Montezuma’s Revenge

Imodium A-D from Amazon.com Ariella and I had a great time in Puerto Vallarta last week. Swimming, strolling along the beach, scuba diving, horesback riding, chips & guacamole, margaritas. The good life.

That is, until we got back home. On Friday morning I had the runs. Saturday brought a 101 degree fever. I’ve been shivering/sweating for the past 6 days, inbetween sleeping on the couch and making a few-too-many trips to the bathroom.

A few interesting things I’ve learned from this experience:

  1. Immobilizer A-D may be available over the counter, but it is not the best product on the market. Lomotil does a better job when you really need the strong stuff.

  2. A 128 oz bottle of Gatorade lasts about a day and a half when it’s the only sustenance you’re consuming.
  3. The medical definition of a fever is 100.4°. Anything between 98.6° and 100.3° is considered a “temperature”, but not a fever.

I’m still waiting for lab results to find out if the cause is viral, bacterial, or parasites. Bleh.

11 thoughts on “Montezuma’s Revenge”

  1. 1. I agree Lomotil is the best.

    2. Hope is not parasitic… everything else just goes away… eventually.

    3. Drink water… water… and water… More so than gatorade. You do not want excess salts in your body either.

  2. heh.

    anything between 98° and 100° for me is “normal”. Kinda freaks out the nurses the first few times, but hey.

    Still sorry to hear the down side of the trip. If I lived closer I’d happily bring you broth to go with the gatorade and copious amounts of water.

    Here’s hoping it’s something nice and viral.

    (Wait, that didn’t sound right.)

    Well, hope things shape up.

    (No, that doesn’t sound right either)

    Hope you two feel better soon.

  3. We just returned from an equally great vacation in Akumal. And the same welcome home symptoms. I feel lousy and its been 4+ days now. Have a doctor’s appt today.

    What was the outcome with you and what advice do you have?

  4. Hi…. uh… sorry about before. It’s my job you know… Anyway, to make up for it, next time you drink water I wont put my revnge in it. OR WILL I!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?

  5. I came back on 11/24/03 from Puerto Vallarta. Didn’t get stomach pains until 11/26/03, day of company Thanksgiving potluck. Never made it to the food…I went home sick. Since then, I had the chills, muscle cramps, nauseation and the runs…I thought it was the stomach flu cuz I know people who had that…but now I am thinking it must have been from Mexico. Of my last four trips, I never got sick…until this time. I don’t have a docs appt…should I get one? I figure it will eventually pass…let me know what the doc says about you guys…maybe I should see the doc too…

  6. Just got back from AKumal (January 2004) – very sick. Did you guys ever go to the doctor, or do we just wait it out?

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