Should also ask - should I visit my GP today, or do they advise you NOT to do that as it is so infectious? I need to get a sick note from the doctor to get off work for another day until I'm recovered as it's infectious.
Do doctors just write a note for you there and then?
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I can't advise on the docs, but with your illness I'd perhaps have some energy drink like lucozade sport to keep hydrated cause if you lose a substantial amount of fluids you need to keep your electrolytes up too and water won't help that.
The weight really will come back before you know it once you can start eating properly again.
Don't worry you will regain weight after you recover.Try eating yougourt? Of course you should see a doctor- it's not just some flu,so he's most likely to give you some medicine. Go straight away!
i could do with a bout of severe illness right now........lost half a stone when i had swine flu
Hi I've had gastroenteritis for 7days now I have been sick twice but that's all I have felt like death I'm finally feeling a little better no sickness or constipation but my back is aching like mad I have tried to drink a lot of water but it just sits in my tummy and makes me feel sick I'm OK now but I am wondering why I have back ache all of a sudden
I wouldn't suggest too many energy drinks as it's bad for you if you have been struggling to eat as much as you normally would, the best thing is to get meal replacement drinks (nothing too dairy as they can make you worse) and make sure to have vitamins and protein which is normally in food replacement drinks. I have a very high motabolism and have been ill for the past few days I have lost a stone in 3 days when I got some food replacements it helped me feel stronger again and able to carry on with my days as normal. If you are able to still eat and still rapidly losing weight I suggest drinking a food replacement drink with or after every meal. This improves weight gain.