Iron constitution


#1

Got one? I used to, but ever since I got food poisoning from some highly dubious clams on holiday ten years ago I’m much more prone to things going bad. Used to be a 1, now I’m more of a 3 on this handy poll. Still go for spicy curries, but I’m slightly more wary on the seafood these days.

  • 1 - Cast iron stomach, me
  • 2 - Reckon I can keep most things down
  • 3 - Need to keep an eye out
  • 4 - That’s really not sitting right
  • 5 - Everything turns into lava inside me

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#2

:wave:


#3

Got food poisoning for the first time in my life 18 months ago, have had it 3 times since


#4

Chundered once this century and that was the old noro.


#5

This will tempt fate massively, but I’m not sure I’ve ever really had food poisoning? Nothing I can remember where I was shitting / puking as a direct result of food. I’ve had 24 hour bugs and stuff but I don’t think I can attribute them to bad seafood or anything.

Although I had a few days of awful stomach in India, which I guess counts.


#6

Used to be a 1, now down to a 3 thanks to the ol’ coeliac. Absolute pisser, used to be able to eat anything.


#7

Yeah, does seem to open the floodgates, as it were.


#8

Yeah I’ve never had what I’d call food poisoning. Couple of bacterial infections (probably from food) in South East Asia that gave me the runs but I haven’t thrown up from food in my life and certainly haven’t had anything at home


#9
  • Trots
  • Runs
  • Shits
  • Squirts
  • Brads
  • Jonathons
  • Earthas
  • Epimers

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#10

I thought I was a one, and then a couple of years ago I went through a phase when my little boy would spit out his dummy, so I’d stick it in my mouth to clean off the germs before putting in back in his, and I got a dodgy tummy every other week for a month or two, which was concerning enough for me to go and see the docs. The doctor wasn’t concerned in the slightest though. Anyway, at the time I needed to lose a bit of weight so actually it was all good. So, I wouldn’t rate myself as a one after all that, but I did just go to India and return unscathed, so a strong two.


#11

Feel free to add your own gags about strong number twos here


#12

Strong? That’s not what the thread is about. Quite the opposite in fact… :running_man: :poop:


#13

Despite the fact they were obviously grilled…


#14

Famously strong constitution, me.


#15

I have an insanely delicate eco system. I always have done. I had something wrong with me as a baby and had to have an operation when I was tiny and now I have a big scar on my stomach.

I am either constantly in a state of constipation or shitting 6 times a day.

My bf has a very strong stomach. We’ve had food posioning twice together because we share all our food. The first time, he was sick one time and I was sick constantly for about 4 days. Couldn’t keep anything down.

The second time was a few weeks ago. I was sick for about 48 hours. He just had one squitty poo. I’m still recovering from that food poisoning almost 2 weeks later.


#16

Used to be an absolute iron gut, but nowadays i feel ill just by smelling things or straight after consuming food. There’s no way i’m not dead by fifty, my diet now consists pretty much of cereal, toast and 6% craft ale. Whenever i eat anything vaguely spicy or even just heavy i get the urge to throw up or get a bad stomach.

Had food poisoning a fucking incredible number of times,to the point of wondering if i bring the symptoms on myself. Not just talking a bit of an upset stomach, but vomitting and explosive squirts. Once a month, at least.


#17

Don’t think i’ve ever had food poisoning that I can recall.
I always get a case of the epimers when travelling overseas though. Got a work trip coming up next week so will have plenty of immodium and dioralyte in the suitcase. If you’re confined to a hotel room it’s manageable but trying to get work done/meet people and function normally is fucking horrendous.


#18

I sometimes think it’s the reason I drink so badly. If my tummy told my brain “no more” perhaps I wouldn’t drink to black out quite so often (not actually that often these days - don’t worry)


#19

Apart from the last few days I have a proper strong stomach, don’t think I’ve ever had real food poisoning (certainly never had the shits and vom simultaneously), travelled to various places where people typically get a bit of the shits but have never had any problems. When I went to the Philippines as a young’n my entire family were really ill (my sister spent some time in hospital cos she had dysentery ffs) but I was never ill once.


#20

Went 25 years without visiting the doctor, 1977-2002.

Now that I’m in my forties it tends to be a lot more frequent…