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I am a healthy 82 yr. old woman with very little wrong with me. However, I went out to dinner with friends .....a local place--clean & nice. At about 11:00 PM I started vomiting-- huge vomits about every hour eight times I was shaving pains across the top part of my stomach---Terrible stuff!

Doctor's Assistant: How long have you been in pain? Are you experiencing any vomiting or nausea?

I finally went to sleep about 2AM ---woke up with no energy--stomach pains gone but I am not at all hungry. I've been drinking water and Gatorade a little bit. What now? Is it flu or food poisoning? I feel weak and tired. What do you suggest?

Doctor's Assistant: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?

As I said, the vomiting all night was very severe. Pain is gone, but I am not at all hungry. I am 5'5" weigh 135 ----I feel as if I should eat something but what? I am extremely healthy and take good care of myself.

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Doctor: Dr Josh, Doctor replied 11 months ago
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Hello,

Myself Dr Josh- and I’m happy to help with your question today.

Please provide me the following information so that I can address your concern-

Do you have diarrhea?

Do you have severe abdomen cramps?

Fever?

Are you still vomiting?

Waiting for your reply…

Thanks

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Doctor: Dr Josh, Doctor replied 11 months ago

Dear,

I am sorry to hear about your problems.

Well, it sounds to be case of food poisoning.
It can be due to virus/ bacteria/ parasites infection.

Usually food poisoning is not serious, and the symptoms runs its course in 24-48 hours.
The aim is to prevent dehydration.

You should Tab.Acetaminophen to get relief from stomach ache and cramps. You should eat something containing salt, such as crisps or soup.
You should maintain good standards of hygiene .

You should take Ready-mixed rehydration sachets (eg Dioralyte, Rehidrat).

You should Keep yourself hydrated, and maintain fluid levels.

You can take Tab meclizine hydrochloride(Dramamine), it helps to stop nausea.

You should try using the BRAT diet which includes Bananas (good source of potassium), Rice, Applesauce and toast.

These tips, would surely help you and you would feel better in next 24 hours.

If you notice fever, Blood in stool, any sign of dehydration then consult your doctor.
The common signs of dehydration are-
Dry mouth, sunken eyes, low urine output, lethargic.
If you notice any of these signs, or develops fever then see your doctor immediately.

Keep an eye on your symptoms, and use wait and watch approach.

Hope this helped

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