Read more
Yes.: The cause is different. The feeling, however, is the same. ...Read more
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
I'm having diahrreah nausea and my body feels hot but I do not have a fever! Do I have the stomach flu?
Quite possible.: 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. According to the CDC, viral gastroenteritis usually has a duration of 1 to 10 days (depending on the specific virus). The average is 1 to 3 days. Start w clear liquid like water, > ...Read more
I was prescribed pectrolyte for stomach flu and its been 4days now the cramps and nausea are still there. Should I be worried?
Cramps, nausea: Viral gastrointestinal tract infections and food poisoning typically cause nausea, vomiting and diarrhea. Symptoms usually gradually resolve after several days. Concern arises if symptoms worsen, vomiting continues or if abdominal pain and tenderness or fever persist. Flat, room temperature ginger ale helps the nausea. See your physician if your symptoms haven't improved. ...Read more
5 days after the stomach flu I am still having bouts of nausea and extreme weakness. I just want to sleep all the time. Could it be something else?
See a doctor: With something that's 'drawn out' like what you describe, it's time to get professional evaluation. You may have become significantly dehydrated by that stomach flu- and you could be suffering consequences from that. I recommend you go to an Urgent Care center or ER for lab work ASAP. You should have recovered by now from a simple virus, so this needs further investigation and TREATMENT. ...Read more
Had stomach flu symptoms. Puking, bloating, non stop belching, nausea, and cramps in abdomin. Next day no symptoms and felt normal. Then again today s?
Abdominal bloating,: May be unusual intestinal virus or could be food poisoning with camphylobacter as that has a waxing and waning presentation (usually diarrhea as well). Do you have diarrhea? Would also check for H. pylori and keep a food diary to see which foods, if any are associated with the problem. F/u /w doc over 48-96 hours. ...Read more
I believe I have the stomach flu... Started this morning my stomach is inflamed cramping and still some what nausea?
Thank you: Thank you for letting us know. What about the flu do you need to ask us? ...Read more
Had the stomach flu 5 days ago and since then I feel nausea when I eat. Keep losing weight because of it. Is this psychological?
Probably not...: Since the stomach flu was only 5 days ago, the ongoing nausea is probably just due to residual inflammation. Resume eating very bland and easily digestable foods. That said, one can develop a psychological aversion to foods you actually vomited. If this is the case, avoid these foods temporarily and gradually the aversion will fade. ...Read more
I have had diyahhera nausea and feces smelling burps for the past 24 hours. Could anyone tell me if this is just the stomach flu?
Maybe not.: If your breath smells like feces, this could mean that you have something more serious than a stomach virus, like a partial obstruction. If you are taking Imodium (loperamide) stop it! This can cause your intestines to stop working temporarily if you do have a virus and cause symptoms like an obstruction. See a doc today and get checked. If you have fever, or abdominal pain, an ER is the best bet. ...Read more
I’ve had chronic discomfort in my shoulder with nausea, chills & inability to sleep. I thought this was the stomach flu but is it something worse?
Flu is best idea: If all symptoms occurring rapidly and near same time, you diagnosed it yourself! Good job! ...Read more
Not feeling well, I think I have a stomach flu, I've been taking pepto bismol MAX, and meclizine 12.5mg for nausea, I feel really weak, I've been drin?
Might well be.:
Now, Influenza is a definite possibility.
Nausea and vomiting can be a part of regular flu although respiratory symptoms usually dominate. Associated with exhaustion and muscle pain, myalgia and joint pain, arthralgia. So take it easy and if you are not better in a day or two go and see your doctor.
Ibuprofen can cause nausea and stomach pain. 200- 400 Q 6 is the max. Don't take any for a day. ...Read more
I have had severe diarreha and nausea for 5 days, does the stomach flu usually last this long or should I go have myself seen by a doctor?
Probably a dumb question, but I take two doses of ODT Zofran (ondansetron) daily due to disease and nausea. Does this help protect me from vomiting from stomach flu?
Not Dumb! It helps.: Zofran (ondansetron) helps with nausea and vomiting from many causes. So if you are taking it for chronic nausea, it will also affect the nausea from an acute gastroenteritis (stomach bug). It's a good question! Zofran (ondansetron) treats symptoms: nausea and vomiting, not the cause of them. These symptoms can have many causes, which Zofran (ondansetron) does not correct. ...Read more
I breastfeed my 9 month old and I have severe diarreha and nausea, what can I take to get rid of this stomach flu?
Ideally - nothing: Usually acute gastroenteritis presenting as diarrhea and nausea is of viral etiology and resolves by itself over 48-72 hrs. Antibiotics do not help- you should however maintain hydration, especially as you are breast feeding- you can eat bananas, soft rice- these are binding. Yogurt is also good- avoid fruit juices in diarrhea as the high sugar content can make the diarrhea worse. ...Read more
Every 2 months I get severe nausea & vomiting. All tests are 'normal'. Doc says its just bad luck w/ stomach flu. Could there be another cause?
Guy or gal? If gal, could be related to hormones, menses, ovulation (perhaps just from one of the ovaries, thus every other month). Check timing of symptoms with menstrual cycle.
Could be cyclic vomiting syndrome; could be other triggers for the symptoms, could even be migraine related. Could be other stuff too.
Keep looking. ...Read more
If you have stomach flu (gastroenteritis) & bacterial vaginosis at the same time can it intensify nausea & other symptoms? Day 8 of stomach flu.
No: BV does not cause any gastrointestinal symptoms. Good wishes. ...Read more
Can a stomach flu cause just severe nausea for 24 hrs but no vomiting? Felt awful for 24 hours-like I was on the verge of vomiting but never did.
Have had the stomach flu. Still nauseous. I am also taking Zyprexa (olanzapine) (2.5mg) can I take Metoclopramide (Maxolon) for nausea while taking Zyprexa (olanzapine)?
Maxolon/Zyprexa: I don't think there will be any incompatibility with this combination. ...Read more