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Why Can't I Vomit?

MyLady Heidi
on 3/22/08 9:02 pm
I feel so sick and nauseous and yet I can't vomit, why?  I cough and gag and choke and nothing comes out, this happened years ago after being bulimic for many years I would get to the point that no matter what I did I could not vomit.  But its been years since that happened and I have thrown up a couple of times since surgery.  I was working on cleaning my basement and starting sneezing really bad, I thought it must be the dust so I quit work and came upstairs had a smal bowl of cereal and shortly thereafter I started to feel really sick.  Like I really need to throw up and my heart is racing, its scary.  I know theres nothing anyone can do for me, but I am afraid and I needed to talk to someone. Hugs Heidi
on 3/22/08 9:15 pm - WA
RNY on 10/26/07 with
Oh dear, I don't know how to help you, but I wanted to give you HUGS because I feel so bad for you.  I hope your heart calms down very soon and you feel better.  

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MyLady Heidi
on 3/23/08 2:23 am
Thanks, I think I gave myselft an anxiety attack because I felt so sick and I panicked.  I had to lie down and finally fell asleep for alittle while.  I don't feel sick anymore, I have no idea what made me feel so nauseous all of a sudden. Hugs Heidi
Dawn Sobers
on 3/22/08 9:20 pm - Muskegon, MI
RNY on 01/26/05 with
Heidi  I'll tell ya what. I'll go puke for you only IF you'll take my knee for a few days this sound fair? I'm sick of doing the r.i.c.e treatments everyday all day long.  btw rice is R. rest I. ice c compression e. elevation And it DONT work.  

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MyLady Heidi
on 3/23/08 2:24 am
No thanks I have this molar extraction and it just hurts more and more each day, I am gonna call the dentist on Monday and ask about dry socket, because I would think it should be better and not more painful by now. Hope you are feeling better. Happy Easter Hugs Heidi
Dawn Sobers
on 3/23/08 2:39 am - Muskegon, MI
RNY on 01/26/05 with

I'm wishing this felt better myself as I sit here at 5:30 my time wishing the leg would fall off from the knee down. As it burns so bad in the joint I just want to cut it off. Cant sleep because of the ache and burning and vicodin 750 is not even remotely touching this.

I hope you arent getting dry socket That is one pain I wouldnt wish on anyone. Been there done that and after 14 days of it was ready to shoot myself in the head.  Try to have a good easter (it sure dont feel like spring here) Dawn

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MyLady Heidi
on 3/23/08 2:47 am
Thanks Dawn, The pain in my mouth woke me up too.  Its the same time here, I didn't think you could get dry socket if it was stitched up.  I looked at the skin around the implants and its all really red and it hurts.  My paperwork says it can take 2-10 days to feel better but that your body might reject the implant.  I swear it hurts down my jaw to my ear.  I have to go back to work today as I took so many days off for this I am so behind.  This totally sucks and yesterday I brought up all these pictures from my cellar that my grandmother had, lost of everyone and even 1 of me when I was first married and got fat.  My whole family is dead and Easter was the last day I saw my mother alive.  My grandparents both died in February 2 years apart, 2 years later my mother died.  I thought for sure I would die two years after that.   I wish there was some magic cure for your pain, I know there isn't and when it gets really bad we get desperate.  I had terrible dreams when I was asleep.  My dreams are all haunted lately, it hurts so bad. Happy Easter  Hugs Heidi
Dawn Sobers
on 3/23/08 3:27 am - Muskegon, MI
RNY on 01/26/05 with

My brother had trouble with the one implant he got after being hit in the mouth with the tail blase of a blackhawk helo. Lucky he only lost a couple teeth an not his fool head. His was mainly the nerves healing and causing him so much pain.

Someday I need to get off my duff and put all my photographs in albums I have probably 6 photo boxes stuffed full of photos of the kids growing up. My daughter was skimming through some a couple months ago and brought one out of her high school graduation day it was a picture I had forgotten about and I can understand why I'd want to forget about it. But it makes me realize how far I've come. Also I'm not the same person I was back then. and Now when I sit here an complain because I want to get out of the house I can look at this photo of a time when I never wanted to leave the house and it kind of makes me laugh. Now instead of complaining about having to get out of the house I'm whining cause i want to be out of here.

As for this blasted leg. It didn't hurt half as bad as it does now last Sunday before they manipulated it on monday to test the strength and flexability. Now it is pinching and biting like never before. I about come out of my skin when the baby tries to climb up in my lap using that leg. And no amount of ice helps either. I finally broke down and had them call me in a script for pain medication the other day I can handle alot of pain before I'll ask for help but on a scale from 1-10 i'm holding a close 9. If I can't get any relief by tomorrow I'm calling the office and asking them WTF did they do to me? I can only hope someone cancels thier surgery date and I can get bumped ahead a few days. Get this over with so I can get back to living again.


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on 3/22/08 9:22 pm - Eugene, OR
This has happened to me since surgery.  I have not been able to vomit since having my RNY, even though there have been about three times when I desperately wanted to.  My doc says it happens to some patients. I hope you feel better soon. Linda
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MyLady Heidi
on 3/23/08 2:26 am
Thanks Linda, I think I just scared myself so bad because I got sick so quickly and felt so queasy.  I am not sure why, and not being able to throw up made it all worse.  I have thrown up small amounts since surgery, but never like I could before. Hugs Heidi
on 3/22/08 10:12 pm - Seymour, IN
I too have this issue.....I cannot vomit what so ever!!  I get the nausea feeling, and the only thing I do is gag up some foamies and mucous, and suffer until the feeling passes. I am ok with the situation as I hated to get sick prior wls......but I often wonder if I get a case of the stomach flu that causes vomiting.....what will happen???  I guess I will suffer through and take phenergan. It is crazy how our bodies change after wls...... Missy

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MyLady Heidi
on 3/23/08 2:28 am
Thanks Missy, It is a scary thought, it feels like there is something holding it back, almost feel like a band or something down there preventing it from coming up.  At first I thought it was because I was afraid to vomit, now I realize its really because I can't. Hugs Heidi
on 3/22/08 11:45 pm - Sydney, Australia
HI Sweetie, sorry you are feeling so badly.  I think we cant vomit because once the food leaves our pouches, it cant come back up in to them.  R u feeling better now?  I hate being home alone when I am not feeling well, too. love you Helen.
MyLady Heidi
on 3/23/08 2:30 am
Hi Sweetie, I went and layed down and yes I am feeling better, but I scared myself pretty good.  I think its from this stupid tooth thats making me sick, it hurts so bad, I am afraid its either infected or dry socket, it just gets worse and worse.  I am gonna call the dentist on Monday. Happy Easter Love You Heidi
on 3/23/08 1:26 am - Las Vegas, NV
Hmmm...yet another case of how different we all are. Before surgery...I couldn't throw up for matter how crappy I felt. Since RNY...have felt nauseous 3 times(yes...chicken all 3 times) and threw up without any second thought.






MyLady Heidi
on 3/23/08 2:31 am
It is very stranger and I really don't understand.   Thanks for the support. Hugs Heidi
on 3/23/08 5:06 am - Lexington, TN
RNY on 10/01/07 with
Hi Heidi. I had dry socket last year and it can really hurt. I had a tooth pulled or I should say cut out because it kept breaking off. I had never heard about dry socket so I didn't know what was going on and DH  thought I was just being a big baby but he had to eat those words. Go to a drug store and get some of that stuff they use on babies gums when they are teething maybe it will give you some relief until you see the dentist tomorrow. I can't remember the name of it but I can't remember anything much. About the throwing up I haven't been able to throw up since I was in my thirties and I am 67 now. I use to eat something and then throw it up so I wouldn't gain weight and then I thought I was the only one that ever did that because it wasn't talked about back then on tv. One day I ate some pizza and couldn't get it back up and since that day I haven't been able to throw up. That was 40 years ago and I worried about it before having my surgery and asked my doc and she just said it would be ok well it isn't. I just go back to bed and try to go to sleep and a few hours later it comes out the other end. I hope you get to feeling better soon. Birdy
on 3/23/08 8:51 am - NY
cereal and milk makes me sick as a dog and I can vomit from that combo! Interesting though that I can eat cereal like a snack and 30 minutes later i hvae the milk and i'm fine just not together! I hope by now you're feeling better. ANDI
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Robin H.
on 3/23/08 10:35 am - Boise, ID
Well, if it makes you feel any better i have been throwing up lately enough for everyone!. I think yesterday i threw up 8 times and have been for the last 7 days..its outragous, my throat is all raw and everything.. I feel ya about the dry socket, you should go see your dentist ASAP so they can pack it, the pack tastes nasty but it make you feel better almost instantly. oh and word of advice, make sure they numb you when they pack it... my dentist didnt this last time i had dry socket and i about died from the pain. Dry socket and kidney stones are the 2 pains i would never ever ever wish upon anyone EVER
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on 3/23/08 3:58 pm - Garland, TX
 I've often wondered if WLS causes or can cause nerve damage down there ..   Ever since my surgery, I have NOT vomited violently a single time .. A few gentle "urps" at most ..  I wonder if I ever had to vomit whether I could (e.g. stomach flu, from eating a poison or ODing on a medication, etc.)  ..
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