I seem to get a stomach bug "virus" at least 3 times a year. When I get them - it takes me down for days! Usually 7-10 days before I start feeling normal again. I've now had one for 7 days and still not able to eat nothing but mashed tators and toast. Drink Ginger Ale. I missed 5 days of work. This time it started with a bad headache and nausea. The body aches and fever. Stomach cramps started 3 days later. They lasted about 4 days. SEVERE nausea! Doctor put me on Zofran. That didnt help me. I usually take phengran. It helps but makes me sleepy. My friend keeps telling me to get on probiotics(Pearl). Does anyone know if that would prevent me from getting this TERRIBLE viruses? I sure get tired of my friends not understanding how these viruses make you feel. They think you should be bouncing back to life in 2 days!! Thats not me....... From: Texas lady tired of being sick!!!!