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Stomach Flu Questions

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • October 30, 2010
  • 04:53 PM

Hello all...

About a week ago, my wife had a stomach flu. I had a bit of mild cramping and pain and one day of diarrhea that cleared up after I took Pepto Bismol, but then seemed mostly fine besides occasional mild cramping.

Then three days ago late in the evening, my three year old son started to vomit after being put to bed and complained of severe stomach cramps. That night my wife too him to the ER where they could not do much as he was no longer vomiting. He had a day of watery stools after that and now he seems fine.

But the next morning after my son came back I was very ill, throwing up and having severe cramps in my stomach and also the diarrhea cam back.

I did not work that day or yesterday and after Googling all this to death learned that I of course had the major symptoms of stomach flu: Cramps, vomit at first, nausea, headaches, fever, body aches, fatigue etc..

Well, the fever sweated out yesterday and the headache is cleared up, but I have a couple of questions.
(I should also note that since the vomiting started two days ago the only things I have had to eat or drink has been ice water, gatorade, two packages of ramen noodle soup, one banana and a few cups of chicken broth.)

1. Like I said, most symptoms are starting to fade, but I feel today like I constantly have to go to the bathroom, even though I don't when I'm actually there. I did force out two very small watery stools of pale brown and slightly green colour, but this did not relieve the stomach pain (Cramps?).
Just want to know if this too is normal and what otc counter meds I can take to relieve it.

I have to go to work today and Pepto Bismol may be the only thing I can get my hand son but was just curious if this will work as I cannot be like this at work today, it will be ***l...

2. I keep having lots of gas. Although I have seen this as s symptom of stomach flu on one site I was wondering how common this is.

3. Anything else I can take that will relieve my symptoms for at least the workday/ I am desperate, I am not a coward nor a wimp and have been at work many times before sick but this is too much...any quick help is appreciated as I leave soon and thanks to all in advance for any hep or advice. :)

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