If you have dealt with vomiting, diarrhea, nausea and/or fever recently (or ever), you know how awful stomach bugs can be. They are always circulating in the community and outbreaks can sicken many people all at once. They typically highly contagious as well, making their way through families at a rapid pace.
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? If so, you have my sympathies.