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Actually, BRAT is recommended when you can keep stuff down. I'd follow your instincts, and (if possible) just have clear fluids until you feel up to food - lots of water, maybe some juice, herbal tea, stuff like that. Then try a bit of banana and see what happens. There's no point in eating if you can't keep it down.
And, as you know, rest as much as you can. Then reintroduce food slowly. Do you have any emergency daycare options? Any friends who can take the kids away for a few hours?
I'm at work Friday and am needed as we are going on a trip (I work in a school). I'm hoping I'll be better by then. I feel really bad to keep taking time off work, but these things can't be helped. I can take the kids to my mums if I need to. I'd have to stay there too but at least I could just laze about.
Take echineccia (wrong sp, sorry) vit c with zinc, if you can eat make it healthy, drink lots & lots of water, sleep when you can, nice hot baths before bed and a hot milk and a whiskey before bed do the trick for me.
DH insisted I ate dinner tonight. Just the smell of it made me all shakey.
Within 15 minutes of eating it, I have shooting pains in my stomach and feel sick. Just done a bit of ironing, only what needed to be done though and will try to have a relaxing night. Once the kids go to bed it will be much more relaxing.