Stage one: Find the humor in the situation, no matter how bad you may feel
Amy Schumer and her boyfriend of nearly a year, Ben Hanisch, got stuck with food poisoning on what should have been a very romantic vacation in Paris. The only thing worse than not being able to crawl into your own bed when you feel like death is ruining a perfectly lovely trip to the City of Lights. But leave it to Amy to find the humor in a crappy situation by posting the whole ordeal on Instagram in real time. Here are the stages food poisoning, per Amy's Insta:
Stage one: Post a shot of you and your bf sick in bed.
Amy's caption was fittingly, "Thanks for everything Paris! Except the food poisoning. #nooooooooooo #balmain #nyfw"
Stage two: Attempt to eat chicken broth after self-proclaimed "puke fest."
If you can't get it down, at least you have a view of the Eiffel Tower to soothe you.
Stage three: Go to the hospital.
Food poisoning is actually not a laughing matter. Food poisoining—also called food-borne illness—occurs when you consume food that's contaminated with bacteria. "It can be a dangerous event and can result in severe GI symptoms including vomiting and diarrhea, which can result in severe dehydration," says Dr. Kevin Campbell. The dehydration is what will send you to the hospital, in order to rehydrate.
Stage four: Make a dating video.
Definitely could have been an inside joke since Amy and Ben actually met on a dating app.
If you have food poisoning, symptoms typically occur hours after eating and include nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea. "Most cases are mild," says Dr. Campbell. "But you should go to the hospital if you feel lightheaded or dizzy, which are signs of dehydration." Also hit the hospital "if you have intractable nausea, vomiting, or diarrhea; blood in your vomit or stool; a fever of more than 101 degrees; extreme abdominal pain; or you can't keep fluids down for more than 12 hours." To reduce your risk, avoid these food mistakes that make you sick.