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I have been up since this morning unable to keep any fluids

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I have been up since this morning unable to keep any fluids down. Either they are thrown up or causing severe diarrhoea. It has been continuous all day and to the point now that my body aches so much I can nearly stand. At times I have swung from feeling so hot I get dizzy and feel like I'm going to pass out all the way to uncontrollable shakes from being so cold. Any suggestions or help? I haven't been able to eat anything either and prior today I have eaten the same as friends and work mates so I know it can't be food poisoning.

Dr. Shahzad MD :

Hi there. Thank you for your question. I will be helping you out with your queries

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There are two main possibilities with the symptoms that you are having:

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1. You could be having stomach flu which is also called as viral gastroenteritis

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2. It could still be food poisoining even though none of your friend had any symptoms.

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poisoning*

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The most important thing is that you must prevent dehydration from happening because losing too much of fluids can cause one to become dehydrated

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So you need to take lots of electrolyte rich fluids like gatorade or pedialyte

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as much as you can

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and if you cannot keep anything down and are taking out all the fluids then you will require a trip to the emergency for possible intravenous fluids

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are you with me?

Customer: I am
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any more questions?

Customer: i am thinking that I may Ned to go to emergency then
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yes

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If you think you need to go then you should go right away

Customer: Ok thank you for your help
Dr. Shahzad MD :

You are most welcome
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