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Effects Of Self Induced Vomiting
Not sure.: This undoubtedly varies across people and depends in part on extent of vomiting. It's a bit like asking how many cigarettes are too many. In both cases, the answer is, the sooner you seek help, the more likely you are to get over the problem and avoide later complications. Trying to limit yourself to one self-induced vomiting a week is definitely not the answer. ...Read more
Many ways: Vomiting is a reflex designed to rid the body of toxic substances in the stomach or to empty the stomach if the body fears it will be too busy doing something important to waist energy on digestion at the moment.. If you are in pain you may hyperventilate which causes nausea and vomitting. This webpage will also help... http://www.myvmc.com/symptoms/nausea-and-vomiting-emesis/ ...Read more
How can i induce vomiting to myself safely? in case i eat something is not good for me or expired?
Not recommended.: We do not currently recommend inducing vomiting after eating expired or spoiled food. In the past syrup of ipecac was used, but it has been found to be in advisable. I would not recommend that you induce vomiting, just stop eating any food that you feel has gone bad. Good luck. ...Read more
I accidentally took 3 5-500mg of hyrdocodone. Im really scared that i might have od'd! I am a female, 5'8" 123lbs. Should i try to induce vomiting?
Call for ambulance: You need help call 911 now , speak to your family and let er handle the problem. ...Read more
NO!!!!: There is no longer any indication for emetics. They were once used in overdoses and poisonings, but there are way too many complications including injury to the esophagus, aspiration, and typically did not resolve the ingestion. Every er used to have ipecac to induce vomiting. That was removed years ago and is no longer used. ...Read more
No, but...: ... When you vomited, it is very possible that the acid irritated your esophagus. So if you are feeling heartburn symptoms now, it could be due to the vomiting which occurred. I would recommend a short course of acid reducers such as Zantac (ranitidine) twice a day or omeprazole once a day. If your symptoms are not gone in a week, consult your doctor. Good luck. ...Read more
Unnecessary: There are other agents that can do that, these specific chemical agents are called emetics. However at the risk of restricting information, i will say it is more important to know that any purging or vomiting induction is not healthy and it is best to talk to a psychiatrist or psychotherapist if you have trouble with it. ...Read more
Depends: Corrosive poisons like acids and lye should not be vomited out because they will erode the esophagus further on the reverse passage. Poisons like pills and toxins with no corrosive effect can be removed in part by induced vomiting. So it depends upon the substance ingested ...Read more
My husband drinks alcohol , unlimitedly but he never end up with vomiting. He never listens to anybody till he falls down.I want to induce vomiting pl?
Alclholism: Alcoholism is mainly an inherited problem with painful consequences mentally and medically to oneself and to the children who also will bear the gene. Those people have inborn excessive amount of enzymes to digest alcohol as soon as they drink it his body has too strong tolerance to alcohol. He surely is also severely mentally sick. Talk to his doctor to save him. He is too sick to be realistic. ...Read more
Unlikely: While illnesses with a fever can be associated with vomiting, like gastroenteritis or appendicitis, I am unaware of a physiologic mechanisim where fever would cause vomiting. With that said, if you are having fever and vomiting for more than a day, you should seek the care of a medical provider soon. ...Read more
Serotonin binds to the chemoreceptor zone in the area postrema to induce vomitting, is this true?
Med side effects?: This small protuberance in the 4th brain ventricle detects stimuli from the GI tract and peripheral receptors. It detects blood toxic substances and it is a center for vomit induction. Some studies have demonstrated the locations of serotonin-3 (5-HT3) receptors involved in initiating vomiting (emesis) were assessed by cutting visceral afferents or lesioning the area postrema. ...Read more
I have gastroparisis and now I do not vomit on my own. I have to induce sometimes or I am in major pain. I am seeing my GI next month. Any thoughts?
Gastroparesis: I assume you have no obstructing lesions in the outlet of your stomach and that you have true gastroparesis. There are medications such as Reglan (metoclopramide) or Erythromycin that may help. Until you see the gastroenterologist avoid fatty, greasy and oily foods which delay gastric emptying. Eat smaller meals and don't eat for a few hours before bedtime. ...Read more
Why do you want to vomit? If youre swallowing things you shouldn't - solvents or other poisonous stuff - break the habit. If you did, this answer won't come in time.
If there's a need to vomit most of the time our body just does that.
Can you make yourself vomit that way, probably. But if it's a frequent choice are you bulemic?
If so, psychotherapy is really important. ...Read more
Is it necessary to induce vomiting after a large orange seed is accidentally swallowed? Is there harm to the body or gall bladder?
Harmless: Rest easy a single orange seed will pass through your system without problems. ...Read more
I suspect I have a food borne illness. But I have no fever. And as much as I would like to vomit or use the toilet, neither one of those is happening. It's been about 40 hours since the first symptom of heartburn started. Should I ride it out or induce vo
Food Born Illness: Usually foodborne illnesses hit fairly rapidly. Vomiting is not going to really help you very much. Ride this one out. Probiotics may be helpful as well so pick up some of those at any drugstore and take them twice-daily for a couple of weeks. Things should get back to normal fairly soon. If not see your doctor. ...Read more
I broke a tooth on my upper denture and accidentally swallowed it. I tried to induce vomiting but wasn't able to. Having diverticuli, should I be concerned about it perferating?
If: If it was just a denture tooth it should work out all right in the end. ...Read more
Look here: http://www.umm.edu/patiented/articles/how_serious_bulimia_nervosa_without_serious_weight_loss_anorexia_000049_4.htm.Get a more detailed answer ›
I over ate, 1 meal 1700cal fast food. I'm thinking bout self induced vomit just 1 time, cuz I've been wkn so hd b4 this mistake. Is there other option?
Bulemia: Bad idea! Evidence shows this does not help for weight loss and will cause a number of other health problems, including tooth decay and erosion of esophagus. Better idea is to make meal last as long as possible, snacking on very low calorie foods for next 12 hours. Weight gain occurs over weeks, not one meal. Develop better eating habits and go for a walk to burn off some calories. Seek help. ...Read more
Hours before exam time I feel so tense,I vomit and shake I've tried to calm my self but its no use and this is affecting me badly during exam any help?
Meditation: Hours before an exam would not be a good time to take medications for anxiety. Meditation has been showed to be effective for handling anxiety, can be used anywhere and anytime, and can be learned easily. See if you can find a psychologist who could teach you this technique. Good luck. ...Read more
When I am under lots of stress i tend to make my self vomit for a couple of days and then i stop. Is this considered bulimia? How dangerous is it?
Bulimia: If you are vomitting to control weight it may point to bulimia but if you doing this for other reaons it would not be clear. In any event your manner of trying to treat stress will only add more stress in time. Try the anti anxiety app and consult a mental health professional who specializes in treating anxiety. Best wishes. ...Read more
Found a piece of melted plastic from a spatula in my food. Induced vomiting and am freaking out whether I ate some small pieces and how toxic it is!
Quit worrying: Small pieces of plastic from spatula are not toxic. It is food grade plastic, you can't digest it. You didn't consume enough to hurt you in anyway. ...Read more
Bit worried about all the POSSIBLE complications of finger induced vomiting. [Tried for 4 min, only acid, no vomit.] Chance of complic if I feel ok?
I induced vomiting after eating a lot of food while vomiting i felt a pain in my abdomen am i going to die ?
Binging/purging: Binging and purging is a dangerous eating disorder for many reasons, including electrolyte imbalance which could lead to heart arrhythmia and death, plus injuring your stomach and/or esophagus through repeated forced vomiting. We have seen people physically tear their esophagus or stomach, or have gastritis from this. Please get help from your doctor so that you can stop doing this to yourself. ...Read more
My three-year old daughter is vomiting yellow fluid but has no other symptoms. She's her normal self aside from the vomiting.
Gastroenteritis: If she is vomiting yellow but acting normally, no fever, irritability,or diarrhea she is most likely suffering from gastroenteritis. This is usually viral and self limited, ending in the vomiting going away and some diarrhea. Try to keep her hydrated with small, frequent amounts of gatorade or other electrolyte drinks. If she becomes very sleepy or can keep NOTHING down, she needs to see someone. ...Read more
I felt nauseated and induced vomiting. Heaved very hard before any came up. Towards the end there was a little red blood. Should i be concerned?
Mallory Weiss: Sounds like mallory weiss tear. This is usually a small tear the the junction of the esophagus and stomach. Usually self limited, bleeding stops on its own. But can sometimes be a real problem. Need to make sure you do not vomit again for the next several days. If you have continued bleeding see someone asap. ...Read more