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Aug. 11th, 2003

12:17 pm - Stomach Ache

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From:mr_ducktape
Date:August 11th, 2003 11:38 am (UTC)
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I've had food poisoning twice. Both times resulted in that horrible putrescent feeling of wanting to throw up but it just not happening.

In those cases, I try to wait for it to happen naturally for as long as I can take it.

Then it's the ol' finger down the throat.
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From:zarfmouse
Date:August 11th, 2003 01:54 pm (UTC)
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See I have very little gag reflex (or at least sticking the tooth brush way back to reach my incoming wisdom teeth doesn't cause any problems as others have told me it causes them) as it is so I'd probably have to stick that finger way back there and I just couldn't do that any more than I could stick a needle in myself. I mean I knew puking would help if it happened naturally but I knew that if I didn't puke naturally it'd probably work itself out if I just took it easy and tried to sleep. Which is what happened.

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From:mr_ducktape
Date:August 11th, 2003 02:33 pm (UTC)
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Oh, it's not easy - by any means. I gotta stick my finger down my throat and THEN waggle it around a buncha times.

It's gross and horrific and the twice I've done it I've only done so after trying to deal with the agony for as long as I can.
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From:szasz
Date:August 11th, 2003 07:00 pm (UTC)
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Hmm, the two times I've had food poisoning it manifested itself with a very definite and urgent message from my body that "YOU HAVE TO THROW UP RIGHT NOW!!" I totally hate throwing up too, and refuse to do it even though I'm sure it'd make me feel better. But I wasn't given any choice those times.

Also, the times that I've been woozy and nauseated, but unable to throw up, have been after drinking on a relatively empty stomach. Don't know if that's a good data point for Zach or not.
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