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I seemed to have classic food poisoning symptoms. I (mistakenly?)

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I seemed to have classic food poisoning symptoms. I (mistakenly?) took imodium a-d about 12 hours ago because I was tired of the watery diarrhea I was undergoing. It had lasted 24 hours and even if I just had water, it would run out of me immediately. I would like to know my next steps? (seems all the advice I just read said to NOT take any medicine and let the diarrhea run its course while staying hydrated). Symptoms started 48 hours ago with about 8 hours of severe stomach cramps and I believe a mild fever. After those 8 hours or so, then the watery diarrhea started. The stomach cramps become mild and any fever ended.
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Welcome to Just Answer and thank you for the question.
I am Dr.Abid a Medical Internist and will help you out.
You are right Imodium prevents toxin excretion as it stops diarrhea.
You should keep yourself hydrated with oral rehydrating salt,avoid coffee,caffeine,cola drinks and bakery items.
Try yougrut and take good rest gradually it will settle.
If you feel fever than you should consult dr for further medicine prescription.
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