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Food Poisoning

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Comment from: Airborne Child, 19-24 Female (Patient) Published: January 02

I slept feeling fine. Around 10:45 am the next morning I just took a bite of the snack that I had eaten the previous night. It tasted weird and at just that one spoon, I stopped eating it. An hour later I felt dizzy, saliva filled my mouth and I just knew it was food poisoning from the snack. I vomited twice and went to sleep. I am currently trying to hydrate myself though I still feel nauseous.

Comment from: BUT I PLAY ONE ON TV, 35-44 Female (Patient) Published: October 04

Prepackaged chicken Caesar salad with bacon bits and parmesan cheese caused my food poisoning. The dressing was off - I should have known. I had the salad around 2 am, fell asleep and was awoken around 4 with horrible stomach cramps and violent diarrhea. I sat on the toilet for hours and just before the next round of diarrhea would hit, I'd experience this horrible, salivation and nausea. I did not throw up. I had to work in the morning. Thank goodness for Imodium.

Comment from: Da Mason , 35-44 Female (Patient) Published: August 16

I ate at a restaurant which I frequent. About an hour to an hour and a half I started feeling extremely weak. Now I was helping a neighbor put up a small tent and it was about 83 degrees, so at first I thought it was the heat getting me. But then more symptoms kept happening and I had no idea why. Finally I started researching my symptoms and realized I must have food poisoning. The worst are the painful stomach, fever, chills and also pain in my joints.

Comment from: Smoker , 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: August 14

Bag salad caused my food poisoning. I normally wash it but this time I just ate it. Nausea started, I thought it was heartburn and ate a lot of Tums. I vomited that night, and the next day I felt very weak. I took a nap and woke up to severe stomach cramps, diarrhea and sweating like I have never experienced.

Comment from: Sick as a dog, 55-64 (Patient) Published: August 01

I ate a slice of carrot cake from Boston Market restaurant. I didn't even eat the whole slice. I did this on Saturday and I am still weak and sick from food poisoning.

Comment from: Sara88, 25-34 Female (Patient) Published: July 20

I bought some canned chicken to make quick chicken salad and got sick from food poisoning 20 minutes later. My stomach hurts worse when I stand up. I feel nauseous, dizzy, cross-eyed weak, and my skin hurts to touch. I just checked my temperature and it's at 101.4. I don't know if I should go to the doctor or not.

Comment from: Angel, 45-54 Female (Caregiver) Published: May 10

I ate a frozen burrito from the freezer section. Twenty minutes after, I felt like throwing up. Though I never threw it up I had constant diarrhea. It is day 3 now, and I have been very weak with muscle aches, headache, chills, and tiredness. I am feeling better today but when I try to eat something immediate diarrhea and bad gas. This is my first case of food poisoning that I can remember.

Comment from: Kimmy, 25-34 Female (Patient) Published: June 28

I had shrimp friend rice from one of my favorite Chinese restaurant. Thirty minutes later I had nausea and vomited five times. I also had a glass of grape juice that tasted funny. I assumed it was the juice. Yesterday, I had more of the refrigerated shrimp fried rice and again vomited profusely. Now I know it was the shrimp friend rice that caused my food poisoning. I will never order that dish again!

Comment from: Vinay, 45-54 Male (Patient) Published: April 06

I purchased buttermilk from a nearby shop at 17: 00 and my family which includes my wife and son ate it with salad. I (and my son) had nausea next morning with vomiting at 10:30 hours. We thought it will be cured with time but we had vomiting in the evening and night. It took almost 4 days to cure the food positioning with medications like IV treatment.

Comment from: adlesa, 19-24 Female (Patient) Published: December 31

I made eggs that morning and apparently didn't cook them enough. Hours later, I had nausea. I eventually threw up, and did so every 30 minutes. It was horrible. I couldn't even hold water down.

Comment from: MjJ, 55-64 Female (Patient) Published: December 03

Yes I had pumpkin cheesecake, a chocolate éclair, and then I had another dinner plate. You know how you go back for seconds. I have been on weight loss program and I am supposed to only take in 1200 calories per day.

REFERENCES:

CDC. "Food Safety." Updated: Feb 07, 2018.
<http://www.cdc.gov/foodsafety/>

CDC. Be Food Safe: Protect Yourself from Food Poisoning. Updated: Apr 18, 2017.
<https://www.cdc.gov/features/befoodsafe/index.html>

CDC. "Estimates of foodborne illness in the U.S.". Aug 19, 2016.
<http://www.cdc.gov/foodborneburden/>

Gamarra, R. "Food Poisoning." Medscape. Jun 26, 2015,
<http://emedicine.medscape.com/article/175569-overview>

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