Glad to hear you're feeling a wee bit better!
I too, hate hospitals! I've probably held off going to the ER when I should have, at least a few times. It's odd - once I'm able to talk to someone - or just have someone else there, I feel a bit better. Maybe having your dad there did that for you?
If things continue to come out both ends and you find yourself getting dehydrated, it's probably time for the ER. Usually, if it's a GI bug, it'll be over in about
24 hours. I would say if things continue longer than that (48 to 72 hours) it's time for the ER. Best bet is to call your doc, who knows your history, and ask if you're not sure. Or if you are in lots of pain, can't move from the bathroom floor and are asking yourself, should I go to the ER, then you probably should - if only for fluids!
If you can get out of work tonight, and give your body some more time to rest, I would! Just tell them you have the stomach flu!
I hope you're feeling better!
Pan-colitis and GERD diagnosed May 2003
Asacol 12 per day, Azathioprine 75mg, Rowasa and Canasa as needed
Aciphex, Effexor XR, BCP, Rhinocort nasal spray
Culturelle, Biotin, Folic Acid, Forvia, Calcium, and B12
Osteopenia (hip and spine) from prednisone use. Started Azathioprine because I was steroid dependent.
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