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Having to vomit after meals

(15 Posts)
ElectricalBanana Wed 12-Nov-14 23:39:44

About three hours after a meal I sometimes get the need to throw up. I get a pain just below my sternum ( upper epigastric area) just before and just after I vom.

It's not every meal. I don't have massive meals and I don't like fried foods. Tonight's episode was after a smallish meal of home made spaghetti Bol .

I do have IBS (d) and a transit time of 5 hours ( which can be fun) so I wondered if the sphincter between my stomach and bowel was mis firing iykwim. I am also bloated quite a bit at the mo. My IBS is nice and quiet at the moment.

Any one ? Sick of seeing gp at moment as I have asthma, hypertension hypercholesterolaemia and an under active thyroid- all inherited from my grandparents

ElectricalBanana Thu 13-Nov-14 07:54:40


crumblebumblebee Thu 13-Nov-14 08:10:21

I started getting this and then I was diagnosed with Gastroparesis.

Summerdaydreams Thu 13-Nov-14 14:26:14

You should see GP and request a camera(endoscopy) to check out what is going on, if it persists don't ignore it.

ElectricalBanana Thu 13-Nov-14 18:15:37

It's got worse today

Feeling nauseous, pain just under my ribs/sternum. Clammy sweats ( but that has subsided)

Rang GP and nothing until this time next week blush

BUT if I call tomorrow at 8am repeatedly until I get through ( last time I did this it took 50 recalls) I could get to see GP tomorrow or Monday ( if the appointments haven't already been taken)

Part of me says fuck it and live with it

The other part of me (ex nurse) says it sounds like a fucking ulcer and that isn't a thing you can just ignore.

Been sick twice today too... Bollocks!

specialsubject Thu 13-Nov-14 18:34:12

the 8am telephone lottery is such a nightmare!

but please persevere, don't ignore this.

crumblebumblebee Thu 13-Nov-14 19:22:53

Grim question but when you puke, does it look undigested?

Summerdaydreams Thu 13-Nov-14 19:58:21

Do not ignore this. How old are you? Has it been a gradual thing with the pain I.e just occasional before becoming more feequent or is it a suddenthing? Hope you get through at 8am.

ElectricalBanana Thu 13-Nov-14 20:20:06

it is just.....sick (i can identfy it though)

i am 46 and i have had indigestion pain for 8 weeks but it got better for a couple of weeks (i started on some new tablets for my BP so put it down to that and decided to ride it out)....vomiting on and off for a couple of weeks, wasnt every day - every for days then since last weekend i have thrown up nearly every day and now it has been twice in the past 24 hrs.

wondered if it was a bug...but i dont feel "ill" as such.

ElectricalBanana Thu 13-Nov-14 20:28:52

every few days - not every for days

RubySparks Thu 13-Nov-14 22:02:58

What type of anaemia? Just wondered if it was b12 deficiency? I have hypothyroidism too but also coeliac disease (all autoimmune and to some extent genetic) - have you had a blood test for coeliac?

ElectricalBanana Thu 13-Nov-14 22:31:29

Not anaemia

High cholesterol - not diet related.

butterfliesinmytummy Fri 14-Nov-14 00:43:46

Get it checked, even if you have to wait for an appointment. Doesn't sound like it will go away by itself and you will be losing much needed nutrients too. In the meantime, keep a diary of what you eat and when it happens in case there is a pattern that a consultant can look into.

Badvocinapeartree Fri 14-Nov-14 02:16:59

Sounds like gallstones to me

hugoagogo Fri 14-Nov-14 09:09:16

Yep, pain under ribs+throwing up-sounds like gallstones to me too.

You will need an ultrasound to check it out.

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