The flu is respiratory...is that what you have?
Or is it a gastro virus/bug?
You could be starting a flare?
If you're flaring, it could make you worse..but if you're kind of starting a flare, it could exacerbate it. Make sure you're taking your meds.
Definitely make sure you take probiotics to keep the gastro flora balanced.
You could also make sure you take some fibre supplements...Metamucil Smooth is a good one...to help absorb any of the bad bugs and get them out.
Don't take imodium...you want to get whatever OUT asap.
*Heather* Status..Asacol (3 twice daily); flaring since Dec 22, tapered every 2nd nite (Jan 3)
~diagnosed January 1989 UC (proctosigmoiditis)
~Bentylol (dicyclomine) 20mg as needed
~Probiotics....(Natural Factors Protec, Primadophilus Reuteri Pearls, Natural Factors Ultimate).... @ bedtime
~various digestive enzymes as needed
~Ranitidine (reflux); Effexor XR 75mg(depression); Pulmicort/Airomir (asthma)
~URSO for PSC (or PBC) 500mg X 2 daily (LFTs back to NORMAL!!)
My doc's logic.. "TREAT (FROM)BOTH ENDS" worth it !!!