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Stomach bug..... Lucky old me :o(

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WSM · 06/02/2004 09:15

Over the last 36 hours I have been blessed with the most antisocial stomach bug imaginable ! Sweaty, goosebumpy, exhausted, running a temp and VERY unpredictable in the toilet department (sorry, too much info !). Went to bed at 6.30pm last night and slept fitfully.

Feel like crap today, supposed to be going to mum and toddler this afternoon but not sure it is such a good idea DH sent me a text earlier saying that he had started with the rumbly/bubbly tummy this morning too (that's how it started with me) and he has an iron constitution ! Great weekend to look forward to then chez WSM .....

Still look on the bright side, it might help me drop a few lbs !

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Northerner · 06/02/2004 09:23

Same here WSM, but you sound worse than me. I took milk of magnesia last night, which IMO works miracles. Still feel pretty s**t today though, had to drag myself to work.

Hope you feel better soon.

WSM · 06/02/2004 09:29

We've nothing in the house for it. I could've sworn we had immodium at one point but it must've got chucked away. Am not a driver so will have to drag my sweaty, leaking form to Tesco which is a 30 min round trip YUCK !

At least I'm at home, feel sorry for you in work Northerner. At least it's Friday

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musica · 06/02/2004 09:34

WSM - drink plenty of water and have some gentle food like mince and mashed potato. No curries...!

Immodium is by far the best thing, so if you can get out, I'd recommend it.

Poor you!

WSM · 06/02/2004 09:39

Thanks musica, I'll give it a whirl

Poor old DH had to do all the parenting last night, for all 3 kids. He had to bath DD and get her creams applied (dry skin), put her in her pjs, make and give her some milk, brush her teeth and put her to bed. He also had to make make tea for him and the other 2 older kids, get them in the bath and sort out their school uniforms and bags for the morning. Usually we are pretty 50/50 in normal circumstances. He was knackered by the time he got to bed !

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Evita · 06/02/2004 09:54

WSM, I've got it too. Felt really sick all day yesterday - did it make you sick or are you more affected in the toilet department? (never too much information for me!!)

Hope you feel better soon.

Northerner · 06/02/2004 10:15

My dh did all the parenting last night too! Had to praise him afterwards as if he were a 5 year old!

I know loads of people with a dose of the 'Nothern Lights' - must be something in the air!

GeorginaA · 06/02/2004 12:07

Sounds like the bug I had a couple of weeks ago - probiotics did seem to help settle things down a bit but I did feel very weak and wibbly for a good week afterwards

Hope you feel better soon. If you need anything from Tescos or town just give me a ring - am happy to help.

CountessDracula · 06/02/2004 12:29

Poor you WSM - I gather there is a horrible bug around, sorry you've got it


dinosaur · 06/02/2004 12:37

If it is any consolation, I had a horrid stomach bug in late Winter last year, but on the upside, I lost half a stone, and kept it off for most of the year (until I got pregnant and started eating for two!).

Nicksie · 06/02/2004 12:47

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WSM · 06/02/2004 16:20

I was furtively (well you would wouldn't you?!)comparing the ingredients lists for Immodium & Tesco's own version and found that the active ingredients lists were exactly the same, with the same quantities so I assume that the generic Tesco version is just as effective as immodium but will make me £1 richer ?! Plumped for the cheapo version in the end.

Evita - I feel a bit queasy but i think that has more to do with the fact that my bowels are all over the shop than any likelihood of vomiting, IYSWIM. You know when it's bad when you can taste your bowels on your breath Have barely been separated from my toothbrush and mouthwash over the last couple of days !!

Really didn't realise that there was a bug going round, nomally news gets round pretty fast what with primary schools being a hothouse of germs and the like. Kids seem to have avoided it so far, miraculously (touch wood).

Georgina - Thanks for the offer online and also your call earlier, it's ever so kind of you. Like I said I should be the one running around for you, not the other way around !!!

To all of you who are suffering, you have my sympathy and am sending rapid recovery vibes out in their dozens

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GeorginaA · 06/02/2004 16:45

"Like I said I should be the one running around for you, not the other way around !!!"

Absolutely rubbish - I'm in the "energetic" middle trimester (apparently!!) and you're ill! I know how miserable that bug is as I only had it a couple of weeks ago! I also have a car so it's easy enough. Please, please don't stand on ceremony or "oughts" - if you need anything give me a call. It'll make me feel useful and it'll give you the space to recover

WSM · 06/02/2004 16:46

Thank you

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magnum · 06/02/2004 16:48

my tummys been really rumbling this afternoon. Feel okay at moment, but is that how it starts?? Hope you lot feel better soon.

Posey · 06/02/2004 20:47

Oh theres a bug going around is there? I really feel very sorry for you all if its the same one as ds has got. He's only 13m and this is his first illness. Poor mite doesn't know whats hit him
Big time runs, puking, high temperature...
(Just hope dd doesn't get it, she's being filmed for a thing on channel5 at school on Monday.)
Anyway, what do you recommend? He's not eating, just breastfeeding, Calpol, baths to cool him down and clean him up. Anything else I should be doing?

Well get better soon everyone. Hope it doesn't last too long

WSM · 06/02/2004 21:10

Sounds like you are doing your absolute best Posey, hope your little man improves soon. If it helps I've found that almost 36 hours in my runs etc has settled. I'm still rumbly and running hot and cold but nowhere near as bad as I was last night.

Unfortunatley the 'rumblies' is just the beginning, magnum mate

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GeorginaA · 06/02/2004 21:19

Glad you're feeling a bit better, WSM.

My top tip: get dh to do the major childcare this weekend and SLEEP LOTS! I really thought the amount I slept meant I wouldn't be able to sleep at night, but I was so wiped out from the bug I ended up doing a mammoth sleepathon for about 2 days!

Either that, or just use it as an excuse to lock yourself in the bedroom for the weekend and watch crap telly

WSM · 06/02/2004 21:24

Would love to Georgina but DH came home early with the rumblies and pebble-dashed the ensuite

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WSM · 06/02/2004 21:25

Time to don my nurses uniform....

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GeorginaA · 06/02/2004 21:25

BAH... where's the fun in being ill if your dh tries to outdo you in the lurgy stakes?!

WSM · 06/02/2004 21:28

He is the king of minor illness !

Have got to brave town tomorrow, DD needs new shoes and we've lots of other bits and bobs to do. No rest for the wicked, eh ?

Any plans for the weekend ?

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GeorginaA · 06/02/2004 21:31

Town on a Saturday isn't fun at the best of times (although that could just be me - think I was a hermit in a former life )

I'm being whisked away somewhere tomorrow and dh won't tell me where. Except that we have to stay overnight at the inlaws and I need to dress smart casual.

SMART CASUAL?! I have TWO maternity outfits in total - how am I supposed to dress smart casual?!

WSM · 06/02/2004 21:33

Lol ! Hopefully it is a nice surprise

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GeorginaA · 06/02/2004 21:35

Me too I am a tad excited - although I'm hopeless when it comes to surprises... I want to know NOW but I'd be horribly disappointed if he took my protestations at face value and gave in and told me...

WSM · 06/02/2004 21:36

That's a total womans thing, it's our perogative. We are expected to be cryptic and mysterious, keeps them guessing.

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