A nasty 24 hour bug. …
Symptoms of norovirus infection
The symptoms of a norovirus infection usually start 24-48 hours after becoming infected, although they can start after as few as 12 hours.
The first symptom is usually a sudden onset of nausea, which is followed by projectile vomiting and watery diarrhoea. Some people may also have:
a raised temperature (over 38°C/100.4°F),
stomach cramps, or
Symptoms normally last 12-60 hours but most people make a full recovery within two to three days. There are no long-lasting effects from having a norovirus infection.
The severe vomiting and diarrhoea caused by the norovirus can lead to dehydration (a lack of fluid in the body).
Dehydration is more of a risk in the very young and the elderly. Symptoms of mild dehydration include:
dizziness or light-headedness,
dry mouth, lips and eyes,
dark, concentrated urine, and
passing only small amounts of urine (fewer than three or four times a day).
When you are severely dehydrated, you may experience more extreme symptoms such as dry, wrinkled-looking skin, an inability to urinate, a weak pulse and low level of conciousness.
Mild dehydration is common and can be easily reversed by drinking lots of fluids. However, severe dehydration can lead to serious complications and, in some cases, can be fatal. For more information, see Health A-Z: dehydration.
If you or your child have any of the symptoms of severe dehydration after catching a norovirus infection, seek medical attention as soon as possible.
After seeing an article about this illness in the Daily Telegraph I looked it up on our National Health server. It seems similar to what I had. With me the problem was chills. I couldn't get warm and rthe shivers were wracking me.
I could have got over it faster by drinking more and might have been saved the crappy bits because I had the thing "full-blown" by the time I got back from an interview. I was up late so I dissde my breakfast.
I didn't really feel like eating when I did late that night. Also I imagined that orange juice would be better for me than water and I'd run out of tea bags.
So I drank a carton and it had a foul aftertase. Next day I had the urine symptoms. Brown and urgent but not large quantities.
I couldn't get warm so had to stay in bed the only place I succeeded. This morning it seemed gone. I still have the muzziness and the queasy stomach. I've not eaten. Maybe if I leave it till Tuesday I'll get over it better.
I'm drinking hot water now. It tastes not that unlke the weak tea I have. Maybe I'll come out of this a winner. or maybe I'll just get better.
My back aches. My eyes are tired. I wish I could sleep. In a free country I'd dose myself with opiates and wake up when I'm better.