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Stephen333 said on 28 December 2012

This is the first time I've had anything like this. It came on around 3pm on Christmas Day and I came out in a cold sweat and felt a bit faint. I wanted to be sick but nothing happened at first, even when I tried to induce it. After a short while the vomiting started of its own accord. Although it was uncomfortable, it was a relief to at least get something out of my system. I decided to keep a bowl beside me at all times. The vomiting was followed by diarrhoea. I phoned NHS Direct and was given some very good advice. For 24 hours I had drunk only water but was told that I should try eating some food even if I didn't feel like it. They suggested things like bread, pasta and potatoes. They also said that its best not to take diarrhoea capsules but to let it run its course (after all, the body needs to expel the poisons). What the experts say about the virus only lasting two days is true and I feel back to normal already, which is a relief. An interesting experience, but not one I'd like to go through again!