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stomach bug day 4 - no energy whatsoever. Fizzy drinks?

Discussion in 'Health and wellbeing' started by Coffeebean102, Feb 8, 2011.

  1. Hi everyone,

    Still ill with stomach bug. Thankfully the sickness and diarrhoea appear to have stopped and Diarolyte, despite its vile taste, is definitely helping. This morning I woke up with the skin on my lips literally hanging off (nice...) which I'm guessing is dehydration. My left eye was also quite gunky, I think there is a small stye there. I also have absolutely no energy whatsoever! I was tossing and turning all night feeling hot and cold but that seems to have stopped now. I was wondering whether fizzy drinks might be good energy boost now the sickness etc has stopped? Have googled but keep coming across conflicting advice.
    Thanks :)
     
  2. Hi everyone,

    Still ill with stomach bug. Thankfully the sickness and diarrhoea appear to have stopped and Diarolyte, despite its vile taste, is definitely helping. This morning I woke up with the skin on my lips literally hanging off (nice...) which I'm guessing is dehydration. My left eye was also quite gunky, I think there is a small stye there. I also have absolutely no energy whatsoever! I was tossing and turning all night feeling hot and cold but that seems to have stopped now. I was wondering whether fizzy drinks might be good energy boost now the sickness etc has stopped? Have googled but keep coming across conflicting advice.
    Thanks :)
     
  3. bnm

    bnm

    I would go for sipping hot fruit juice to rehydrate you. Coca cola is supposed to be good too, for rehydration.
     
  4. Personally I wouldnt go for anything fizzy....Id try fruit juice maybe watered down or something like that?
    Totally different situation...but I was sick daily when I was pregnant for months and the only thing I could keep down was flat coca cola...so if you can stand that I would give that a try.
    Hope you feel better soon
     
  5. slippeddisc

    slippeddisc New commenter

    I have always found flat coke good (but in small amounts).
    Keep sipping water.
    Sugary juice e.g. ribena worked a treat when I was last poorly.
     
  6. lindenlea

    lindenlea Star commenter

    Yeah - it's flat coke every time.
     
  7. If you're still having attacks of diarrhoea after four days, it might be worth asking your GP to do a stool test.
     
  8. do what your body wants its usually the right answer
     

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