Patient Comments: Food Poisoning - Experience

Please describe your experience with food poisoning.

Comment from: Brad, 25-34 Male (Patient) Published: July 09

Let me just list the symptoms of food poisoning I had over 12 hours, 4 of which was in the washroom consecutively and felt unbearable. I had abdominal pain from the belly button down, the muscles there were tight as a rock; the worst pain I have ever felt in my life. I was moaning so loud my neighbors probably heard me. Then I had sweats followed by tremor like chills, nausea to the point I was almost vomiting, and acid like diarrhea repeated every 10 to 15 minutes.

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Comment from: dutze, 45-54 Female (Caregiver) Published: September 03

I ate a bagel with cream cheese at 12:30 that afternoon. At 5 pm it started. Severe stomach cramps, total body sweats, shakes and of course diarrhea (just water). Then both of my hands seized up and my chest was tight, I was freaking out! It lasted about 2 hours. The next day my whole stomach was still sore and I felt weak. I couldn't eat anything but kept up with the water.

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Comment from: Judy, 65-74 Female (Patient) Published: June 25

I have been having projectile diarrhea attacks for three days. Today it is letting up but I am still tired and going to the bathroom. I am not sure what started this food poisoning. I had a can of oranges recently. But also I cooked up some ground turkey that was older. I have had burping, stomach cramps, intestinal cramps, flatulence, and nausea. Watery stools persist, but much less often.

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Comment from: TummyNotHappy, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: January 23

I am still researching whether or not I have food poisoning or another flu ailment, but I felt perfectly fine when we started out on our road trip until after we stopped at a fast food restaurant and I ate a steak and egg burrito for breakfast. One hour later I felt car sick. Then more car sick. Then we arrived at our destination and I thought I would feel better, but I just got more car sick. My upper stomach was cramping and hurting and I felt extremely nauseous. I'm one of those people who will fight vomiting, but I probably would've felt better sooner if I had let it happen. I developed a low grade fever about 6 hours after breakfast and could not be close enough to a restroom because of the urgent diarrhea. My whole body ached so I thought it must be more than food poisoning. Then the headache started. I didn't take any medications for my symptoms. All body aches and fever gone after 18 hours. I haven't eaten in over 30 hours and my upper stomach still hurts. I did take Excedrin for the headache when I woke up the next day, and now all symptoms are gone except the upper tummy pain, and the watery diarrhea is persisting.

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Comment from: Donny d, 35-44 Male (Patient) Published: May 01

Due to food poisoning I have abdominal pain nausea, vomiting, fatigue, and then get chills. I also have belching, headache, weight loss, and knot in my throat.

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Comment from: Ruth, 35-44 Female (Patient) Published: October 08

I ate some barbacoa (lamb meat) and 2 hours later I started vomiting and having diarrhea. I probably had around 20 evacuations both ways and terrible long stomach cramps. I thought about going to the hospital but I couldn't stay away from the bathroom so I noticed that after a few hours the cramps became shorter and more time between each one so it became more bearable. Two days later and my stomach still hurts.

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Comment from: nevreatthatcrapagain, 45-54 Male (Patient) Published: January 12

I ate some Vietnamese soup (called Pho), worse yet I brought it home to my wife and toddlers-thank goodness the toddlers ate very little of it. I had a bowl, as did my wife. One toddler got ill a day after eating this junk, and we got ill 2 days after eating it. One Toddler had vomiting, diarrhea, and fever. All dissipated mostly within a day. The other toddler didn't have a fever, but vomited, and some mild diarrhea. He only ate a couple tablespoons of the stuff (smart kid). My wife and I got it almost simultaneously. We had projectile vomiting and diarrhea. My wife got a fever, (102) and went to the hospital, came back and second night got a fever again, went back to the hospital becauseshe had it bad. I didn't get a fever, but I am home bound for the second day, exhausted and recovering. People who sell crap like this should face criminal charges. Again I'm so grateful our toddlers didn't eat more. Where are all the health inspectors? Seriously places that sell this crap should be closed down before someone becomes seriously ill or worse. Interestingly the doctors told my wife that they see a lot of cases of food poisoning from oriental restaurants.

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