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Originally posted by Copefree:Now I feel like I have the flu this morning but apparently norovirus can cause similar symptoms.


Norovirus is what most people call "stomach flu". Influenza is a respiratory virus, not intestinal.


Yep Norovirus is making its rounds again. Lots of hand washing and sanitizing. If someone in your household gets it, it's quite likely a few more will.

Keep an extra trash can in the bathroom with its own bag. You don't want to have to make "choices"
 
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Ask your doc to call you in some Zofran ODT 4mg and it will make your life a lot less miserable.


Just got back from the doctor. They gave me 4mg of Zofran under the tongue at the office and sent in a prescription.


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I got it around 3:30am New Year's Eve morning. It sucks!!! I was sitting on the pot and felt the urge.....and luckily I was able to reach the waste basket or the floor would have been a mess!

Yesterday was the first day of really being able to eat solid food. My wife is just getting over it too.

This weekend is going to be our New Year's Eve and Day.......since we weren't able to eat any of the food in our overflowing refrigerator.


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Norovirus is airborne, as well as contact. People are actually puking the virus. Wikipedia has an informative article.
 
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I feel like I've taken a step backwards today. Yesterday I was feeling "slightly" better but today I feel terrible. Got 11 hours or sleep too. I just feel downright sick. And the diarrhea is really bad. Haven't thrown up anymore.

This sucks. Feels like the flu almost. Viruses suck.


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it hit my little on Saturday, my wife sunday night, and me Monday afternoon, today i finally feel part human.

No fun

Zofran saved me, thankfully we have a Nurse as a neighbor who had some.


 
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I feel like I've taken a step backwards today. Yesterday I was feeling "slightly" better but today I feel terrible. Got 11 hours or sleep too. I just feel downright sick. And the diarrhea is really bad. Haven't thrown up anymore.

This sucks. Feels like the flu almost. Viruses suck.
That is how my stomach flu was last year. Just as you think your immune system is winning, the viruses regroup and launch a new attack. Heck, that was how I caught it in the first place - my at the time gf thought she had been better for 12 hours, but an hour after dinner it was back with fever, vomiting, and diarrhea.



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It's making the rounds here, too.

I first had symptoms late last night, my wife early this morning.

Lying on the bathroom floor between 'rounds' feels really nice. Nothing else does.
 
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It's making the rounds here, too.

I first had symptoms late last night, my wife early this morning.

Lying on the bathroom floor between 'rounds' feels really nice. Nothing else does.


To add insult to injury, 24 hours of hourly poopsplosions combined with being weak, miserable and ill left me with, essentially, a nasty diaper rash.

If you get this, take care of yourself.
 
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^ sorry to hear that. Hang in there.

I'm happy to say that today I had two full meals. And I'm feeling much better. Tomorrow I should be back to 100%.

6 days of pure misery. But I (and my wife and daughter too) made it!!


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You can buy vinyl gloves, bleach wipes at any drug store.

Wipe everything down. EVERYTHING. countertops, faucets, tables. Make sure it is chlorine bleach wipes.

Never re-use the same dinnerware or drinking glass, make sure they get washed after each use.

Make sure everybody washes their hands with soap and water for at least one minute after going to the bathroom or being sick or before eating.

Don't use handtowels, buy a couple rolls of paper towels.

Caregivers should wear gloves when coming into contact with the sick.

Most noroviruses are due to improper hand-washing after coming into contact with stool.

Keep everybody in their rooms, make sure they aren't re-infecting each other. If they use the bathroom, go in with gloves on and wipe everything down. Toilet seats, sink, countertops.

https://www.cdc.gov/norovirus/...nting-infection.html


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Who has the right to the food? It ain't breakfast

 
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^ sorry to hear that. Hang in there.

I'm happy to say that today I had two full meals. And I'm feeling much better. Tomorrow I should be back to 100%.

6 days of pure misery. But I (and my wife and daughter too) made it!!


6 days! I'm so sorry.

I had 36 hours of misery and I was fine again. Very nasty time, but 6 days?!?
 
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