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Had bacterial infection, diarrhoea, tiredness, nausea, heartburn, upper back pain. Symptoms inter-related?

I am 41, petite, and weigh approx. 116 pounds. My mother has A-fib, and I have a history of fainting , which is normally accompanied by profuse sweating, loss of strength, and once in a while vomiting and diarrhea . I couple of days ago I had what felt a little like a bacterial infection , since I had diarrhea, and was really tired and had moderately serious nausea. I couldn t eat more that a few saltine crackers, and sparkling water with fresh ginger and panela (an unrefined sugar). Then a day later, I started to have what felt like heartburn and my upper back hurt when I swallowed (I did eat toast and applesauce the next morning). I used a few pressure points last night, just so I could get to sleep, which did seem to help, but I m wondering if this is all related. Your help is very much appreciated.
Asked On : Sat, 23 Feb 2013
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General Surgeon 's  Response
You got infection of Gastro intestinal tract.
Please take Antibiotic like Rifaximine,Rabeprazole with domperidone,Smooth muscle relaxnt like Dicyclomine and a Pre and probiotic capsule.
Every symptom is related to infection only.
They will come down.
Do not worry
Wish you speedy recovery
Answered: Tue, 26 Feb 2013
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Internal Medicine Specialist Dr. Priya S K's  Response
Thanks for coming to HCM. Which part of world are you located ? Gastroenteritis is a common condition in various areas as epidemic. I am assuming you don't have diarrhoea now. Please take light/mild food and plenty if liquids/energy drinks if you don't feel like eating. Generally, the symptoms take 3-7 days to recover.
Regarding your fainting with sweating episodes, did you get it evaluated ? If not, please discuss with your local physician. It may be unrelated with your mother's condition but it's better you check the reason/cause and if required, take treatment. Fainting happening while doing some activity (driving, walking on street etc.) might be dangerous & should not be ignored. Does it happen with change in body posture OR when it you miss your meals ?
Hope you get well soon!
Answered: Wed, 27 Feb 2013
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