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Neurovirus I'm scared to death help please

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stef06 Sat 17-Nov-12 18:14:25

Hey I'm new to posting on here. I am terrified of vomit and last night at 9.30pm my 5 year old said he had a tummy ache so I said go to the toilet and followed him up to my horror when we got to the top of the stairs he was sick in the end my partners mum cleaned it up as she only lives across the road. My partner was at work at the time anyway I sat up all night until he came in and we went to bed my son then woke us up at 9am saying he had been sick it was only a tiny bit though. At about 2pm my partner got the runs sorry if tmi and I was questioning him to make sure he didn't feel sick which he didn't at the time a little while after when I was talking to him he said all of a sudden I think I'm going to be sick and I shouted at Him to go to the bathroom when he had gone I collapsed into a shaking crying mess on the floor. Now he is in bed upstairs and my son is at my mums and I'm downstairs. What are the chances of me already having it in my system or catching it? Does anyone know how long in average it lasts? My stomach is killing me but that might be because I've been stressed out for the last 24 hours. Does anyone have any help advice or preventions? Looking on here is the only thing keeping me going at the moment sad

kerstina Sat 17-Nov-12 18:36:54

Hi join the club there are a lot of us with a sick phobia on here. Check out emetophobe threads.
My advice is be fastidious with handwashing.
Drink lots of water fluids (not too much obv) to flush out system. Do you have any coke? Apparently no bug can survive acid and chemicals in it!
Consume pro biotics and foods with vit c to improve immune system.
Not sure how accurate all this is but it is what I believe.
Also bleach areas that may have been contaminated and change towels.

stef06 Sat 17-Nov-12 18:41:26

I'm drinking coke already how much do you recommend? Have you known it too work? I'm staying downstairs whilst he is ill and speak to him on the phone I know that sounds stupid /: can't help it though. What chances have I got of getting it if I stay downstairs? And I haven't been in the bathroom since he's been I'll although I have been in the same room

stef06 Sat 17-Nov-12 18:43:06

I haven't been sick for so long I don't know what it feels like would my stomach making a lot of rumbles mean u could be sick?

kerstina Sat 17-Nov-12 18:49:54

Well let it go flat and perhaps a glass on before eating ? Not an expert may help settle your DS's tummy too.
I was so paranoid that my DS would get noro over half term as it was going his class I let him drink coke and he did not get it but of course will never know for sure.
Yes keep out of the way of DS and DH it is supposed to be transferred by touch or if someone was sick right next to you and splashed on to you. If you read other threads you will see emetophobes rarely vomit almost like there brain does not allow it.

stef06 Sat 17-Nov-12 18:56:03

Is there a reason why to let it go flat? As I've been drinking it fizzy from the can and have a swig every now and again, we'll my partner is upstairs so I'm away from him although my son was sick in front of me last night :'( I'm so scared I'm going to be sick I can't relax

InNeedOfBrandy Sat 17-Nov-12 18:59:06

Find our emetophobe thread lots of support you are not the only one like this.

stef06 Sat 17-Nov-12 19:01:07

What are the chances of catching it off the sofa and stuff??

kerstina Sat 17-Nov-12 19:15:39

Try and distract yourself good tele tonight! If you touch the sofa as long as your hands are cleaned before eating it would not matter.
Flat coke just does not make you burp so gentler on tummy!
How are you now ?

stef06 Sat 17-Nov-12 19:40:51

My stomach is still really hurting although I have calmed down a little but knowing now one is in the same room to be sick on me it's hat the fear of catching it now

Conflugenglugen Sat 17-Nov-12 19:45:04

You can stop yourself from being sick. Really, you can. It takes a hell of a lot of effort and most people wouldn't think it was worth it. But you can. And the wave of nausea passes.

The thing is, with norovirus, there is no biological need to vomit: the virus is in the colon, not the stomach. You just need to remind your body's reflex reaction of this.

stef06 Sat 17-Nov-12 19:48:20

How long does the neurovirus last? I'd say my parter has been asleep for about 2 and a half hours now maybe a tad longer he was sick once before he went to bed? Should I phone him too check he's ok or leave him to sleep? The phobia is horrible I'm too scared to check on him but I feel guilty at the same time sad

InNeedOfBrandy Sat 17-Nov-12 19:48:41

If you breath in and out slowly counting to 10 in and out you won't be sick, Mints help to.

I would bleach and scrub everything in your house. All light switches tv remote door handles and hot soapy water for sofa if it's leather. Anti bac sprays don't stop the bug only bleach and hot soapy water.

My ds was sick friday morning (at his nans thank god) and my hands are red raw from scrubbing and I won't let him breathe near me! Although in my case I really don't think it was a bug.

InNeedOfBrandy Sat 17-Nov-12 19:49:33

Please find the thread we are on about OP there is loads of advice on there.

stef06 Sat 17-Nov-12 19:50:00

So how do I stop my self from being sick? I haven't been sick yet I'm just afraid I will catch it

stef06 Sat 17-Nov-12 19:54:53

I used mints when I was pregnant, my sofa isn't leather and I used anti bac spray on the remote as I'm unsure weather I could use bleach on it /: I don't dare go upstairs to bleach anything as that's where my parter is dont want to get caught if he makes a mad dash to the bathroom

stef06 Sat 17-Nov-12 19:55:30

What thread and what's OP?

InNeedOfBrandy Sat 17-Nov-12 19:57:18

~Click onto mental heath (at the top of this thread) it's the 4th thread down I think it says emetophobe thread quite clearly and OP is you the original poster smile

kerstina Sat 17-Nov-12 19:57:34

Take it you have a toilet downstairs too !! We only have one downstairs so it can be a bit of a nightmare especially when I was pregnant up and down going to the loo!

stef06 Sat 17-Nov-12 20:02:09

Yes but it never gets used as there is a triple bolted door before it and its very cold and damp and has no sink but I've left the door open just in case I do catch it sad

stef06 Sat 17-Nov-12 20:43:00

Breathing through ur nose or mouth?

Conflugenglugen Sat 17-Nov-12 21:37:39

If you feel nauseous, you stop yourself from being sick by distracting until it gets too much; then, when your mouth starts to fill with saliva, you start swallowing. Keep swallowing, one after the other, until the wave of nausea subsides. You'll feel weak, but you should be okay.

Conflugenglugen Sat 17-Nov-12 21:39:12

Noro lasts anywhere from half a day to several days, and you are contagious for 48 hours after that, though I would be scrupulous with hygiene around the house for another week after that.

stef06 Sat 17-Nov-12 21:55:31

Oh no sad it's our one year anniversary tommorow too sad

stef06 Sat 17-Nov-12 21:57:34

My son was sick twice but like nearly 12 hours apart and my partner had the runs and was sick once he's now been asleep for 4 hours do u think he will be ok when he wakes up? And do you think it could have been the noro my son had?

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