Sounds disgusting but it is true. And I didn't eat anything green!
Nine days ago I started with symptoms which appeared to be a stomach virus. Symptoms were sudden and severe including stomach and abdominal pains, profuse and watery diarrhea, nausea, fever, chills and back ache radiating into legs.
I treated it with the usual home remedies including Pepto Bismol and Imodium. I also used homemade ORS (oral rehydration solution) to replenish lost electrolytes.
I called my doctor and she informed me that there is a stomach virus going around and that is lasts for 3 to 5 days.
So no problem I lasted out my 5 days but didn't seem to get any better. I stopped taking the Pepto Bismol after the third day because it didn't seem to be doing anything. I know Pepto Bismol can cause black stools. My stools are green, the color of bile!
I had a new symptom appear on 9/28, severe thigh pain in both legs. And I had the return of my back pain radiating into my legs.
All my symptoms seemed to get better yesterday, 9/29, although I had a continuous problem with loose stools which were colored green. So I decided to eat a regular diet. That was around 8 PM last night. Boy was I sorry!
Within in 1 hour I was quite ill with severe chills, fever, extreme nausea and abdominal pain. My problems continuted throughout the night with vomiting until I vomited up lots of bile. The vomiting lasted about two hours. When the vomiting stopped the watery green diarrhea began. It continued until 5:30 AM!
Needless to say I didn't get much sleep and I've been out of bed more than in it.
I am still nauseated, have abdominal pain but thankfully the green diarrhea from &%$ has stopped for now.
I have no gallbladder. It was removed in 1997.
Needless to say I don't want to eat anything for fear of the symptoms returning full blast!