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Norovirus/Food poisoning?

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Happy8714 Sun 23-Feb-14 15:03:44

Anyone had this recently?

Tuesday evening my eldest DS complained of a headache/feeling sick and then had two vomiting episodes. He jumped up about an hour later feeling as right as rain, went back to playing (even though he had been asked to rest) and even complained that he was hungry hmm

By Thursday eve nothing else had happened so I gave into a craving and bought two lots of Haagen Dazs from our local pizza place. Both myself and my eldest and youngest DS had some.

4 hours later I began to have severe vomiting, diarrhea and stomach pains - from both ends at the same time just so awful, lasted about 12 hours in total. My youngest DS also experienced vomiting just by chance at exactly the same time as mine started - but like his brother only had two episodes (no diarrhea) and then seemed fine.

My mother doesn't agree it was noro as none of us felt otherwise ill, and thinks it was something we ate.

I know I sound super paranoid, but is it worth going to the doctor to discuss what the cause might have been? (listeria, salmonella, norovirus etc) I have been so unwell almost from the start of this pregnancy - multiple urine infections and I was just finishing a course of antibiotics for a sinus infection that went on for a month. The baby already has a congenital condition that has caused me to be more than overly anxious. I'm pretty sure I'm overreacting, but still sad

MissSlackPants84 Sun 23-Feb-14 15:30:06

If you are worried I'd seek medical advice. There is no point getting worked up smile

Just for reassurance, 4 hours wouldn't be long enough for food poisoning to kick in.

I've personally had the Norovirus a while ago so from what you have described I'd say it was unlikely its been that. I was incapacitated for over a week when it hit me and I've never been so sick in my entire life.

Happy8714 Sun 23-Feb-14 15:52:17

Thank you, I'll make an app tomorrow. Better to ask than to be left worrying I suppose!

dimdommilpot Sun 23-Feb-14 19:09:57

Ive had 2 episodes on norovirus in the last 3weeks (im now 34wk pregnant) it was truely awful. On the second occasion an ambulance was called in the moddle of the night cos i hadnt stopped been sick for 4hr and was shaking/burning up. I was given some salt replacements to add to water and just told to rest. They said baby is protected and will continue to take what nutriants it needs. DD abd OH didnt catch it either time. If it will put your mind at rest go to the docs/midwife, im sure ecerything is fine.

Tomkat79 Sun 23-Feb-14 19:17:33


Sorry to hear you have been feeling so crap. Doesn't sound to me though like you've had anything serious as you describe. The ward that I work on had Noro in's horrible. As others have said, you'd really know about it if had caught something really nasty. Antibiotics are notorious for gastric upsets too, especially as been on them for a while.

Although can appreciate your concerns I really don't think seeing your doctor will do any good at all. What can he do or say? It's not as though he would test a stool sample even if you took one in. I don't want this to come across as negative, just being realistic x

SoonToBeSix Sun 23-Feb-14 19:30:55

Actually you can get food poisoning symptoms in four hours I have as part of a large group.
Regular food poisoning will not affect your baby though.

SoonToBeSix Sun 23-Feb-14 19:32:43

Just retread your op you wouldn't get food poisoning from ice cream miss read it as pizza.

Inbl00m Sun 23-Feb-14 19:45:32

Happy were your pains high up, almost under your ribcage? If so that sounds like exactly what I had this week and hospital said not to worry as it couldn't harm baby. They also said there are a few similar viruses going round at the moment. We were also pretty sure it was a virus as, although it was 4 hours after we ate, everyone else was fine.

I was given lots of fluids which helped but there weren't any tests they would do at the time to identify it (just kept an eye on BP, etc.) so not sure your GP could do anything now but maybe worth mentioning it to your midwife as you're concerned. Hope you're feeling a bit better now!

Littlebean13 Sun 23-Feb-14 19:50:08

I had a really severe case of norovirus just before Christmas at 30weeks pg. It lasted over a week and it was the most poorly I've ever been. I got so desperate i rang 111 who advised me to go see the out of hour doc. All he did was check me and the baby and told me there was nothing I could do and that I'd have to wait for it to pass. He said as long as I kept hydrated the baby would be absolutely fine and the reason it was taking so long to get better was because baby was taking all the good stuff in my body for itself!
I really wouldn't fret if I was you but if you are worried I'm sure a quick call to the midwife won't do any harm, that's what they are there for after all.

Rosie2011 Tue 25-Feb-14 10:47:32

Doesn't sound like norovirus. if you get that you know about it. Had it at christmas and had to stay in hospital as could not keep the smallest amount of water down. had to keep me in for 3-4 days on a drip so baby was ok. if you are pregnant and you have both diarrhea and vomiting you have to go to hospital as lack of fluid is not good for the baby can be very dangerous. do not even hesitate to go to hospital x

karigan Tue 25-Feb-14 11:44:27

I've had it over the weekend feel really weak today but can finally keep food down! I rang my midwife and she stressed the rehydrating, she said it was far more important than keeping food down.

I found drinking two glasses of water every time I had thrown up and as much as I could stomach in between seemed to do the trick with keeping hydrated.

eurochick Tue 25-Feb-14 11:47:46

That wasn't noro. I've had it once and it was much more severe and longer lasting. It could have been food poisoning. Maybe the ice cream had been allowed to defrost and been refrozen.

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