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Old 07-21-2011, 09:55 AM   #1
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Red face Stomach bug vs.food poisoning? Can your immune system stop this?

In mid march one night, I ate a whole bunch of junk food at night, I was also really stressed, and I went to bed. I woke up at 3 a.m vomiting, but with no diarrhea. I vomitted for about five hours, then it subsided, but i still felt sick for a little while, and then by the next night, i was feeling much better. I rarely throw up ( knock on wood) this is the second or third time in my life it's ever happened and never this bad. Was it food poisoning ? Over eating? Stomach bug?

Ever since this happened I'm deathly afraid of catching a bug, everywhere I go I'm scared I'll pick one up. If I did have a stomach bug, if I keep my immunity healthy can my body naturally fight it off? Or can it happen anytime? I didn't get the bug in 9 or 10 years, that must mean your immunity can fight off something right?

 
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Re: Stomach bug vs.food poisoning? Can your immune system stop this?

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Was it food poisoning ? Over eating? Stomach bug?
I don't think it was food poisoning because the reaction was too quick. I suppose it could have been overeating too much junk before bedtime.

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If I did have a stomach bug, if I keep my immunity healthy can my body naturally fight it off? Or can it happen anytime? I didn't get the bug in 9 or 10 years, that must mean your immunity can fight off something right?
Absolutely; you can get things when you were much younger and never get them again. Our immune systems can get stronger and at the same time we get smarter. I lived through some pretty awful things when I was young that never happened again, and I'm enjoying consistent good health in my older years.



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