Today is day 13 that I have been sick. I will spare you the awesome details, but to sum it up, I have been unable to keep any food in me for 13 days. My stomach feels like I have been punched repeatedly, from the endless days of sickness. I feel fine, otherwise; no fever, body chills or respiratory issues.
I went to see the doc last Friday, because I had had enough. (And because everyone pressured me to go...)She is guessing gastroenteritis, which typically lasts up to 10 days. They will not run further tests until I've had it at least 14 days and the test won't be fun. >>Eww<< I guess at that point they will try to pinpoint the exact bug that is causing my entire digestive track to be inflamed and painful. Then they can prescribe the right meds to kill it. (Right now, if they gave me the wrong antibiotics it could make it worse.)
She suggested the BRAT diet (bananas, rice, applesauce and toast) for a few days and to see if that helped. It seemed to a little bit (except I was STARVING all the time.) Then I started bring normal foods back into my diet and now I'm not hungry and I'm in a lot of pain.
It's a great for weight loss...I'm at about -7 lbs...although I know it's not real weight loss, nor is it healthy. I just want it to go away, so I can eat and drink normally again...and not feel so drained. Anyone else ever had something like this?