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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

roundabout1 Mon 19-Nov-12 14:06:45

Stef - I take prochloroperazine as I suffer with dizziness, when we have a bug in the house I have taken it, only once was I actually sick & more than once. Last time I took Motillium 10 which is available over the counter & that works better on the nausea in my experience & I wasn't sick at all. It's so hard to tell though as bugs can vary.

stef06 Mon 19-Nov-12 09:40:17

Would the doctor actually prescribe me that? And does it actually work?

Acumens100 Sun 18-Nov-12 21:02:26

If you have a genuinely severe problem with vomiting the doctor can prescribe you Buccastem. It goes against your gum and dissolves prochlorperazine into your bloodstream and will stop you being physically able to throw up.

catstail Sun 18-Nov-12 20:57:53

you'll be able to tell how long the vomiting will last from one of your family members, if one lasts 12 hours, the others wont be more than 24. We've got it now and to be honest its much much less than last time. Vomiting all done in 12 hours max (last time it was 48hrs)

yes when he wakes in the morning I reckon he will be fine

catstail Sun 18-Nov-12 20:55:35

please op go and check out the other thread

Conflugenglugen Sun 18-Nov-12 00:13:01

I think you'll just need to relax (as much as you can) and take things as they come. Look at it this way: it's short-lived, and it might be inconvenient over the short term, but it is not life-threatening in the vast majority of cases.

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?

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

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

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.

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.

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

Breathing through ur nose or mouth?

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

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!

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

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

What thread and what's OP?

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 19:50:00

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

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

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

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.

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

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 19:40:51

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

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 19:01:07

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

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

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

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