Re: Intestinal flu or something has left me in excruciating pain!
Do you have muscle pains that feel like the flu attacked it? Or do you cough incessantly or get a funny feeling in your throat? I get the flu like you describe - only I am able to get around the diarrhea and constipation. My allergies really act up when I get the flu. Right now my hands have gashes all over them and they regularly bleed. (sorry about the graphic nature of the description).
Sometimes I am not capable of finding out what is causing my flu, and so it lasts for weeks, even months. But for the past day or two I've been attacked by it and managed to keep it at bay. Its really my hands I'm worried about - I work at a job similar to McDonalds only my work uses an open fire grill and so I have tongs and spatulas and fryers - they all hurt my hands - its so hard to work when you have to concentrate on not allowing your stomach/heart/allergies/lungs.... to get out of control while taking people's orders, especially in such a noisy environment.
Well, I hope things dont get too extended for you. I know that I can handle my attacks to a reasonable extent. But some days are worse and some days are better.
Docs can't help with the IBS or the flu can they?
Cheers, - Raju -