After get rocked with food poisoning, I did a bit of research.
I’m NOT giving out medical advice here. These are just tips to consider if you ever experience the pleasure of food poisoning.
After a couple of hours of research I came to this conclusion:
Getting food poisoning is like being named Sarah Connor.
“That Terminator is out there! It can’t be bargained with. It can’t be reasoned with. It doesn’t feel pity, or remorse, or fear. And it absolutely will not stop…ever…until you are dead.” – John Connor
The Terminator is like poo water that feels like it will not stop. EVER!
(Yes, I’m a 13 year old trapped in the body of a 45 year old).
Here’s what sucks…
For the most part, you just have to wait it out.
You would think that it would make sense to try and take some sort of anti-diarrhea or anti-nausea medicine.
The most common advice I found?
DON’T take an over-the-counter anti-diarrhea drug without a doctor’s OK. Your body is trying to expel the bugs that are making you sick, and you don’t want to interfere with the natural healing process.
The Terminator can’t be bargained with or reasoned with.
A few types of food poisoning that are especially serious?
- From canned goods.
- From shellfish.
- From mushrooms.
So if you are out in the woods picking mushrooms, some will taste good, some can give you an Electric Feel…and some can kill you!
It is recommended to go to emergency if you suspect you have food poisoning from canned goods, shellfish, or mushrooms.
Other times you should see a doctor (or go to ER)?
Honestly…I found a lot of different advice here.
- Your stool is maroon or black or you see a lot of blood in your stool.
- You are vomiting blood.
- You are having trouble breathing.
- You have symptoms of severe dehydration.
- You have severe abdominal pain or stomach cramping.
- You have severe diarrhea lasts for more than 3 days.
- Frequent vomiting lasts for more than 2 days.
Supposedly, seafood poisoning (from fish) isn’t as dangerous as some of the other types of food poisoning.
Note: Shellfish poisoning is dangerous.
All this talk about bloody stools and vomiting is a downer!
Time for a short video break…
“World” – One of the best tunes from New Order.
From 1993, the music video is shot on the French Riviera.
“I turn sideways to the sun. I keep my thoughts from everyone. It’s a jungle, I’m a freak. Hear me talk, but never speak.” – New Order
I wish I had more food poisoning tips for you.
The problem here is that it is, in fact, “poisoning”.
That is nothing to mess around with!
—> If you are bleeding from it…go to the hospital.
—> If you can’t breathe from it…go to the hospital.
—> If your poop is a questionable shade…go the the hospital.
—> If you heart is feeling funky…go to the hospital.
—> Canned goods, shellfish, or mushrooms…go to the hospital.
If you have poo water and aren’t bleeding?
You probably should still go to the hospital.
…unless you only go to doctors when you feel your life is in danger.
I know I should have probably visited a hospital, but I’m a stubborn person who really only goes to the doctor when stitches are involved.
Don’t be like me!
When in doubt, get it checked out by a doctor.