I thought I would share this as it was very scary for me and I didn't know what was going on. Saturday afternoon I started having belly cramping and a lot of growling and movement going on in there which resulted in a few bouts with diarrhea. I assumed it was because of the new medicine I'd been put on knowing that Metformin can cause tummy troubles. I was also belching this nasty boiled egg kinda smell and taste.
Around 2:30am Sunday morning all hell broke loose and I was on the toilet and it was like a faucet I couldn't shut off kind of diarrhea, and the belching was worse then ever. Even worse my BGL was going up into the 400s then down under 100 and back up again within an hours time. This went on all day Sunday and I was dehydrating even though I was drinking water like there was no tomorrow. I told my husband if it didn't get better by Monday morning I was going to have to go to the doctor somehow even though the diarrhea was so constant I didn't know how I was going to make the 30mi trip like this. If I ate, it made it 100 times worse and I was still having issues with my BGL being all out of wack. I went to bed around 9pm and tried to sleep but was in the bathroom more than in bed. About 10pm nausea struck me like a ton of bricks and I started vomiting and couldn't stop for what seemed like an hour and there was no diarrhea during this time. After it was over with, I felt soooo relieved, it was like I hadn't been sick in any way at all. Dean had called the doctor's office while I was getting sick only to get an answering service but the doctor did call him back, when he explained what I had gone through since Saturday afternoon and what was going on then, she told him it was NOT my medicine it was a very nasty flu bug that was going around that was causing it and to come see her this morning if it didn't get any better. She also said that is why my BGL's were all over the place as I was dehydrating and not eating well. (Was barely eating at all) Well, I got up this morning and felt fine other than I have muscles that ache that I didn't even know I had. Not only my stomach muscles but my legs hurt like crazy too. I think some of it is because I was so dehydrated and I know some of it is from the diarrhea and vomiting. I'm sorry for the graphic details but I have never felt something like this and thought I would share it as a warning that this bug is out there and I hope it doesn't reach any of you.
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