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Why does a one off bout of diarrhea leave you feeling so wiped out and how to counteract ?

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gingeroots Sat 12-Nov-16 11:40:30

I've got rather a dodgy digestive system ( shortened following surgery ) so will often get an attack of cramps and diarrhea . Not that different from IBS attacks .

but why does it make me so weak ,especially my legs and how can I hasten recovery time ?

Oral rehydration salts ?( Dioralyte )

Smartleatherbag Sat 12-Nov-16 11:45:00

Yeah, rehydration is really it. And patience, but that is hard!

maisiejones Sun 13-Nov-16 01:53:05

Yes, Dioralyte or similar. When you have diarrhoea you lose potassium and sodium which makes you feel weak.

KingJoffreysRestingCuntface Sun 13-Nov-16 01:56:37

Dehydration does weird stuff to you.

Drink frequently. Small glass every half hour. And take it slow and steady. You're still unwell.

Manumission Sun 13-Nov-16 02:01:08

Yes, electrolytes are what you need.

Any combo of salt and sugar will do if you run out of diarilyte.

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