Re: Link between swine flu and acid reflux
i was immediately interested in this post because my 4 year old daughter had a similar experience.
she fell ill with a terrible flu about 3 months ago. ended up in hospital on a ventilator to open up her lungs and give her extra oxygen. she was really sick with a constant high fever for days i believe it was H1N1.
Anyways, ever since then, she often complains of tummy aches and has random bouts of nausea and diarrhea that come every week or so. we've been to the docs several times and even had her bowels tested for blood, parasites, infection. all clear.
the weird thing is that she's perfectly fine in between bouts, but when she gets the diarrhea and cramps (sometimes with severe vomiting at the same time) she becomes lethargic and very pale and acts dizzy. you can hear her tummy making all sorts of squishing and grumbling noises. then after about an hour of suffering, she perks right up and it's as if it never happened.
the next step i have taken is journalling her meals and times of upset to see if i can find a correlation with certain foods.
i definitely feel suspicious about that flu she had though and i found it interesting that your husband went through that initially too. maybe we can come to a conclusion together?
i wish him luck and if the docs do end up figuring something out i'll post about it here. i know these two cases aren't identical, but age could be the only factor changing the nature of their complaints....who knows?
i forgot to mention that she has also been constantly clearing her throat and coughing weakly, and saying she has hot spit stuck in it..
Last edited by destiny dawn; 11-26-2009 at 03:01 PM.