This is probably unrelated to my back issues, but I figured maybe someone here would have some insight.
I was sick on Sunday with profuse vomiting and diarrhea, which I thought was food poisoning. It seemed to go away, but my appetite never really came back. Yesterday I noticed I barely had any appetite, and I noticed this pain across my upper abdomen, just off to the left. I noticed it a few minutes after eating lunch, and then again after dinner. Overnight I woke up shaking, sweating, and very nauseous. Today I still feel the same, except the pain is getting worse. It's still in the same spot, but more intense than yesterday. Today it's pretty constant, except it gets more intense after eating. The nausea is still there, but I haven't vomited (yet).
Do you think this sounds like a stomach bug, or should I give my doctor a call? I was just there on Monday, and he diagnosed me with eczema. He started me on a steroid cream. While I was there, I mentioned to him the vomiting and diarrhea I had the day before, and he said it sounded like food poisoning. But this is now 5 days later...it's hard to believe it would still be related. What are your thoughts?