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Extreme pain in stomach, diarrhea, nausea, heat flashes. Relatives having same symptoms. Any ideas?

Every year I have 1-2 "episodes" where I have extreme pain in my stomach. I sit on the toilet with diarrhea and bad nausea. I get extreme heat flashes where I'm sweating profusely and start shaking. I close my eyes and it feels like I go unconscious for a while. Then when I "come to" I'm usually on the floor and shaking from being so cold. I feel like a freight train hit me and I rest for a few hours. What Is this?? My mom, uncle and 2 cousins have same exact thing. Doctors are stumped.
Asked On : Sun, 24 Mar 2013
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Internal Medicine Specialist 's  Response
Jan 2013
Thanks for posting your query.
With the available described details, there appears to high possibility of Acute gastroenteritis with malaise.
Sweating, shivering and weakness could be a associated symptom of viral infection.
There could be possibility of similar infection in other family member, gained after taking some infected food.
You should consult with internal medicine specialist/ gastroenterologist and should go for thorough check up.
He should go for complete blood count, erythrocyte sedimentation rate, ultrasound imaging, and serum electrolytes, renal function test.
You should take complete antibiotic therapy, antispasmodics, probiotics, antipyretics, if needed.
You should maintain your hydration status by taking potassium rich liquids.
Take soft diet along with yogurt and banana.
Avoid milk and all milk related products.
Take care,
Dr. Mayank Bhargava
Answered: Thu, 9 May 2013
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