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Can Overeating Cause Vomiting
It has been over a year now that I've been overeating and vomiting whenever I had eaten a bit more than I should! How can I let go of this bad habit?
U need to see U PCP: U need to see a psychiatrist for medication and therapy. ...Read more
>FewDays, MayBBulimia: Bulimia potential effects include significant damage to physical, emotional, mental, and life. Risks: protein insufficiency, electrolyte imbalance, fatigue, heart attack, stomach ulcers, tears in the esophagus from stomach acid, acid damaged teeth, severe constipation, slowed thinking, depression, loss of freedom in life, isolation, and shame. It is an addiction. Seek help! You can get well! ...Read more
M 35, 160. took usual AM meds 40 prozac 40 pantoprazole 150 Wellbutrin (bupropion) 24 hr Claritin D. threw up 30 min later from overeating last night. Take again?
It depends: Ultimately my decision would depend on whether or not you saw the medications when you threw up. None of these medications are life-sustaining and therefore if you were to skip a day, nothing would happen. If you were sure that you threw up the medication, you could retake the Wellbutrin (bupropion). The others can definitely wait a day. ...Read more
What do you mean?: "overeating" is best confronted with the help of a doctor. You may think you are overeating. But, in fact, you may not be. You have to work closely with a medical professional to understand what your actual caloric needs are, what your "ideal" weight is, and what your goals should be -- not what you think, or "feel, " they should be. ...Read more
Something Blue: Blue is not a physiologic color. Green, red, yellow and clear are typical. Blue is a primary color, as such there is no combination of bodily fluids that would appear truly blue. Therefore, your child is likely ingesting blue coloring from some source. Remember, blue food coloring is commonly in green, purple and black food coloring. ...Read more
Lactic acid: If you do strenuous exercises over a long period of time and do not allow sufficent time for an oxygen deficit to recover (anaerobic exercise). Lactic acid builds up in your system. There are under lying diseases that may also pre-dispose a person to vomiting after exercise. See your primary care doctor if persists. ...Read more
How often?: Vomiting is more likely to cause tooth erosions than cavities, although long term persistent vomiting will certainly contribute to tooth destruction and combined with poor oral hygiene and foods high in sugar content help speed the formation of cavities. An occasional episode of vomiting, especially if you thoroughly rinse out right afterwards, will have little detrimental effects. ...Read more
A million things: Where does one start listing things? It could be food poisoning, contaminated water, infection in any part of the body, Premenstrual syndrome, pregnancy, migraine headaches, Meniere's disease, riding a fast merry go around, motion sickness, wrong eyeglasses, side effects of medications....the list goes on and on. ...Read more
Allergies and GERD: The two most common causes is allergic rhinitis (seasonal allergies) and acid reflux (GERD). If you have runny nose and congestion, it's likely allergies. If you have heartburn and upset stomach it's likely GERD. Both of these conditions can be related to diet. Consider doing a 4 week elimination diet off dairy and gluten. ...Read more
Feel: Dyspepsia. Have pcp examine you. Watch what and how much you eat. Eat and live healthy. ...Read more
? blood: Blood would certainly cause this color, or something red you ate or drank. Get it evaluated if it is continuing. A dr. Can also check with a simple test if it is blood in your vomit, which would need to be evaluated asap. Good luck. ...Read more
Smoking: Nothing good comes from smoking. Inhalation of carcinogens from smoking causes an increased risk of cancer. Bronchitis and lung inflammation can occur from smoking, but would cause coughing of blood. In the unfortunate case that smoking would cause gastric or intestinal cancer or inflammation, than that may cause one to vomit blood. If you are vomiting blood, seek medical help immediately. ...Read more
Do you have diarrhea/loose stools also?
Most common cause is probably stomach flu (viral gastroenteritis).
How long as vomiting been going on?
If just for a few days, might be something you ate or a virus
other conditions can also cause nausea/vomiting. See a doc if you are having severe abdominal pain, not passing gas or stools, having bloody vomit, having severe headaches or can't drink well. ...Read more
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