Post # 1
I am sorry to ask this here, but I know there are a lot of Dr’s and nurses here! I have been sick for about 4 days now. The only symptom is diarreah and severe stomach pains every time I eat, even if it is just a small snack. It is the week after my period, so it isn’t related to that. Also, I haven’t eaten anything different than normal. I am not feeling much stress about anything either. What could be wrong?? Should I go see my doctor? I hate bloodwork!
Thanks soo much!!!
Post # 3
I am no doctor, but when I have some of those same “issues” I try to drink as much water as possible so I don’t get dehydrated!
Hope you feel better soon! Sorry you are sick!
Post # 4
As littlebear mentioned, no matter what it is be sure to stay hydrated… Maybe it is food poisoning?! But I am not doctor. I wouldn’t wait too long to go to the doctor.
Oh and this might sound nasty, but let it out. Your body is trying to get rid of something so I wouldn’t take imodium or pepto as it would keep the stuff in.
Post # 5
I’d second (or third) the dehydration warnings, but I would go to the store and get Pedialyte- unfortunately they don’t make an adult version, but it will work just fine. It’ll give you more nutrients than water so you can keep your strength up. FH drank like 6 bottles during the week he had food poisoning! If it’s been over a week and doesn’t let up, then I’d go to the doctor, or if you have major dehydration symptoms.
Post # 6
Has this ever happened to you before?
I have IBS, so unfortunately, stomach issues are pretty common for me. My IBS started during a stressful time in my life (middle school) and tends to flare up during times of stress, even if I don’t feel particularly stressed that day. Sometimes they just appear for no reason at all for a few days then go away. Can you take a sick day? Sometimes I just need to relax for a day and de-stress for my body to get back to normal.
I second RoddyBride’s “let it out” advice, sometimes it’s the only way to feel better.
I’m not a doctor but my general rule is that if something persists for more than a week, I go see a doctor.
I hope you feel better!!
Post # 7
DEFINITELY GOT TO THE DOCTOR or ER.
I had severe stomach pains a few years ago and I ignored them for about 2 weeks because I just “didn’t have time” to go to the ER. I thought it might just be gas or something.
When I finally did go to the ER they discovered I was having a pancreatitis attack (long story short, your pancreas starts to digest itself) and I now have permanent pancreatic damage and recurring bouts of pancreatitis. SO PLEASE – go to the ER – you never know what it could be.
Post # 8
Do you have a regular doctor you see frequently? Sometimes you can just call in and speak with a nurse and they’ll give you some advice. Hospitals always have nurse hotlines.
I hope you feel better soon!
Post # 9
I agree with ejs4y8. If you can call your regular doctor to run the symptoms by him or her, they may be able to tell how serious it is, or at least tell you to come in. It may not necessarily mean bloodwork, but even if it does…it’s worth it!