Sorry for the gross title. Anyway almost 3 weeks ago I had a awful stomach bug along with the rest of my family. I got it the worst (prob. because I couldn't rest and had to take care of everyone). It was the kind where it was pouring out both ends. Terrible nausea, but no fever. Almost 3 weeks later, I am still feeling unwell. I only lost 7 pounds, but I cannot eat very much still. I occasionally have nausea, but mostly a very sore abdomen (I am terrified of stomach cancer because it runs in my family). Although I am no longer vomiting, every other night I am up every 20 min. with diarrhea (have not had a lot of sleep lately). It literally pours out of me like water. Ironically, during the day, except for today, things go back to normal, but my tummy is usually queasy.
I had to skip the Spycel pill one evening because I was vomiting all day and all night. Another time, I held it down despite needing to vomit. Needless to say, it came out the other end. But it stopped when I got "better" until I resumed taking my birth control pills and 100mg sertraline. Then the diarrhea started up again with a vengeance.
Just wondering if anyone has had this after a stomach bug. Is it my weak immune system? Is it the Sprycel or other drugs?
Ironically, I am due to see the oncologist today. I feel crampy and nauseated. I hate to think that I keep getting reinfected with this virus. My husband's stomach still feels sore, but the kids are totally over it.
I also have a history of getting bad stomach bugs. We all had another one in Dec., but I got over it quicker.
Just wondering if this may be due to the medications or Sprycel.