Is this food poisoning??? Or a new way of me flaring?

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HabsHockeyFan
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   Posted 4/9/2010 10:23 AM (GMT -7)   
I traveled to Long Island for work this week.  Wednesday night after I ate room service (actually tasted very good), I got very sick.  about an hour after I ate, I spent every 15 minutes in the bathroom.  WARNING the following is GROSS...not only was my Bm coming out liquid, but it was also white.  Not pale or light yellow. White.  I also found myself coughing and bringing a little acid up with that...maalox stopped that right away though.
There was a tiny amount of cream sauce on the chicken I ate and I had cheesecake.  The meal I ate would not normally cause me to have an upset stomach or cause gut pain--they are actually foods i would eat on a not perfect day even.
I am still having issues with liquid BM and now having some gut pain.  But is the gut pain becuase I had a day without food and am now easing back into toast and tea.
 
I don't think I have had food poisoning before....is this what it is like?  Is there any way the white drink from my CT scan several weeks ago could be causing this??
Dx'd '90 (emergency rupture), symptoms ignored long before that, '03 fistulas and bad flagyl reactions, B12 weekly, Pentasa [until I surrender to the bigger meds]
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Becoming undone
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   Posted 4/9/2010 4:27 PM (GMT -7)   
Unless you've been really constipated, I don't thing the CT contrast material would do this...it is probably the cheesecake though...it can, curdle, even if it has been cooked...yeah, I've lost a cheesecake meal on at least one occasion, and I've also had stuff come out really fast on the other end.

If it is food poisoning it is usually short in duration...abou 12-48hrs, especially if it is a calici- or noro- virus (these are most commonly the cause of food associated illness. A hallmark of intestinal/food-born illness, which includes the viruses, and bacterial shigela, bacterial samonella...is violent/explosive vomiting (think exorcist), and violent D.

I hope you feel better soon...
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dorri
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   Posted 4/9/2010 4:41 PM (GMT -7)   
When I eat dairy products such as milk or cream cheese I have whitish bm's. Lactose intolerance may cause cramping and liquid stools.

But that isn't ruling out that you may have had a touch of food poisoning or inflammation at the time and the white you seen could have been mucous?
If your pain continues I advise you to bring it up to your doctor.


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   Posted 4/9/2010 6:26 PM (GMT -7)   
The one time I know I had food poisoning, I didn't make it home from the restaurant before I was throwing it up. I had to have my husband pull over. I was throwing and going for the rest of the night. I felt better when everything was out of me, but my tummy was still "sensitive" for the next few days, just as it would be if I had had a flare. That being said, if it continues on through Monday, I would be calling the doctor just to be on the safe side.
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   Posted 4/10/2010 12:37 AM (GMT -7)   
The one time I had food poisoning I also had the WORST headache of my life by far, and the vomitting hurt my head so bad it made me vomit. Was awefull.
Male, 54 years old with Crohn's since 15 years old, diagnosed at age 46. Terminal ileum resected 2002. 5 months of remission. Crohn's has now been active since early 2003. Had a gall bladder removed Nov. of 2009. Currently on Remicade every 8 weeks, Nexium, Iron, B-12 injection every 4 weeks,5-asa Asacol, Morphine Sulfate as needed for pain. Cymbalta for long term pain control. 5-asa Salofalk, Entecort, Imuran and Prednisone in the past.


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   Posted 4/10/2010 5:47 AM (GMT -7)   
Geeeeze Habs, sorry you had this happen. To say what you ate disagreed with you would be an understatement , but , I have had full blown food poisoning before and trust me, its coming out of both ends at the same time, plus body and head aches like the flu. You just want to die for the relief. Hope you never have to deal with what I call Sam&Ella but if the food from room service arrives cold, watch out..Hope you feel better soon..
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HabsHockeyFan
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   Posted 4/12/2010 5:04 AM (GMT -7)   
Zanne...thanks you hit it right on the head. I ate and within a short time was violently sick. I think I scared the flight attendant on my flight last Thursday with how sick I was in the restroom....told her I had food poisoning to make sure she didn't worry if I made multiple potty trips.
I couldn't eat all day Saturday, but like you noted tummy was just sensitive for a few days. When I was finally brave enough to eat solids on Sunday I felt so much better.
The worst part, oddly, was the quick loss of energy. I think I was more than my normal anemic to start with, then the dehydration and lack of food just wiped me out. Then I had to get rid of the air in my system after no food....sorry to my hubby.
I feel SOOOOOO much better today!!!!!!!!!!!! I am just glad it wasn't a flare.

Sniper....my solution to the room service....just not getting it again. I am taking pop tarts and going to the nearby grocery for other non perishable foods when I get to LI again in two weeks.
Dx'd '90 (emergency rupture), symptoms ignored long before that, '03 fistulas and bad flagyl reactions, B12 weekly, Pentasa [until I surrender to the bigger meds]
I'm riding on the escalator of life....


Matthew
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   Posted 4/12/2010 4:59 PM (GMT -7)   
Well, just because we have one thing that causes D doesn't mean we don't get others.
I've had food poisoning twice. Both from the same source, UNDER cooked chicken at a Cafeteria.
1st time was a surprise, second time I stopped as soon as realized it was pink meat. TOO late anyway. Likely, it was something you had a reaction too though, 1 hour seems a bit fast for most FP bacteria. Unless there was a chemical you violently reacted to..

Sincerely,
Matthew

Sniper
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   Posted 4/13/2010 5:27 AM (GMT -7)   
Matthew has a good point. Perhaps there was too much food in your additives ....
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jeanneac
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   Posted 4/13/2010 6:31 AM (GMT -7)   
There are a few food poisonings that can make you sick that fast and those are the toxins of staph and bacillus food poisoning. Possibly from the cheesecake. Most other food bacteria/viruses take a little more time to incubate, grow in the intestines and then make you sick. Sometimes my IBS will act like that. I will eat a big meal and whammo, get really sick.I too wonder about food additives when we eat out. I also think lactose intolerance can act pretty fast for some people. Glad you feel better. This stuff can make us so miserable.
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HabsHockeyFan
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   Posted 4/13/2010 6:32 AM (GMT -7)   
snicker snicker.....to think I could live on chocolate cake and ice cream and chicken and mashed potatoes took me down!

Matthew...thanks for the time frame thing. I looked up food poisoning on a site and found everything from within an hour to 48 hours to start depending on the food bourne disease. I am also wondering if the sandwich I had at lunch that day may have been the culprit....plain ham and cheese on a white wrap, but I had a touch of mayo and maybe that mayo was not good...I remember now tossing the sandwich because it did not taste as good as I wanted...thought it was just me having my taste fussy thing again.


Aaaaaah too many variables. I can't do the algebra. If a train is approaching with raw carrots at 35 mph hour and another train is approaching full of sesame seeds at 16 mph + (you took your immodium x having a good day), how many minutes before I start tossing my cookies assuming that cookies were on the menu.
Dx'd '90 (emergency rupture), symptoms ignored long before that, '03 fistulas and bad flagyl reactions, B12 weekly, Pentasa [until I surrender to the bigger meds]
I'm riding on the escalator of life....

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