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Old 10-30-2008, 09:48 AM   #1
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lynne90 HB User
I need to find out what's going on with my body

i had a flu, but now i'm better but everytime i eat anything i got to go to the bathroom and i have dirhea
can it be that i'm allergic to something?

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Old 10-30-2008, 07:27 PM   #2
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Re: I need to find out what's going on with my body

Taking my first guess, and that you had a flu virus, I think you may have picked up a secondary infection - or, diarrhea is sometimes a flu symptom itself.

There is also some diarrhea associated with antibiotics sometimes, if you were taking them with your flu.....

And, as you say, yes, food allergies are a common cause of diarrhea. But diarrhea is more often a result of infections, possibly infected food. The reason I don't jump on allergy is because you are not likely eating different foods now than you were prior to the flu.... if this is wrong, I apologize for assuming incorrectly....

If you experience this more than a week, see a doctor... you can become dehydrated easily if you have persistent diarrhea. Make sure you get plenty of fluids.

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Old 10-31-2008, 12:25 AM   #3
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Re: I need to find out what's going on with my body

lynne...even though you are better with the flu, sometimes, depending how
bad it was, can linger on for a while.
If you feel better physically - Great, but continue to drink lots of fluids and eat soups soups soups.
If you are feeling weak still - give it some more time - you may not be "over" it totally, ok?
Drink soups as much as you can handle - even if you have diarreah.
And important - Rest. Don't go out in your nighties and jump for joy wanting to kick that ball your friends are playing, and attempt to shoot it to the moon, okay?
Oh...P.S. If you suffer from the 'real' MAY...not always this way...but, with some ppl they strangely suffer from depression.
Beats me why...
I wish you well - feel better soon.

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