Yablo wrote:I went ahead and voted 'yes', but it needs qualification. I rarely vomit, but when I do it tends to be the most painful and violent thing to happen to me all year. It's generally also without warning. A few times, I've been totally fine, and watching television or reading a book when I got this odd feeling, and less than five seconds later, I could feel hot stomach contents splash against the backs of my eyes. Let me tell you, that is not a good feeling.
You have my sympathy - that's how it is for me too, except that I do get warning (a couple of hours of nausea). For most people vomiting seems to be unpleasant, but not much of an event, me: I've never
got drunk enough to have even the slightest risk of vomiting, because the thought of maybe vomiting is enough to put me off completely. Also, when I vomit due to norovirus or similar "stomach flu" I find it really hard to stay hydrated - it's a constant battle of sipping enough rehydration salts to get some absorbed, without sipping so much that it makes me vomit again. Getting that balance wrong has put me in the hospital for IV rehydration before* because as soon as I get slightly
dehydrated the vomiting gets worse, and then I'm in a basically unrecoverable-at-home downward spiral.
* As a side note - IV fluids when you are severely dehydrated feel amazing
. If any of you are doctors or nurses and you happen to be treating someone dehydrated - get them IV fluids like now
, because I don't know of any other intervention, save possibly pain relief, that gets somebody feeling better faster.