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What does throwing up in you sleep mean?

What does throwing up in you sleep mean?

Your not well: I would suggest seeing a physician to determine what is wrong and get some help... ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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I feel like throwing up everytime i get up from sleeping but nothing come up. I haven't had sex though.

I feel like throwing up everytime i get up from sleeping but nothing come up. I haven't had sex though.

Dyspepsia: Nausea and vomit induced for sleep may b a sign of peptic ulcer or reflux or even gallbladder problems ..Your phisician may be able to help with simple test such breathing test for h pilory bactery that cause peptic ulcer and gallbladder ultrosound to ruled out two of the most common pathologies that cause dyspepsia. ...Read more

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I've been unable to sleep or eat the past 3 days. I have been throwing up and feeling very weak as well.

I've been unable to sleep or eat the past 3 days. I have been throwing up and feeling very weak as well.

Anxiety : After you have ruled out all physical possibilities, have yourself evaluated for excessive anxiety. The symptoms you describe are consistent often times with those who suffer from anxiety and worry. If this is the case get a referral to a reputable psychotherapist to talk about what bothers you. ...Read more

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I have been sleeping 12 hours a day and eating once a day getting bad headaches and throwing up what could be wrong with me?

I have been sleeping 12 hours a day and eating once a day getting bad headaches and throwing up what could be wrong with me?

See your doctor: The important bit of information is how long this has been going on. It could be a simple viral infection but that shouldn't last more than a day or two. If it is still going on past three days you should see your doctor. ...Read more

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Coughing every half a second,they said he has allergic asthma but it to much,he can't sleep at nights it the worse coughing he feels like throwing up.

Coughing every half a second,they said he has allergic asthma but it to much,he can't sleep at nights it the worse coughing he feels like throwing up.

Too sick: to manage at home. He needs to be observed and treated in hospital until he is better. And the steps are taken to confirm and manage the diagnosis. All the best and I hope he feels better soon. ...Read more

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If I wake up choking from throwing up, does this mean I have sleep apnea?

If I wake up choking from throwing up, does this mean I have sleep apnea?

No: Vomiting is not a typical symptom of sleep apnea. The gasping or choking sensation that's mentioned is from air hunger and not from anything that has to do with your stomach. You should talk to your doctor about throwing up at night and find the reason why. Sleep apnea symptoms include snoring, dry mouth, urinating at night frequently, morning headaches, unrefreshing sleep & daytime sleepiness. ...Read more

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I am throwing up everything i eat and drink even water. Whats wrong with me i can't even sleep because i always need to throw up

I am throwing up everything i eat and drink even water. Whats wrong with me i can't even sleep because i always need to throw up

To : To reiterate above doctor's comments, you need to give more details to your problem. Due to the severity of the problem you need to be seen by a doctor. ...Read more

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My 6 mo old started throwing up 2-3x/day for about a week & now isn't sleeping well. Could he be teething? He goes for shots the 13th.

My 6 mo old started throwing up 2-3x/day for about a week & now isn't sleeping well. Could he be teething? He goes for shots the 13th.

Call your doctor: Fussiness and trouble sleeping can be caused by teething. Throwing up is not. Please contact your doctor. Hope your little one feels better soon. ...Read more

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Cant seem to sleep on bk stomach or sides aftewards i get a pain when laying in these position when lay on stomach after feel like throwing up?

Cant seem to sleep on bk stomach or sides aftewards i get a pain when laying in these position when lay on stomach after feel like throwing up?

See a Dr.: Hard to say. You might have a more severe back issue than you think...Herniated disk? I would go to a dr. And get a thorough history and exam. ...Read more

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Anxiety --- can't sleep, throwing up, stomach achesadvice, what to do?

Anxiety --- can't sleep, throwing up, stomach achesadvice, what to do?

Is this a new: Problem? Could you have a stomach virus? If this is how your anxiety usually expressed please see a psychiatrist very soon. If this appears to be a GI bug then start w clear liquid like water, soda that is clear, or sports hydration drinks. Sip, sip, sip. Work up to solids w bland foods like bananas, rice, applesauce, toast, gelatin, or chicken. Avoid alcohol, nicotine, caffeine, dairy ; high >. ...Read more

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My 3 year old son has been coughing & throwing up mucus every couple hours & coughing gets worst when sleeping can't catch breath?

My 3 year old son has been coughing & throwing up mucus every couple hours & coughing gets worst when sleeping can't catch breath?

He needs to be: examined by his doctor. This may be a virus, but if he is worsening and having trouble breathing, he needs to be examined so that proper treatment can be started if necessary. ...Read more

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I feel unnormally weak on my right side. I feel really tired but im not tired. Chest pain, and headace. Throwing up. I feel like if i sleep i wnt wake?

I feel unnormally weak on my right side. I feel really tired but im not tired. Chest pain, and headace. Throwing up. I feel like if i sleep i wnt wake?

Be seen: Pleas go to your primary physician to be evaluated. If this happened all of a sudden present yourself to your nearest hospital to be evaluated. ...Read more

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After throwing up for a couple of days straight (flu). I am burping up a lot of acid very painful to lie down and sleep as well please help.

Recovery: After an infectious illness it is quite common to have increased gas production for some time because of impaired digestion. I would continue to be cautious with your diet, keeping it low in milk products and cheeses. May try over the counter gas pills such as simethicone. ...Read more

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My 3 year old has a bad summer cold and can not sleep. She is up all night throwing up from the cough. Can i give her delsym (dextromethorphan)? She is 33 lbs.

My 3 year old has a bad summer cold and can not sleep. She is up all night throwing up from the cough. Can i give her delsym (dextromethorphan)? She is 33 lbs.

Not recommended: Cold and cough medication are not recommended for a 3 year old. They are not recommended under the age of 6. Honey can be used to help with cough in children over 12 months of age. A humidifier may also help. Keeping the head of the bed elevated slightly so she is not flat on her back may also be of benefit. ...Read more

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My 3 yr. Old daughter fell and hit her head on the grass. Today she is throwing up and is sleeping a lot. Should I be worried at all?

My 3 yr. Old daughter fell and hit her head on the grass. Today she is throwing up and is sleeping a lot. Should I be worried at all?

Yes: Please consult your pediatrician and head to the er. This could be life-threatening and do not ignore this advice. If it turns out to be nothing that is great, but do seek medical assistance asap. Hope she is better soon. ...Read more

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When i go to sleep i feel like throwing up i also feel movment in my stomach i took a preg. Test and it cameout to be negative am i preg?

No. : It takes about 20 weeks to feel the fetus move. (quickening) if you were that far along you would definitley be positve on a pregnancy test unless you did it wrong. ...Read more

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Feel sick, like throwing up, gagging, burping lots tight neck in mornings before work. Happens after waking up. Anything to do w/ diet the night/sleep?

Feel sick, like throwing up, gagging, burping lots tight neck in mornings before work. Happens after waking up. Anything to do w/ diet the night/sleep?

Vague: I would keep some sort of pain/activity/nutrition diary to see if it gives some clue as to the reactions you are experiencing. Could be your bed, pillows, etc. If this continues, i would see a dr. ...Read more

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I have a cold and my 1 Month old keeps sneezing and throwing up my milk, she doesn't want to sleep like she normally do. Is she getting sick? ;(

I have a cold and my 1
Month old keeps sneezing and throwing up my milk, she doesn't want to sleep like she normally do. Is she getting sick? ;(

Upper respiratory: Your 1 mo old likely has an upper respiratory infection. Check her temperature- she needs to be seen by doctor or in urgent care if temperature is above 100.4 F. Okay to use normal saline drops 1-2 drops to each nares every 3-4 hours followed by a nasal bulb syringe to mobilize secretions. Mom to avoid decongestants to keep milk supply. Okay to continue breastfeeding. ...Read more

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Afraid because I really hope I don't have to throw up because I have emetophobia (fear of throwing up). how do I get rid of this and get to sleep?

Afraid because I really hope I don't have to throw up because I have emetophobia (fear of throwing up). how do I get rid of this and get to sleep?

A phobia is an: irrational fear, in this case of throwing up. Clinical hypnosis and self-hypnosis training can be helpful, as can other forms of therapy. Please see a clinical psychologist. ...Read more

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Fever, chills, throwing up every hour, can't sleep, not hungry, fatigue. What is this?

Fever, chills, throwing up every hour, can't sleep, not hungry, fatigue. What is this?

Virus: Gastroenteritis causes nausea, vomiting and diarrhea and is usually caused by a viral infection. Fever, chills and muscle aches often occur with the virus. . If your stomach is still queasy keep on a bland diet and try flat ginger ale to settle it. If there is diarrhea cut down on roughage and very hot or cold drinks. You should feel better soon. ...Read more

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My 5 week old is still having seizure like activity, heaving breathing an gasping while sleeping, throwing up during/after feedings. Any explanation?!

My 5 week old is still having seizure like activity, heaving breathing an gasping while sleeping, throwing up during/after feedings. Any explanation?!

Seizures ???: You say still having seizure like activity.Has it been evaluated before ? Was it really ? Babies do a lot of distinctive movements and noises both awake & asleep that can be mistaken for a problem or they can have real issues. If you can record a video of what you are seeing take the kid in for an evaluation. If the kid doesn't do it during the visit at least your video can show what happens. ...Read more

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Hiccups And Feeling of throwing up AFTER taking Zolpidem ( non stop since 1 hour ago. it might last All day. i need to get rid of the hiccups so i can go to sleep. Sleepy. Please help me drs.

Hiccups And Feeling of throwing up AFTER taking Zolpidem ( non stop since 1 hour ago. it might last All day. i need to get rid of the hiccups so i can go to sleep. Sleepy. Please help me drs.

Hiccups: Hiccups are spasms of the diaphragm and usually subside after brief periods. However, infrequently they stubbornly persist for prolonged periods and are then tiring. In my experience when they persist for many hours, medication prescribed by your physician will be needed. Old fashion thorazine or compazine have been given for this problem. ...Read more

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I am throwing up in my sleep.i have gallbladder disease. I have trouble breathing and can't eat. When should I see the ER.

I am throwing up in my sleep.i have gallbladder disease. I have trouble breathing and can't eat. When should I see the ER.

Now sounds right: Those symptoms sound more than just annoying. Throwing up at nite may be reflux.Trouble breathing and other symptoms may be related. Best to get to the bottom of these symptoms and see your doctor ...Read more

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Excuriating pain in neck and back. Can't sleep muscle relaxants and pain meds not working. Throwing up, burning, pins and needles pricking sensation?

Excuriating pain in neck and back. Can't sleep muscle relaxants and pain meds not working. Throwing up, burning, pins and needles pricking sensation?

See neurologist: You should see a neurologist asap. If you have lost equilibrium, get to E.R. These all can be symptoms of nerve issues. Many causes, many solutions. Be sure you are drinking enough fluids - if you can keep them down - to eliminate any dehydration issues which might be affecting your chemistry. Good luck, and do not wait. ...Read more

Dr. Oscar Novick
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Vomiting (Definition)

Vomiting = expulsion of stomach ...Read more