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What is the difference between anorexia and the rumination syndrome?

What is the difference between anorexia and the rumination syndrome?

Distinct Disorders: Anorexia is an eating disorder characterized by an irrational fear of gaining weight. Rumination syndrome is characterized by effortless regurgitation of most meals following consumption. While anorexics will sometimes induce vomiting, ruminators can vomit without effort. Both disorders can cause significant medical, emotional, and social problems with a better prognosis for ruminators. ...Read more

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I'm 24, have severe rumination syndrome. I had a nissen fundoplication in February and am already having extreme regurgitation. Is there anything?

I'm 24, have severe rumination syndrome. I had a nissen fundoplication in February and am already having extreme regurgitation. Is there anything?

Ask treating doctor: Asking your treating doctor is the most reasonable way to go since s/he knows more and better about your individual conditions than anyone online. But, to get a further glimpse of rumination syndrome, read article in http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/rumination-syndrome/basics/definition/CON-20037142. More on life reality? Go to http://formefirst.com/Basics-SelfImprovement.html. ...Read more

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I have Rumination Syndrome and I'd like to know what should I do to get rid of it, as I read that there is a lack of awareness on this among doctors?

I have Rumination Syndrome and I'd like to know what should I do to get rid of it, as I read that there is a lack of awareness on this among doctors?

See answer: Suggest you see a GI doctor for guidance. My search showed Rumination Syndrome to be a rare under-diagnosed chronic motility disorder which is often confused with eating disorders, acid reflux etc. Biofeedback and relaxation techniques have been effective. Ask your pcp for a referral. Bring any diagnostic tests, treatments tried and results with you. I hope this helps. ...Read more

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How do you address excessive ruminations on your own? I do it a lot especially about the past. Try to rearrange the past to make the present better.

How do you address excessive ruminations on your own? I do it a lot especially about the past. Try to rearrange the past to make the present better.

Rearrange the past?: Excessive ruminations sounds like it could be ocd -- and trying to rearrange the past is bound to fail. Practicing being in the present may help a lot more. If you don't want to work with a psychologist or other therapist, you could try "the ocd workbook: your guide to breaking free from obsessive compulsive disorder." http://tinyurl.Com/lajypae good luck. ...Read more

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Where can I find a copy of the anger rumination scale?

Where can I find a copy of the anger rumination scale?

ARS scales: You can google the words and purchase the test online. Will cost u @14 dollars. ...Read more

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What does a score f 100 in the rumination subscale mean?

What does a score f 100 in the rumination subscale mean?

Scale is 0 - 100: Rumination is what animals do when they burp food back up to chew it again...The same as when we mull over thoughts again after a situation is over with. Rumination is pleasant for some animals some of the time, and it's useful for some people some of the time. But burping up food after you've eaten it can get to be a mess and require meds, and so can dwelling on things that happened in the past. ...Read more

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What does it mean when I get a 37 on a rumination subscale

What does it mean when I get a 37 on a rumination subscale

Scale is 0 - 100: Rumination is what animals do when they burp food back up to chew it again...The same as when we mull over thoughts again after a situation is over with. Rumination is pleasant for some animals some of the time, and it's useful for some people some of the time. But burping up food after you've eaten it can get to be a mess and require meds, and so can dwelling on things that happened in the past. ...Read more

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What does it mean if I got a 37 in the rumination subscale?

What does it mean if I got a 37 in the rumination subscale?

Depends on the test: There are a number of tests to look at a person's rumination. The numbers make sense only if you know what the normal range is, and what the highs and lows mean when compared to the average population. If one's score means he is ruminating a lot more that his friends and relatives are, then he is likely thinking about things way too much (such as thinking about that #37 all day long). ...Read more

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What exactly does it mean to score a 67 on the rumination subscale?

What exactly does it mean to score a 67 on the rumination subscale?

Scale is 0 - 100: Rumination is what animals do when they burp food back up to chew it again...The same as when we mull over thoughts again after a situation is over with. Rumination is pleasant for some animals some of the time, and it's useful for some people some of the time. But burping up food after you've eaten it can get to be a mess and require meds, and so can dwelling on things that happened in the past. ...Read more

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What does it mean to have a score of 97 on the rumination sub-scale?

What does it mean to have a score of 97 on the rumination sub-scale?

Scale is 0 - 100: Rumination is what animals do when they burp food back up to chew it again...The same as when we mull over thoughts again after a situation is over with. Rumination is pleasant for some animals some of the time, and it's useful for some people some of the time. But burping up food after you've eaten it can get to be a mess and require meds, and so can dwelling on things that happened in the past. ...Read more