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Norovirus

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What are the syptoms?? I feel hideously sick very suddenly - just cannot afford to get this sad Every member of my staff at work (all 3 of them!) is off this coming week with illness or leave/ Please tell me it isn't it..

corblimeymadam Sun 18-Nov-12 19:38:33

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Conflugenglugen Sun 18-Nov-12 19:42:55

Sounds like it. But it is relatively short-lived in most cases. If it is, be prepared to dig in for the night, and then rest up for two days after the last appearance of symptoms.

Thank you smile still feel a bit ropey but haven't been sick, will take to me bed for I'm a Cleb and hope for the best grin

Conflugenglugen Mon 19-Nov-12 08:50:11

Hope you're feeling better today, OP smile

I'm fine thanks - it was clearly just a wave of nausea! No idea what or why but thank God! Thank you.

kernowgal Mon 19-Nov-12 11:26:02

It got me last night and a colleague this morning. I only had it a month or so ago!

Starting to feel a bit better though still got the runs. No appetite at all. Feel utterly pathetic!

eek. Hoping I won't succumb - at least until work calms down grin Sorry to hear that you've had it too kern

kernowgal Mon 19-Nov-12 13:38:06

Thanks but smile It's tricky because next week is my last week at work and in the last month I've already had three days off (plus today) - first for what felt remarkably similar to this (lots of vomiting but no diarrhoea), then a flu-type bug that still hasn't gone a couple of weeks later. So I guess my defences are down otherwise I might have been OK. I think work are probably rather suspicious!

It's the time of year though - so many people go down with things around now. I dread the children getting things - not only because it's horrible to see them poorly, but taking time off work is so hard with children isn't it? Now that's a new thread if ever I saw one grin

kernowgal Tue 20-Nov-12 21:15:05

I was pleasantly (if that's the word ;) surprised at how quickly this passed. Not even 24 hours really. Still off work today but back in tomorrow and staying well away from colleagues, not difficult in my job.

Just hope I haven't passed it on to anyone else as I was in work on Sunday just before it hit me.

HastaLanugo Tue 20-Nov-12 21:18:02

Please, anyone who gets this, remember that it is highly contagious and you should stay off work or school for two days after symptoms have stopped. If other people had followed this rule, I might not have picked it up while pregnant. Bloody miserable experience.

kernowgal Fri 23-Nov-12 12:58:33

I got back to find that half the team have had it (and I imagine the other half will be getting it shortly).

The 48-hour thing is so important but unfortunately management at my place frown on anything like that and I'd be in a whole world of shit if I hadn't gone back when I did. We all went back to early. I just hope management all go down with it too, that'll learn them.

McGuire Tue 27-Nov-12 03:06:42

I have felt nauseous on and off for a week without vomitting. Can you get norovirus without actually vomitting? My son has had the same symtoms today so I don't think it is anything serious. I thought norovirus was vomitting and diarrhea.

Anyone else experienced this?

salsarocks Tue 27-Nov-12 03:14:28

I had it at the weekend. It was really quick, just felt exhausted and nauseous for a couple of hours then 2 hours of sickness and a couple of days reduced appetite. It doesn't sound like you and your DS have it.

niceupthedance Tue 27-Nov-12 13:49:32

Luck you salsa!
I had it last week, I was not sick but felt like I was going to be. Had temp, runs, knackered, for five days. Still not able to eat without feeling sick. I think symptoms depend on your constitution and immune system.

HastaLanugo Tue 27-Nov-12 17:24:25

IME noro is pretty explosive and completely wipes you out. You'd tend to know about it of you've had it.

Badvocsanta Tue 27-Nov-12 18:37:44

You would know if you had noro.
Explosive vomiting and diahorrea usually at the same time!
Takes a few days to feel better.

FlatCapAndAWhippet Mon 03-Dec-12 17:12:09

I'm just on day one of recovery, horrific vomitting and diahorrea between ten last night and four this morning, then it stops but it's totally wiped me out.

Its awful, you definately know you've got it.

BreastmilkDoesAFestiveLatte Tue 04-Dec-12 20:32:18

DD is just getting over it. After two days of tripping over DS to stop him playing with her puke, I fear the rest of us will be next..

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