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Comment from: feel sick, 55-64 Female (Patient) Published: January 06

Starting feeling upset stomach and sick feeling which increased to having to lie down and moan and then starting violent vomiting all on first day. During the night I had horrible sickness that made me fall on floor in bathroom and crawl to the commode, hair fell in commode, trying to vomit but diarrhea came out instead all over floor and myself and finally able to get up and shower. Felt better next day but queasy. On third day thought was better but not up to par. Then on fourth day (today) have constant diarrhea and stomach cramps and sick feeling. Will it ever end? Very contagious, other family members affected.

Comment from: 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: December 21

Day 1: I awakened at 3 a.m. with extreme nausea and abdominal pain. At 6 a.m. I had 4 bouts of diarrhea and then vomiting. I vomited 13 times most of it bile. I was unable to keep sips of water down without vomiting. Day 2: Continued to vomit bile with a little blood. I could not keep any water down. Extreme nausea and abdominal pain. Unable to stand, very faint and dizzy. After vomiting 9 more times Day 2 I went to the ER. Treated for extreme dehydration, decreased potassium, nausea, and pain. Day 3: I was sent home with antiemetics and started clear liquids which I was able to keep down. I still had abdominal discomfort and some nausea with gas. Day 4: Still on clear liquids with abdominal discomfort. Day 5: Started BRAT diet which I so far have been able to keep down. I am still experiencing abdominal discomfort with a gassy feeling. This is the first day that I have been able to sit in a chair at the computer. This is, without a doubt, the most ill that I have been in my life.

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