Stomach bug, weight loss

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  1. TheEspionage

    TheEspionage New Member

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    Caught a stomach bug last week and i've lost atleast a stone of weight in a week. I had diarrhea daily for atleast 4 days and I've dropped from 196 to 183. I'm guessing half the loss was only water weight and I'll replenish this within the coming weeks.

    My questions are how long do you think it will take to get back to 196? And do you think I may have lost muscle mass as a consiquence of this bug?

    Cheers
     
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    Not long at all to gain back weight or muscle.
     
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    My ignorance thought it may have been just pure water loss. But after spending the last 2 days eating big and constantly drinking water I've only gained 3/4 lbs
     
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    I wouldn't really be concerned about muscle loss. Keep yourself hydrated and eat good food.
     
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    Will do, thankyou.
     
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    probably all water and poop lost unless you ate no food the whole time, and even then you wouldn't break down too much muscle
     
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    its swineflu lulz
     
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    i got sick last month and lost about 10 lbs, it came back in a couple weeks with normal diet. i wouldn't be concerned
     
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    Whenever I get a stomach bug I don't eat anything in an attempt to avoid throwing up. So between having the shits and not eating a usually drop a good 8lbs or so. It only takes me a week to gain it back.
     
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    Because you had diarrhea for four days, make sure you drink LOTS of water to replenish what you have lost. Dehydration = not fun.
     
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