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I recently returned from France where the population was experiencing a stomach virus epidemic. I believe that I also caught a stomach virus ... but it's been a week. How long do these things typically take before clearing up?
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replied January 8th, 2009
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I also have the stomach virus, i have had it for 7 days, it does not seem to want to go, i have had bad heads, dizzyness, sickness and diarrhea. and still have upset stomach, i would like to know how long it takes to clear up as well.
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replied January 8th, 2009
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It took about 10-12 days, but it has passed. Still have occasional diarrhea, but taking gentle bulk laxatives (with psyllium husks) has helped me a lot. Also, stay away from meat!
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replied January 8th, 2009
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thanks for the advice, does bulking fibre such as fybogel powder(with psyllium husks) work for diarrhea, i thought is was only for constipation. i hope it clears up soon, my boss is going mad me being off work, havnt been back since xmas hols.
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replied January 8th, 2009
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I was actually taking the fibre to clear everything out of there. Fibre is mainly for constipation, but also for healthy and normal bowel function. Diarrhea is your body's way of getting rid of bacteria...and although some medications can plug it up, I prefer to let it "run its course". Have you gone to see a doctor?
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replied January 8th, 2009
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Yes have seen doctor, shes sure its a virus, but has sent a sample off for testing, she says its got to run its course. Poo very smelly and contains mucous. not nice.
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