My stomach hurts

@ElicBxn (58822)
United States
September 10, 2010 3:56pm CST
But I couldn't tell you exactly what is wrong. I was worried that I would either throw up or have diarrhea, and I'm still not sure. My stomach is kind of queasy, but I just don't know what it wants to do. I'm hot and then I'm cold... if I'm cool then walk into an air conditioned room then I feel chilled but if I'm warm and go outside then I feel like I'm burning up. I sure hope I'm not getting sick, I hate to be sick. Ya know, I was feeling all right until the cat started acting like she was going to throw up... strange. Tho the hot/cold thing started after I got chilled at the doctor's office yesterday. hope you are feeling better than I am... so, how are you?
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@cream97 (29179)
• United States
10 Sep 10
Hi, ElcBxn. You don't sound like you are feeling too good today. I am okay right now. But for this past month, I have been having mild stomach pains. I don't have to use the bathroom. And it is not related to a female problem either, if you know what I mean. I don't know why my stomach keeps on hurting. I don't feel hot nor cold at all. I don't have any other strange symptoms except for the stomach pain. It may could come from me eating the fast food that I have eaten. I hope that it did not come from eating eggs either. I hope that you will feel better really soon. If you have to go to the doctor to get checked out, please don't hesitate to go, so that you can find out exactly what is wrong with you. It sounds like you may have a stomach virus. But I may be wrong about this. Please consult with your doctor so that you can find out what is really wrong. I hope that you will get some treatment for what it is that is ailing you. Take care of yourself!
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@ElicBxn (58822)
• United States
10 Sep 10
Thanks, cream, if I'm still sick on Monday - I'll be calling my doc...
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@GardenGerty (75358)
• Marion, Kansas
10 Sep 10
Cream, if you were sick from salmonella in the eggs you would be a lot sicker than you are with diarrhea and vomiting. Elic, could you have gotten hold of one of the things you are allergic to and eaten it?
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@ElicBxn (58822)
• United States
10 Sep 10
no, not like any of my "normal" reactions, more like a bug, but could just be "buggy" nerves...
@Cranius (47)
• United States
11 Sep 10
My mother got up really early this morning and made breakfast half asleep. I tried to be a good son and eat the food she made but I ended up throwing up twice. So my stomach is all messed up. Hope you feel better yourself.
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@ElicBxn (58822)
• United States
11 Sep 10
oh my, I guess I'm lucky my mom was always wide awake in the morning! I did a lot of throwing up in 7th grade (I'd've been 11) but that probably had more to do with nerves and onset of allergies than actually the food
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@writersedge (22579)
• United States
10 Sep 10
2 weeks ago, my friend's live in boy friend got sick and went to the Doctors. Diagnosed with the 2nd round of H1N1. Apparently it has mutated some and has come back. Because we were told last year that once you had it, unless you had a weakened immune system, you shouldn't get it again. Now my friend, she has it this week, starting on Monday, we were supposed to go somewhere together Tuesday, but we had to call it off.
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@ElicBxn (58822)
• United States
11 Sep 10
That's bad, I guess it makes it H1N2... crud for actually getting it, at least she didn't give it to you
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@ANTIQUELADY (36494)
• United States
10 Sep 10
Sorry u are feeling bad. Have u taken your temp, sounds to me like u might have fever. Hope u get to feeling better. Take care.
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@ElicBxn (58822)
• United States
10 Sep 10
I'd probably be smart to take it, but haven't felt up to looking for it yet
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@ANTIQUELADY (36494)
• United States
10 Sep 10
I keep mine in the same place all the time then i don't have to look for it, lol.
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@ElicBxn (58822)
• United States
10 Sep 10
I use it so seldom I forget where I put it.
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@mentalward (14716)
• United States
10 Sep 10
You know, the flu shots are out now which usually indicates that the flu is already going around. You may have picked it up but I honestly don't think you picked it up at the doctor's office yesterday. I know that a cold takes at least 3 days to germinate in the body before symptoms show and I'm pretty sure the flu bug is the same. You could have picked it up from anywhere, even from one of the roomies who brought the bug home but didn't actually get sick from it. You just never know where these germs come from. Still, the normal things are in order, plenty of fluids, avoid drafts, plenty of rest, etc. Gingerale is the best thing I've found for upset tummy, as long as it's not too cold and not too fizzy. (You can shake it up to get rid of some of the fizz.) Also, pharmacies sell cola syrup which is awesome for a queasy tummy. I used to take that when I was pregnant and it worked every time. If you're not feeling better soon, I'd do what everyone else is recommending and call your doctor, but I do think it's either a stomach flu, virus or a small dose of food poisoning and time (and plenty of fluids) will take care of it. If it is the flu, I think I'll just stay inside for the next week because I'm still recouperating from surgery where they cut into my neck in the front. I don't need anything that would strain that incision before it's totally healed! I hope you're feeling better before you feel worse. Maybe a good, long burp will do the trick (or, like my husband, gas coming from the other end). Please feel well soon!
@ElicBxn (58822)
• United States
10 Sep 10
well, it doesn't feel like flu, stomach bug is more like it Yeah, cola syrup... except I'm allergic to cola... I've had one bowel movement and still don't feel that great, ate some pretzels, that sometimes helps, but isn't this time Don't know what's happening, but I won't let it get me too sick. I hope you are doing better, I've been a little concerned since I hadn't seen you start any discussions this week.
@mentalward (14716)
• United States
10 Sep 10
I've been keeping to myself for the most part. I'm sore, plus it seems that I've become allergic to every kind of medical tape out there. I knew I was allergic to adhesive tape, that white plastic kind, but could always use paper tape, silk tape, etc. They used both kinds and I have a rash/blisters wherever tape touched my skin. It's been irritating the heck out of me. Besides that, I'm bruised all over, too. I'd love to know what they did to me while I was under! But, since I've been feeling bad and very, very frustrated at not being able to do much of anything, I've kept pretty much to myself. But, I am feeling a bit better every day. I see the surgeon next Friday, two weeks after the surgery, for the post-op exam and he may let me take this neck brace off and even start driving again which should make me feel a lot better.
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@ElicBxn (58822)
• United States
10 Sep 10
yeah, adhesives... I have problems with those too, like they eat my skin I can actually tolerate them on like the hands and bottom of my feet, but soon as the skin is "soft" I'm in trouble that and I can't stand them on my nails! ever since I cut my finger open in 1980! I hope your doc does let you start driving. After my shoulder job, the doc didn't want me driving, but everyone and their brother needed me, so I got one of those steering wheel balls and could drive one handed.
@MsTickle (24624)
• Australia
11 Sep 10
You must have picked up a germ from the doctor's rooms. I'm feeling a tad thingy in the old tummy myself. I'm also very cold. I've been up since 6am, not sure what the temp was then but I have a fire going and it'd been over an hour and it's still as cold inside as outside. It's Sunday, 8:30 in the morning and if it doesn't warm up in the next 30 minutes I'm going back to my warm bed. Feel better soon...k?
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@ElicBxn (58822)
• United States
12 Sep 10
I'm actually feeling better today. A few visits to the bathroom last night and I got to feeling better. I'd been going non-stop since 10 a.m. this morning until I lay down for a nap at 5 p.m. and slept several hours. Still kind of tired, but we've got a front coming in that supposed to bring rain tomorrow. the other roommate mowed the yard today!!!!
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@MsTickle (24624)
• Australia
12 Sep 10
My brother is going to try and get up to see our Dad for a while and try and come here with dad for a visit. That means I'd like to get the front weeds mowed as My bro has never been here before...I can at least try and make a good impression. Glad you're feeling better, my tummy feels ok at the moment but it can go into revolt pretty quickly.
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@ElicBxn (58822)
• United States
12 Sep 10
Too much of my brother can put mine in revolt!
@scififan43 (2440)
• United States
12 Sep 10
I hate to hear that you are sick. I am doing ok myself.
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@ElicBxn (58822)
• United States
12 Sep 10
I'm feeling better, well the stomach, do have a bit of a headache but we have a little front coming in today
• United States
13 Sep 10
ok that is good to hear.
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@Humbug25 (12552)
11 Sep 10
Hi there ElicBxn I do hope you are feeling better now. I know that when I am feeling like that I would rather be sick and have done with it as I usually feel better after that anyway! Today I am feeling ok, a bit tired, a bit achy but I know it is due to the kids returning to school and I will be fine and dandy very soon. Take it easy
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@ElicBxn (58822)
• United States
11 Sep 10
I am feeling better today, a few bathroom visits and a good nights sleep and I'm right as rain
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@Humbug25 (12552)
11 Sep 10
I am so glad to hear that, the feeling better bit not the bathroom visits haha
@Iequate2 (280)
• United States
11 Sep 10
I am fine. I hope that you are feeling better too. Next time your stomach hurts try some peppermint tea. Peppermint tea works wonders.
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@ElicBxn (58822)
• United States
11 Sep 10
That sounds good, I'm reluctant to drink hot tea because its already so hot here...
@Iequate2 (280)
• United States
11 Sep 10
Make it iced tea. :) It has been really hot in my region too. I drank lots of iced green tea. I did make a cup of peppermint tea when I had a headache. My headache went right away.
@jillmalitz (5132)
• United States
13 Sep 10
Hope you're ok. My husband has been battling a bad sinus/cold for a week now. Suffy nose, draining, headach, cough. He can't seem to shake it. And ouf course he won't go to a doctor. I hope he gets over it soon, or I may go crazy.
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@ElicBxn (58822)
• United States
13 Sep 10
Yeah, I'm doing better. I wish it would just go ahead and rain tho, might wash a bit of the humidity out of the air!
@Thoroughrob (11771)
• United States
13 Sep 10
I hope you are feeling better. You probably caught something at the doctors office. I am doing well.
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@ElicBxn (58822)
• United States
13 Sep 10
I felt better by the time I went to bed. Felt good on Sat. had a headache on Sunday and feeling fine - so far - today
• Philippines
13 Sep 10
Hmm. do you also feel joint pains when you are chilled or burning?
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@ElicBxn (58822)
• United States
13 Sep 10
Happily, no, well, no more than normal...
@KrauseHome (28093)
• United States
13 Sep 10
There is definately something going around and it is not Fun. A lot of last week I felt like this, and always cold and tired all of the time. And then this morning I woke up with a really bad headache and slept all morning. So I am hoping whatever it is for me, I am getting over it as I do feel a little better tonight and not Cold all the time. Hope you're feeling a little better too.
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@ElicBxn (58822)
• United States
13 Sep 10
I napped about 3 hours this afternoon, and do feel some better
@pyewacket (43953)
• United States
12 Sep 10
I was reading everything and see you're feeling a tad better already. I once had something similar...I felt God awful sick and felt like I wanted to do something, since I was feeling both nauseous and like I had to do Number 2...but nothing happened....think it was actually like a mild case of food poisoning....I did everything possible to settle my stomach from drinking seltzer, taking some baking soda and even drinking fennel seed tea which helped. As for how I'm feeling now..grrrrrrrr....overcoming a bout of bronchitis I saw someone mention mucinex....most generic types DON'T have cornstarch and they're cheaper too...I take the Duane Reade brand that is similar--that's what I'm taking for my bronchitis as a matter of fact
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@bunnybon7 (24676)
• Holiday, Florida
11 Sep 10
so at the doctors office didnt you ask him what could be going on? yes, i do believe we can get colds from going in and out of air conditioning to hot weather. i have one coming on every now and then. i think thats what caused my hospital stay 3 yrs back when i was in florida, in and out of air conditioning. i had pneumonia i think. i usually take some mucinex. thats what helps me. son takes zicam.
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@ElicBxn (58822)
• United States
11 Sep 10
Well, it wasn't MY doctor, it was the roomie's and I felt fine there! I can't take mucinex, because it has corn starch in it (at least the last time I looked) but my head/chest is clear, it was my stomach, and that seems to have passed today
@Jody20 (887)
• Netherlands
11 Sep 10
I had a cold last week and i'm still struggling with my rightshoulder. I have a frozenshoulder and getting fysiotherapy 2 times a week. I started fysio in July and now it's mid septembre and i have still a long way to go. It's very frustrating because i can't wash my on hair, can't hang the laundry on the line etc.
@ElicBxn (58822)
• United States
11 Sep 10
The other roommate has some shoulder problems, but since I had my rotator cuff surgery, I've had a lot fewer problems with my right shoulder!
• India
11 Sep 10
There is flu in the air and i am really sorry to hear that you are in such a bad state, i am happy and glad that i have not get any sickess or flu as yet, but i am seeing a lot of people missing office or kids missing school die to flu and cold. Thank god for small mercies. Get well soon.
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@ElicBxn (58822)
• United States
11 Sep 10
DIE!!! Oh my! No, this wasn't nearly so serious - still don't know why it happened, but I'm glad it passed last night
@JenInTN (27571)
• United States
11 Sep 10
I'm ok...but there us a stomach bug going around in my area. There have been a couple of people out of work because of it. I hope I don't get it.
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@ElicBxn (58822)
• United States
11 Sep 10
I hope not either. I was lucky that it passed after a few visits to the bathroom and a good nights sleep
@jhyan007 (467)
• Philippines
11 Sep 10
...currently im doing fine, but few months ago, I too have a severe stomach ache which is the reason why i was absent from work for 6 consecutive days and got admitted in the hospital...thanks God, im okay now...=)
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@ElicBxn (58822)
• United States
11 Sep 10
Yikes! I had a couple of visits to the bathroom and I'm feeling better now - I hate feeling like I'm going to throw up - I am not so used to stomach problems than headaches
@dragon54u (27584)
• United States
11 Sep 10
Sorry to hear you're under the weather, those kinds of symptoms are so uncomfortable and you never know what your body needs--a bathroom, chicken soup, rest or just time. I hope you feel better soon! I'm the picture of health right now. Aside from a few symptoms here and there I've not been sick for years, thank God!
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@ElicBxn (58822)
• United States
11 Sep 10
I've been healthy the last year myself, and happily, a few visits to the bathroom set me to rights...