stomach virus - now reflux??

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dbac
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   Posted 3/6/2009 8:33 PM (GMT -6)   
My wife and I had the worst stomach virus for 2 days this week and finally started feeling a bit better today. I hardly ate anything for 3 days however. Now today, I finally can eat some food, but i have the worst burning pain in my throat and I burp constantly. I get some random pains in my stomach now and then (remnant of the virus??) and a very sore back (again possibly from laying so much). My wife has most of the same symptoms also still. Was wondering if anyone has had this virus and if what I am feeling are the effects of it still? i have never had reflux this bad before although I have had mild cases. A friend has me thinking maybe my gall bladder has finally gone. BTW, I had mild D and only threw up once with the stomach virus. Now my stools are fine.

LdyJane
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   Posted 3/6/2009 10:24 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi dbac; unfortunately, I had that same stomach virus in December and I'm intrigued by your note. I had a Nissen in July and felt pretty good until the virus hit. I managed to actually vomit once and it stopped that part of it; but the pain from that lasted for days. I had what felt like a knot at the LES for two or three days. Since that time I have become more and more symptomatic; I have heartburn all the time, my protonix usage is increasing to 2 times a day from once a day..at least a couple of days a week.. because of the heartburn. I also have chest pain again as well as hoarseness.

I had a barium swallow to see if I had damaged the wrap and it appears intact, but there is a significant change in the motility and esophageal emptying since the post op swallow in September. Because of this and the fact that I am not just symptomatic, but increasingly so, I'm heading back to Cleveland for a round of testing and Dr. appts. to see what has happened.

You're the first person that I've heard of who has some of the same symptoms as I do and following the virus as well. I wish I understood what happened!
Janice

stkitt
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   Posted 3/6/2009 10:51 PM (GMT -6)   

dbac

I work for the school district and I know there is a new flu going around that is the stomach flu with the emesis and the regurge sx. Students and teachers are getting it.

I am sorry to hear you and your wife have been unfortunate to have come down with the bug.

Hope your better soon.

Kitt


 

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dbac
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   Posted 3/7/2009 7:11 AM (GMT -6)   

I understand exactly what you are saying. I still get some cramps in various parts of my stomach area that I never had before, I woke up today and the bump in my throat does not appear to be there. I took prilosec last night before bed. Just very odd that both people in my family have the same symptoms. I have heard it may take 2 weeks to fully go away all the efefcts from this virus.

 

stkitt can you explain this better (emesis and the regurge ) not sure what this means.

 

thx


stkitt
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   Posted 3/7/2009 9:47 AM (GMT -6)   

dbac.

I am sorry, the nurse in me sometimes forgets to speak in English  :)

Emesis = vomiting
 
Regurge/ Regurgitation

The return of partially digested food from the stomach to the mouth.
 
Thank you for asking me to explain. 

 

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dbac
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   Posted 3/7/2009 10:14 AM (GMT -6)   
Thanks much for the explanation.

opnwhl4
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   Posted 3/8/2009 12:33 AM (GMT -6)   
Kitt,
Thanks for the new word for my vocabulary...Emesis...Now I just have to work it in somewhere.

dbac... Sorry about the stomach bug and the after effects. Dealing with reflux issues is no fun. I hope it is just temporary and goes away soon.

Bill

dbac
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   Posted 3/11/2009 6:48 PM (GMT -6)   
Last question on  this.  Since my wife and I have both had this, we both seem to be full of gas. Her's is coming out the top, mine the bottom. (I am sure you know what I mean). It is awful. Her stomach is really bloated also. We both are feeling better except for all the gas. Has anyone else experienced this?

rwein
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   Posted 3/30/2009 1:05 PM (GMT -6)   
My 7 week old daughter has this now. We are in Louisiana. How long did it last for you all? I feel so helpless...she cant tell me what she needs.

hvnlystarz
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   Posted 5/1/2016 10:37 PM (GMT -6)   
i wasn't sure if i should create a new post or revive this one. i just signed up for a membership on this site because of this post.

my daughter who is 5 got the tummy flu on april 2nd. she threw up twice and slept most of the the next day. within a couple days she started having GERD like symptoms everyday- heartburn/chest pains, burping throughout the day, tummy pain. it was a couple times a day but then she got a second tummy flu this past monday the 25th. since then she is burping and having chest pains after everything she eats. i am being told by our nurse partitioner that it's just the tummy flu working its way through but i am not sure if that is the case. she burps all day now, gets chest pains (heartburn) and we have been eating the brat diet all week so she is living on apple sauce, crackers, bananas and rice. today she ate probably 500 calories worth of food and she is getting skinny! tonight she was afraid to eat because she didn't want her chest or tummy to hurt :(

i am reading online a lot of accounts of people having the tummy flu and then getting GERD symptoms afterwards that lasts for days, weeks sometimes months. what is this? is this even a real natural bug or is this a genetically modified one!?! i am at my wits end. we are doing an ultra sound in a week- soonest they could get us in. the other tests sound so invasive and many of the post-flu GERD people online say they did all the tests and everything came back fine

we are doing digestive enzymes, heartburn tablets, just tried slippery elm. we do homeopathics. i need help! my child is suffering and so am i. she is fine and full of energy and playful when she is not having the chest or tummy pains but when she does have them she lays on the couch sitting up and looks miserable. she keeps asking when she will get better. we are now on day 7 of the 2nd tummy bug and it's been a month since the first one. if anyone can help me or point me in the right direction or have info about their own journey with this same experience i am all ears.

thank you

SharonZ
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   Posted 5/2/2016 7:36 AM (GMT -6)   
Since this has been going on for a month, I would take her to the emergency room, especially if she is experiencing chest pains. She's not eating properly, and doesn't seem to be improving, I wouldn't wait for the scheduled ultrasound. Did the nurse practitioner swab her nose to verify she had the flu, or did they just assume that's what it was?

Good luck, Sharon

hvnlystarz
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   Posted 5/2/2016 9:58 AM (GMT -6)   
thank you for your response sharon! we have been to two doctors! we are being told she does not need to go to the emergency room- that's is digestive distress post flu and that it needs to work it's way out of her system

the good news is this morning she has had probiotic, apple sauce and rice with no pains- so i am going to watch her today. but this happened yesterday she was good in the morning and then later in the day she had pains

just to be clear her chest pains are HEARTBURN- not heart pain. we had her heart checked a few times now and all is clear.

when i read about GERD all the stuff she is going through are what GERD symptoms are- burps, chestpain/heartburn, tummy pain, etc... she doesn't have asthma though. i have read a lot of accounts online of people who got full on GERD post flu and that it went away on it's own- which is what this feels like. but i want it to go away NOW.

if she gets pains again today i am going to call another pediatrician in town and see if they can see her and get us a sooner ultrasound that is covered by our insurance (if not covered it's 900!). the one on monday the 9th is covered :(

thank you for your response. i would love to hear from anyone who has actually been through this as well- if anyone out there has?

THANK YOU

musicchick581
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   Posted 4/17/2018 5:17 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi all, I had what you describe after stomach flu too several years ago and suffered for 3 yrs before trying betaine hcl with protein meals for a month. Worked like a charm. I was sleeping lying down again in no time. Like you, I had tests and imagined the worst. I just had stomach virus again and have the same feeling in my throat and gut so will be using the betaine hcl again. When you vomit, you throw up acid too..so it's easy to get low on acid. In fact, most reflux is caused by low acid. Hope it works for you all too.
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