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nolabear

(41,959 posts)
Tue Nov 28, 2023, 12:37 AM Nov 2023

Anyone else here had Norovirus? HOLY MOLEY--it's horrible!

The kids and grandkids had it before Thanksgiving and we thought they were all past it, but it has mowed us down. I’m finally crawling back to the light after three “eventful” days, but Mr. Bear just got into the violent part. I’ve heard there have been cruise ship epidemics. I cannot imagine.

Yes, it’s a sympathy plea. I feel like I’ve been beaten.

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Anyone else here had Norovirus? HOLY MOLEY--it's horrible! (Original Post) nolabear Nov 2023 OP
Yikes! Hope everyone gets well and feels better soon Walleye Nov 2023 #1
Not sure that I have. 2naSalit Nov 2023 #2
Vibes for swift recovery and complete healing for all of you. niyad Nov 2023 #3
caliciviruses are nasty, they cause vinterkraksjuka (Swedish winter vomiting and shitting disease) Celerity Nov 2023 #4
Is this a Swedish thing? LOL LeftInTX Nov 2023 #6
the name is, but the disease is not only found in Sweden Celerity Nov 2023 #14
Yes! Lunabell Nov 2023 #5
Thanks. I know the kids had no idea it was still contagious. nolabear Nov 2023 #10
Yikes! Roy Rolling Nov 2023 #7
Yes. I was saved by ginger ale. LisaM Nov 2023 #8
Yep. Still my go-to on Day 3 nolabear Nov 2023 #11
Yes. Last spring. Truly awful and my doc said Tomconroy Nov 2023 #9
My goal is to stay hydrated and ride it out. nolabear Nov 2023 #12
My memory is kind of vague at this point but I think Tomconroy Nov 2023 #13
Is this where you are spewing out of both ends at the same time? beaglelover Nov 2023 #15
That's the one. It's over now but I still feel like death. nolabear Nov 2023 #16
Yeah, I had that one time. It took a couple of days for it to stop and then a week until I felt normal again. beaglelover Nov 2023 #20
Yes. Sickest I've ever been. yardwork Nov 2023 #17
I hesitate to post this, but it does introduce a new word... Lars39 Nov 2023 #18
ROTFL! Thanks. It wasn't food poisoning but appreciate the laugh. nolabear Nov 2023 #19
Poor you, I've had it before and it sucks. Elessar Zappa Nov 2023 #21
Damn right it's horrible ironflange Nov 2023 #22
nolabear..... Upthevibe Nov 2023 #23
Thank you. I'm still on crackers and ginger ale. nolabear Nov 2023 #25
Was there a vaccine for it? I got 3 vaccines in September- Covid, Pneumonia, and I forget the other one. Thanks. debm55 Nov 2023 #24
No. This one has no vaccine. You probably got RSV. nolabear Nov 2023 #26
Darn, thank you. I hope you are feeling better soon. debm55 Nov 2023 #28
Thanks. It's finally almost gone. nolabear Nov 2023 #30
Had the first wave 12yrs ago and still talk about it. blm Nov 2023 #27
Same. It took forever to get rid of it. nt spooky3 Nov 2023 #29
Yes and because I MissB Nov 2023 #31

Celerity

(43,304 posts)
4. caliciviruses are nasty, they cause vinterkraksjuka (Swedish winter vomiting and shitting disease)
Tue Nov 28, 2023, 02:25 AM
Nov 2023

Last edited Tue Nov 28, 2023, 03:48 AM - Edit history (1)

you become a fire hydrant shooting 2 streams, one from each end, often at the same time, and often quiet violently (as in paint the walls if you arrive too late to the loo)

Celerity

(43,304 posts)
14. the name is, but the disease is not only found in Sweden
Tue Nov 28, 2023, 03:47 AM
Nov 2023

Noroviruses (what the OP is talking about) are a genera in the family of Caliciviridae

Vinterkräksjuka can be caused by either noroviruses or sapoviruses (another genera in the family of Caliciviridae)

Lunabell

(6,078 posts)
5. Yes!
Tue Nov 28, 2023, 02:33 AM
Nov 2023

And you can get it again. Disinfect and quarantine from your family, if possible. Y'all can pass it back and forth. Even after you recover, you can get it again.

About 10 years ago we had an outbreak in the nursing home I worked at. Nurses had it. Patients had it. All staff had it. We had to close down admissions and all affected nurses had to manditorily stay off from work for 24 hours after symptoms abated. Then, we all had to pitch in, even the front office staff, including the facility administrator, to disinfect the whole building. It took about 2 weeks for a full recovery for all.

Ugh, bless your heart it's awful! Both ends all at once. I sat on the "throne" for an hour. Holding a bag over my mouth while, well, you know.

Take care. Drink pedialyte or watered down gatorade, even if it makes you get sick. Chicken broth and soda crackers when you can keep stuff down. If you have zofran or phenergan on hand, use them. And keep your hands washed.

I hope you're better soon. It usually takes 2 days to get better if your immune system is healthy.

nolabear

(41,959 posts)
10. Thanks. I know the kids had no idea it was still contagious.
Tue Nov 28, 2023, 03:26 AM
Nov 2023

Those were good mashed potatoes, though.

LisaM

(27,801 posts)
8. Yes. I was saved by ginger ale.
Tue Nov 28, 2023, 03:07 AM
Nov 2023

It was absolutely terrible. Luckily I had a two liter bottle of ginger ale because it was the only thing I could keep down for about 36 hours. It was right before a family wedding, too.

nolabear

(41,959 posts)
11. Yep. Still my go-to on Day 3
Tue Nov 28, 2023, 03:28 AM
Nov 2023

I’m not actively sick now but darned if I can bear the thought of food.

All those leftovers wasted…

 

Tomconroy

(7,611 posts)
9. Yes. Last spring. Truly awful and my doc said
Tue Nov 28, 2023, 03:19 AM
Nov 2023

That if you get it there is nothing that can be done. You just have to ride it out. I'm trying to block the memory of it but I think it lasted about a week. After the first few days though there isn't a lot more that can come out.

 

Tomconroy

(7,611 posts)
13. My memory is kind of vague at this point but I think
Tue Nov 28, 2023, 03:35 AM
Nov 2023

It came in two waves. Good luck.
You will survive but it sure is no fun.

nolabear

(41,959 posts)
16. That's the one. It's over now but I still feel like death.
Tue Nov 28, 2023, 05:41 PM
Nov 2023

It’s been a trip for all of us who got it.

beaglelover

(3,466 posts)
20. Yeah, I had that one time. It took a couple of days for it to stop and then a week until I felt normal again.
Tue Nov 28, 2023, 06:39 PM
Nov 2023

Keep hydrated and good luck!

yardwork

(61,588 posts)
17. Yes. Sickest I've ever been.
Tue Nov 28, 2023, 06:06 PM
Nov 2023

I'm glad you're feeling better. Three days is about right. Three days of hell.

Elessar Zappa

(13,964 posts)
21. Poor you, I've had it before and it sucks.
Tue Nov 28, 2023, 07:15 PM
Nov 2023

You have my sympathy. I’m going on a cruise next week and I’m going to be liberal with the handwashing and sanitizer. I still might get it.

Upthevibe

(8,035 posts)
23. nolabear.....
Wed Nov 29, 2023, 12:06 AM
Nov 2023

Yes....On the evening of 4/29 (this year) I wasn't feeling well. Then, when I woke up the next day on 4/30 I felt worse than I ever had in my life (except when I got food poisioning 12 years ago but that only lasted a couple of days).

I was in bed for an entire week. I just drank water and alka seltzer the whole time. I didn't leave my bed (except to go to the restroom as things were coming out both ends). Thank God I had crackers on hand.

MAJOR healing vibes to you....

nolabear

(41,959 posts)
25. Thank you. I'm still on crackers and ginger ale.
Wed Nov 29, 2023, 12:20 AM
Nov 2023

But I am crawling my way up. Others in the family have had it worse. Crazy!

debm55

(25,160 posts)
24. Was there a vaccine for it? I got 3 vaccines in September- Covid, Pneumonia, and I forget the other one. Thanks.
Wed Nov 29, 2023, 12:20 AM
Nov 2023

nolabear

(41,959 posts)
26. No. This one has no vaccine. You probably got RSV.
Wed Nov 29, 2023, 12:23 AM
Nov 2023

For some reason the respiratory ones seem to have more vaccines. I might be imagining that.

blm

(113,043 posts)
27. Had the first wave 12yrs ago and still talk about it.
Wed Nov 29, 2023, 12:33 AM
Nov 2023

Worst flu we ever had. After effects - fatigue and loss of appetite - lasted about 2mths.

MissB

(15,805 posts)
31. Yes and because I
Wed Nov 29, 2023, 07:50 AM
Nov 2023

am both a wimp and have good medical insurance, I went to the ER. They hooked me up with enough meds that I no longer was simultaneously puking and, well, pooping.

Highly recommend that route if it’s an option. Made me more comfy.

Dh had it, and despite my best countermeasures (cleaning constantly, everything), I got it. Do not recommend catching it if you can avoid it.

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