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Post Stomach Virus Discomfort from bloating/gas/cramps. Help!

I just battled the dreadful 24 hour stomach virus/flu.  I was terribly sick on Monday with fever, vomiting, and diarrhea.  Tuesday I suffered from weakness and really worked on gulping fluids and eating a bit more.  Wednesday and today (Thursday), I've had awful bloating and mild stomach cramping.  The bloating and gas are even work when laying down.  Not only am I just uncomfortable, but I'm also self-conscious about my distended belly (not cute!).  This seems to be a commom post-flu symptom, but I've not found a lot of explanations or solutions.  Help!  
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1621810 tn?1300122623
Well I know that most people believe that the flu is a 24hr. thing...which is why they call it the '24hr. bug'. However, the flu lasts for anywhere from 10-12days. So that may be the reason, you're still experiencing the pain and discomfort of the flu. And as you probably already know, there really isn't anything that u can take for it....expect maybe something like tylenol,etc for the pain. just takes time. Hope ur back on ur feet again soon!
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1621810 tn?1300122623
Well I've been told that the flu, actually is really a 24hr. thing. I don't know who started that myth. But I've been told by my DR. that the flu actually lasts like 10-12 days. So in reality, you're probably still experiencing symptoms due to that.
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