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I have the Noro virus :(

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Started Wednesday evening with me projectile vomiting and pooing uncontrollably from both ends (at the same time... the shame of it when I couldn't make the right end onto the loo). I've stopped ejecting now but can't eat, can barely take sips of water and have lost 8 pounds in weight!! I feel like I have the worst flu , hurt all over and am not weeing..I presume I am quite dehydrated.

I feel pathetically ill, have 10 people here for xmas day coming next week and currently can only lie in bed sweating and shivering. This sucks.

I'm staying upstairs and dh is bringing me icepops to suck , but is there anything I can do to hasten feling human again? And what can DH to to minimise the risk to others next week? I can't cancel xmas, tho he will cook etc and my kids will all help out.
Does he need to boil my bedding? Boil me?!?!?!

I work in school and apparently loads are off today with it so guess I was just the first..I had appendicitis last month so it feels like my body hasn't had a break, I'd just gone back to work!

Tell me I'll feel better soon sad

I had it a few years ago on xmas eve. I lost a stone in 24 hours.

Tbh with you it will take a while for you to feel normal again. Try and sleep as much as you can, and drink as much as you can manage.

By xmas day you should feel ok enough to get through the day but you probably won't manage much food yourself. It took me ages to get my appetite back.

When I got it my kids and my mum escaped it, but then my brother and his gf who came round a couple of days afterwards did get it, so it's a case of luck I think.

Hope you feel better soon x

trinity0097 Fri 20-Dec-13 19:08:06

Flat proper (not diet) coke is what I was recommended by a doctor to get the sugar levels up, nicer tasting than that diorlyte stuff! Needs to be flat thoug so the bubbles don't irritate.

Twighlightsparkle Fri 20-Dec-13 22:26:36

Poor thing, it is e pits.

Bleach is your friend or dettol, if you DH can wipe surfaces, handles eats, bathroom thoroughly with dettol it will kill the virus particles.

Also hand washing is what you all need to be doing AMAP.

Agree re coke.

Hope you feel better soon.

Mamabear12 Sat 21-Dec-13 21:51:37

Ginger ale (Canada dry kind), ginger tea, take vitamin c, rest, watch movies in bed, take nice hot bath when u fe up to it and really just relax. I will tKe time tI recover....best thing is to just let your body relax and heal. When you do feel like eating, start small with the brat diet. Banana (stops the runs), rice (white), apple sauce and toast (white).

Musicaltheatremum Sat 21-Dec-13 22:15:30

You poor thing. Agree with all above plus rehydration sachets from the chemist and get your fluid and salt levels up. Good luck

Geckos48 Sat 21-Dec-13 22:32:52

Me too, it's my first night in over a month when one of us doesn't have to be up at six am for work and I have spent the whole thing vomiting and shitting. I feel awful sad

Leverette Mon 23-Dec-13 12:09:49

Drink, drink and drink some more. Bit of vegetable or chicken stock powder as a hot drink is good for the salts. Bleach everything. Sleep loads flowers

Think I've got it too. Since last Friday. Didn't eat for 48 hours. Have no appetite. Have eaten two small plain meals but stomach cramps still. Due to go to friends tomorrow but think I ought to stay home to avoid spreading it. Having folk over for xmas but I won't do cooking. Sipping lucazade energy. How long does this go on for? Desperately want to perk up for xmas day.

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