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Gastroenteritis/Novovirus??? How long?

(8 Posts)
trickynicky Fri 20-Jan-17 10:13:23

I started feeling sick on Monday morning so left work and came home, slept all afternoon and woke up with crippling stomach cramps and diarrhoea but no sickness. This has carried on all week - my daughter started having severe stomach cramps and has been off school since Weds with cramps and minor diarrhea after eating. However, I literally cannot keep anything in - if I eat a cracker, I'm on the loo within 10 mins. The problem is that I'm actually hungry!! So annoying!

So, my question is does this sound like gastroenteritis as there is no sickness? How long can these things last? It's day 5 now so I'm starting to get a bit worried but don't want to pointlessly go to the GP as I'm sure they'll say "hydrate/rest" or whatever. Anyone ever had anything similar, please share... it's the length of time (and no sickness) that's making me question it! Any thoughts welcome and appreciated.

trickynicky Fri 20-Jan-17 15:32:13


BillyDaveysDaughter Fri 20-Jan-17 15:37:53

I recently had something nausea really, but violent diarrhoea and dreadful rumbling wind constantly. Anything I ate would go straight through in minutes!

In my case it wasn't painful and I only felt marginally unwell - carried on working, just stopped eating to avoid the problem whilst at work (I lost 16 lbs over 7 weeks).

It cleared up after 9 weeks and was vaguely diagnosed (after stool samoles and sigmoidoscopy) as "a parasitic bowel infection" - probably giardia. If you can get a diagnosis there is medication for it.

May not be the same thing, but good luck, it's very unpleasant I know.

BillyDaveysDaughter Fri 20-Jan-17 15:40:49

*samples. Obvs.

Incidentally, sticking to soluble fibre gives the bowel a rest and doesn't usually give a violent reaction...bagels, bananas, rice, dry toast, mashed potato. Avoid citrus and dairy (I've only just started back onto dairy, it's been 5 months since I was ill).

Not coconut milk though. That stuff went through me at 90mph.

BastardGoDarkly Fri 20-Jan-17 15:41:02

Its really difficult, because there's lots of different strains of stomach virus going around.

Mine started Thursday morning, just stopped the shits, now feel wiped out.

Ds had the full vomiting as well, started Tuesday, gone back to school today.

Its crap, but yours doesn't sound like noro to me.

Full fat coke, flat, lots of little sips often.


FourToTheFloor Fri 20-Jan-17 15:42:42

I've got this. I'm on day 2 and just took immodium as dd1 has norovirus and is on day 3 for her. Dh has had to have a half day to take her to the doctors.

I'm feeling rather fed up of mine but my poor dd1 is so so sick it's breaking my heart!

BastardGoDarkly Fri 20-Jan-17 15:51:56

Noro is horrendous four there's really no mistaking it, we all had it when ds was about 3, I don't know how we got through it.

I hope she feels better soon, and you too flowers

FourToTheFloor Fri 20-Jan-17 19:11:14

Thanks Bastard

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