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Two weekends ago, I woke up at 5am on a Saturday with what I thought was some sort of Stomach flu - Diarrhea, nausea, and vomiting. It continued throughout the morning till early afternoon. I was back to normal that night, and even through the week.
Last Saturday was the same exact thing. Around 5am I wake up - diarrhea, nausea, vomiting.
This Saturday I wake up early morning, horrible cramping, diarrhea, nausea. I wasn't able to vomit (which probably would have made me feel better).
So my question is: Is this a stomach virus, and why does it keep reoccurring - and just on the weekend no less. Did I not fully recover from the first bug, and it keeps coming back?

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replied January 24th, 2010
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Hi and welcome to the forum! I am glad that I can help you.

You would like to know what could be the cause of your current condition.

A combination of diarrhea, nausea and vomiting may indicate acute infection or food intoxication. These symptoms may appear due to chemical intoxication as well. Sometimes when individuals are under a lot of pressure the body may react with diarrhea, nausea and rarely vomiting. No stomach virus affects someone at the same time in the same day of the week.

Given the data that you described, only the first event that you described may refer to stomach flu. The other two events may be connected with something that you eat or do on Fridays. See your doctor to rule out infection by having a blood count. You should consider relaxing if you are under a lot of stress lately. You may consider analyzing what you do or consume a few days before these events, and try to avoid the same.

Please keep in mind that I provide medical information only. I am not able to diagnose medical conditions online. Please contact your doctor for further advice and information about diagnosis and treatment options of your current condition.

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