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emetophobes, it's that time of year :(

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devilinside Mon 07-Oct-13 09:31:28

First bucket sighting at school this morning. My sister had norovirus last week after attending a party where some selfish buggers thought it was acceptable to bring along a vomiting toddler. Most of the other guests got the bug including an elderly man. Feel free to add your rants and worries here.

thedevilinside Sun 24-Aug-14 12:59:50

How is everyone? just back from a camping trip in France, and thanks to reading a thread on here about a campsite shut down due to norovirus, I had something other than the cold nights to stress about! All OK, but from now on, camping will be added to cruise ships as an 'unsafe' holiday sad

ecofreckle Wed 20-Aug-14 22:20:56

Oh sorry to hear that. I had this last week with dh. I slept downstairs away from the action with my earplugs in and I was careful about his hygiene. I was fine. Thinking of you. Keep breathing and get a breath of cold fresh air in your lungs is my advice. That and plenty of Iplayer.

BigPigLittlePig Wed 20-Aug-14 21:23:59

Thanks eco. Luckily dsd just puked twice, although she's been pretty subdued all day. We are safely home, minus car-vom (thank the lord) and was starting to chill out until dh declared he feels off colour and has started making frequent toilet trips confused

Bring on the drugs. And earplugs.

ecofreckle Wed 20-Aug-14 19:04:04

Hi big pig, how did your day pan out? Get the drugs? How are the children feeling? What about your trip home?
I've just been diagnosed with pnd and have a virus to boot so am in bed and around if you need hand holding.

BigPigLittlePig Wed 20-Aug-14 06:42:07

Hi all, felt the need to share that dsd was sick last night - felt v proud that I managed to cope and help changebed etc, but now she has been sick again and I am PANICKING.

We are away at my parents. We are supposed tobe driving 2 hours home today. What if dd (20m) gets it? What if I get it? And my antiemetics are at home <wails>

Actually, am glad to have found you lot, with your equally well stocked drugs cupboards! Am planning a trip to the local pharmacy once it opens.

helensburgh Thu 29-May-14 07:34:52

Hi panic time here.

I've posted here a few times but name changed since last time.

My kids went to play at a friends house last night while friend and I were at a school meeting.

Went in for a coffee after. When leaving she said two of her kids had been off school with vomiting bug.

My kids played with them, ate food there. My youngest is a thumb sucker.

So terrified now.

ephemeralfairy Tue 20-May-14 11:37:25

KEGirlOnFire hope you dodged it!!

I am quite proud of myself, it was DP's 30th a couple of weeks ago and a mate of his got very drunk and was a tiny bit sick IN MY FRONT ROOM. And I didn't freak out. shock

I didn't witness it and it was all cleared up by the time I got up, he is a sweet guy and was absolutely mortified, apologised endlessly and bought me some flowers to say sorry.

But still. I am surprised at myself.

Having said that I think my phobia is much more rooted in being sick myself, so if it had been a bug that made him sick rather than 10 pints and no food all day I dread to think how I'd have been. I doubt I would have been able to stay in the house tbh....

Dancergirl Thu 15-May-14 23:42:32

ke hope you're all feeling ok.

What anti sickness tablets do you have?

autumnsmum Tue 13-May-14 08:50:48

Hi I keep seeing threads on here about sickness bugs

KEGirlOnFire Mon 12-May-14 10:49:57

Hi all,

Fellow emetaphobe here.

First message I saw on facebook today was from one of dd's school friends mums saying that their whole house has come down with a tummy bug. We haven't been near them since Friday but their youngest had a birthday party in Saturday with other younger siblings of other classmates of dd's. A lot of the siblings have the bug but the classmates have gone to school because they haven't got it yet.

I am terrified that dd will pick it up now. Praying that she doesn't but have my anti-sickness tablets ready just in case...

I hope everyone else is ok. It's a nasty one going around. Wish the bugs would bugger off!!!

wildernessagogo Sun 11-May-14 23:10:15

J u s t muddling here. Hope everyone ok?

Glad this thread has been quiet as it means we are all coping well!!

justmuddlingalongsomehow Wed 16-Apr-14 08:10:10

Hi there devil and welcome allisgood - sorry no one spotted your post.

How are things this morning devil?

I'm in panic mode - ds has said he's got tummy ache but was giggling afterwards. I think he is teasing me but can't be sure...

devilinside Mon 14-Apr-14 00:46:10

Left it as late as I could to go to bed, no incidents so far. I prefer to sit here drinking wine than lie awake worrying, not sure if anyone comes on this thread anymore, hope everyone is enjoying a V-free spring!

devilinside Sun 13-Apr-14 22:38:04

Ds is feeling sick, sitting here shaking. don't think it's a bug as we haven't been anywhere in the last few days. He did go on a few fast fairground rides earlier and he always eats too much rubbish, he has ASD and doesn't seem to have an off switch where food is concerned. hate this

allisgood1 Sat 05-Apr-14 13:57:46

Can I join you ladies? I've been meet since I was 12, and I can count how many bugs I've had since that time (4). I have 2 doc (5,2) and one on the way. I've managed ms by just dry heaving (seldomly). So far we haven't had a big bug, just a few small ones. I thought I was fine...

Until yesterday. Dd2 was looking a bit off and refusing food (eating a little only). We went to see my mom at work and then she took the kids so I could run to the store. When I got home she said "didn't you get my text?". Dd2 had walked through the door and was sick everywhere. She then asked for food and juice so my mom gave it to her. She promptly sicked up all her apple juice. She also had a "very green" poo (solid) which she used to get after dairy when she was younger. Putting things together, she has had way more dairy than usual this week (cereal with milk, ice cream). She went to sleep then woke asking for juice. I gave her water which she kept down. Acted normally the rest of the evening, only cranky and clingy. Was fine through the night and woke asking for water. Has had 2 cups of water and is watching TV quietly. She hasn't asked for food and I'm scared to give her any.

Do you think it's a bug or her intolerance? I know it's impossible to know for sure but when I'm not in my own trauma I usually can say (given that we seem to know everything about bugs and how to contract them and avoid them). What do you guys think? I'm still in a panic but I think I'm traumatised from yesterday, dh isn't here, so I'm dealing with this on my own :-(

kazzawazzawoo Fri 04-Apr-14 19:37:12

I'm fed up of hearing that too. No one understands hmm

ephemeralfairy Fri 04-Apr-14 16:25:50

Sounds like you've dodged it Chickengirl. Oh god I despair of explaining to people! My mum said 'well no-one LIKES being sick do they??' Jeez! She's terrified of mice so I said, 'imagine letting a mouse crawl over your face and what that might feel like...that's how I feel when I think about being sick'. Still don't think she gets it...!

Chickengirl Fri 04-Apr-14 07:53:59

Well I've got to three days later with no sign. Still feeling nervous though as know "it"'s about. Not helped by mounting nerves about important event this weekend that always makes me feel nauseous. How are the rest of you feeling now?

kazzawazzawoo Wed 02-Apr-14 19:32:25

Quelle, hope you feel better soon. I often feel ill when I'm so anxious and convince myself I'm coming down with something. Hopefully it isn't the case.

Yes, I'd expect a gp to be more understanding.

today i feel better, side effects ok today, just a light headache.

Quellerosien Wed 02-Apr-14 14:46:52

kazzawazzawoo so sorry to hear about your GP. I feel like shouting and screaming every time someone tells me to basically "get over it". Whats your phobia? Spiders? Here's a spider. Get over it. Hope things are a bit more sorted now hun xx

Quellerosien Wed 02-Apr-14 14:44:09

In need of a bit of hand holding today folks...

Partner spent the weekend saying he felt "wishy washy" ("how so?" "I don't know." "well what part of your body?" "I don't know". hes so great at giving specifics!) and now today I feel ok...ish... but i just havnt been able to eat anything since breafast. Usually really look forward to my nice salad for lunch but sat down with it today and the thought was just too much. Can't decide if its wind or if I feel ill... I've been doing the 5:2 thing but recently been doing 4:3 instead (trying to shift some weight for wedding dress fitting) and today is the first time in a week I've had two "normal" ie non-fast days back to back. Maybe just my body not being so used to eating two days running and its nearly Easter and time for a rest? (Also a student teacher... juggling that with wedding planning has been fun fun fun!)

Either way, I can feel myelf getting anxious and its getting me down sad

Hope you all are V-free today! xx

IKnowAMouse Tue 01-Apr-14 22:24:26

kazzawazzawoo sorry I am not sure about ADs. Hope someone else can offer advice.

chickengirl I too have been a bit worried about the number of cases I am hearing about at the moment. I was hoping that we were out the other end but doesn't sound like it

Chickengirl Tue 01-Apr-14 13:42:43

Is there much noro still about? Have lurked here for a while. Walked a friend's child to school as sibling had been sick all night. Now really anxious. Have washed hands countless times and cleaned buggy handles etc. feeling paranoid but can't seem to help it. Also have an important event this weekend that I can't miss so especially worried about catching it.
Had hoped with the spring coming we might be past the worst of it.
hmm

kazzawazzawoo Mon 31-Mar-14 14:10:36

I've posted before about ADs and just wondered if others taking Sertraline could share their experiences. I went to the GP about a month ago, maybe longer, and she prescribed Sertraline. I've taken the first one this morning, as I've been so scared about the side effects, particularly as nausea is listed. I suffer with emetaphobia but also general health anxiety, and an upset stomach really sends me in a tizz, imagining the worst, I can't deal with it.

Anyway, I've taken half a tablet this morning, thinking if I start on a very low dose and gradually build it up, hopefully the side effects won't be too bad. The tablets I have are 50 mg ones, so I've taken 25 mg for the first time today.

That was about 2.5 hours ago, I feel a bit dizzy and have a bit of a headache, but bearable so far. Could that be the Sertraline taking effect?

I really hope I can get on with these, as things have been hard to cope with and I've taken a day of work today, as I just couldn't get up. I just want to stay in bed all day and talk to no one and my work is customer facing, very busy, on the phone or talking face to face to clients all day. I only work 3.5 days a week but have covered full time for a colleague for two full weeks before last week, so feel really exhausted and unable to cope anymore. I can't take more time off and I can't afford to lose my job, as dh is out of work.

Sorry I know this is off topic, just felt people here would understand my worries about nausea as a side effect of ADs, which others don't seem to get. They say,oh it will pass, it's only a week or two, but to me that seems like a death sentence. The gp didn't take it seriously either, just said, it probably won't be very bad and wears off quickly. I feel like saying, what's your phobia? Spiders? Well, can you imagine holding a spider all the time for two weeks???!!!!

Sorry for the rant and thanks for "listening".

alexle Sat 29-Mar-14 14:26:08

Hi lulu. Sorry, I have only just seen this. I'm sorry to hear things are so difficult for you at the moment. I know my phobia is always worse and more difficult to cope with when I am generally under a lot of stress. Do you have anyone supporting you and that you can talk to in real life. Are you and dc safe with your partner? This phobia can leave you feeling low and crap about yourself without someone making you feel worse. I'm sorry you are going through this. Hope you're o.k. Xx

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