God, I had that a couple of weeks ago for the first time ever. It was the first time I’ve ever called in sick to work for more than 15 years. It floored me for two days, even though the d&v only lasted for 12 hours or so. It’s miserable. You’re entitled to feel sorry for yourself. Get better soon.
Had this a few weeks back but pretty sure mine was food poisoning. Started off with a migraine and severe tiredness then stomach cramps and nausea followed by 20 days of diarrhea, first few days of diarrhea were bloody. I so hope yours goes away very soon, it is horrible.
Also, make sure you keep well hydrated as it makes everything so much worse when you are not.
You are so lucky to have never had one before. I know you won't feel lucky and that you probably am thinking 'stfu' to my post right now
Swearing does help for some reason. And knowing that the sickness doesn't tend to last very long helps me massively. Usually I get the sickness for about a day, though the diarrhea lasts a few days. I can deal with the shits though, I am emetophobic so the sicky part has me alternating between sickness and panicking
Probably the worst part of it for me is knowing that near every bug in this house goes round every single one of us. I tend to quarantine myself at the first signs of a bug now, which has helped contain 2 so far.
We all had something similar over Halloween, it was utterly grim. It knocked us out for a few days each once the vomiting was over. We were so careful wiping down surfaces and bleaching but it still spread.
Don't drink anything cold when you're just beginning to think you're better, your stomach will revolt. Room temperature flat coke is good.
You have my sympathies. I'm an emetophobe and if I hear there is a D&V bug going round I PANIC all day every day. There is one going round DDs school right now. I have managed to avoid the last few. Although DD and husband always get them. I am VERY careful about hygiene when there is the bug in the house. I hotwash all bedding everyday, bleach everything in sight, use disposable puppy pads under sick bowls next to bed and on top of mattress so no need to wash towels. I also hot wash all clothing and PJs after every use. I honestly do think that some people are more susceptible than others. You are doing well if you have never had one.
Oh yuck, I had that last Thursday! As soon as the nausea fades, I swear by flat ginger ale. It’s the only thing I can stomach in little sips. Then I gradually add a banana and the a bit of toast. Lots of ginger ale helps, though.