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Low appetite,weakness and muscle ache - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   Hi, I'm a 19 year old college student (female). I have a very busy and stressful lifestyle, and I don't eat very healthily. Generally, I don't get my vitamins or nutrients, and I eat a lot of fast food. I'm not overweight (5'3, 112), and I only eat about 1-2 meals a day, and don't exercise often.Despite this, I'm mostly healthy-- I rarely get very sick, and even then, it's just a flu.Yesterday, I ate Taco Bell around 5pm and drank a cup of day-old water sitting on my table around 11pm. I went to bed around 12 am, and woke up at 4am, extremely bloated, nauseated, constipated and gaseous. I couldn't go to the bathroom, though I was very gaseous, and I eventually threw up (mostly nothing but stomach acid, as my stomach was rather empty). I felt no pain in my stomach or abdomen, just bloated. I drank a cup of clean water, thinking it was maybe the water and went back to sleep.I woke up today feeling somewhat constipated and bloated-- I had a bit of loose stool in the morning, but my stomach has been okay besides that. The problem is that I feel incredibly weak and tired-- I literally cannot stand up very long, or even sit up for very long, without feeling the need to flop down on a bed immediately. I can't think, and my muscles ache. I can't run, or move my body quickly, and everything feels like I'm swimming or walking in a vat of molasses.I've never in my life felt this sort of weakness before-- is this a normal symptom of food poisoning, or a sign of something more serious?
Doctor :   Hi
User :   Hello!
User :   Nice to meet you
Doctor :   How may i help you
Doctor :   nice to meet you too
Doctor :   i saw your query
User :   Uhm, I posted my question above-- can you not see it?
Doctor :   give me min
User :   sure
Doctor :   i will go thru it
Doctor :   Ok to begin with yes you are having the typical symptoms of food poisoning.
Doctor :   One of the hallmarks of many food poisoning incidents is diarrhea and bloating
Doctor :   The ingested chemicals, parasites or bacteria often wreak havoc on the entire digestive tract
User :   But I don't have any abdominal cramping or pain
Doctor :   it does not have to
User :   okay...
User :   what about the weakness then? Is that normal?
Doctor :   your history of eating a taco bell and after that what all you told me is good enough to diagnose
Doctor :   yes it is normal to feel weak
Doctor :   as it does takes a toll on your body
Doctor :   i will guide you what you can do
User :   alright
Doctor :   you can get some over the counter medication to control the bloating
Doctor :   like GASX
Doctor :   but along with that you need to take care of your body the natural way so that the toxin do come out
Doctor :   to beging with 1)
Doctor :   WATER
Doctor :   begin**
Doctor :   thats a must
User :   Alright.
Doctor :   mim 8 glasses
User :   I don't feel like eating anything-- but I probably should. What should I eat?
Doctor :   you need to rehydrate your body and it also flushes out the toxins
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