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Diarrhoea and vomiting
« on: December 23, 2010, 12:10:51 pm »
I have been having a very bad week, as per title which I really don’t want to go into major details about.
Started Sunday morning, thought I was ok on Tuesday evening so went into work Wednesday, I wasn’t. On my ride home I threw up and I am off work again today. It’s not nearly as bad as it has been but it’s still bad enough.
I am considering risking a trip to Boots to try to find something medicinal to ease my symptoms. What suggestions does the panel have? 

Re: Diarrhoea and vomiting
« Reply #1 on: December 23, 2010, 12:12:28 pm »
Norovirus a.k.a. Winter Vomiting Bug.

Norovirus Infections - NHS Choices

(Probably, I'm not a doctor...)
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Re: Diarrhoea and vomiting
« Reply #2 on: December 23, 2010, 12:25:08 pm »
Lots of sachets of rehydration stuff, and some balsam bogroll.

Then comfort food, chicken soup, whatever you can bear to eat. 

D&V is self-limiting, and clears after a few days - 4-5 days of spray-at-both-ends hell, usually.  It's preposterously contagious so boil the whole house in bleach.  Expect to take about as long again to get your strength back.
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Re: Diarrhoea and vomiting
« Reply #3 on: December 23, 2010, 12:43:18 pm »
Seems very similar to the symptoms in the video, bloated stomach, aching limbs etc though that part seemed to pass quite quickly.
I tried the tomatoe soup thing when I hadnt eaten for a day, then it came....
Looks like I will stick with the fruit juice for now

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Re: Diarrhoea and vomiting
« Reply #4 on: December 23, 2010, 12:57:55 pm »
Make sure any fruit juice is well diluted.

Get further advice from a pharmacist rather than just picking something off the shelf yourself.
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Re: Diarrhoea and vomiting
« Reply #5 on: December 23, 2010, 02:08:05 pm »
Half strength Isostar/Gatorade/Lucozade Sport is more palatable than Dioralyte and easier to take in adult quantities.
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Consider half-strength fruit and vegetable juices.

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Re: Diarrhoea and vomiting
« Reply #6 on: December 23, 2010, 02:11:17 pm »
Warm is easier than cold, IME, too.  Make it hot and let it cool. :thumbsup:
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Re: Diarrhoea and vomiting
« Reply #7 on: December 23, 2010, 07:49:41 pm »
I sent 2_Flat_Erics out to get me some fresh soup and bread from the CoOp about 4 hours ago and I have been fine, untill now  :(
Xmas is slowly dropping off the horizon  :(

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Re: Diarrhoea and vomiting
« Reply #8 on: December 23, 2010, 08:11:44 pm »
As others have said, keep hydrated. Hope you're back in the world of the living soon! Most important wash your hands, wash your hands, wash your hands! Sanitise absolutely everything you touch. You might consider buying some hand sanitising wipes/fluid for both of you to use.


As an aside, Norovirus is unpleasant, but not a patch on C-Diff. C-Diff damned near killed me and left me two stones lighter in the space of ten days in hospital on a drip with renal shutdown and a BP of 80/40.

Re: Diarrhoea and vomiting
« Reply #9 on: December 23, 2010, 08:31:46 pm »
You have my complete sympathy.

I am an emitophobe. As such, my methods to avoid Norovirus stray well into the OCD territory.

Never put anything in your mouth that you can't verify the cleanliness of.
Never eat out in places that might attract problems.
Wash your hands. A lot.
Avoid people (if you can).

Those of us who play this out as part of their mental health inevitably life restricted lives.

Hope you get better soon, and don't live in (irrational) dread of NV.

Re: Diarrhoea and vomiting
« Reply #10 on: December 24, 2010, 03:19:49 pm »
Good news, I had a trouble free evening/night and so far today everything is fine.
I also feel more with it  :)
Thanks all