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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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I think I have the stomach flu. Sunday I was vomiting all day was also dizzy and unsteady walking. I feel much better today, but still a little shaky.

I think I have the stomach flu. Sunday I was vomiting all day was also dizzy and unsteady walking. I feel much better today, but still a little shaky.

You May be Right!: "I may be crazy...HEY! But it just may be a lunatic you're looking for..." If you had predominantly GI issues but if that's all improved, I would be willing to accept gastric virus as a probable cause. Drink TONS of fluid. Remember the rule....drink (in ounces) half the number of your weight (in pounds) on a daily basis. If sick...add 20% to that baseline. ...Read more

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I've been having dizziness from dehydration & stomach flu, doctor gave me 1000ml of fluids & I've been drinking water how long till dizines goes away?

 I've been having dizziness from dehydration & stomach flu, doctor gave me 1000ml of fluids & I've been drinking water how long till dizines goes away?

Another day, maybe: Usually young people such as yourself bounce back quite quickly from viral gastroenteritis. I presume you had IV fluids if you measured it in 1000 ml/1 liter. And you've been drinking water. Keep it up, take it easy until you feel better/less dizzy. Should not be more than 48 hours more. See doc again if longer. Good wishes:) ...Read more

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Val just had a baby 6 months ago and has had the stomach flu for 3 weeks. When she eats, she vomits along with other spontaneous vomiting. She is always exhausted and dizzy. ?

Val just had a baby 6 months ago and has had the stomach flu for 3 weeks. When she eats, she vomits along with other spontaneous vomiting. She is always exhausted and dizzy. ?

Not due to pregnancy: It is unlikely that this is the stomach flu if it has lasted for 3 weeks and also unlikely to a pregnancy with delivery 6 months ago. She needs to be seen by her PCP or an urgent caste clinic to diagnose her and treat her appropriately. Hope she feels better fast. ...Read more

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I've been on methadone 20mg/daily. Im now taking mucinex (guaifenesin) for sinuses and now I'm nauseous and dizzy. Is it the mucinex (guaifenesin) or do I have a stomach flu??

I've been on methadone 20mg/daily. Im now taking mucinex (guaifenesin) for sinuses and now I'm nauseous and dizzy. Is it the mucinex (guaifenesin) or do I have a stomach flu??

Talk to your doctor : There is no interaction between methadone and mucinex (guaifenesin). You may want to stop the mucinex (guaifenesin) and see if your symptoms improve. Best wishes! ...Read more

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I have a headache, stomach ache, dizziness, and my vision is blurry; is this stomach flu?

I have a headache, stomach ache, dizziness, and my vision is blurry; is this stomach flu?

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. ...Read more

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Chills, vomiting, just had a fever of 101.5, fatigue, dizziness when walking around-do I have the stomach flu or a migraine?

Chills, vomiting, just had a fever of 101.5, fatigue, dizziness when walking around-do I have the stomach flu or a migraine?

Viral?: The probability favors a viral gastroenteritis Migraine is not associated with a fever. However if problem persists for more than 3 days or worsens, be sure to see a doctor. Be sure to get well hydrated with electrolytes. ...Read more

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Had stomach flu or food poisoning last tues but felt fine during the wkend. This morning nasea, cold sweat and now bouts of vertigo! what's going on?

Had stomach flu or food poisoning last tues but felt fine during the wkend. This morning nasea, cold sweat and now bouts of vertigo! what's going on?

Monday illnesses?: It sounds like your symptoms need medical evaluation. They may or may not be related to each other, but your next step would be seeing your doctor. Be well. ...Read more

Dr. David Cohen
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Stomach Flu (Definition)

Viral gastroenteritis is a viral infection of the GI tract. It can be picked up from contact with surfaces and foods that are carrying the virus. Symptoms include upset stomach, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, and abdominal cramps. Sometimes ...Read more


Dr. Dariush Saghafi
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Dizziness (Definition)

Dizziness is a feeling of light headedness that includes loss of balance, vertigo, or the feeling as ...Read more