Talking to people that I know around the country, everyone seems to have been affected by a particularly severe stomach flu this winter. My family was hit by it over Christmas and it lingered on for a lot longer than stomach viruses typically do. Personally, I didn't feel like myself again for at least a week.
Of course, the stomach flu is not related to the flu (influenza) at all. Although they are often confused and many people think they are caused by the same virus, they are actually completely different illnesses.
We all know the main symptoms of the stomach flu. Not many things can make you more uncomfortable than vomiting and diarrhea. There are a few other symptoms that you should be aware of as well though.
Have you gotten the dreaded stomach flu this year? Most everyone I know did. How did it affect you? Was it worse than other stomach viruses that you have experienced? Share your story.