While I've not felt very well the last 36 hours, I have not vomited or had any risk of dehydration. Because losing fluids and electrolytes so easily dehydrates me because of my diabetes insipidus the last time I got really sick and wound up having to go in for 3 or 4 L of fluids and took 2 weeks to return to normal hydration, along with being off meds for days because dehydration just makes you vomit more meaning no taking meds (I don't even try when I know I'm too sick because increaseing the dehydration factor isn't good and throwing up the $100 and some worth of medication I take daily is depressing (and I have to take several days off from patch wear when dehydrated as it concentrates resulting in a rash that causes more problems and in someone with med allergies like me can mean the end of something that works---and if I go off the patch that means several weeks inpatient as I have to have it totally out of my system to start something oral. I would have maybe 5 days before I'd crash without it and then I'd have to be inpatient until the next MAOI was started.)
So anyway, I have Zofran for nasuea when I get sick. This was the first time I've used it this way and it's been great. Ok, great and stomach flu don't go together. It's been much better than usual. I actually only needed one. My body still go the germs out, I still have had a fever and haven't felt fabulous (I still have a slight fever and cannot seem to get warm except when I'm burning up), I've not had meds or my inhaler (which I'm trying to avoid until testing anyway; it says off 36 hours but I want to be sure this is accurate and with all my other meds there's no way to be sure my clearance is totally normal anyway). I even woke up every 2 hours on my own for fluids. Which is usually hard to do.
I finally got sick without dehydration and undue nastiness. One point for team Jen!