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Sick mum just called - I'm worried

(26 Posts)
whethergirl Mon 22-Oct-12 22:57:27

Saw my earlier this evening, she was feeling absoloutely fine.

Then she went to my aunts, had a chill con carne and was then violently sick about 45 mins after. She started driving home but then called me as she had to stop the car several times because she kept vomiting.

She's neraly home now but obviously feeling very poorly. She said it came out of absoloutley no-where, literally a sudden feeling of nausea followed by violent vomiting.

NHS website say food poisoning normally occurs 1-3 days after eating the contaminated food. So it could be bug? Anyone had similiar symptoms recently?

whethergirl Mon 22-Oct-12 22:57:48

saw my mum

fengirl1 Mon 22-Oct-12 23:00:43

She could have reacted to something in the chilli - peppers make me ill! Time will tell. Hope she's ok tomorrow.

exexpat Mon 22-Oct-12 23:00:59

It's the season when noroviruses and the like start doing the rounds - virally transmitted stomach bugs. Can come on very suddenly, usually only last 24-48 hours, though some people are more badly affected. Probably more likely than food poisoning - it certainly sounds way too soon for it to have been what she ate for supper.

shrimponastick Mon 22-Oct-12 23:01:48

Gosh - poor mum.

I don't think it would be the chilli- as you say it generally takes a few hours to a day or so to develop.

I hope she feels betterafter a good night's sleep.

There are always vomiting bugs going around though, could be that.

Eurostar Mon 22-Oct-12 23:01:58

Any chance the kidney beans were undercooked? They can bring on vomiting within 2 - 3 hours I think - although your Aunt would have it too then. Is your Aunt OK?

exexpat Mon 22-Oct-12 23:02:33

NHS page on noroviruses.

Housewifefromheaven Mon 22-Oct-12 23:02:44

winter vomiting disease

birthdaypanic Mon 22-Oct-12 23:02:49

How old is mum, my mil (81) phoned us yesterday to say felt very dizzy when we got to her house she was on all fours being violently sick seemed bit confused rang nhs who sent ambulance after a night in hospital they say she has had mini stroke, don't want to alarm you probably a bug lot going round our area.

VivaLeBeaver Mon 22-Oct-12 23:04:51

I had food poisoning from a pub prawn cocktail once. Had meal in the evening and woke up in the night vomiting. Opefully she'll feel better tomorrow.

whethergirl Mon 22-Oct-12 23:06:13

No-one else ate the chilli, only my mum! (my aunt is on a diet). My mum wasn't sure if it was home cooked or ready meal but will ask about the kidney beans being undercooked.

My mum is 59.

Will look at the links now, thanks.

exexpat Mon 22-Oct-12 23:08:36

If they were tinned beans they won't have been undercooked - that only happens if you use dried beans, then you need to soak them and boil for a certain length of time. I think most people would just used tinned for a chilli.

cocolepew Mon 22-Oct-12 23:09:00

I had food poisoning from a pie once, it was only about an hour before I started vomiting. Lots of boaking bugs going around atm.

Hope she feels better soon.

whethergirl Mon 22-Oct-12 23:13:03

Thanks everyone, I just felt so helpless as I can't leave the house to look after her as only myself at home with ds. Tried to call my aunt and cousin who were nearby but no answer.

However, after reading the links, it does sound like it's a norovirus/winter vomiting disease, especially as it can start very suddenly. Also read it's highly contagious sad and ds has been with her all afternoon....

I can have a reaction to food fairly fast. Within an hour.

However it is bug season again so could just be a sickness bug

Viperidae Mon 22-Oct-12 23:14:33

I thought there were 2 types of food poisoning in general, ones that hit really quickly and ones that take 24hrs+ to hit. I would be blaming it on the chilli myself.

saintlyjimjams Mon 22-Oct-12 23:15:59

It's been in this house a few times this week..... Came on very suddenly for all of us.

Iceaddict Mon 22-Oct-12 23:17:52

sick bug here, dp dd and some kids at school. hope your mum feels better soon

MrsCantSayAnything Mon 22-Oct-12 23:19:37

Try not to worry too much. She's not really elderly or anything and if her health is usually ok, then she must have a bug. Try to make sure she drinks plenty.

EleanorBoobsfelt Mon 22-Oct-12 23:22:35

My nephew was suddenly sick today while at my house. Think a lot of nasty bugs are going round ATM.
Hope she recovers soon.

whethergirl Mon 22-Oct-12 23:27:45

Just been on the phone to her, she had to hang up again to be sick....she'll have nothing left to throw up soon! She said she really feels like she needs pass stool but nothing is coming out (sorry tmi!)

Viperidae, I always thought food poisoning could take effect much quicker too, but no according to NHS.

Oh and get well soon Iceaddict and anyone else who has the bug....I know it's not serious but it's really really horrible.

hellhasnofurylikeahungrywoman Mon 22-Oct-12 23:33:42

This says food poisoning can strike anywhere from 30 minutes to 40 hours afterwards.

hellhasnofurylikeahungrywoman Mon 22-Oct-12 23:35:16

Did she have rice? That can have a rapid onset with regards to poisoning too I think.

hellhasnofurylikeahungrywoman Mon 22-Oct-12 23:36:35

Some more info about food poisoning caused by toxins here

whethergirl Mon 22-Oct-12 23:48:09

Hmm weird, wonder why NHS don't acknowledge that food poisoning can happen so quickly.

She keeps calling me in between vomits - I know it's because she needs re-assuring. She went to see a pyschic earlier with my aunty and cousin, and both my mum and my cousin came out feeling sick (although my cousin hasn't vomited) and I've had to reassure her that it's nothing to do with bad spirits...hmm

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