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I have had watery diarrheoa for the past five days with bad

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I have had watery diarrheoa for the past five days with bad stomach cramps when I "go" but otherwise not. Also having bad headaches. Can't eat any solids - literally run out of me. Just don't know what to do. Can't risk going to my doctor's because when I need to "go" I really need to go pretty smartish. There is only one loo and it is kept locked - we have to ask for it at reception. This all takes time ... time I won't have.

Please can you advise?
Submitted: 3 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 3 years ago.
Hello. I'm Dr. Phil, licensed and practicing internist. Excellent service is my goal.

Thanks for this question

Have you taken any antibiotics for any reason lately?

tooth infection? etc?
Customer: replied 3 years ago.

No, not taken anything other than Simvastatin (two years now) and I take cod liver oil and glucosamine and chondroitin for arthritis.

Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 3 years ago.
Thank you Monika

This is simply a serious gastroenteritis or stomach bug

I recommend taking immodium over the counter as needed

This will help stop the diarrhea and give you time to heal

also a BRAT diet.

B=banana

R=rice

A=applesauce

T=toast

It should pass n a few days
Customer: replied 3 years ago.

I wondered about Imodium but you say at the end that it should pass in a few days. I've had this since last Thursday, ie five days already.

Customer: replied 3 years ago.

Money taken and incomplete advice given. Dr was typing response when system cancelled everything. Have E-mailed to ask for response that was being typed at the time but no response.


 


Seems to be just another money making racket. £26 for absolutely NOTHING.


 


Nice if you can get it.


 


I have been SUCKERED AGAIN!!

Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 3 years ago.
Sorry I had to go offline for a minute

5 days is really not that long for norovirus (the bug that causes this)

it can take 10-14 days

Just be patient and give it more time

I can see that patience is a virtue you are working on :)
Customer: replied 3 years ago.

Hmm, I could be dead in 10 to 14 days if I can't eat anything.


 


And I don't appreciate the sarcasm - lowest form of wit, you know!

Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 3 years ago.
I'm sorry Monika.

That was my attempt at humor.

If you can tolerate small amounts of food and hydration and the immodium gets the diarrhea under control you will be ok
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Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 3 years ago.
I notice you rated "ok service"

I strive for excellent every time.

can I help further?