Recovery time from intestinal flu.

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   Posted 6/6/2007 10:19 AM (GMT -7)   
Do any of you find it takes longer than most to get over a stomach bug? I think I picked one up in my travels and it's been about 2 weeks of fatigue and touchy stomach symptoms.


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   Posted 6/6/2007 10:56 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi shadowfax,
Have you tried taking probiotics or eating yogurt? It will help push out the bad bugs by putting in good bacteria. Probiotics are known for helping people get over food poisoning and the stomach flu.
Hope you feel better soon...
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   Posted 6/6/2007 4:04 PM (GMT -7)   
I think something's going around too, at least where I work. I've been having problems off an on, which I've blamed on the Kool-Aid and/or Sweet N' Low, then on my husband's fried chicken. But other people at work are complaining of lingering stomach problems, so I wonder if I have that.

Anyways, try the probiotics for 3 weeks and see where that gets you. I guess I need to take them up again myself (although I already drink acidophillus milk everyday).

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   Posted 6/8/2007 9:56 AM (GMT -7)   
Oh Stomach flu, what a glorious time......this past January there was an evil bug that went around town that i of course contacted. I'd been diagnosed with IBS for about 2 years at this point but it was all C and no D. The D came on like a darn hurricane. 1 week, 2weeks, 3 weeks...= scarred out of my mind! I was going almost 7 times a day and lost about 6 pounds in that time frame. Finally I went to my doc and said, I think there's something wrong here. He said IBS can make one have a hell of a time getting over a stomach bug. He put me on Xilflaxin (sp?) which is usually prescribed for traveler's D. Its an antibiotic that somehow stays in your stomach and is not absorbed through the lining so it can target the bad bug that won't leave. It took about 2 weeks after I started on it (2 pills a day for 5 days I think) before I felt "normal" again. I had a cup of coffee after 3 months and felt like I could climb everest, it was awesome. Anyhow, point being, if you can't shake it, and feel ok about antibiotics, then I recommend that one. Just be sure to get on a pro-biotic regime to restore your good gut flora after its all groovy.

Hope that helps.

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   Posted 6/11/2007 3:35 AM (GMT -7)   
Ive had a bug of somesort this week and still having big probs with nausea. Its been awful but seems to be lingering on for a while.

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