CommunityBrowse groupsBlogEtiquetteInvite Your friendsSuccess Stories


salmonella poisoning

Anyone had experience with this? I could look it up in google but wanted to know first hand. TIA.

Thu. Jan 25, 9:19am

Add comment  
It's like the stomach flu, but can be worse.

Thursday, January 25, 2007, 10:07 AM

Add comment
Oh God, yes, unfortunately I have first hand experience with this. How badly you get it depends partly on how many salmonella bacteria you ingested in the first place. A bad case is much, much worse than any "stomach 'flu'."

Thursday, January 25, 2007, 10:14 AM

Add comment
Let yourself throw up. For me - it was like the most painful stomach flu I'd ever had. And I spent plenty of time in the bathroom with stuff coming out the other end - I didn't know I had that much in my intestines. I got very dehydrated because, although I tried to drink more - I just about couldn't keep up and my stomach hurt so badly that the sensation of water entering it was just horrible and it was hard to make myself drink. I cannot emphasize enough how much my stomach just *hurt* and it did for almost 2 weeks afterwards. All I could really eat was cream of wheat or chicken soup without considerable discomfort. I was exhausted and achy, and ran a fever for several days that was noticable, but not severe.

I absolutely hate throwing up worse than anything in the world (words cannot begin to quantify that statement), and I can hold it down no matter what. My doctor said I would have been much better off had I thrown up as soon as I felt like it - it would have at least gotten rid of any organisms remaining in my stomach. By the time I went in the worst was over and they recommended a mild diet and some stomach-soothing liquids (licorice, ginger or mango tea) until my stomach felt better with instructions to come back in 2 weeks if it didn't.

I am really, really paranoid about food safety since that episode.

Thursday, January 25, 2007, 10:49 AM

Add comment
It's the worst. Drink lots of fluids and flush out your system.

Thursday, January 25, 2007, 2:20 PM

Add comment

Explore Related Articles
Weight Loss Motivation   Sustainable Weight Loss
Weight Lifting    Hypnosis and Weight Loss
Emotional Eating   Help Losing Weight
Free Weight Loss Program   Weight Watchers Points  NutriSystem
How To Change Anything

Related Content:

How To Lose Weight- The Basics
Weight Watchers Points System
The Fat Smash Diet
The Eat To Live Diet
The Beck Diet Solution
How To Get The Motivation To Lose Weight


How To Be Successful Using PEERtrainer

How To Burn Fat
Online Weight Loss Support- How It Works
Does Green Tea Help You Lose Weight?
Tips On Using PEERtrainer
Visit The PEERtrainer Community
Diet and Fitness Resources


Weight Watchers Meetings
Learning To Inspire Others: You Already Are
Writing Down Your Daily Workouts
Spending Money On A Personal Trainer?
How I Became A Marathon Runner


Preventive Health

How To Prevent Injuries During Your Workout
Flu Season: Should You Take The Flu Shot?
Are You Really Ready To Start PEERtrainer?
Super Foods That Can Boost Your Energy
Reversing Disease Through Nutrition

New Diet and Fitness Articles:

Weight Watchers Points Plus
How To Adjust Your Body To Exercise
New: Weight Watchers Momentum Program
New: PEERtrainer Blog Archive
Review Of The New Weight Watchers Momentum Program

Weight Loss Motivation by Joshua Wayne:

Why Simple Goal Setting Is Not Enough
How To Delay Short Term Gratification
How To Stay Motivated
How To Exercise With A Busy Schedule

Real World Nutrition and Fitness Questions

Can Weight Lifting Help You Lose Weight?
Are Protein Drinks Safe?
Nutrition As Medicine?

Everyday Weight Loss Tips

How To Eat Healthy At A Party
How To Eat Out And Still Lose Weight
The Three Bite Rule
Tips On How To Stop A Binge