I am having really bad diarhea for 3 days now and i have to go to the bathroom like 8 times a day. I had to miss work today because my stomach was really giving me a lot of pain. I have taken Pepto Bismol and it only works for half an hour and then the pain comes back. So i have to take it every half hour but its says not to exceed 2 days taking it. So i dont know what to do? I cant go to the doctor because i cant afford it):
If you have had diarrhea for this many days, you should really see a Dr. There is a good chance that you have food poisoning or have been exposed to some kind of bacteria. Most viral stomach disorders only last 24-48 hours. You might try something like Immodium. It works much better to stop diarrhea than Pepto-Bismol. Peregoric is a tincture of opium and it can become habit forming so you really dont want to use it very long. Severe diarrhea that goes on for days can become life threatening. You can lose a lot of fluid and your electrolytes can be depleted which can affect your heart and can be fatal. Severe diarrhea is nothing to mess around with! It is better to have to make payments to the Dr than to die because you didnt get treatment. Most all hospitals and Drs will work out payment arrangements with you. I would recommend that you go to an urgent care center. It is less expensive than the ER and they can help get you better. If you have been home treating for this long and are still sick, it is time to be seen by medical professionals!
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