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I spent most of last night in the bathroom, or lying on the floor holding my poor stomach. I'm now exhausted and have been able to keep down liquids and a cream cracker. Needless to say I feel like shit...
So i think DH is on about fourth day of this. Last couple of days have been particularly bad. He can't eat or really drink anything. But he hasn't vomited.
I'm not getting any sleep either because he is up all night. Feel really sorry for him, he can't enjoy anything. We were going to go to see Life of Pi today and have a little party to go to NYE but he's too poorly.
I'm worried because if i get it there will be no one to help with kids. My mother is useless and a massive hypochondriac.
I'm definitely coming down with something. <vom emoticon>
Spent yesterday afternoon using both toilet and bidet with horrific stomach cramps. Then realised that the cramps were also the start of a particularly nasty AF, and today there have been a few more toilet dashes.
Hoping it's just a bug and that the majority of the pain was monthly pain. It's now been2 hours since I have vomited. Sleeping the the spare room tonight so that whatever I have, he doesn't get. No point us both being ill for NYE.
Anyway, no advice, just joining in the 'I feel shit' party.
Has anyone else got stomach pains so badly you can't think straight? My symptoms started at 4am this morning and I feel sick, but haven't been, but I did have diarrhoea this morning - but nothing since 10 ish (completely empty, I guess).
But the pain is horrendous, all over my abdomen, not just one place - really sore, rather than cramps.
Had to deal with Noro a couple times - DS goes to Nursery and picks up all sorts of germs. My tips are wash everyone's hands a lot, clean and DRY off surfaces (plain hot soapy water is fine and all that hospitals clean with), keep drinking as much as you can in small amounts, but most of all - and this is the reason it keeps going round and round - stay away from everyone else until you have been clear of vomiting and diarrhoea for 48 hours. People send their DC's back to our Nursery too soon and pass it on!!
I do hope everyone who has it feels better soon - it such a horrid bug - my little one ended up dehydrated and in hospital with one episode!
Norovirus and D & V (with accompanying fatigue and flu like symptoms) are the same. How badly you get it depends on your immunity. If you haven't had it for years, it is likely to knock you for six and last a week. If you get it regularly, it will be much more mild and over in 24 hrs. Sometimes, you don't even vomit with it (DP never does - just stomach cramps and D for him)
I guess some people can may get it more mildly so would easily feel like they were well enough. But whether your symptoms are mild you probably would still be as highly contagious to others for the same period of time as if you had had it severely.
I posted on this on Xmas Eve - my MIL came down for Xmas thinking she was 48h post vomit, and was feeling well enough to do a 2h drive and the day after she had stopped being sick she went out to a shop. But it transpired she wasn't 48h symptom free at all as she still had fairly severe diarrhoea (going to loo about every hour on Xmas eve) so was still highly infectious. But felt fine enough to drive and go out and about.
I had it in November - I couldn't go to work for a week. It started on Sunday night, felt a bit iffy but in usual Quicksie style, I never miss a meal and forced my tea down. The stomach cramps were AMAZING - they hurt so much. I rang NHS direct as I was convinced it had to be more than a stomach bug, it felt like someone was stabbing me with a rusty pitchfork! The nurse who answered said it sounded all too familiar. My cramps lasted 48 hours, in that time I only ate ice lollies and drank as much lucozade as I could (after a childhood of being brainwashed that lucozade is for ill people) After that I was just completely shattered, wobbly on my feet and had a headache for a couple of days. Don't go back to work until you feel like yourself again - it isn't worth it.
I had it about 3 weeks ago. Started early Monday morning - about 5am - and I was actively ill, unable to take water even, until Tuesday evening, when I could take small sips. By Wed I could nibble at cream crackers. Once I started getting better I recovered quite fast. I was OK with dairy - the first thing I ate properly was a large carton of live natural yoghurt: I had been fantasising about it for 2 days!
We have had very strange transmission here - people at work had it, I didn't but DC 3 was wiped out for days, then DN, then XMIL. Nobody else in either house! Waiting to get it since I was actually puked on by DC3 but it's been 10 days. Hope you feel better OP
Tell me, what do you think about someone who insists on travelling long distance when they have what is thought to be noro? Especially when they insist that they weren't contagious because they washed their hands well, despite numerous loo stops?
what do you think about someone who insists on travelling long distance when they have what is thought to be noro? Especially when they insist that they weren't contagious because they washed their hands well
Selfish in the extreme, irresponsible in fact, because Noro can be catstrophic in frail people, and frankly, rather thick if they think handwashing prevents droplet infection.
Imagine if you personally infect 5 people and they each infect 5 an so on: that's a lot of pain, illness, family occasions ruined, working days lost, paid-for outings wasted.... I wish I believed in hell, for stupid selfish people like that!