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If I threw up my pain medication how long should I wait till I can take more?

If I threw up my pain medication how long should I wait till I can take more?

Depends!: If you threw up because of opioid-induced nausea you are taking too much or the wrong one. In either case talk to your doctor. It also depends on how long after you took the med and whether it is a immediate release or a sustained release compound. So you really need to talk to your doctor about these situations. ...Read more

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My daughter has a fever breathing heavy threw up once runny nose and a cough should I take her in or can I wait till tomorrow?

My daughter has a fever breathing heavy threw up once runny nose and a cough should I take her in or can I wait till tomorrow?

It depends: It depends on how old your child is, and how sick she seems to be acting. If you get the fever down a bit with tylenol (acetaminophen) or ibuprofen, and she perks up and feels better for a while, that's fairly reassuring that it isn't too serious. If you get the fever down and she still feels terrible, can't keep down fluids, or has more trouble breathing, take her to the doctor tonight. ...Read more

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How long does it take to digest food? My daughter threw up a pickle she ate 3 nights ago along with a ton of other stuff!

How long does it take to digest food? My daughter threw up a pickle she ate 3 nights ago along with a ton of other stuff!

Not normal: Food you eat will stay in stomach for about 3-4 hours or so then will go down to your small bowel etc. Some conditions like in diabetes, gastric emptying time can be longer if diabetes is affecting the nerve innervating the stomach. You can not throw something up from 3 nights ago, however. If you do, that means probably you have blockage that prevents the food came down completely. ...Read more

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How long does it take to digest a combination BC pill like Nortrel? I threw up 4 hours after taking it. Is it considered "missed"?

How long does it take to digest a combination BC pill like Nortrel? I threw up 4 hours after taking it. Is it considered "missed"?

Emptying time: In general, 50% of stomach contents are emptied in about an hour after ingestion. So it is unlikely that the pill was vomited 4 hours later. So I would not count today as a "missed" day. ...Read more

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How long does it take your body to recover after making yourself throw up?

How long does it take your body to recover after making yourself throw up?

Bulemia?: Are you tlaaking of one time throwing up or do u try to throw up regularly? If u are bulemic, u need to seek help asap. Talk to ur doc. ...Read more

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How long does it take to become bulimia? If someone tells a 14 year old that she is fat one time, can she turn into a bulimia at that second and go throw up and could the child loose 5 lbs because she thrown up?How long does it take to become bulimia can

How long does it take to become bulimia? If someone tells a 14 year old that she is fat one time, can she turn into a bulimia at that second and go throw up and could the child loose 5 lbs because she thrown up?How long does it take to become bulimia can

Bulimia : Bulimia is part of a spectrum of eating disorders. Unlike anorexia, in which the person does not eat an adequate amount of food, bulimic patients eat more normally but then force themselves to vomit to avoid absorbing the calories. Some people also abuse laxatives in an attempt to make the nutrients "pass through" their system to avoid absorbing the calories. In all cases, the end result is malnutrition, which can be extremely damaging. A bulimic patient will also damage his or her esophagus and teeth (because of acids from the stomach) and can get lung infections from getting vomit into the airways. No one becomes bulimic as the result of a single comment, though one comment might push a person toward an eating disorder if the tendency was already there or if other factors were also causing emotional distress. This is not an isolated issue, but one simply one part of a person's overall environment and condition. Furthermore, one does not treat bulimia simply by saying, "don't do that anymore." instead, it takes counseling that addresses the patient's overall health and outlook, as well as his or her social environment. Bulima and anorexia are not safe or effective ways to control weight. And, no, throwing up one time (or a dozen times) will not reduce a person's weight by 5 pounds. Weight loss requires a healthy diet and a healthy amount of exercise. This girl should see her doctor and discuss with him or her a healthy program of weight loss. She should also let him know if she is thinking about or has used vomiting as a form of weight loss. It's not something to be ashamed of, and if the doctor knows about it, he or she can establish an overall treatment plan that is safer, more effective, and which better encompasses the psychosocial issues the child is facing. ...Read more

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If you throw up shortly after taking medicine, do you take it again or wait for the next dose... Just took Macrobid & proplythiouracil. Morning sickne?

If you throw up shortly after taking medicine, do you take it again or wait for the next dose... Just took Macrobid & proplythiouracil. Morning sickne?

Depends: If you visibly can identify the pills you initially took in your emesis(vomit) then it wouldn't be unreasonable to take another dose, but if you can't identify the pill(s), be careful, with taking extra. If you are really concerned just touch base with your prescribing physician. ...Read more