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I am on tummy bug ( well, I think it's that) no 4 since June. Normally, I might get one every other year, if that [cast-iron constitution]
This one is a baddy.
I am on day 3, and I can't eat anything. I am in pain and I feel like shite. I have had the D&V (again) and all I want to do is curl up on the sofa. However, I have to work and I have 2 small kids to look after - that's not an option, sadly.
Why am I getting these time after time? And why, when I eat does it set off terrible volley of stomach pains?
I've been having D on and off since a bad bout of D&V beginning of July. When get an "episode" even drinking water sends me of to the loo 5 mins later. Sent a sample to the doc last week, get the results tomorrow.
I suffer stomach probs a lot with IBS but I had a stomach virus or something a few years ago that was absolute agony. My stomach (not colon area, higher up) was constantly cramping and I was doubled over. Couldn't possibly have worked through it. I couldn't eat or drink without it happening either. I couldn't move.
I went to the Dr and he prescribed buscopan (which you can buy otc now) which helped with the cramping. He couldn't find anything wrong. I didn't really have any D&V though but perhaps a trip to the pharmacist and talk to her/him about the anti spasmodics or what ever they are might get you back on track. Since that episode I feel more vulnerable to it and have had similar though not as bad cases since hence why I think it might have been viral.