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I have been suffering from diarrhea,nausea,severe stomach pains,

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I have been suffering from diarrhea,nausea,severe stomach pains, headache,sweats and fatigue since Wednesday I'm guessing it is food poisoning but I do not remember eating anything bad and it hasn't got any better for 4 days now I am getting a bit worried now and I have never felt this bad before, do you think it is food poisoning?
Submitted: 3 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. Hasan replied 3 years ago.

Dr. Hasan :

Hi, Thanks for your question. I'm Dr. Hasan and I'll try to help you.

Dr. Hasan :

Do you have fever?

Dr. Hasan :

Where exactly is the stomach pain? Upper, middle or lower abdomen?

Dr. Hasan :

Any blood or mucus in stool?

JACUSTOMER-aj1wfmmt- : It seems like it is in all 3 , the pain goes for a short time then comes back, the pain is really bad, there is no blood or mucus
Dr. Hasan :

Thank you for your reply.

Dr. Hasan :

Have you had fever?

Dr. Hasan :

if yes how high?

Dr. Hasan :

Are you feeling better than before or it's the same?

JACUSTOMER-aj1wfmmt- : Been slightly feverish, but this morning after a couple of hrs sleep my t shirt was absolutely soaking wet, and I still don't feel any better
Dr. Hasan :

Thanks a lot for your input.

Dr. Hasan :

Have you tried anything so far?

Dr. Hasan :

like some medicine?

JACUSTOMER-aj1wfmmt- : I have been drinking lots of water and have taken a couple of paracetamol today as my headache has been getting worse
Dr. Hasan :

Thanks again for your input.

Dr. Hasan :

I am sorry to hear about your problem.

Dr. Hasan :

As per symptoms this doesn't sounds like food poisoning.

Dr. Hasan :

It is more likely to be a viral infection (stomach flu).

Dr. Hasan :

But don't worry, I will address your question in two aspects; what you can do yourself and what your doctor can do for you. As far as what you can do yourself is concerned in such situations you can take the following measures

Dr. Hasan :

over the counter tab Tylenol two tablets thrice daily.

Dr. Hasan :

lots of fluids specially Gatorade.

Dr. Hasan :

You must keep taking small meals frequently

Dr. Hasan :

Not eating anything will make you worse since you need to replace what you are loosing.

Dr. Hasan :

eat BRAT diet only

Dr. Hasan :

It means Banana, rice, apple sauce and toast.

Dr. Hasan :

Tab Pepto Bismol twice daily (it's also OTC)

Dr. Hasan :

All these measures will help you.

Dr. Hasan :

You can try them and if you feel better in next 24 hours, you can continue them, otherwise visit A & E for further assessment.

Dr. Hasan :

But don't worry, nothing is serious and you are going to be OK.

Dr. Hasan :

Any question please?

Dr. Hasan :

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Dr. Hasan :

I wish you good luck and that you get well soon. My goal is to provide you with excellent service – if you feel you have received anything less, please reply back as I am happy to address follow-up questions. Kindly rate me when you are done. You can come back here to ask anything even after you have rated the answer. I will be glad to help you always.

Dr. Hasan :

Regards