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Old 09-06-2005, 09:48 AM   #1
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every morning i throw up

I just started using the anxiety board, i suppose i never faced it like this before.
I just wondered if any one here gets sick like me.
For the last 6 years (since pregnancy) I have thrown up every day. 18 months ago i went to my dr about depression and anxiety i was suffering at the time, he offered meds then and i turned them down as well as the counselling, thinking i could resolve it myself, well i found out that i cant. for the last 18 months i tried not being sick, but if i dont then im constantly on the toilet, its like my body needs to empty my system before i start the day. I rarely get a day without these symptoms as if i dont allow myself to throw up or be on the toilet then i get dizzy and pass out, or get physical pain.
I find it hard to face people even at my daughters school, i never go out on my own today was the first day in months.
I dont feel depressed anymore, but the fact i cant get up in the morning is making me depressed.
I went to the gp who did blood tests to outrule anything else and i am gonna start taking med next week and do the counselling business, as i am at a loss on whats wrong. I have thought and thought about it, and all past traumas i have dealt with, anyway sorry its been a long one, never intended it to be, it would be good to hear from someone going through the same symptoms.

Old 09-06-2005, 01:46 PM   #2
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Re: every morning i throw up

Hi Layla -

So are you making yourself throw up because otherwise you feel like crap each day? Are you eating before you throw up? Sorry for all the questions but I'm just trying to get a better picture of this.

Anxiety can definitely cause sickness and feeling unwell, but every singel day for 6 years is a bit extreme. You said your doctor has done tests that came back normal. What kinds of tests? Have you been sent to a digestive specialist? It sounds like maybe your digeastive system is out of whack either from some sort of issue or because of the throwing up every day. It sounds to me like you need to get a second opinion, it is not normal for you to feel so bad every single day.

I get extremely nasueous from anxiety and get anxiety from nausea, etc, but I never throw up because I am vomit phobic. I do feel like I am going to a lot, which increases my anxiety. But not every day...maybe a few times a week, but it usually passes.

What kinds of meds are you starting?

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Old 09-06-2005, 10:59 PM   #3
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Re: every morning i throw up

No i dont make myself sick, life would be alot easier if i did.
he did blood tests for thyroid, glucose, cholesteral and other stuff i cant remember all that was on the form, i dont know what med just yet as we are waiting for the blood test, but you know when you know that there is nothing wrong!! I am hoping its thyroid as i was told that my symptoms are similar.
But i know i am fine as i said because as soon as i get past the firsst hour or two i am fine, and if we go for a drive then i feel exactly the same way i do in the morning, its not just the throwing up though i visit the toilet (sorry about the detail) for my bowels sometinmes 5 or 6 times in the first hour of getting up, i dont just release my bowel its like everything i have inside me wants to come out, by the time i am finished its like water. Then if i carry on and i am doing something i am worried about, i tend to get dizzy and some times pass out, but because its the slightest thing like taking my baby to school its hard to not do it, so i have to carry on.
I will definatly ask about the digestive thing as it is always a possibility, I tend not to eat until the afternoon because i still feel icky, but after that i am fine. I have found flat lemonade at room temp is the beat thing to drink when i wake up so that is all i have in my system but within 15 mins of waking i am in the loo.
I just woke up and my stomach is rolling, i have changed my morning routine twice this week so far in an attempt to battle , its helped but i still feel like crap!!!
Thankyou for replying.

Old 09-07-2005, 12:06 AM   #4
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Re: every morning i throw up

Hi Layla,
I used to throw up every morning too when I was in the peak of my clinical depression with chronic anxiety.
I never wanted to get out of bed, but I had to go to work, but I would throw up every morning before I went. Also I had to force myself to eat anything during that period.
What made me better was the one thing I never wanted to do- anti-depressants (I was in counselling as well, it was actually the counsellor who suggested medication). Once the medication kicked in the depression lifted, the anxiety started slowly decreasing, and within a few months I was feeling 100% better.
It has taken a year for me to get back to normal and i have just stopped the medication, but I feel really good now.
I am not saying medication works for everyone, but it did for me with no side effects.
You say you don't feel depressed, but the symptoms you are having are symptoms of depression (not wanting to get up, or be around people).
Anyway I just wanted to say that I know how you feel, and you can get better.
take care

Old 09-07-2005, 06:16 AM   #5
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Re: every morning i throw up

Hi ya again,
Coming here this morning really helped and i feel alot better today as i said this morning,
When i was really depressed i didnt get out of bed as you say and if i did i would stay in my room, thats why i went to the dr in the end, now though i feel good inside and the only thing dragging me down is this constant sicking and pooping , I want to live a normal life, and feel like a normal person.
I totally relate about the meds i never got help til now because i never wanted anti depressants, and when thats all your offered alongside counselling which i never wanted either, i just thought i'd grow out of it.
But in the recent months i realised they may be able to give me something that will stop the sicking and pooping, I think that because it has been going on so long my body has become acustomed to emptying itself and its my bodies routine, i hope these pills will stop that so i can start with normality again.I'm going for counselling once i have started the med as i know that i wont be able to deal with the counselling and my dr agrees.I have been trying for a baby for the last 2 years and believe this is one of the reasons it hasn't happened yet, in a way i am glad because i couldnt imagine being pregnant and dealing with this too. There is so much in my head and i dont know where to start.. So i will leave it for now.
Your stories are encouraging and im glad to know that people have come through this
Thankyou to all

Old 09-07-2005, 07:45 AM   #6
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Re: every morning i throw up

I hope your dr can find something to help you, I know how miserable "digestive system issues" can make your life, it sucks!! Maybe your body is just used to this routine now and thats why you have it every morning, but it just seems like ther emight be something else going on.

Best of luck and please keep us posted on what heart goes out to you - you are much stronger than me, if I had this problem I would be in a constant state of panic. Hang in there.

Old 09-07-2005, 08:31 AM   #7
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Re: every morning i throw up

Hi layla:

Your bowel symptoms sound like IBS or IBD to me. Maybe you could see a gastroenterologist for the stomach/bowel issues? Maybe there is an infection or parasite, or something else causing you problems. Your symptoms could be only anxiety related, but if there is a physical problem, therapy and antidepressants won't help. Maybe you need an endoscopy and/or colonoscopy. Just a thought. Hope you feel better soon.

Old 09-08-2005, 03:32 AM   #8
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Re: every morning i throw up

Oh well, may be i am a bit depressed, I felt total pants this morning, i took some stemitil to stop me feeling sick, as i was just throwing up froth, it was ghastly, i had plans for today and as i went to leave the house again i started feeling sick again, in some ways i think that i am making it worse as now i recognise it, and am aware of how im feeling instead of just throwing up and ignoring it. For the last 18 months i have been adament that i am not going on the pills but please roll on monday.......
I know its gonna be hard but i really want to fight now, my daughter is so used to me being sick she said to me, mum you need to go to the dr, and why were you ok yesterday but today your sick like the other day, i told her to remember that i used to be sick every day and she said she remembers, and now i am not sick on some days so that means i am getting better!
I used to tell her it was because i smoked, but now she reads the packets and asks me if i am gonna die, god i think i made a mess of this.
She is only 5 and just hope that she will forget about me being so sick, i know it needs to stop now if i am gonna do that. I feel much better after writing this and think i will adventure out now, just a little late but never mind!!!
I hope your all feeling good!!

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