To ask how many of you have actually vomited with a stomach bug/norovirus?

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Cheersfrasier Sun 14-Jun-15 18:27:01

I have had countless stomach viruses over the course of my life. I've known they were stomach viruses because everyone around me also has them. The symptoms have always been diarrhea, stomach cramps, temperature, feeling like utter shit, nausea but no vomiting.

My DH, my father, my BIL and my FIL are the same (we've gone down with it as a family before.)

I heard it's something to do with being a secretor or a non secretor (don't ask me what that is) but if you are a non secretor, you are apparently more likely to have blood type B or AB which gives you increased resistance to norovirus. And if you do get it, less severe symptoms.

What are your experiences?

TendonQueen Sun 14-Jun-15 18:29:28

I'm type A and I vomited like something out of a horror film with norovirus. What I would say is it's different to a normal stomach virus. I have rarely felt so ill. So I'm not sure you can equate them for the purpose of this enquiry.

VodkaJelly Sun 14-Jun-15 18:29:44

When I first got norovirus I didn't have the shits, just vomited around 30 times over night, DP got the shits but no vomit, I am blood type A if that helps

fleurdelacourt Sun 14-Jun-15 18:29:57

why on earth are you interested in this?!

Raveismyera Sun 14-Jun-15 18:31:56

I'm O+ and when I had nurovirus I vomited so violently I thought my whole stomach would dislodge

Fleur why not? Like anything on here OP is interested

meglet Sun 14-Jun-15 18:31:57

Type O blood. I puke when I get a stomach bug.

Cheersfrasier Sun 14-Jun-15 18:32:19

I'm interested in whether blood type affects things. And I thought it would be a good place to ask, as I could hardly do a scientific study!

Raveismyera Sun 14-Jun-15 18:33:08

Also I puke a lot, not just when I have a virus. Travel sick, nerves sick, hangover the lot. But my blood is v common so sure it doesn't mean anything grin

Mistigri Sun 14-Jun-15 18:33:45

All four of us type A - DH and DS tend to be very ill with stomach bugs if they get them, DD has never been sick in her life, and I'm in between. I have read that some blood types are more protective, on average, but I imagine other factors tend to outweigh that in individuals (as is the case in my family).

MirandaWest Sun 14-Jun-15 18:34:19

I tend to be sick a lot for things like being in the early stages of pregnancy. But not much sickness at other times. Am blood group B+

Nevergoingtolearn Sun 14-Jun-15 18:34:57

I'm A neg, I have vomited with bugs but have also just had it the other end, I rarely vomit as it terafies me, when I do it's usually once or twice ( never all night ).

LeeMee Sun 14-Jun-15 18:35:01

I puke like Rave and in addition I'm a sympathetic vomiter which means if I see anyone vomit, I'll join in grin

I think I'm O plus

cardibach Sun 14-Jun-15 18:35:59

I'm A+ and rarely puke. I have puked with a bug once or twice, but it's very rare. I hate puking and fight it all the way, if that's relevant.

VikingLady Sun 14-Jun-15 18:37:02

O+ but very rare sick. It really takes a lot! Norovirus managed it but only for a day each time. The diarrhoea and feeling like death lasted a fortnight.

Twice now.

emwithme Sun 14-Jun-15 18:37:30

I'm B+ and very rarely vomit...but if I do, WATCH OUT WORLD...It will come out of every facial orifice simultaneously and in copious quantities.

If I get stomach bugs hey tend to go "downwards" rather than upwards.

TooManyDicksOnTheDancefloor Sun 14-Jun-15 18:39:32

I've got a stomach bug now, I've felt sick all day and had severe stomach cramps but haven't vomited. I rarely vomit, I'm A+.

bruffin Sun 14-Jun-15 18:41:17

Thats interesting because i am a B+ and very rarely get stomach viruses that lead yo vomiting and my dc are the same but I dont know their blood type. The whole class can be going down with it and my dc were fine.

CremeEggThief Sun 14-Jun-15 18:42:11

O+ and very rarely vomit. Even when I do, it's once or twice. The last time was 2012; the time before 2007.

I do get cramps, chills,nausea,fatigue and sometimes diarrhoea once or twice a year usually, which I presume are milder stomach bugs. These tend to last 3 or 4 days.

gamerwidow Sun 14-Jun-15 18:44:50

A+ rarely vomit with stomach bugs but norovirus had me projecting from both ends. Never been so ill sad

diploddycus Sun 14-Jun-15 18:47:06

I'm O+ and I'm a vomiter when I have a stomach bug. I've only had diarrhoea with a stomach bug once. I don't often get ill though <touches wood>

Pengweng Sun 14-Jun-15 18:47:33

Puker and O+ here.

WorldsBiggestGrotbag Sun 14-Jun-15 18:53:17

A+ here and yes, vomited extremely copiously with norovirus.

bemorecat Sun 14-Jun-15 18:57:20

AB and I puked with noro, so much I pulled muscles in my chest and back. We managed to catch it 3 times in abouteight weeks due to the virus mutating and dc's school not cleaning deeply enough!

Ineedtimeoff Sun 14-Jun-15 18:58:12

A- and with general vomiting bug I'm normally not too bad. I'm more prone to having diarrhoea than to vomit. I can only really remember once having a bad norovirus and it was horrible. However, once I was passed the initial vomiting stage then it was stomach cramps and then the other end.

So, I guess I would say that I would agree with your statement about blood types

ragged Sun 14-Jun-15 18:59:14

I'm AB+. I vomit a lot due to bugs or morning sickness. (shudder).

DH (O-) very seldom gets bugs but easily pukes if he drinks too much. (pursed lips emoticon)

Secretors / non-secretors. I think that says that blood types O & B are more likely to be non-secretors (?not what OP said) and have the resistance OP said to norovirus. I fit secretor profile strongly.

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