Stomach Problems

  1. Since I was very little I have had really bad stomach problems. We're talking, vomiting becase i was nervous or scared or stressed out. I vomit if I eat something to sweet, salty, spicey, oily, ect.

    I went to the doctor and he did the scope thing, and couldnt find what was wrong with my stomach. He put me on a medication called Protonix for acid reflex. But all it does is keep me from vomiting. That really makes things worse, because if my stomach hurts that bad, it really helps alot to............get what ever is in my stomach out.:uhoh21:

    But I was just wondering if anyone knows someone like me, and knows what they do to help their "problem"

    Any help would be great, thank you
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  2. 17 Comments

  3. by   delirium
    Warning: this post will be straight up disgusting.

    Ok, now that I've posted my little disclaimer: Megan, my little sister and I have just the same problem.
    I vomit all the time... if I'm scared, angry, nervous, stressed. Just about any emotion can trigger stomach upset and 9 times out of 10 that is followed by vomiting. I don't have gerd or any physiological stomach problem that can be identified, its more like an emotional thing.
    My sister is the same way.
    Just a few months ago, it was a little out of control. Every time I coughed, sneezed, or did anything else that requires a little propulsive action from the abdomen, I would vomit. I remember once I choked on a piece of something during dinner and ended up vomiting my whole dinner.
    Its not pleasant.
    Anyway, that's when I decided to talk to the doc about it and had a series of tests run. Well, they couldn't find anything and the doc suggested that I had vomited so much, my body was used to it, sort of like a bulimic. Now its a reflex. So now I make a conscious effort to keep food down (eat saltines slowly, drink sips of coke... coke always helps to settle my stomach) rather than vomit all the time.
    Anyway, I don't know if that helped you or not. I would also pay close attention to the foods that cause you stomach upset (because it sounds as if your issues are at least partly food-related) and avoid them.
    Hope you feel better soon.
  4. by   Cowgirl
    Thank you very much Rebecca!
  5. by   delirium
    You're welcome, Megan. I hope I didn't gross you out before breakfast.
    :roll
  6. by   Cowgirl
    lol! Well, I think I am going to go back to just eating fruit and vegi's. I did that for a long time (just didnt eat meat) and it seemed to help alot with the food part. The stressed and scared part I cant help. I babysit all day long, so the stressed part just doesnt go away, lol! and I get really scared at test time and things like that, so with school about to start, that isnt helping any. Thank you agian
  7. by   OBNURSEHEATHER
    Well Megan, if the tests you've had indicate nothing, then I would also have to say it is emotional in nature. I encourage you to work on finding out what foods are worse, and stay away from those. And also do what Rebecca suggested, "retraining" if you will, yourself to eat and keep it down.

    I wouldn't let it go though Megan. As a recovering anorexic/bulemic, I can attest first hand to the toll constant vomiting takes on your digestive tract, heart, and teeth.

    Heather
  8. by   Cowgirl
    Thank you Heather
  9. by   live4today
    Cowgirl......((((((((((hugs)))))))))) Sorry to hear you aren't feeling your utmost best. I agree with Heather and MsPurp......just watch what you eat, how fast you eat it, chew your food slowly and well.....don't swallow gulps of food.....don't drink while you eat, wait until you are done eating before you drink something....stop eating at least two hours before bedtime to let your food digest good and to calm your stomach and settle the acids floating around in your digestive tract before lying down for the night. One thing that always settles my stomach is cooked white rice with boiled chicken breast in it. It works well on our doggie, too, when he has an upset stomach. Try it.....it might help ya. :kiss
  10. by   delirium
    Aww, Renee... that reminds me of the time my poor doggie had gastroenteritis.
    I fed her cooked white rice with boiled hamburger in it. It really helped her.
    After that hefty vet bill, I made sure she never got kung pao chicken out of the trash again.
  11. by   live4today
    Originally posted by MsPurp
    Aww, Renee... that reminds me of the time my poor doggie had gastroenteritis.
    I fed her cooked white rice with boiled hamburger in it. It really helped her.
    After that hefty vet bill, I made sure she never got kung pao chicken out of the trash again.
    kung pao chicken is my hubby's favorite, but bad on the doggie's stomach. poor baby. :kiss
  12. by   delirium
    I love it too, the hotter, the better.
    But my Asian friend got me hooked on yat gaw mein, which is like noodle soup with veggies in it. Its great, very soothing. And it won't kill the dog if she gets into it.
    Jessie used to never get in the trash. Now we have Mercedes, the beagle, and she smells EVERYTHING. She seems to have recruited Jessie into her evil scheme and now I can't go to bed without securely tying and TAKING OUT the trash.
  13. by   OBNURSEHEATHER
    Originally posted by MsPurp

    Jessie used to never get in the trash. Now we have Mercedes, the beagle, and she smells EVERYTHING. She seems to have recruited Jessie into her evil scheme and now I can't go to bed without securely tying and TAKING OUT the trash.
    Poor baby! Sniffin through the trash was probably how she survived for so long. Old habits die hard....

    Heather
  14. by   Cowgirl
    Thank you so much Renee! You reminded me about something also. The doctor told me that my stomach wasnt digest right. When I would vomit, there would be food that I had eaten several days before. And it's at the point that yo can still see where i chewed up up and everyting. Anywho, thats all he said. LOL! By the way, sorry if this makes any one sick, hearing about this! I have to talk about it alot (doc's) so it doesnt bother me!?!? heheheheh!

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