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    W3bbo

    About 5 hours ago (9:30am GMT) I felt "strange", as time wore on I felt sick, the feeling you get in your stomach about 10 minutes before you throw-up.

    Initially I thought it was just a simple anxiety attack, but this has been waging on for 5 hours now. But my controlled-breathing/heartrate exercises stopped me feeling overly bad. By 11am I decided to go home.

    I decided to omit lunch (or anything besides drinking water) so I don't throw anything up, I think I just drank bad milk this morning or something (urban myth: if you feel sick, think about the most recent things you ate, the one that when thought about makes you feel the worse is probably what's making you ill).

    But the thing is, I don't have that "up" feeling in the bottom of my mouth (that preceeds vomiting by anything from a few minutes to a few seconds) and right now my stomache feels more painful for hunger than vom.

    Still... this isn't very comfortable, can anyone suggest anything from the symptoms? (I understand there's a few doctors lurking here), as far as I can tell I don't have a fever/temperature and my extremities are rather cold, actually.

    And to stop this thread from being declared spam, I'll open up the floor for anyone else to complain about their latest ailments.

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    Dr Herbie

    If you feel sick, you should eat something.  I find that if my body want to vomit, it's best if I let it get on with it. I generally feel bad until it gets its way.  The worst thing (in my opinion) is retching on an empty stomach when your body finally goes for it.

    Herbie
    (PS I'm not a medical doctor, I'm a Phd).


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    Cornelius Ellsonpeter

    I'm not a doctor, either, but I'll play one on Channel 9. Any chance of it being an ulcer? And if it was bad milk or food, you may not hurl, but you'll probably feel it for a few hours (maybe even a day if it was food) as it travels through your system. I often get this with my cafeteria at work (which is why I rarely eat down there anymore). A few times I remember ordering pancakes from the grill area and every time they sort of "sat" in my stomach for half the day. I still didn't feel "quite right" until a full day later.

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    BenZilla

    OMG BIRD FLU!!! OR IS IT SARS!!! I forgot which 1 the media was pushing.

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    Cornelius Ellsonpeter

    BenZilla wrote:
    OMG BIRD FLU!!! OR IS IT SARS!!! I forgot which 1 the media was pushing.
    I've heard ebola turns your insides into something that resembles coffee grounds. That usually springs up every couple of years, too, although I don't think it is has ever occured in Britain. You know, now that I think about it, there was a case of bubonic plague in Los Angeles a while back. What exactly are your symptoms again?

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    Manip

    Feel better dude. Smiley

    I felt sick a couple of days ago -- and I don't get sick often (I can count the number of times on one hand). I was all sleepless and dizzy, I ended up throwing up... After that I got to sleep and woke up feeling normal... It was a weired night. Sad

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    Lee_Dale

    you might have aids?

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    Manip

    leeappdalecom wrote:
    you might have aids?


    wtf?

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    W3bbo

    Manip wrote:
    leeappdalecom wrote:you might have aids?


    wtf?


    ...it isn't even funny, I know plenty of people who have lost friends and loved ones to HIV/AIDS.

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    Manip

    W3bbo wrote:
    
    Manip wrote:
    leeappdalecom wrote: you might have aids?


    wtf?


    ...it isn't even funny, I know plenty of people who have lost friends and loved ones to HIV/AIDS.


    OK, but how did he get from a stomach bug to AIDs? Kind of a big jump don't you think? AIDs isn't that common in this country.

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    W3bbo

    Manip wrote:
    OK, but how did he get from a stomach bug to AIDs? Kind of a big jump don't you think? AIDs isn't that common in this country.


    No idea.

    And it isn't a stomach bug until I get dirrohea..or something?

    I feel slightly warmer, but I don't think I'm getting a fever.

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    Minh

    Eat anything with ginger in it. It's a digestive aide and calm that nausea feeling. If you can't find ginger, a peppermint candy will work also.

    It's good if you get motion sickness easily also.

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    W3bbo

    Minh wrote:
    Eat anything with ginger in it. It's a digestive aide and calm that nausea feeling. If you can't find ginger, a peppermint candy will work also.

    It's good if you get motion sickness easily also.


    I've got some 3 year-passed-expired Soda Stream ginger-ale concentrate.

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    Angus

    W3bbo wrote:
    About 5 hours ago (9:30am GMT) I felt "strange", as time wore on I felt sick, the feeling you get in your stomach about 10 minutes before you throw-up.

    Initially I thought it was just a simple anxiety attack, but this has been waging on for 5 hours now. But my controlled-breathing/heartrate exercises stopped me feeling overly bad. By 11am I decided to go home.

    I decided to omit lunch (or anything besides drinking water) so I don't throw anything up, I think I just drank bad milk this morning or something (urban myth: if you feel sick, think about the most recent things you ate, the one that when thought about makes you feel the worse is probably what's making you ill).

    But the thing is, I don't have that "up" feeling in the bottom of my mouth (that preceeds vomiting by anything from a few minutes to a few seconds) and right now my stomache feels more painful for hunger than vom.

    Still... this isn't very comfortable, can anyone suggest anything from the symptoms? (I understand there's a few doctors lurking here), as far as I can tell I don't have a fever/temperature and my extremities are rather cold, actually.

    And to stop this thread from being declared spam, I'll open up the floor for anyone else to complain about their latest ailments.


    Ask your sister. Tongue Out

    If it is stomach pain, not sickness then you might want to see your GP as it could be iritable bowel syndrome, an intolerance, or a host of other problems; if it is sickness then you should probably try to eat things that aren't too substantial, possibly fruit; don't drink anything that isn't too unhealthy and get lots of sleep. If that doesn't help after a few days, maybe consider seeing your GP.

    Angus Higgins (1st Channel 9 Birthday)

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    W3bbo

    Angus wrote:
    W3bbo wrote:About 5 hours ago (9:30am GMT) I felt "strange", as time wore on I felt sick, the feeling you get in your stomach about 10 minutes before you throw-up.

    Initially I thought it was just a simple anxiety attack, but this has been waging on for 5 hours now. But my controlled-breathing/heartrate exercises stopped me feeling overly bad. By 11am I decided to go home.

    I decided to omit lunch (or anything besides drinking water) so I don't throw anything up, I think I just drank bad milk this morning or something (urban myth: if you feel sick, think about the most recent things you ate, the one that when thought about makes you feel the worse is probably what's making you ill).

    But the thing is, I don't have that "up" feeling in the bottom of my mouth (that preceeds vomiting by anything from a few minutes to a few seconds) and right now my stomache feels more painful for hunger than vom.

    Still... this isn't very comfortable, can anyone suggest anything from the symptoms? (I understand there's a few doctors lurking here), as far as I can tell I don't have a fever/temperature and my extremities are rather cold, actually.

    And to stop this thread from being declared spam, I'll open up the floor for anyone else to complain about their latest ailments.


    Ask your sister.


    ...stalker

    And she won't be back home for 3 more weeks.

    Angus wrote:


    If it is stomach pain, not sickness then you might want to see your GP as it could be iritable bowel syndrome, an intolerance, or a host of other problems; if it is sickness then you should probably try to eat things that aren't too substantial, possibly fruit; don't drink anything that isn't too unhealthy and get lots of sleep. If that doesn't help after a few days, maybe consider seeing your GP.

    Angus Higgins (1st Channel 9 Birthday)


    Well, as I said I think the pain's dying.... I think I'll be fine.

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    Angus

    I have a reasonable memory, if you don't want me to know that your sister is a medical student then don't post it in a place that is very easily viewed. Please do not accuse me of 'stalking' you.

    I'm glad to hear that you will feel better. I suffered with stomach pain for over a year before being diagnosed.

    Angus Higgins (1st Channel 9 Birthday)

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    DoomBringer

    Whatever you do, don't talk to a doctor.  They're all part of the secret plot by the CIA to read your mind from satellites.

    Seriously, if anything, ask a doctor if the situation lasts too much longer.

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    jmsma2005

    If you are not feeling better, why not go to the nearest clinic or call your mother (say you know “mother’s day” is coming)? OR, call the girlfriend you love the most, this is really a good chance to attract her attention to you.

    PS. I guess most doctors lurking here are psychiatric or psychological doctors and they can’t give you much help.

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