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Posted 4/8/13 , edited 4/15/13
For the last few days, I haven't been able to keep any solid food down. I think that it is due to me eating some chinese takeout friday night. I initially thought it was food poisoning because I was vomiting and felt terrible all day saturday, but sunday I felt fine. I didn't eat anything major though, I just had a bagel (which is the only thing I've managed to keep down for the last 3 days). Then, since I thought I was fine, I had some pizza sunday night. But this morning I woke up and threw up most of that, and I haven't been able to keep down anything solid. I've resorted to buying nutritional protein shake things so I don't die, but my stomach still feels queasy if it has anything in it.

The weird thing is that other than my stomach, I feel perfectly fine. No fever, no dizziness, no headaches. I just feel a little tired, and that is probably due to the lack of food for the last 3 days.

Has this happened to anyone else? How long did it last? Did it go away on its own or did you see a doctor or something?

I'm so hungry

Edit: It went away after about 4 days. Feeling perfectly fine now. Probably not going to go back to that chinese place again. Feel free to still share your stories though.
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Posted 4/8/13
It hasn't happened to me but I'd recommend you visit a doctor. Just in case
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What you describe is only one of the symptoms I had. Unfortunately I had many other things going on as well so I doubt I have anything worthwhile to contribute. Try things like broth and other liquids to help make sure you are getting everything you need. Protein shakes are probably good for some things but might be lacking other nutrients needed. If it lasts for a week I would go see a doctor. I have heard a nasty stomach bug has been going around that lasts around 5 days.
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My poor roommate. I hope you feel better and can eat soon.
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I'm no expert, but that sounds like something my Mom had: Norovirus: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Norovirus. Like you, my Mom couldn't eat much for a few days. If it persists, as others have said, go see a doctor.
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Are you stressed out more than usual?
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Sounds like Re-vitiligo, it should clear up in a few days and you'll be able to enjoy your new found blackness. Unless you're already black, in which case it'll turn you white. In which case enjoy no longer fitting the profile.

Srs doe: http://symptoms.webmd.com/#introView
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Clear liquids, like chicken broth, jello, juices (like apple) are generally prescribed to people with limited digestion. It is to get the stomach back to processing food, then if you desire some yogurt with digestive balancers to promote natural flora in the digestive track. Then maybe ice cream, sherbet, or protein shakes.

But if it has been lasting that long, a visit to your doctor is indicated. Ask them if they have a clear liquid diet you can follow if they think it is necessary. Hope you feel better and don't ignore it.
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I'm no doctor but...you should go see a doctor.

Get well soon bud.
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I think it will be eventually be gone. But yeah, if you were vomiting a lot, you should see a doctor.
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a619ko wrote:

I'm no doctor but...you should go see a doctor.

Get well soon bud.


This. I've experienced something similar though feeling queasy whenever I ate anything. Eventually it went away though. Anywho CR isn't the best place for medical advice so if it's really persistent I'd visit a doctor.
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heyitsthatguy wrote:

For the last few days, I haven't been able to keep any solid food down. I think that it is due to me eating some chinese takeout friday night. I initially thought it was food poisoning because I was vomiting and felt terrible all day saturday, but sunday I felt fine. I didn't eat anything major though, I just had a bagel (which is the only thing I've managed to keep down for the last 3 days). Then, since I thought I was fine, I had some pizza sunday night. But this morning I woke up and threw up most of that, and I haven't been able to keep down anything solid. I've resorted to buying nutritional protein shake things so I don't die, but my stomach still feels queasy if it has anything in it.

The weird thing is that other than my stomach, I feel perfectly fine. No fever, no dizziness, no headaches. I just feel a little tired, and that is probably due to the lack of food for the last 3 days.

Has this happened to anyone else? How long did it last? Did it go away on its own or did you see a doctor or something?

I'm so hungry


I used to get stomach ailments fairly often, and I have a son with a digestive disorder. What you need to do is calm your insides. Microwave some water (8oz/ 1c.) with a quarter slice of ginger for 2 minutes, when it's done, put a chamomile tea bag in it, cover it, and brew it for 6 minutes. Remove the tea bag (don't squeeze it) and toss it. Fish out the ginger slice with a spoon & set it aside to cool. Sweeten your tea with a bit of honey. Take the ginger you removed and squeeze all the juices out into your tea. Toss out the squeezed ginger. Mix, and CAREFULLY, SLOWLY, drink it, taking care not to burn yourself.

Ginger is a natural anti-inflammatory. It is good for stomach aches, fever, & joint pain.

Don't eat greasy foods or foods with dairy, eggs, tomatos, beef, or pork for at least 3 days. (hard to digest foods) Stick with the BRAT diet if you can for those 3 days (bananas, rice, applesauce, toast) Crackers are also good for soothing a queasy stomach. (DR.s always tell
pregnant women to eat those for morning sickness)..

Medicinal broths are good for you too. I always make a chicken soup/broth, or any broth with medicinal spices. There are 5 types of broths that I make, 4 of them use chicken, one uses pork. The chicken ones are; Plain (American) chicken soup, Puerto Rican Asopao, Korean style chicken-ginger rice porridge, and Vietnamese Chicken Pho. The pork dish is Vietnamese Pork Stew. It originally is made with beef, but I can't digest beef. It could also be adapted for chicken, but it is spicy and only good for flu/colds & not upset stomachs. Oh, I just remembered! Another great one for your problem is the broth from Vietnamese stewed pork with coconut water (not the milk) and eggs. It can be made simply for just the broth.

Tip: Coconut water is a natural electrolytic drink. If you substitute 1/2 the water with it in any broth recipe, it not only makes it better for you, it tastes better too. It makes the dish more savory and acts like an appetite stimulant.

I have the cheat's (my made up easy for anyone) version of the recipes or the original (takes some skills/patience/experience ones).

If you want any of them, let me know.

I've got 2 types of homemade energy drinks too....well the basic ones. You can take the base recipes for those drinks and alter them in practically dozens of ways to suit your taste/needs. One is oat water & the other is barley water based. They are the easiest things to make.

If you can't digest any of what I offered you, then you need medication. Once I had a swollen/irritated stomach and it hurt (like hell) as soon as I swallowed, so eventually I couldn't eat anything. Dr.s never figured out what it was or what caused it, but the prescription they gave me helped (plus the stuff I mentioned), since time was of the essence. If you're that bad off, go to the Dr. or ER now. It also could be something serious.
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heyitsthatguy wrote:

For the last few days, I haven't been able to keep any solid food down. I think that it is due to me eating some chinese takeout friday night. I initially thought it was food poisoning because I was vomiting and felt terrible all day saturday, but sunday I felt fine. I didn't eat anything major though, I just had a bagel (which is the only thing I've managed to keep down for the last 3 days). Then, since I thought I was fine, I had some pizza sunday night. But this morning I woke up and threw up most of that, and I haven't been able to keep down anything solid. I've resorted to buying nutritional protein shake things so I don't die, but my stomach still feels queasy if it has anything in it.

The weird thing is that other than my stomach, I feel perfectly fine. No fever, no dizziness, no headaches. I just feel a little tired, and that is probably due to the lack of food for the last 3 days.

Has this happened to anyone else? How long did it last? Did it go away on its own or did you see a doctor or something?

I'm so hungry


I used to get stomach ailments fairly often, and I have a son with a digestive disorder. What you need to do is calm your insides. Microwave some water (8oz/ 1c.) with a quarter slice of ginger for 2 minutes, when it's done, put a chamomile tea bag in it, cover it, and brew it for 6 minutes. Remove the tea bag (don't squeeze it) and toss it. Fish out the ginger slice with a spoon & set it aside to cool. Sweeten your tea with a bit of honey. Take the ginger you removed and squeeze all the juices out into your tea. Toss out the squeezed ginger. Mix, and CAREFULLY, SLOWLY, drink it, taking care not to burn yourself.

Ginger is a natural anti-inflammatory. It is good for stomach aches, fever, & joint pain.

Don't eat greasy foods or foods with dairy, eggs, tomatos, beef, or pork for at least 3 days. (hard to digest foods) Stick with the BRAT diet if you can for those 3 days (bananas, rice, applesauce, toast) Crackers are also good for soothing a queasy stomach. (DR.s always tell
pregnant women to eat those for morning sickness)..

Medicinal broths are good for you too. I always make a chicken soup/broth, or any broth with medicinal spices. There are 5 types of broths that I make, 4 of them use chicken, one uses pork. The chicken ones are; Plain (American) chicken soup, Puerto Rican Asopao, Korean style chicken-ginger rice porridge, and Vietnamese Chicken Pho. The pork dish is Vietnamese Pork Stew. It originally is made with beef, but I can't digest beef. It could also be adapted for chicken, but it is spicy and only good for flu/colds & not upset stomachs. Oh, I just remembered! Another great one for your problem is the broth from Vietnamese stewed pork with coconut water (not the milk) and eggs. It can be made simply for just the broth.

Tip: Coconut water is a natural electrolytic drink. If you substitute 1/2 the water with it in any broth recipe, it not only makes it better for you, it tastes better too. It makes the dish more savory and acts like an appetite stimulant.

I have the cheat's (my made up easy for anyone) version of the recipes or the original (takes some skills/patience/experience ones).

If you want any of them, let me know.

I've got 2 types of homemade energy drinks too....well the basic ones. You can take the base recipes for those drinks and alter them in practically dozens of ways to suit your taste/needs. One is oat water & the other is barley water based. They are the easiest things to make.

If you can't digest any of what I offered you, then you need medication. Once I had a swollen/irritated stomach and it hurt (like hell) as soon as I swallowed, so eventually I couldn't eat anything. Dr.s never figured out what it was or what caused it, but the prescription they gave me helped (plus the stuff I mentioned), since time was of the essence. If you're that bad off, go to the Dr. or ER now. It also could be something serious.


Wow, that's a lot of advice. Those sound good, but unfortunately as a college student living in a dorm I have very little access to most of those things. I am trying some saltine crackers though. Thank you!
Posted 4/9/13
This has happened to me before. My stomach wasn't digesting anything I ate. At night I'd be throwing up what I had for breakfast or lunch -- undigested! It lasted for about a week until I finally went to my doctor and she gave me some medicine to help with digestion. So my advice is go see your doctor before it gets worse.
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Art-chan wrote:

I'm no expert, but that sounds like something my Mom had: Norovirus: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Norovirus. Like you, my Mom couldn't eat much for a few days. If it persists, as others have said, go see a doctor.


This look like it could possibly fit the bill. In any case it seems like you've contracted some kind of stomach virus or something that causes gastroenteritis.


heyitsthatguy wrote:

I've resorted to buying nutritional protein shake things so I don't die, but my stomach still feels queasy if it has anything in it.


I wouldn't suggest ingesting anything with a lot of protein as proteins are broken down in the stomach and would probably cause you to vomit. Juice or ice tea should be fine. They contain mostly sugars would probably go through your stomach as fast as water does yet still provide you with nourishment since sugars are broken down and absorbed in latter parts of the gut.

But don't take my word for it and go see a doctor or two. I'm not a doctor, I'm just a guy who's interested in and studies biology so again, don't take my word for it.
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