It all started Monday. I woke up in the middle of the night (5am) and I was freezing cold but my body was warm and I thought to myself "Oh great I think i'm getting a flu now." I stayed in bed the whole day and got a lot of rest. I went #2 and it was solid (no pun intended). Then the next day I woke up I felt a lot better, felt like my virus had gone away. I had diarrhea all day. Sometimes I would finish and I would have to go again within minutes. I had no stomach pains whatsoever. I had no appetite the whole day either.
Now what bothers me is all this constant stomach noises! Especially when I sleep I can hear and feel the bubbling and stuff. It is quite loud and noticeable too. I don't know if this has to do with a stomach virus or me not eating the last couple days or the meds I've been taking (just some tyenol, flu pills). I don't know if I should weather out the storm and see if it will stop on its own or see a doc.
PS. Is there some over the counter stuff that I can take to help too?
PSS. I still have Diarrhea but not as constant. Maybe once an hour.
Thanks for reading
i woke up at 4:30 am this morning with diarrhea and all of the stomach noises you describe. i think it is mostly gas caused by the stomach virus. don't worry about it, it will go away when the virus dies off....which could take up to 2 weeks! the main thing is to drink a lot of fluid so that you don't get dehydrated.
Thanks for replying, I do appreciate it.
I took some Maalox and it temporarly solved the bubbling rumbling noises. Now I just have diarrhea maybe every hour. My stomach still doesn't hurt and I don't have much of an appitite. I'll try to drink lots of fluid. Is there any benefits of warm drinks like tea over just water?
My stomach just gave a hunger growl so maybe that's a good sign.
tea might be too strong unless it is an herbal tea such as peppermint or chamomile. they are soothing to the stomach. i am better today, but still lots of burbling and other noises. i am drinking 7 up and water and chicken broth and eating toast and that is about it right now. i am going to try some scrambled eggs later. i hope you feel better soon.
I feel a lot better today 2 Pepto Bismol pills when needed really helps.
I woke up early again today, 5am, go to the bathroom once, then again after 10 mins.
Later in the day I went to the store and got some gatorade to rehydrate.
I also did some research and thres some food to help the diarrhea. Yogort, bananas, apples, lentil/chicken soup, rice etc. Theres a Apple cider vinegar supposively rids your diarrhea fairly quitely also. I couldn't find it at my local Albertsons though.
Hope you get through yours soon
i tried to get apple cider vinegar at the grocery store also. the best thing is Braggs apple cider vinegar and you usually need to get that at a health food store. i was hoping my diarrhea would be gone today, but nope, it is still with me. this is a harsh bug.
Have you tried taking Pepto Bismol? That really helped me. Get a lot of rest. Stay in bed for a day this weekend and watch tv. You should feel better. Wear warm clothing too.
When I wore some sweats and a sweater to sleep, I woke up in the middle of the night and my sweater was damp around the neck area. I got up to changed my shirt and I noticed my initial flu was gone. I sweated it out or something.
I haven't had diarrhea from the morning on Thurs. But I haven't been to the bathroom since either. I've gotten my appitite back and get hungry like normal now. Stay hydrated.
We'll beat this bug.
thanks for the reply. my diarrhea is gone also, but if i try to eat anything other than really bland stuff, i get nausea and heartburn, so i am trying to be careful. i still have some of the grumbly noises occasionally and a little discomfort. i just took a Pepcid complete to deal with the heartburn! i am going to bed early and sleep late! my little granddaughter is still having trouble too. she got it first, so it hangs on for a while. i hope you take your best advice and rest this weekend also!
What part of the country are you guys from? I'm in the Chicago area and there has been a stomach virus going around here.
I had classic symptoms (chills, feverish achy and frequent trips to the old bathroom but no high fever over 99.5) for 24 hours late Saturday night through Sunday. I felt like I was on the mend all day yeaterday and ate a decent dinner. Today I woke feeling like I was sick and this afternoon back to the bathroom. ARRGGH.
My sinuses have been bothering me quite a bit as well. Maybe a sinus infection gone crazy? Who knows...