That was Saturday night. It's now Sunday morning, and I'm back in LA but still being hit with headaches, chills, sensitive skin, occasional vomit sessions, and just a general feeling of weakness and aching joints. In fact, just an hour ago, I began uncontrollably trembling and spasming. My entire body was tensing up, my teeth were gnashing together, and I couldn't do a damn thing about it. This was preceded by a heavy feeling in my lungs, as if I couldn't take in enough air. A hot shower helped, but I'm still achy, weak, and unable to sleep. The trembling and difficulty breathing has stopped completely.
No thermometer handy, so I can't take my temperature (but I'm assuming I have a fever).
Health insurance from the new job has yet to take effect, so I'm really trying to avoid the doctor.
Does this sound normal for food poisoning? 30 hours later and still doing poorly?
I also don't have a ton of experience getting sick, so I'm wondering what, if any, drugs/medicines I should be taking. I think we have the basics on hand.
I can move around if I have to, but I don't like it.
Originally Posted by MarkMclovin
A friend of mine was bed ridden for 2 weeks in hospital. Probably worst case.
Another friend of mine was bed ridden for 3 days after having badly cooked rice. He was in a right state.
You need to drink a shit ton of water.
Yeah, I'm drinking plenty of water spiked with electrolytes and broth. Thanks.
Drink a LOT of water. You should be living in your bathroom, just flushing it all out. I suppose, if you can take it, some high fiber would help. You want to turn your body into a waste-excreting machine so it'll get it all out.
:lol I also experienced this nightmarish effect. Plain icy poles helped me heaps for some reason, i went through like 6 boxes.
Originally Posted by Facism
man i remember the last time. I'd drink water and 5 seconds later that same water was out my ass into the toilet bowl. I could of probably leaked it into a glass and it would of been drinkable.
Oh, for me the poisoning lasted an entire week. After about 3 -4 days I could go outside and start doing stuff again. Never want to experience that again.
I remember when I had food poisoning from eating bad chicken at a wedding party. It was an unforgettable nightmare :(
I guess I was unlucky since I was the only one who suffered from it.
I had literally lost all kinds of control over my bowels.
Yeah, imodium should really only be used if you're becoming dehydrated and have no other choice (though if that's happening you need to go to a hospital asap). I know with c-diff (lower intestine infection) it will make the infection much worse by preventing/slowing down diarrhea, thus allowing the bacteria's gut-destroying toxins to build up. In other words if your body's doing something it's probably doing it for a reason; don't stop it.
Originally Posted by Blizzje
Also, when I had a bad case of food poisoning I thought it would be a good idea take a certain medicine called Imodium, mostly because friends said it would help.
Anyways maybe you should try some probiotics Price Dalton? You can't overdose on them and I've heard of them helping gut infections when taken in high doses. A doctor I go to recommends refrigerated ones.
Best of luck.
I'm in my mid-20s and never had food poisoning. My family hasn't had it either (at least so long as I've been alive). This sounds absolutely horrid. I have an excellent immune system, so that may partly be why I haven't grabbed it yet, but I dunno. I had my first sore throat ever about 1 year ago and I had no idea wtf was wrong with me. Described it to my fiance, then I felt like a moron. Hope my super effective cells keep functioning well enough to keep this shit out of me. Ugh. I cannot imagine being in the bathroom for days on end like that