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I've been dry heaving, as if I'm goibg to throw up when I wake up in the morning?

I've been dry heaving, as if I'm goibg to throw up when I wake up in the morning?

Nausea: It can be from acid reflux, smoking or post nasal drip. Depending on what other symptoms you have, the treatment differs. ...Read more

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Every morning I wake up at about the same time with the same nauseous feeling and then I end up dry heaving, sometimes throwing up. What could this be?

Every morning I wake up at about the same time with the same nauseous feeling and then I end up dry heaving, sometimes throwing up. What could this be?

If Female, preg test: If you are female & experiencing unexplained nausea, the 1st thing to do is check a pregnancy test. If that is negative (or doesn't apply to you) there are a lot possibilities, including peptic ulcers, & you will need to see your dr for an evaluation. ...Read more

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I woke up this morning and vomitted what smelt like feces. After the initial vomit it was bile and dry heaving. I'm not vomiting anymore but I do have a lot of cramping?

I woke up this morning and vomitted what smelt like feces. After the initial vomit it was bile and dry heaving. I'm not vomiting anymore but I do have a lot of cramping?

If worse go to ER: This is likely just a viral illness and the pains are cramping from vomiting. The stool smell is worrysome but since its resolved a small bowel obstruction is less likely if you belly gets distended firm and or painful to the touch go to the ER I would expect you to feel much better in the morning if viral. If this continues tomorrow am get examined ...Read more

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Every morning I will be suffering dry heaving when brushing my teeth. Sometimes after dinner, I feel the urge to vomit but there's nothing coming out.

Every morning I will be suffering dry heaving when brushing my teeth. Sometimes after dinner, I feel the urge to vomit but there's nothing coming out.

GI distress: See your Physician, Urgent Care, or a Gastroenterologist. May have, among other possible diagnosis, GERD, neurologic disorder, or other problem. Do you smoke, consume alcohol on a regular basis? You need a full evaluation. Please go now. ...Read more

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I wake up every morning with waves up nausea, dry heaving, and excess phlegm in my throat. Some mornings it's once or twice while others it's ongoing.

I wake up every morning with waves up nausea, dry heaving, and excess phlegm in my throat. Some mornings it's once or twice while others it's ongoing.

Could be: Post nasal drip. Drains at night. Then in am body tries to mobilize it. Cough. Vomit etc to get rid of it. Call your doc. Try some allergy meds may help. Elevate head of bed. All may help. Increase water. May help this the secretions. ...Read more

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I have been dry heaving, what do you think could cause this?

I have been dry heaving, what do you think could cause this?

Many causes: Dry heaving has many causes, but usually due to irritation of the stomach or upper small intestine-like alcohol, ulcers or infection, pancreatitis or gall bladder trouble. If there is any associated chest or arm pain, the heart or lungs can be the source- in which case you need to be seen right away ...Read more

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Please tell me what can cause dry heaving and nausea?

Please tell me what can cause dry heaving and nausea?

What causes nausea?: Nausea/vomiting may be gi-related (food poisoning, peptic disease, gastroparesis, due to biliary & pancreatic disease, gas/bloat syndrome, small bowel problems. Consider "central" causes: motion sickness, vertigo, migraine headache, brain problems (some very serious). Also, rule out infection (? Urinary tract), medication side effects, pregnancy, & even reaction to stress. See your doctor please. ...Read more

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Have an issue with gagging and dry heaving. Constantly have to chew a mint to keep the sensation controlled. Any idea on the cause?

Have an issue with gagging and dry heaving. Constantly have to chew a mint to keep the sensation controlled. Any idea on the cause?

See MD: Pregnant? Always to be considered, if you have been having sex. May have inflammation of stomach, ulcer, inflammation of esophagus, reflux of stomach content into esophagus. This is aggravated by mints, coffee, alcohol, some meds, fatty foods, and other factors. Could be another cause. Need to see md, get examined. ...Read more

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I had to menstrual periods last month and now I'm having nausea and dry heaving what could cause that?

Nausea: Nausea is what we can a "non-specific" symptoms. This means that it can be caused by very many different things. If you're concerned about pregnancy, run a home urine pregnancy test. If the nausea is from a pregnancy, the test will be positive. It's not possible to have pregnancy symptoms without the test being positive. Good luck. Feel free to ask more questions if you have any. Dr. C. ...Read more

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I've been dry heaving, nauseated & dizzy for a few days. I'm not prego. What could it be ive been stressed for about 5 months now could that cause it.?

I've been dry heaving, nauseated & dizzy for a few days. I'm not prego. What could it be ive been stressed for about 5 months now could that cause it.?

Maybe: Stress can cause nausea but it is unlikely that this would happen after 5 months. It sounds more like an inner ear problem. See your primary care provider, an ENT specialist, or urgent care clinic. It sounds like you are at risk for dehydration.Hope you feel better fast. ...Read more

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What is causing this horrible cough? It is a dry, heaving hard cough, along with chest painLaying down & mouth breathing seems to cause it to worsen.

What is causing this horrible cough? It is a dry, heaving hard cough, along with chest painLaying down & mouth breathing seems to cause it to worsen.

Shortness of breath: Dry cough and shortness of breath at your age group can be a sign of asthma as it is usually diagnosed in the 20's and 30's year old. Difficulty breathing and chest pain can also be due to heart diseases. I would recommend you see a local physician soon. If shortness of breath is severe, please go to the nearest ER. ...Read more

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Daily nausea and fatigue. I find myself gagging amd dry heaving at work and at night. Not pregnant. What are common causes for these in a 26 yr old?

Daily nausea and fatigue. I find myself gagging amd dry heaving at work and at night. Not pregnant. What are common causes for these in a 26 yr old?

Unusual to gag: You are otherwise healthy female 26 years old. You have daily gagging and nausea. It is unusual. Most common would be pregnancy or acute viral illness or allergy. Would repeat pregnancy test. If negative you can try allergy medicine like Claritin or benadryl (diphenhydramine). Try for a week. If you choose Benadryl (diphenhydramine) then no driving or heavy machinery. ...Read more

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6w5d pregnant, 2 days with symptoms weaker after several days of nausea/dry heaving and very tender breasts. Is this cause for concern?

6w5d pregnant, 2 days with symptoms weaker after several days of nausea/dry heaving and very tender breasts. Is this cause for concern?

Maybe: If you are able to keep fluids down you are ok. If you are vomiting everything and have lost weight during the pregnancy you may need to be admitted to the hospital for IV fluids. ...Read more

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Does hand foot mouth cause dry heaving?

Does hand foot mouth cause dry heaving?

Possibly: Hfm is a pattern illness that involves various viruses that attack the intestines and produce variable symptoms. This includes abdominal pain and cramps and for some may involve vomiting and diarrhea. Dry heaves fit into this pattern. The pattern is better known for the location of blisters that arise during the illness in hfm locations. ...Read more

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Is dry heaving is considered as dangerous problem? If so, what is the long term effect on dry heaving?

Is dry heaving is considered as dangerous problem? If so, what is the long term effect on dry heaving?

Yes: Heaving, with or without vomitus coming out of one's mouth, creates high pressures where the stomach meets the esophagus (the tube up to the throat). With heaving, as with vomiting, one can create tears and bleeding where the stomach meets the esophagus. So, it's best to avoid heaving. ...Read more

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I been dry heaving at night only at night for 2-3 weeks now ill do it for hours what would make me do this?

I been dry heaving at night only at night for 2-3 weeks now ill do it for hours what would make me do this?

Dry heaving: Lots of things can cause nausea and dry heaving - infection like a stomach bug, electrolyte disorders, pregnancy, neurological problems. Your frequency of symptoms is pretty concerning, and really warrants a good history and physical exam. This may have nothing to do with the stomach, so it's really important to have a good workup. Best of luck. ...Read more

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What is best to treat a dry heaving cough?

What is best to treat a dry heaving cough?

Diagnose first....: Before any cough can be treated, the cause of the cough must be diagnosed. Common causes of cough include acute bronchitis, bronchospasm from any etiology, post-nasal drip, gerd, etc. All of these causes have entirely different treatments and a cough can be due to more than one condition. Therefore, see your doctor so your cough can be diagnosed and then treated. ...Read more

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If dry heaving gets worse, does it relates having surgery or otherwise?

If dry heaving gets worse, does it relates having surgery or otherwise?

Dry heaving: If dry heaving is getting worse I strongly suggest you have someone take you to the nearest Emergency. Could be a minor issue or something worse but that is unlikely.

Hope all goes well -please let me know. ...Read more

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Is there any medical treatment to cure dry heaving?

Is there any medical treatment to cure dry heaving?

Advise seeing an MD: "Dry heaving", when seen in the ER can be due to many causes, including any condition or medication which makes the person extremely nauseous (alcohol/drug intoxication, UTI, stomach virus, gallbladder/pancreatic disease, heart attack), or sometimes may be caused by a foreign body stuck in the esophagus. So quick answer is that usually a cause needs to be pursued unless it is obvious. ...Read more

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Is it normal to have dry heaving after taking lortab and some other pill?

Is it normal to have dry heaving after taking lortab and some other pill?

It's possible: Lortab is a combination of hydrocodone in tylenol (acetaminophen). Hydrocodone causes nausea more frequently than most of the opiate pain relievers. ...Read more

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Is it unusual that I'm nauseous and dry heaving after starting a raw food diet?

Is it unusual that I'm nauseous and dry heaving after starting a raw food diet?

Raw foods: Sometimes we see that. Are you allergic to anything on the new diet? If not, try it again in a week for just a few days and see if you can ease into it. ...Read more

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My son has has zero appetite and been dry heaving/ vomiting the last few days. Very worried because he can't keep anything down at all?

My son has has zero appetite and been dry heaving/ vomiting the last few days. Very worried because he can't keep anything down at all?

Mgt: It would be helpful to have an inbox consultation to obtain more information. If his mouth is dry, if he has reduced urination or no tears, he should be seen in the ED.
You can offer small amounts of Pedialyte and I would advise that he be seen by his PCP. ...Read more

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I have IIH. I'm having bad vision issues today. Everything is very blurry. I'm also extremely nauseated - for about the 2 weeks. Dry heaving.?

I have IIH. I'm having bad vision issues today. Everything is very blurry. I'm also extremely nauseated - for about the 2 weeks. Dry heaving.?

See treatment: You should seek treatment from your physician who diagnosed the IIH. There is medical management as well as a therapeutic tap that can be done to relieve your symptoms and you should be evaluated sooner rather than later to preserve vision and prevent further complications. Please seek care as soon as possible. ...Read more

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Diagnosed with gallstones, last night had a serious pain in right side, felt very nausus and ended up dry heaving. Feel very sick today. What do I do?

Diagnosed with gallstones, last night had a serious pain in right side, felt very nausus and ended up dry heaving. Feel very sick today. What do I do?

Er: Sounds like you have a gallbladder attack or acute cholecystites (stone blocking gallbladder), if persist you need to go to the er or call your doc. ...Read more

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My 6 month old had a big dinner and then nursed to go to bed an hour later. Soon after vomited then some dry heaving about 10 mins later a little mor?

My 6 month old had a big dinner and then nursed to go to bed an hour later. Soon after vomited then some dry heaving about 10 mins later a little mor?

Monitor: It may be related to volume; however if it continues or the vomitus contains blood or a green substance called bile or if she is in pain, have her seen. All the best. ...Read more