Jul 29, 2016

Have you been Throwing Up, Unable to Stop, and are Looking for Answers?

I have been in and out of the ER, for upwards of 7 years now. I have had 12+ cyclic vomiting attacks, that I cannot pin point to anything. Every time this happens, I feel so dehydrated. I feel like I have been walking in the hot desert for days, and I have had nothing to drink. I feel really scared...


The only way I have found relief when this attack starts is to go immediately after not holding water for 24 hours to the Emergency Room. This is where they can give me an IV immediately, and restore fluids into my body. 4 years ago, I went to a GI doctor, and I had a colonoscopy done, a variety of other scans. I didn't have insurance at the time, so this has cost me thousands of dollars. I now have a good job, with good insurance, and thankfully a boss who understands...However, nothing was found with these scans, and I am still faced with the original problem of having these attacks every so often, and I am back at square one.

The Doctors are NO HELP, lets TROUBLESHOOT.

Step 1: Everyday foods that are NOT good for your stomach's overall health:

  • Caffeine
  • Alcohol
  • Gluten
  • Dairy Products
  • Processed Meats
  • Refined Foods
  • Artificial Colors, Sweeteners (Foods)
  • Sweets (Sugar, High Fructose Corn Syrup)
  • Unstable Oils in Foods
  • Allergens
Caffeine, energy drinks especially wear down the digestive lining of your stomach. Coffee also is NOT good. Try to stay away from this. I know it's going to be hard, but I am right there with you. Leave a comment on this blog, if you need help. It's a hell of a drug. Gluten is also really bad at damaging your internal digestive stomach lining. Gluten mainly consists of barley, rye, wheat, spelt, kamut, and triticale. Dairy products can create mucus and inflammation in your gut. This can be really bad for absorption and the lining of your stomach as well. Spam, cold cuts, hot dogs, and other refined meats can really mess with your flora (or good bacteria in your stomach that helps us digest foods). The point is all of these things are on this list for a reason, and understanding they are bad for our stomach, is always Step 1.

Step 2: Understand what IS good for your stomach's overall health:

  • Chicory Root
  • Probiotics (In capsule form)
  • Brassicas (Cabbage, Cauliflower, Broccoli, kale, Brussels sprouts)
  • Jurasalem Artichokes
  • Chia Seed
  • Jicama
  • Ginger Root Capsules (For Anti-Nausea, works as effective as Zofran)
  • Nexium (Purple pill sold over the counter, after your throwing up fit, helps heal from stomach acids).
  • Flax Seed
Now all we have to do is increase our daily intake of these good things for our stomachs. Poor diet is the leading cause of all this so I hear. I have tried eating better in the past, and I still get attacks. I have just gone to the doctor again today, after I have been to the ER, and we had this discussion. Dr. Johnson was really good with his explanation, and I want to pass on what I am trying for myself. I will let you know on my progress. If you suffer from uncontrollably
throwing up, and you can't get help no matter where you go, please leave a comment I would love to hear from you. I have been dealing with this for a while off and on, and all I really want is help. Hopefully, with changes to my diet I finally have my answer heres hoping...

Step 3: Setup a vitamin/supplement plan that really works for you

  • Multivitamins are good, but eating better is, well, better. When taking vitamins and supplements you shouldn't be looking for a one stop shop, instead, look for vitamins and minerals that you are deficient in based on your diet. For example, if you eating a vegan diet, it would probably be a good idea to drink protein shakes. So that you can have a good daily intake. 
  • Here is what I am currently taking that helps with my stomach: Nexium (for stomach acid balance, post throwing up attack.), Ginger capsules, Floragen (Probiotic capsules), and Zofran for the anti-nausea. My doctor has said that Ginger can be just as effective as Zofran. I believe that's the most honest thing any doctor has ever told me, and it works.
  • Remember to refer to the good things for your stomach I have listed above, those have plenty of what you need. Find balance. Don't over do anything. Not for at least a month after you have had a throwing up attack.

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