Severe Indigestion And Throwing Up

About the Author:
Ellen Mathers has spent years investigating natural remedies for heartburn. If you are tormented by acid reflux disease, be sure to follow this link for remedies for acid reflux.

Source: http://www.articlesnatch.com/Article/Acid-Reflux-Remedies-With-Just-One-Pill-A-Day/364835

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. QUESTION:
    What does it mean if you throw up after every meal?
    No matter what I eat, I feel super sick and throw up after I finish the meal. I'm not bulimic on purpose it just happens. I feel nauseous and sick to my stomach. I am 27 years old and female.

    • ANSWER:
      Do you keep getting dizzy, and feeling sick to your stomach/Gas buld up/Farting all day/bloated feeling, heart feels like its has gas as will. and your neck hearts in the right side Or Left Side. Win Your up and walking do you fell all right. and the thing that is weard is i fell at ease/thing right. and win i go to bed i think i will not wake up.

      A. Git a CAT Scan/Blood test /Hart test and all.
      B. Git a Ultar Sound On your gut/Stomach.
      C. It might be Gastritises.

      Signs And Symptoms.
      Nausea
      Vomiting (if present, may be clear, green or yellow, blood-streaked, or completely bloody, depending on the severity of the stomach inflammation)
      Belching (if present, usually does not relieve the pain much)
      Bloating
      Feeling full after only a few bites of food[6]
      Loss of appetite
      Unexplained weight loss

      The main acute causes are excessive alcohol consumption or prolonged use of nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (also known as NSAIDs) such as aspirin or ibuprofen. Sometimes gastritis develops after major surgery, traumatic injury, burns, or severe infections. Gastritis may also occur in those who have had weight loss surgery resulting in the banding or reconstruction of the digestive tract. Chronic causes are infection with bacteria, primarily Helicobacter pylori, chronic bile reflux, stress and certain autoimmune disorders can cause gastritis as well. The most common symptom is abdominal upset or pain. Other symptoms are indigestion, abdominal bloating, nausea, and vomiting and pernicious anemia. Some may have a feeling of fullness or burning in the upper abdomen.A gastroscopy, blood test, complete blood count test, or a stool test may be used to diagnose gastritis.[4] Treatment includes taking antacids or other medicines, such as proton pump inhibitors or antibiotics, and avoiding hot or spicy foods. For those with pernicious anemia, B12 injections are given.

  2. QUESTION:
    Is it normal to have indigestion after throwing up?
    For the past 2 days I have been throwing up every few hours. Today, I have not thrown up, but I have had a weird feeling in my heart. I am young, and I have never had heart problems so I am guessing it is indigestion. (It feels like pressure on my heart/back and it hurts to breath out) So is this indigestion, and if so, is it normal to have after throwing up?

    Thank you!

    • ANSWER:
      I think you need to tell your doctor about your vomiting first of all.

      It could be because of stress/anxiety, acid reflux, gallbladder issues (I'm 23 and I just had mine out in March and a couple of my friends have as well), intestinal issues..there are lots of reasons why you might vomit like that but the pain is concerning and since the majority of us here at Y!A aren't doctors and those who are may not see this right away...please take good care of yourself.

      I had pain right under my sternum and under my right lower ribs with my gallbladder attacks. The ER saw me several times and said it was gastritis induced by anxiety...I believed him the first time...but not the 40th time ya know? I would have vomiting attacks after eating (sometimes 10 or more times in a row), a slight fever, with a pressure like sensation behind my right ribs (like someone put their hand there and was pushing really hard) and an awful ache in the front and sometimes stabbing pain on the right side. Sometimes it would be this clenching like sensation right in the middle of my chest and I almost screamed quite a few times because of how painful it was. No ultrasound or CT scan showed anything wrong. Not even with CCK dye. The HIDA scan was what saved my life basically. It showed the disease and I got it out and now I'm much better!

      If the pain becomes severe, or you suddenly cannot control how much you are vomiting and cannot hold down any liquids and develop a fever, you develop jaundice or have very light colored stools, please have someone take you to the ER. If there is any doubt in your mind that you should wait to see someone, then go now anyways. It's better to be safe than sorry!

      Good luck! I wish I could help more!

  3. QUESTION:
    How long does it take for bulimia to cause minimal damage to your body? And is it reversible?
    If a person has been bulimic for about two months (throwing up once every other day after a binge or meal) how much damage would it cause to their body? and would it be reversible? Like the sleeping habits, erosion of the stomach, esophagus, teeth and breath? Would milk help counter act the acid from creating massive damage?

    • ANSWER:
      Minimal damage begins by about one month. That damage is mostly to the cardiac sphincter (the one which is to prevent stomach content from going back up into the esophagus), the esophagus itself, the epiglottis (including, possibly, the vocal chords), and the teeth, of course. It may take up to six months before such damage is more severe -- including the beginning of its affects on the heart muscle. Up to this point, most (if not all) of the damage is completely reversible with time and effective treatment. However, the sooner effective treatment begins -- the better.

      As for counteracting acid... Milk is slightly acidic all by itself and even helps promote osteoporosis (in spite of what the media tries to tell you). Propaganda from the dairy board tries to prevent this knowledge from becoming widespread. A calcium-based antacid without bicarbonate of soda (e.g., chewable Maalox Maximum Strength Multi-Symptom) is the best treatment for gastric acid.

      One of the reasons the antacid I recommended is better than milk is because milk needs to be digested and the antacid does not. Thus, too much milk actually causes indigestion because normal digestion has been interrupted. "Too much" of the antacid won't add to the need for digestion -- but can still interrupt digestion if taken on a full stomach.

      God bless.

  4. QUESTION:
    Pregnant with severe gastritis what can I do?
    I am 10 weeks pregnant and have had severe gastritis for about a year and half now. Normally it's not a huge deal, but with morning sickness and throwing up it's increased my stomach acids to an agonizing point.

    What are some things I can do aside from antacids (which don't usually work)? Also, I know to go to the doctor. It's not life threatening so I've got to wait and it still hurts til then!

    • ANSWER:
      The best thing that you can do is to avoid acidic foods and drinks. Yogurt, orange juice, spicy food. Try not to keep your stomach too full because that can irritate heartburn or indigestion that you can get during pregnancy. At the same time definitely don't go too long without eating either. I had a lot of mylanta and popsicles during my first trimester into my second to help with the nausea and heartburn. The cooling effect of the popsicles always provided some much needed relief right away and helped keep me hydrated. You can also try chewing on ice chips if you don't want to have popsicles.
      Also, if you have severe heartburn, try to sleep propped up on several pillows so that your somach juices don't come back up your esophagus and bother you.
      You can always call your ob or midwife and see if she can do anything for you.
      Feel better!

  5. QUESTION:
    Is honey and lemon tea the best remedy to relieve stomach cramp and constipation?
    my mum has a weak stomach and ate a t bone steak last night and woke up with severe indegestion
    i tried giving her lemon and honey tea to sip on, does anyone know if it will really work?
    she says she feels like throwing up and is crying lying down on the sofa

    is this a good remedy? anyone know?

    • ANSWER:
      Your best bet is an over the counter medication called Senna-S. If you cannot get to the store or for any other reason, you can try prune juice which is effective but takes longer. But that is for constipation. You are saying constipation yet you are saying indigestion. If indigestion There are a number of great home remedies for indigestion that you can try. One of these is to take some lemon juice and add in some curry leaf juice. You only need about a tablespoon of each. After that, add in just a pinch of sugar for flavor and drink. This gives instant relief to stomach pains, and it's a great cure for indigestion. If you have a lot of indigestion that keeps coming back, remember that warm lemon water is a great relief for indigestion as well. You should try to drink it about 3 times a day. Other people are finding out that indigestion home remedies have a lot to do with herbal teas. These herbal teas are a lot better for you than just caffeine tea. You should get tea that contains things like mint or blackberry. If you do choose to use tea as a way to cure indigestion, then be sure to drink it after you eat and not during. If none of these work for you, then it's time to pull out the baking soda. Simply take a tablespoon of baking soda, and add it to a half glass of water. Stir it up really good, and then drink. This is another remedy that works right away.

  6. QUESTION:
    how do you get rid of acid in your stomach for over 10 yrs?
    i"ve been taking acid reflux pills for over ten years and nothing seems to work. What should i do?

    • ANSWER:
      "Individuals suffering with stomach and intestinal problems most frequently assume that heartburn, indigestion, gas, and reflux are caused by overproduction of stomach acid. This common misconception has been strongly re-enforced by our conventional medical profession, whose practitioners routinely prescribe stomach acid blocking medications at the slightest sign of stomach dysfunction, failing to properly diagnose the digestive problem by first monitoring the stomach's acid producing function, using scientific methods and neglecting to provide patients with common sense dietary recommendations." *

      My mother was on acid blockers for 25 years and almost died from the side effects. Today she is free of severe GERD, severe LPR, and severe Gastritis. She threw away nexium (acid blocker) and started betaine HCL with pepsin to increase stomach acid and digestive enzyme supplements to help with digestion. She also needs magnesium when stressed to prevent reflux symptoms. I highly recommend reading the links below. :)

      *Betaine HCL with pepsin:
      http://www.modernherbalist.com/betaine.html

      Digestive Enzymes - King of Indigestion, Bloating and Acid Reflux Remedies:
      http://www.natural-indigestion-relief.com/acid-reflux-remedies-digestive-enzymes.html

      Low stomach acid:
      http://www.gallbladderattack.com/stomachacid.shtml

      Baking Soda Test for Stomach Acidity:
      http://www.zen-tai.com/assets/u/stomachacid.pdf

      Digestive health:
      http://www.jonbarron.org/enzymes/proteolytic-formulas-digestive-health-stomach-acid

      3 simple steps to eliminating heartburn and acid reflux:
      http://www.huffingtonpost.com/dr-mark-hyman/3-simple-steps-to-elimina_b_649609.html

      How your antacid drug is making you sick:
      http://chriskresser.com/how-your-antacid-drug-is-making-you-sick-part-a

      Side effects of antacids and acid blockers:
      http://refluxdefense.com/heartburn_GERD_articles/side-effects-antacids-and-acid-blockers.html

  7. QUESTION:
    What can this pulsating pain in the right side of my abdomen (above hip, below ribs) be?
    I don't feel it all the time, but when I do, its like 40second in between each wave. On and off for about 2 days now...
    Thanks for the answers, but I don't think its my appendix, I think it might be the muscles. The pain isnt that bad , its like a 3 out of 10. I dont feel it constantly, just every once in a while.

    • ANSWER:
      The main symptom of appendicitis is belly (abdominal) pain. The pain can feel like indigestion or like you need to have a bowel movement or pass gas. Many people feel the first pain near the belly button. Then it moves to the lower right side of the belly. But the pain can be in different parts of your belly or even on your side. The pain may get worse if you move, walk, or cough. You may also have a fever or feel sick to your stomach.

      Many people who have had appendicitis say the pain is hard to describe. It may not feel like any pain you have had before. It may not even be a very bad pain, but you may feel like something is wrong. If you have moderate belly pain that does not go away after 4 hours, call your doctor. If you have severe belly pain, call your doctor right away.

      You may have appendicitis if:

      You have pain in your belly. The pain may begin around your belly button.
      The pain in your belly gets stronger and moves below your belly button on your right side (the lower right quadrant ). This is the most common place to feel pain when you have appendicitis.
      The pain does not go away and gets worse when you move, walk, or cough.
      You have pain in any part of your belly or on your side.
      You feel nauseated or throw up a few times. You also may not feel like eating.
      You have constipation, back pain, a slight fever, or a swollen abdomen.

  8. QUESTION:
    What happens if you take someone elses seizure meds?
    and u dont need them? Like wht if u accidently grabbed the wrong pill -___- what side affects should you look out for? Is it dangerous? Its called Oxcarbazepine

    • ANSWER:
      These are the side effects listed for Oxcarbazepine.

      Double Vision Severe
      Involuntary Eye Movement Severe
      Acute Infection of the Nose, Throat or Sinus Severe
      Sensation of Spinning or Whirling Severe
      Dizzy Severe
      Uncoordinated Severe
      Mood Changes Severe
      Problems with Eyesight Less Severe
      Inflammation of the Nose Less Severe
      Drowsiness Less Severe
      Low Energy Less Severe
      Involuntary Quivering Less Severe
      Head Pain Less Severe
      Feel Like Throwing Up Less Severe
      Throwing Up Less Severe
      Stomach Cramps Less Severe

      Infrequent side effects of oxcarbazepine Oral:

      Toxic Effect on Brain or Spinal Cord Function Severe
      Decrease in the Sharpness of Vision Severe
      Abnormally Low Blood Pressure Severe
      Throat Irritation Severe
      Sinus Irritation and Congestion Severe
      Bronchitis Severe
      Infection caused by a Virus Severe
      Urinary Tract Infection Severe
      Inflammation or Infection of Vagina Severe
      Loss of Memory Severe
      Fit Severe
      Fever Severe
      Abnormal Manner of Walking Severe
      Rash Severe
      Excessive Thirst Severe
      Abnormal Recording of the Electrical Activity of the Brain Severe
      Bruise Severe
      Infection Severe
      Low Amount of Sodium in the Blood Severe
      Confused Severe
      Dry Mouth Less Severe
      Indigestion Less Severe
      Incomplete or Infrequent Bowel Movements Less Severe
      "Change of Life" Signs Less Severe
      Acne Less Severe
      Backache Less Severe
      Muscle Weakness Less Severe
      Chronic Trouble Sleeping Less Severe
      Excessive Sweating Less Severe
      Taste Problems Less Severe
      Difficulty Speaking Less Severe
      Nosebleed Less Severe
      Cough Less Severe
      Chest Pain Less Severe
      Diarrhea Less Severe
      Excess Urination Less Severe
      Nervous Less Severe

      Rare side effects of oxcarbazepine Oral:

      Repeated Seizures with Unconsciousness Between Episodes Severe
      Pancreatitis Severe
      Burning Stomach Severe
      Blood coming from Anus Severe
      Erythema Multiforme Severe
      Toxic Epidermal Necrolysis Severe
      Stevens-Johnson Syndrome Severe
      Joint Pain Severe
      Numbness Severe
      Fluid Retention in the Legs, Feet, Arms or Hands Severe
      Swollen Lymph Nodes Severe
      Life Threatening Allergic Reaction Severe
      Giant Hives Severe
      Allergic Reaction caused by a Drug Severe
      Acquired Decrease of All Cells in the Blood Severe
      Low Blood Counts due to Bone Marrow Failure Severe
      Large Purple or Brown Skin Blotches Severe
      Deficiency of Granulocytes a Type of White Blood Cell Severe
      Decreased White Blood Cells Severe
      Increased Eosinophils in the Blood Severe
      Having Thoughts of Suicide Severe
      Problem Behavior Less Severe

  9. QUESTION:
    how to get yourself to THROW UP?
    don't panic=) i'm not trying to be bullimic
    real question: what do you do with really severe indigestion?
    this is driving me crazy. i feel bloated and feel like i have this huge lump just sitting in my stomach. i've been taking fiber pills, digestion pills, etc. etc. is there like this magic food/drink/method that'll have you in the bathroom in no time? (sorry if this grosses you out, but hey, i'm really in pain here)
    um, guys, the actual question is, how to cure indigestion.

    • ANSWER:
      sprite

      shuving two fingers in ur mouth

      smell somthing bad...that ill start the gags reflex

  10. QUESTION:
    what are the symptoms for appendicitis?
    just wondering because it can be fatal and i just want 2 watch out for it. (its run in the family but i have not had it yet)

    • ANSWER:
      The main symptom of appendicitis is belly (abdominal) pain. The pain can feel like indigestion or like you need to have a bowel movement or pass gas. Many people feel the first pain near the belly button. Then it moves to the lower right side of the belly. But the pain can be in different parts of your belly or even on your side. The pain may get worse if you move, walk, or cough. You may also have a fever or feel sick to your stomach.

      Many people who have had appendicitis say the pain is hard to describe. It may not feel like any pain you have had before. It may not even be a very bad pain, but you may feel like something is wrong. If you have moderate belly pain that does not go away after 4 hours, call your doctor. If you have severe belly pain, call your doctor right away.

      You may have appendicitis if:

      You have pain in your belly. The pain may begin around your belly button.
      The pain in your belly gets stronger and moves below your belly button on your right side (the lower right quadrant). This is the most common place to feel pain when you have appendicitis.
      The pain does not go away and gets worse when you move, walk, or cough.
      You have pain in any part of your belly or on your side.
      You feel nauseated or throw up a few times. You also may not feel like eating.
      You have constipation, back pain, a slight fever, or a swollen abdomen.
      Some people do not have the symptoms listed above. Older people, children younger than 2 years, and pregnant women may not have pain in the lower right part of the belly. Other people feel pain in their side because their appendix is in a different position than normal.

      Pain in the abdomen is very common. For more information, see the topics Abdominal Pain, Age 12 and Older, and Abdominal Pain, Age 11 and Younger.

      There are also many conditions with symptoms similar to appendicitis. But because appendicitis can become serious in a short amount of time, call your doctor right away if you have any of the symptoms listed above. Treatment is much easier if the appendix has not ruptured. In most people, the appendix does not rupture until they have felt sick for at least 24 hours.

  11. QUESTION:
    Who has Laryngopharyngeal Reflux Disease?
    I have Laryngopharyngeal Reflux Disease (LPR) and I'm looking for some info on it. Incase you don't know what it is, it's like Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GRED) but worse from what I understand. I've read a lot of info online but I'm looking for first hand experience such as symptoms and remedies.

    • ANSWER:
      My mother suffered 5 years of severe GERD and LPR and now has neither. Threw away nexium and started taking digestive enzyme supplements. Symptoms resolved within a few weeks. 25 years of gastritis is also 85% better after 7 months of enzymes. Taking enzymes with every meal prevents acid reflux occuring. This is extremely effective. To read more>>>

      http://www.natural-indigestion-relief.com/acid-reflux-remedies-digestive-enzymes.html

  12. QUESTION:
    What is bladder cancer and the symptoms?
    What is a gallbladder and symptoms
    And appendicitis
    Just wondering..

    • ANSWER:
      Some symptoms and signs of bladder cancer:

      You may feel an urge to urinate, immediately after you have urinated, often without success.
      Symptoms may be present if you experience urination more than a couple of times at night.
      When there is miniscule amount of blood in the urine, your eyes may not detect it. In this case, a microscopic analysis may reveal hematuria.
      Pain with varying intensity may be felt upon urination (dysuria) which is among bladder cancer symptoms.
      Bladder cancer symptoms & signs stated above may also be due to a different health condition.

      The main symptom of appendicitis is belly (abdominal) pain. The pain can feel like indigestion or like you need to have a bowel movement or pass gas. Many people feel the first pain near the belly button. Then it moves to the lower right side of the belly. But the pain can be in different parts of your belly or even on your side. The pain may get worse if you move, walk, or cough. You may also have a fever or feel sick to your stomach.

      Many people who have had appendicitis say the pain is hard to describe. It may not feel like any pain you have had before. It may not even be a very bad pain, but you may feel like something is wrong. If you have moderate belly pain that does not go away after 4 hours, call your doctor. If you have severe belly pain, call your doctor right away.

      You may have appendicitis if:

      You have pain in your belly. The pain may begin around your belly button.
      The pain in your belly gets stronger and moves below your belly button on your right side (the lower right quadrant ). This is the most common place to feel pain when you have appendicitis.
      The pain does not go away and gets worse when you move, walk, or cough.
      You have pain in any part of your belly or on your side.
      You feel nauseated or throw up a few times. You also may not feel like eating.
      You have constipation, back pain, a slight fever, or a swollen abdomen.
      Some people do not have the symptoms listed above. Older people, children younger than 2 years, and pregnant women may not have pain in the lower right part of the belly. Other people feel pain in the side, because the appendix is in a different position than normal.

      Pain in the abdomen is very common. For more information, see the topics Abdominal Pain, Age 12 and Older and Abdominal Pain, Age 11 and Younger.

      There are also many conditions with symptoms similar to appendicitis. But because appendicitis can become serious in a short amount of time, call your doctor right away if you have any of the symptoms listed above. Treatment is much easier if the appendix has not ruptured. In most people, the appendix does not rupture until they have felt sick for at least 24 hours.

      Both are curable by 'Target Therapy'--Acupressure Techniques & Indian Natural Remedies.

      Source: WebMD Medical Reference from Healthwise

  13. QUESTION:
    What should i do about this pain?
    Last night i had severe stabbing pain in the lower left of my stomach and as the hours went by it got stronger and stronger to the point where it hurt to breathe and move. The pain kept switching from the left side to the right side. I've been awake for a while and the pain comes and goes what should i do about it? Is it anything serious?

    • ANSWER:
      Severe pain always needs to be addressed immediately. Call your doctor or go to the A/E or ER asap.

      It could be many things one of them being appendicitis. (you can have pain on both sides. it's called referred pain).

      ************************
      Appendicitis
      Symptoms

      The main symptom of appendicitis is belly (abdominal) pain. The pain can feel like indigestion or like you need to have a bowel movement or pass gas. Many people feel the first pain near the belly button. Then it moves to the lower right side of the belly. But the pain can be in different parts of your belly or even on your side. The pain may get worse if you move, walk, or cough. You may also have a fever or feel sick to your stomach.

      Many people who have had appendicitis say the pain is hard to describe. It may not feel like any pain you have had before. It may not even be a very bad pain, but you may feel like something is wrong. If you have moderate belly pain that does not go away after 4 hours, call your doctor. If you have severe belly pain, call your doctor right away.

      You may have appendicitis if:

      * You have pain in your belly. The pain may begin around your belly button.
      * The pain in your belly gets stronger and moves below your belly button on your right side (the lower right quadrant). This is the most common place to feel pain when you have appendicitis.
      * The pain does not go away and gets worse when you move, walk, or cough.
      * You have pain in any part of your belly or on your side.
      * You feel nauseated or throw up a few times. You also may not feel like eating.
      * You have constipation, back pain, a slight fever, or a swollen abdomen.

      Some people do not have the symptoms listed above. Older people, children younger than 2 years, and pregnant women may not have pain in the lower right part of the belly. Other people feel pain in their side because their appendix is in a different position than normal.

      Pain in the abdomen is very common.

      There are also many conditions with symptoms similar to appendicitis. But because appendicitis can become serious in a short amount of time, call your doctor right away if you have any of the symptoms listed above. Treatment is much easier if the appendix has not ruptured. In most people, the appendix does not rupture until they have felt sick for at least 24 hours.

  14. QUESTION:
    Why do people "throw-up" in their mouth a little bit?
    Whenever that happens to me my stomach never hurts or anything so I don't know what is causing it.

    • ANSWER:
      Your situation sounds to be neither as a result of acid reflex, or even of indigestion. Although both of these are possible and would cause the taste of vomit to enter your mouth, your problem might just arise from your cardiac sphincter not closing properly.

      Your cardiac sphincter connects your esophagus (where the food goes down) to your stomach, which is full of bile that is produced in the liver. Bile is used mostly for digesting fats but it does have that notorious vomit taste if combined with your stomach acids. Generally, when moving around or even just after having eaten, your stomach might splash and some of your stomach acids and bile could end up in your esophagus.

      Sometimes this will splash high enough for you to taste it, or it could even trigger more of a severe reaction such as self-induced vomiting.

      Try taking an antacid like Tums or Gaviscon if it bothers you, or drink some Gingerale.

  15. QUESTION:
    After throwing up purposely I got severe stomach pains. What is it?
    Ive been eating really healthy and felt bad after eating a banana split and some cheese it's. after throwing up my whole upper body was in burning pain, I could cry! I've had gas really bad for the last few days.... What could this be???

    • ANSWER:
      When you vomit anything there is a chance that you can get some stomach acid to come up through your esophagus. This will cause rather nasty indigestion. Your best bet is to take an antacid like maylox or tums. Maylox will also help for the gas too. That is one of the many things it does for people.

  16. QUESTION:
    Can being bulimic kill you if your not too skinny and your at the right weight?
    Or do you have to be deadly skinny until it damages or kills your body? Because I'm basically bulimic and I throw up everytime I eat [I know, I'm ashamed] but I don't think that I can die because I'm not skinny.

    Thanks!

    *Kate*

    • ANSWER:
      You might not notice effects immediately, but you're doing serious damage to your body. Bulimia, if I'm not mistaken is a way to control weight, so it's not necessarily about being too skinny. Anorectics (yes, that is the right word) starve themselves away to nothing. Both are extremely dangerous eating disorders.

      Some of the most common complications of bulimia are:
      * Erosion of tooth enamel because of repeated exposure to acidic gastric contents.
      * Dental cavities, sensitivity to hot or cold food.
      * Swelling and soreness in the salivary glands (from repeated vomiting).
      * Stomach Ulcers.
      * Ruptures of the stomach and esophagus.
      * Abnormal buildup of fluid in the intestines.
      * Disruption in the normal bowel release function.
      * Electrolyte imbalance.
      * Dehydration
      * Irregular heartbeat and in severe cases heart attack
      * A greater risk for suicidal behavior
      * Decrease in libido

      Some of the most common symptoms of bulimia are:
      * Eating uncontrollably
      * Purging
      * Strict dieting
      * Fasting
      * Vigorous exercise
      * Vomiting or abusing laxatives or diuretics in an attempt to lose weight.
      * Vomiting blood
      * Using the bathroom frequently after meals.
      * Preoccupation with body weight
      * Depression or mood swings. Feeling out of control.
      * Swollen glands in neck and face
      * Heartburn,
      * Bloating,
      * Indigestion,
      * Constipation
      * Irregular periods
      * Dental problems
      * sore throat
      * Weakness
      * Exhaustion
      * Bloodshot eyes
      http://www.mamashealth.com/bulimia.asp

      They didn't list death. Yeah, bulimia can kill! "What is bulimia?
      According to Lindsey Hall, author of “Understanding and Overcoming Bulimia’’, it is a food obsession characterized by repeated overeating binges followed by purges of forced vomiting, prolonged fasting, or abuse of laxatives, enemas, or diuretics. The most common practice is to binge and vomit....Bulimia can kill.
      Many people think that the side effects of bulimia are minimal compared to anorexia. But Hall warns, 'Excessive vomiting can cause death from cardiac arrest, kidney failure, impaired metabolism due to electrolyte imbalance, or severe dehydration.'" http://www.tinajuanfitness.info/articles/041905.htm

      This sounds like an ugly, slow death. Your health is one of your most important assets. Kate, you really, really don't want to do this to yourself. Please get help. Below I've included numbers you can call. Find a psychologist who takes seriously every issue you're dealing with. The bulimia needs to be dealt with to save your life. Same with the cutting. You need someone who can walk you through dealing with these things and healing from them. But you also have to work your way deeper and deal with the underlying issue(s) that cause you to cut and purge. You're going through entirely too much to handle it all on your own. I can't stress enough how important it is to find the right counselor for you--someone who cares and who will help you stop these unhealthy habits.

      Kate, you're too young to have kidney failure and cardiac arrest. Can you grasp the seriousness of what you're doing? Find someone who cares enough about you that that person doesn't want to lose you. You need an ally who can encourage you, love you, and support you through this dark time of the soul. You are not alone in this battle. Many people struggle with the same issues you have. The best way to get through this stuff is to surround yourself with a network of people who care and want to see you beat this, live, and excel in life. Even when things seem hopeless, there is always a reason to continue living. Don't give up on yourself or life.

  17. QUESTION:
    Gastritis sufferers...What do you eat, and avoid? My Mother has very bad gastritis and takes Protonix 40 mg?
    Are there any natural or organic remedies that help?

    • ANSWER:
      My mother has had gastritis for 25 years and for the last 5 years it turned severe due to the effects of proton pump inhibitor nexium. (protonix is a proton pump inhibitor) As most people have insufficient stomach acid (we are talking at least 90% if not higher..high acid is rather rare..not that the drug companies want you to know that fact but this can be proven with the Heidelberg Capsule Test), these drugs are the incorrect treatment.

      After throwing away nexium and gaviscon, i put my mother digestive enzymes and betaine hydrochloride supplements, and within a few weeks my mother severe GERD and LPR were gone! After a year so far of this treatment, 90% improved gastritis!!! A good article which explains why digestive enzymes containing proteases (enzyme which digests protein) is excellent to heal gastritis not to mention cure acid reflux issues. What my mother still has to avoid - very spicy foods. That's it.

      Enzymes and Gastritis >>>
      http://www.enzymestuff.com/conditiondigestive.htm#3

      Digestive Enzymes - King of Indigestion, Bloating and Acid Reflux Remedies >>>
      http://www.natural-indigestion-relief.com/acid-reflux-remedies-digestive-enzymes.html

      Digestive Health, Stomach Acid & Enzyme Formulas >>>
      http://www.jonbarron.org/enzymes/proteolytic-formulas-digestive-health-stomach-acid

      Insufficient Digestive Enzymes Or Stomach Acid >>>
      http://www.gillianmckeith.info/yourbody/health/digestivedisorders/gillianmckeithdigestiveenzymes.php

      Betaine HCL >>>
      http://www.modernherbalist.com/betaine.html

      Signs of Deficient Stomach Acid >>>
      http://www.gallbladderattack.com/hcl.shtml

  18. QUESTION:
    What happens if you eat bad cheese?
    I had one of those Mini Maybel Cheese rounds, and didn't realize it had mold growing on it. I've felt some severe indigestion and nausea. I've had some Pepto and some antacids but still feel like crap. Do I need a doctor or can I take something OTC? Please advise...

    • ANSWER:
      you will either threw up or it will pass through your body as normal.

  19. QUESTION:
    What side is your appendix on?
    and also , What are the symtoms of a burst appendix ?

    • ANSWER:
      it is on your lower right side.The main symptom of appendicitis is belly (abdominal) pain. The pain can feel like indigestion or like you need to have a bowel movement or pass gas. Many people feel the first pain near the belly button. Then it moves to the lower right side of the belly. But the pain can be in different parts of your belly or even on your side. The pain may get worse if you move, walk, or cough. You may also have a fever or feel sick to your stomach.

      Many people who have had appendicitis say the pain is hard to describe. It may not feel like any pain you have had before. It may not even be a very bad pain, but you may feel like something is wrong. If you have moderate belly pain that does not go away after 4 hours, call your doctor. If you have severe belly pain, call your doctor right away.

      You may have appendicitis if:

      You have pain in your belly. The pain may begin around your belly button.
      The pain in your belly gets stronger and moves below your belly button on your right side (the lower right quadrant ). This is the most common place to feel pain when you have appendicitis.
      The pain does not go away and gets worse when you move, walk, or cough.
      You have pain in any part of your belly or on your side.
      You feel nauseated or throw up a few times. You also may not feel like eating.
      You have constipation, back pain, a slight fever, or a swollen abdomen.

  20. QUESTION:
    I am haiving sharp pain in my lower right side?
    So today about 9 am i started having really bad sharp pain in my lower stomach and right side and it will hurt than go about about 10 Minutes and than it will come back but than its gettting worst and it now hurting my llower back and plaus my lower right side. My mom think its from me coughing but i feel like i am going to throw up. What should i do

    • ANSWER:
      Hey hun, sorry you're not feeling well. It sounds like it could be appendicitis. Do you have a fever?

      Appendicitis

      Symptoms

      The main symptom of appendicitis is belly (abdominal) pain. The pain can feel like indigestion or like you need to have a bowel movement or pass gas. Many people feel the first pain near the belly button. Then it moves to the lower right side of the belly. But the pain can be in different parts of your belly or even on your side. The pain may get worse if you move, walk, or cough. You may also have a fever or feel sick to your stomach.

      Many people who have had appendicitis say the pain is hard to describe. It may not feel like any pain you have had before. It may not even be a very bad pain, but you may feel like something is wrong. If you have moderate belly pain that does not go away after 4 hours, call your doctor. If you have severe belly pain, call your doctor right away.

      You may have appendicitis if:

      * You have pain in your belly. The pain may begin around your belly button.
      * The pain in your belly gets stronger and moves below your belly button on your right side (the lower right quadrant). This is the most common place to feel pain when you have appendicitis.
      * The pain does not go away and gets worse when you move, walk, or cough.
      * You have pain in any part of your belly or on your side.
      * You feel nauseated or throw up a few times. You also may not feel like eating.
      * You have constipation, back pain, a slight fever, or a swollen abdomen.

      Some people do not have the symptoms listed above. Older people, children younger than 2 years, and pregnant women may not have pain in the lower right part of the belly. Other people feel pain in their side because their appendix is in a different position than normal.

      Pain in the abdomen is very common.

      There are also many conditions with symptoms similar to appendicitis. But because appendicitis can become serious in a short amount of time, call your doctor right away if you have any of the symptoms listed above. Treatment is much easier if the appendix has not ruptured. In most people, the appendix does not rupture until they have felt sick for at least 24 hours.

  21. QUESTION:
    why do people get bad stomach aches? issit kus they have 2 many sweets n 2 much 2eat?
    what do u think?

    • ANSWER:
      Hello,

      Stomach pain come in waves: sharp enough that you catch your breath, then gone as quickly as it came. Or perhaps it's a dull, constant ache.

      What Causes Stomach Pain?

      Pain is the body's way of signaling that something is going on. Stomach pain alerts us to something that's happening inside us that we might not know about otherwise.

      Some reasons for stomach pain are obvious — like
      when someone gets hit in the gut,
      or a toddler accidentally eats something poisonous.

      Here are some of the things that cause stomach troubles:--

      Infection
      When bacteria or viruses get into a person's system, the body reacts by trying to rid itself of the infection — often through vomiting or diarrhea.

      Bacterial infections cause what we call "food poisoning." Bacteria are also responsible for other conditions that may give a person belly pain, such as pneumonia, urinary tract infections and sexually transmitted diseases (STDs).

      Viruses, another type of infection, are behind what we call "stomach flu." Both bacteria and viruses can be easily passed from person to person. The good news is you can often avoid them simply by washing your hands properly and not sharing cups, straws, or utensils with other people.

      Constipation
      Being constipated is one of the most common reasons for frequent stomach pain. People usually become constipated because their diet doesn't include enough fluids and fiber.

      Irritation and Inflammation

      When one of the body's internal organs becomes irritated or swollen, that can bring on stomach pain. Pain from problems like ulcers, irritable bowel syndrome, and inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) is the body's way of telling us to get medical help.

      Food Reactions
      Food reactions can be more than eating too much or basic indigestion.

      Conditions like celiac disease (a reaction to proteins in certain grains) or food allergies can cause stomach trouble.They involve immune system reactions that can actually harm the body beyond just producing a temporary reaction. When someone has a true food allergy, they must always avoid that food — even a small amount could be deadly.

      Reproductive Problems

      The digestive system isn't the only cause of stomach aches.
      Infections in the reproductive system, such as STDs, also can cause abdominal pain.

      Testicular injuries can make a guy feel sick or even throw up if they are particularly severe.

      Anatomical Problems

      Some diseases or defects can interfere with the way the organs do their jobs, causing pain some like Hernias which can also block a person's intestines, as can growths like tumors.

      Emotional Distress

      When people get too stressed out, anxious, or depressed, their emotions can trigger physical symptoms, such as headaches or stomach pain.

      In addition to these causes, stomach pain also may be a result of problems that can happen when people have certain illnesses, such as diabetes.

      What You Can Do

      The good news is stomach pain isn't usually serious in teens. Although there are lots of different reasons why people get it, most are easy to treat. You can even lessen your chances of getting stomach pain by taking a few simple precautions:

      Wash your hands before eating.

      Don't overeat.

      Eat fiber-rich foods, such as fruits and vegetables, to keep food moving through your digestive system.

      If you have a food allergy or intolerance, avoid eating foods that make you sick.

      Always use a condom when having sex to protect against STDs and pregnancy.

  22. QUESTION:
    What does appendicitis feel like?
    I'm pretty sure I don't have it, because I'm only experiencing discomfort from my right side, and only mildly from my back. And I think from the back because I've been constipated lately. I don't vomit and I don't think I have a fever, because it's naturally hot where I live. Plus, I've had an X-Ray 5 days ago. I just wanted to know because I'm really scared. I'm only 15 years old.
    I've also been under some stress lately. Could that be the cause?

    • ANSWER:
      Yes, lots of things can cause pain there.stress can upset the stomach and aggravate any condition..but it definitely is better to be safe than sorry. Just let your mom/dad/parents know what's going on so they can take the next step for you!!

      Appendicitis

      Symptoms

      The main symptom of appendicitis is belly (abdominal) pain. The pain can feel like indigestion or like you need to have a bowel movement or pass gas. Many people feel the first pain near the belly button. Then it moves to the lower right side of the belly. But the pain can be in different parts of your belly or even on your side. The pain may get worse if you move, walk, or cough. You may also have a fever or feel sick to your stomach.

      Many people who have had appendicitis say the pain is hard to describe. It may not feel like any pain you have had before. It may not even be a very bad pain, but you may feel like something is wrong. If you have moderate belly pain that does not go away after 4 hours, call your doctor. If you have severe belly pain, call your doctor right away.

      You may have appendicitis if:

      * You have pain in your belly. The pain may begin around your belly button.
      * The pain in your belly gets stronger and moves below your belly button on your right side (the lower right quadrant). This is the most common place to feel pain when you have appendicitis.
      * The pain does not go away and gets worse when you move, walk, or cough.
      * You have pain in any part of your belly or on your side.
      * You feel nauseated or throw up a few times. You also may not feel like eating.
      * You have constipation, back pain, a slight fever, or a swollen abdomen.

      Some people do not have the symptoms listed above. Older people, children younger than 2 years, and pregnant women may not have pain in the lower right part of the belly. Other people feel pain in their side because their appendix is in a different position than normal.

  23. QUESTION:
    It feels like a bowling ball was dropped in the center of my chest. Does anyone know what symptom it's for?
    It's not a sharp chest pain. It feels like something you may feel after getting hit by a baseball that a grown adult throws at you... Any idea what may be causing this??

    • ANSWER:
      Hi it could be anything from a simple case of severe heartburn/indigestion if you have eaten some really spicy foods lately OR something more sinister lurking like heart attack warning signs.
      My suggestion to you is click X in top r/h cnr of screen and get yourself to ER at hospital to be checked. ASAP. ?

  24. QUESTION:
    How do you know if something's wrong with your appendix?

    • ANSWER:
      You don't want to mess with this. If you read this and it seems like it could be this, get straight to the emergency room.

      From Web MD:

      The main symptom of appendicitis is belly (abdominal) pain. The pain can feel like indigestion or like you need to have a bowel movement or pass gas. Many people feel the first pain near the belly button. Then it moves to the lower right side of the belly. But the pain can be in different parts of your belly or even on your side. The pain may get worse if you move, walk, or cough. You may also have a fever or feel sick to your stomach.

      Many people who have had appendicitis say the pain is hard to describe. It may not feel like any pain you have had before. It may not even be a very bad pain, but you may feel like something is wrong. If you have moderate belly pain that does not go away after 4 hours, call your doctor. If you have severe belly pain, call your doctor right away.

      You may have appendicitis if:

      You have pain in your belly. The pain may begin around your belly button.
      The pain in your belly gets stronger and moves below your belly button on your right side (the lower right quadrant). This is the most common place to feel pain when you have appendicitis.
      The pain does not go away and gets worse when you move, walk, or cough.
      You have pain in any part of your belly or on your side.
      You feel nauseated or throw up a few times. You also may not feel like eating.
      You have constipation, back pain, a slight fever, or a swollen abdomen.
      Some people do not have the symptoms listed above. Older people, children younger than 2 years, and pregnant women may not have pain in the lower right part of the belly. Other people feel pain in their side because their appendix is in a different position than normal.

      Pain in the abdomen is very common.

      There are also many conditions with symptoms similar to appendicitis. But because appendicitis can become serious in a short amount of time, call your doctor right away if you have any of the symptoms listed above. Treatment is much easier if the appendix has not ruptured. In most people, the appendix does not rupture until they have felt sick for at least 24 hours.

  25. QUESTION:
    has anyone's baby had an upper gi for reflux?
    My husband and I are trying to decide whether or no to go through with an Upper GI tomorrow morning. If you had this test, can you tell me what are the risks and what information did it give you about your child's reflux?

    • ANSWER:
      It was the best thing I ever did for my son. Saying that I must tell you that we tried several medications that were all unsuccessful.
      They did a upper GI and found that he had H. polori aka/ Helicobacter pylori. Helicobacter pylori is a spiral shaped bacterium that lives in the stomach. If it was not for the upper GI I don’t know where we would be.
      Have you tries any reflux medications like baby Zantacs
      Look at all the facts if you child is having any of the following:
      Difficulty swallowing
      Chest and abdominal pain
      Reflux (a backward flow of partially digested food and digestive juices)
      Unexplained vomiting
      Severe indigestion
      Blood in the stool (indicating internal GI bleeding)
      Is it keeping him from gaining weight
      With my son he would throw up all the time. It got so bad that there was blood in it a couple times.
      He was loosing so much weight and was always crying.

      What are the benefits vs. risks?
      Benefits

      Upper GI tract radiography is an extremely safe, noninvasive procedure.

      The results of the upper GI series usually lead to accurate evaluation of the esophagus, stomach and duodenum.

      Because barium is not absorbed into the blood, allergic reactions are extremely rare.

      No radiation remains in a patient’s body after an x-ray examination.

      X-rays usually have no side effects in the diagnostic range.

      Risks

      There is always a slight chance of cancer from excessive exposure to radiation. However, the benefit of an accurate diagnosis far outweighs the risk.

      The effective radiation dose from this procedure is about 2 mSv, which is about the same as the average person receives from background radiation in eight months.

      Occasional patients may be allergic to the flavoring added to some brands of barium. If you have experienced allergic reactions after eating chocolate, certain berries or citrus fruit, be sure to tell your physician or the technologist before the procedure.

      There is a slight chance that some barium could be retained, leading to a blockage of the digestive system. Therefore, patients who have a known obstruction in the GI tract should not undergo this examination.

      Women should always inform their physician or x-ray technologist if there is any possibility that they are pregnant.
      A Word About Minimizing Radiation Exposure
      Special care is taken during x-ray examinations to use the lowest radiation dose possible while producing the best images for evaluation. National and international radiology protection councils continually review and update the technique standards used by radiology professionals.

  26. QUESTION:
    Diarrhea and Severe indigestion?
    I've been having really bad acid indigestion for about 8 hrs, gingerale and alkaseltzer have not helped enough to make it go away. The only way I can get relief is by laying down. I cannot sit or Stand up. I'm having cramps and sharp pAins. I also had 2 cases of runny watery diarrhea in the last hour. What is wrong? And how can I help it?

    • ANSWER:
      It could just be that you ate something your stomach did not agree with, it could be food poisoning, or it could be an infection of some sort. If this continues for 24 hours, get yourself to a doctor, and have them take a stool sample for testing. No matter what the doctor tells you that it is, insist on having it tested anyway. Have you recently gone camping, boating, fishing, or any activity that would have brought you in contact with a source of freshwater? If you have, you may want to ask to be tested for the giardia parasite, as well.

      When I was younger, I fell into a pond, and contracted giardia. It causes bowel irritation, cramps, diarrhea, pains, ect. Giardia commonly infests sources of freshwater. While not usually particularly dangerous, Giardia is annoying. If you have not come into contact with freshwater recently, then don't bother to ask to be tested for it. Either way, if this lasts for more than 24, getting a stool sample taken will be much more useful that having the doctor blindly throw a general treatment in your face, as they often do without making any real diagnosis.

  27. QUESTION:
    Could my nausea be coming back?
    I threw up twice last night, once a couple weeks ago cause of indigestion. And I had terrible stomach pain, and cramping, and all over back pain last night when I threw up, while I was throwing up it felt like my head was going to pop? Which gave me a bad headache afterwards.

    I had severe nausea in my early months, could it come back now? 34wks.

    • ANSWER:

  28. QUESTION:
    Pain in my lower right abdomen?
    I have had it off and on all day.it lasts a few seconds then goes away but comes back.anyone have an idea what it is?I can't see s dr until Tuesday or wed.I'm overweight but very active and have only ate healthy food lately.

    • ANSWER:
      My first thought is appendicitis, but I'm not a doctor. I hope you feel better soon!! Please go to Web MD and use their symptom checker. http://symptoms.webmd.com/default.htm http://www.webmd.com/digestive-disorders/tc/appendicitis-symptoms is the link that I got the following information from, follow it for info on appendicitis and other digestive disorders (remember this is all basic stuff, so trust it with a little education or skepticism for lack of a better suggestion.)

      You need to get to a doctor or an ER right away if you have the following symptoms according to Web MD ( general symptoms of appendicitis):

      "The main symptom of appendicitis is belly (abdominal) pain. The pain can feel like indigestion or like you need to have a bowel movement or pass gas. Many people feel the first pain near the belly button. Then it moves to the lower right side of the belly. But the pain can be in different parts of your belly or even on your side. The pain may get worse if you move, walk, or cough. You may also have a fever or feel sick to your stomach.

      Many people who have had appendicitis say the pain is hard to describe. It may not feel like any pain you have had before. It may not even be a very bad pain, but you may feel like something is wrong. If you have moderate belly pain that does not go away after 4 hours, call your doctor. If you have severe belly pain, call your doctor right away.

      You may have appendicitis if:
      You have pain in your belly. The pain may begin around your belly button.
      The pain in your belly gets stronger and moves below your belly button on your right side (the lower right quadrant ). This is the most common place to feel pain when you have appendicitis.
      The pain does not go away and gets worse when you move, walk, or cough.
      You have pain in any part of your belly or on your side.
      You feel nauseated or throw up a few times. You also may not feel like eating.
      You have constipation, back pain, a slight fever, or a swollen abdomen.

      Some people do not have the symptoms listed above. Older people, children younger than 2 years, and pregnant women may not have pain in the lower right part of the belly. Other people feel pain in the side because their appendix is in a different position than normal.

      Pain in the abdomen is very common. For more information, see the topics Abdominal Pain, Age 12 and Older, and Abdominal Pain, Age 11 and Younger.

      There are also many conditions with symptoms similar to appendicitis. But because appendicitis can become serious in a short amount of time, call your doctor right away if you have any of the symptoms listed above. Treatment is much easier if the appendix has not ruptured. In most people, the appendix does not rupture until they have felt sick for at least 24 hours."

      WebMD Medical Reference from Healthwise

  29. QUESTION:
    Remedy against upset stomach?
    Can anybody suggest something that will work well and fast? Due to an indigestion, i threw up repeatedly today and felt better, until now. My stomach really aches and i feel like throwing up again- but when i do, only bile comes out. can someone please help?

    • ANSWER:
      Ginger, Peppermint Oil, and/or Aloe Vera are all good and natural stomach soothers.

      If you aren't able to keep any of those down, most drug stores sell an anti-vomiting medication for more severe cases.

  30. QUESTION:
    Two weeks bowel problems nothing is working?
    It's been about two weeks now that I've had constipation and indigestion and it's getting worse everyday. I'll go a little bit some days but nowhere near complete evacuation. It's now to the point where I can not eat anything solid. My stomach bloats and becomes tight and the indigestion is so bad that I can feel it coming up into the lower part of my throat. It's not really painful, but very uncomfortable. I ate a salad yesterday and my stomach become bloated and tight I was tempted to make myself throw it up cause it won't digest. Last night I drank the full recommended dose of milk of magnesia and drank a hot cup of prune juice and went a little bit this morning, and I still had to push to get it out. It doesn't look like there's blood in the stool. I drank a bottle of water this morning it made me feel physically sick and I thought I was going to vomit. I'm going the doctor today but if anyone could possibly tell me what could be wrong with me it would be helpful. I maybe getting paranoid but I scared myself by reading colon cancer symptoms and I hope it's not. I'm only 24 :(

    • ANSWER:
      well-don't panic yet--my friend had a cancerous bowel obstruction--he was clued into it by severe abdominal pain. since you didn't mention it--I'm going to assume you haven't had that...and even if you did-it could be benign-like my friends.

  31. QUESTION:
    Do I have celiac disease or something else?
    Ever since I had norovirus in October 2012 then two weeks later I came down with gastroentritis and was in hospital for 5 days it was awful but slowly recovered from it all. I had the test where they put a camera down my throat and up my bum via sedation, ive had every blood test under the sun and nothing has come up. I do have IBS well my GP thought I did but it wasn't 100% diagnosed.

    For the past 2-3 months I have been severally bloated, constipated and I have been badly backed up by this, stomach cramps, pain at the top of my stomach, feeling full after the smallest of meals and nausea. I went to my GP approx 4-6 weeks ago with joint and muscle pain so I had a blood test and said I have a vitamin D deficentcy so I have been put on medication for this.

    I also am very interested within the medical field and no idiot when it comes to diagnoses, looking things up and searching for answers which I have done many times.

    When I was in hospital I had a MRI scan and my gastroentroligist then said they would know if I had celiac diease but then I knew it wouldnt come up only via blood test or biopsy so I have been looking up the symptons and I have the following:

    Nausa
    Stomach cramps
    Bloating
    Gas
    Indigestion (not badly)
    Constipated
    Decreased appetite
    Lactose intollerance
    Itchy skin very badly
    Mouth ulcers

    I am absoloutely baffled whats going on my gastro consultant doesn't seem to be concerned at all and keeps giving me medication and said come back if it gets worse but everytime I go back to him in agony he doesn't do jack s*it about it.

    ANY advice or help would be GREATLY appreciated

    Thank you everyone and have a lovely week
    I am 22 nearly 23 years old I have PCOS and thats the only main medical problem I have. I am allergic to codiene, penicillin and neurofen.

    My stools lately have been very hard but some soft although I do eat alot of brown bread aswell as fruits and vegetables nothing seems to help. Also in my stools have been little black balls some big and some small I have eaten nothing with black in and I went earlier (sorry) and there was quite alot of black in it
    I am 22 nearly 23 years old I have PCOS and thats the only main medical problem I have. I am allergic to codiene, penicillin and neurofen.

    My stools lately have been very hard but some soft although I do eat alot of brown bread aswell as fruits and vegetables nothing seems to help. Also in my stools have been little black balls some big and some small I have eaten nothing with black in and I went earlier (sorry) and there was quite alot of black in it

    • ANSWER:
      Welcome to world of bejanked GI doctors - I cannot TELL you how many I've met who do exactly this: throw medicine at you but without actually understanding what is WRONG.

      So, first:
      I'd get a copy of every test result for every test your GI doctor did. I've met more folks than I would have thought who had positive tests for something and the doctor completely overlooked it. It's really a good idea to make sure you've got the resuls.

      Second, you are absolutely right, a blood test and/or a biopsy of the upper intestines is the ONLY way to know you have celiac disease. Which means seriously, get a new doctor. Aside from general idiocy, the ignorance about celiac disease is almost legendary. An international survey on GI doctors who were supposed to SPECIALIZE in celiac disease showed that almost half were getting questions wrong on simple things like how to diagnose it properly.

      It's really sad.

      Thankfully, your regular doctor can order the celiac panel for the blood tests, so you can skip the GI doctor on that one.

      All of your symptoms can be due to celiac disease. Doesn't mean they are, but they can be. Of the celiacs I know, at least some of them have the symptoms you mention as their own. The best list of symptoms I've found (most up to date) is here:http://glutenfreeworks.com/gluten-disorders/celiac-disease/symptom-guide/

      Most symptom lists on the web for celiac disease right now are out of date. A lot of new information in the last 10-15 years has disproved previous ideas of the disease's symptoms, how people develop it, who can have it, and so on.

      For those I know how DID have gluten issues but the doctors weren't helping, they usually go one of two ways. Look for a new doctor until they find one who is testing properly, or forget the doctor and try the gluten free diet themselves, the stricter one for celiacs where you avoid both gluten ingredients and cross-contamination. I know people who have been happy with either route; depends on how you want to do it, is all.

      That said - there can be some other issues that crop up after a severe stomach virus. It's kind of pathetic that your doc. hasn't even looked at these. A very severe intestinal infection/flu can damage the intestinal villi. This is where your body makes lactase to digest the lactose. So if there is a very severe tummy flu, you can be lactose intolerant for a few months until you heal back up. If you keep eating lactose during this time, it can slow down your ability to heal.

      This same damage to the villi can also affect your ability to digest sugars, too. There is a sucrase enzyme produced in the same place.

      So dropping dairy from your diet for a while might be worth trying. Dropping added sugar from your diet might be worth trying, as well, just to see if it has an affect. Usually, these wouldn't be permanent if it's from the norovirus, and the fact that this ONLY happened right after the virus does seem slightly suspicious, you know?

      There could also be something involving a food OTHER than gluten that has triggered since the virus. Some food intolerances will cause very similar issues, but the only way to find them is to go on an elimination diet. Most folks I know who had constipation issues, though, seemed to be intolerance to dairy, soy, or one or more grains (some to all grains).

      Wishing you good luck. We've gone through this sort of thing with many members of my family and it's just ridiculous how little help you often get from the doctors.

      Oh, one last thing? If your stool is REALLY black, you may want to go into urgent care. Bleeding in the intestines, if it's a lot and higher up, turns stools black. I think you can find images on the web for the exact color, since there can be other things that turn stools very dark, too, that have nothing to do with bleeding.

  32. QUESTION:
    Should I drink this weekend?
    The past couple of days, I've been having some nausea and acid indigestion. Nothing severe, just mild. There's a cast party for my show this weekend and I was planning on getting a little drunk, but I don't want to throw up or anything. If I eat mild foods, should I be ok?

    • ANSWER:
      I don't know how you will feel this weekend. But aren't you like 15 or something?
      That having been said, obviously you should not drink anything with alcohol in it.

  33. QUESTION:
    how do you get acid reflux?
    I suffer from acid reflux but how did i end up getting it? my stomach is not the same i cant eat big meals anymore i miss that.

    • ANSWER:
      This link is excellent to explain the cause of acid reflux and it is mainly due to low stomach acid and lack of digestive enzymes. >>

      http://www.jonbarron.org/weight-loss-program/03-12-2007.php

      I've seen this first hand...my mother had severe GERD for five years and severe LPR causing acid coming up into her mouth when shopping! This was regardless of taking proton pump inhibitor nexium for 5 years (a drug to avoid if you value good health!). Throwing away nexium and starting digestive enzyme supplements containing betaine hydrochloride to improve stomach acid, GERD and LPR vanished. She continues to take digestive enzymes before each meal and after 7 months, her gastritis is 85% improved (suffered for 25 years!).

      http://www.natural-indigestion-relief.com/acid-reflux-remedies-digestive-enzymes.html

      Other causes of acid reflux are conditions that lower stomach acid such as hypothyroidism and the h pylori bacteria. Hiatus hernias; pregnancy; obesity are other causes. Stress, poor diet, nutrient deficiencies, overeating and not chewing food throughly can all contribute an insufficiency of digestive juices.

      http://www.gillianmckeith.info/yourbody/health/digestivedisorders/gillianmckeithdigestiveenzymes.php

  34. QUESTION:
    Pain in my front lower right side?
    I have been having a slight stinging pain in my lower right stomach area..around my intestines i think..i'm not entirely sure of what's over there..it goes away at times but it always comes back and it's seeming to get worse. i can touch the area and feel exactly where the pain is coming from and it Really stings. any help or ideas? Thank you!

    • ANSWER:
      Hey hun, do you have any other of these symptoms? If so, it may be Acute Appendicitis....

      Appendicitis

      Symptoms

      The main symptom of appendicitis is belly (abdominal) pain. The pain can feel like indigestion or like you need to have a bowel movement or pass gas. Many people feel the first pain near the belly button. Then it moves to the lower right side of the belly. But the pain can be in different parts of your belly or even on your side. The pain may get worse if you move, walk, or cough. You may also have a fever or feel sick to your stomach.

      Many people who have had appendicitis say the pain is hard to describe. It may not feel like any pain you have had before. It may not even be a very bad pain, but you may feel like something is wrong. If you have moderate belly pain that does not go away after 4 hours, call your doctor. If you have severe belly pain, call your doctor right away.

      You may have appendicitis if:

      * You have pain in your belly. The pain may begin around your belly button.
      * The pain in your belly gets stronger and moves below your belly button on your right side (the lower right quadrant). This is the most common place to feel pain when you have appendicitis.
      * The pain does not go away and gets worse when you move, walk, or cough.
      * You have pain in any part of your belly or on your side.
      * You feel nauseated or throw up a few times. You also may not feel like eating.
      * You have constipation, back pain, a slight fever, or a swollen abdomen.

      Some people do not have the symptoms listed above. Older people, children younger than 2 years, and pregnant women may not have pain in the lower right part of the belly. Other people feel pain in their side because their appendix is in a different position than normal.

      Pain in the abdomen is very common.

      There are also many conditions with symptoms similar to appendicitis. But because appendicitis can become serious in a short amount of time, call your doctor right away if you have any of the symptoms listed above. Treatment is much easier if the appendix has not ruptured. In most people, the appendix does not rupture until they have felt sick for at least 24 hours.

  35. QUESTION:
    Constant pain bottom right part of stomach?
    I think it might be appendicitis but i havnt had any other symptoms except slight pain. It's on and off and Ive been having random gas too. Im in track so when I'm run I'm fine. No back pain, I Eat fine and it's a slight pain that's been going on or 4 days. What is this? Also doctor is not an option because my parents never want to take me

    • ANSWER:
      Oh hun, unless you have had your appendix out, take the hot water bottle off that area! Heat can actually make inflammation worse. My friend made that mistake and had to have emergency surgery to remove the appendix because she put a heating pad on it and took a hot bath. The doctor said that drinking lots of fluids helped her (I ran up and down stairs for her getting her ice cold water) but the heat only made it worse.

      I suppose an ice pack might be more helpful as the other answer suggests as it's supposed to reduce inflammation but the most important thing you can do right now is get to the hospital to be absolutely sure it's not appendicitis (which can be fatal if not treated in time)

      Normally I might suggest some other home remedies but because of the location of the pain you're having and because of how important ruling appendicitis out is, please get to the doctor or hospital today! Surgery is really the only treatment for acute appendicitis.

      Feel better soon!

      Appendicitis

      Symptoms

      The main symptom of appendicitis is belly (abdominal) pain. The pain can feel like indigestion or like you need to have a bowel movement or pass gas. Many people feel the first pain near the belly button. Then it moves to the lower right side of the belly. But the pain can be in different parts of your belly or even on your side. The pain may get worse if you move, walk, or cough. You may also have a fever or feel sick to your stomach.

      Many people who have had appendicitis say the pain is hard to describe. It may not feel like any pain you have had before. It may not even be a very bad pain, but you may feel like something is wrong. If you have moderate belly pain that does not go away after 4 hours, call your doctor. If you have severe belly pain, call your doctor right away.

      You may have appendicitis if:

      * You have pain in your belly. The pain may begin around your belly button.
      * The pain in your belly gets stronger and moves below your belly button on your right side (the lower right quadrant). This is the most common place to feel pain when you have appendicitis.
      * The pain does not go away and gets worse when you move, walk, or cough.
      * You have pain in any part of your belly or on your side.
      * You feel nauseated or throw up a few times. You also may not feel like eating.
      * You have constipation, back pain, a slight fever, or a swollen abdomen.

      Appendicitis

      Treatment Overview

      The only treatment for appendicitis is surgery to remove the appendix (appendectomy). The goal is to remove the appendix before it ruptures and spreads infection to the abdomen (peritonitis).

      If your doctor is not sure if you have appendicitis, you may have to wait for several hours at home or in the hospital before a decision about surgery is made. Your doctor may send you home and have you come back in 6 or 8 hours to be rechecked.

      Surgery to remove the appendix can be done one of two ways-laparoscopic or traditional. Experts do not agree on which surgery is best. It often depends on what your surgeon prefers. Laparoscopic surgery uses three or four small cuts or incisions and traditional appendectomy uses one larger incision. Most people feel better immediately after surgery. Some people can even go home the same day.

      If your appendix has burst and there is infection in your abdomen, you may have to stay in the hospital longer. Your treatment will include intravenous (IV) fluids and antibiotics. Surgery for a burst appendix may be more complicated. If you have a burst appendix, a radiologist may place a drain in your belly to help remove some of the infection before you have surgery to remove it. In this case, the appendix will be taken out a few weeks later. After you have your appendix removed, the doctor may leave the incision (cut) open to heal from the inside to the outside. You may also have a drain placed within the wound to help drain the infection.

      You will also have to stay in the hospital longer if you have health problems that get worse after surgery.

      Sometimes a doctor will recommend surgery even if he or she is not sure you have appendicitis. Surgery can eliminate the chances of a ruptured appendix. If you have surgery and your appendix is normal, your appendix will still be removed so that it will not cause future problems.

  36. QUESTION:
    how do you know when you need to get your appendix taken out??
    ok so like the lower part of my stomach on the right has ben throbbing, its not unbareble but its throbbing and does hurt just a little, is it true that it starts hurting a little first than it gets worse???
    do u think i might need to get my appendix taken out??? what are the simptoms? thanx

    • ANSWER:
      The main symptom of appendicitis is belly (abdominal) pain. The pain can feel like indigestion or like you need to have a bowel movement or pass gas. Many people feel the first pain near the belly button. Then it moves to the lower right side of the belly. But the pain can be in different parts of your belly or even on your side. The pain may get worse if you move, walk, or cough. You may also have a fever or feel sick to your stomach.

      Many people who have had appendicitis say the pain is hard to describe. It may not feel like any pain you have had before. It may not even be a very bad pain, but you may feel like something is wrong. If you have moderate belly pain that does not go away after 4 hours, call your doctor. If you have severe belly pain, call your doctor right away.

      You may have appendicitis if:

      You have pain in your belly. The pain may begin around your belly button.
      The pain in your belly gets stronger and moves below your belly button on your right side (the lower right quadrant). This is the most common place to feel pain when you have appendicitis.
      The pain does not go away and gets worse when you move, walk, or cough.
      You have pain in any part of your belly or on your side.
      You feel nauseated or throw up a few times. You also may not feel like eating.
      You have constipation, back pain, a slight fever, or a swollen abdomen.
      Some people do not have the symptoms listed above. Older people, children younger than 2 years, and pregnant women may not have pain in the lower right part of the belly. Other people feel pain in their side because their appendix is in a different position than normal.

      There are also many conditions with symptoms similar to appendicitis. But because appendicitis can become serious in a short amount of time, call your doctor right away if you have any of the symptoms listed above. Treatment is much easier if the appendix has not ruptured.

  37. QUESTION:
    Gas and Bloating in back and stomach?
    For the last 2 or 3 months I've had gas really bad in my back and stomach maybe twice a month. The pain becomes so unbearable that I eventually throw up. Please help...I went to the doctor and he told me to take beano before each meal. I'm in pain as we speak and I don't know what to do. My side is hurting really badly. I've taken gas x, alka seltzers, I drank hot coke, etc.
    Thanks very much in advance and I will take your advice. I hadn't thought of my gall bladder. The pain is moving around from my back to my stomach, etc.

    • ANSWER:
      ~symptoms of gallbladder~
      People can go for years with digestive symptoms and never realize that they may be related to a gallbladder problem. That's because they are so inter-related with other digestive symptoms. Constipation is one of the most commonly missed ones. The list provided here may be related to gallbladder but bear in mind that it could also be something else. The first four mentioned I feel are most indicative of gallbladder issues. It is not necessary to have all or many symptoms to have gallbladder problems but the more you have from this list, the more confirmation you have that the gallbladder is involved. Please note that it is still advisable to consult your doctor for an accurate diagnosis.
      Pain or tenderness under the rib cage on the right side
      Pain between shoulder blades
      Stools light or chalky colored
      Indigestion after eating, especially fatty or greasy foods
      Nausea
      Dizziness
      Bloating
      Gas
      Burping or belching
      Feeling of fullness or food not digesting
      Diarrhea (or alternating from soft to watery)
      Constipation
      Headache over eyes, especially right
      Bitter fluid comes up after eating
      Frequent use of laxatives

      *Please note that if you are in severe pain and particularly if your attack symptoms are accompanied by fever DO SEEK MEDICAL ATTENTION IMMEDIATELY. The following symptoms are typical of a gallbladder attack.

      Moderate to severe pain under the right side of the rib cage
      Pain may radiate through to the back or to the right shoulder
      Severe upper abdominal pain (biliary colic)
      Nausea
      Queasiness
      Vomiting
      Gas
      Burping or belching
      Attacks are often at night
      Attacks often occur after overeating
      Pain will often but not always follow a meal with fats or grease
      Pain may be worse with deep inhalation
      Attacks can last from 15 minutes to 15 hours

      I would keep a food journal & see what kind of food exacerbates your problem & try to eliminate those foods.
      Time to get a 2nd opinion...

  38. QUESTION:
    I have this horrible stomach pain, what to do?!?
    last night i got this horrible stomach pain, and also i had the feeling of throwing up, but i didnt. I dont have my period, so its not cramps. I still feel it now but its not as bad but i was just wondering if anyone knows what it might be, or how to ease the pain? Also, i get headaches on and off.

    • ANSWER:
      If it's in your stomach it could be indigestion. But, if it's in your abdomen it could be gas, or your bowels could be backed up. You could try to do one of two things. Try taking an antacid. The best ones are the chewable Pepcid AC. They are WAY better than Tums. Cause if it's associated with nausea it could be acid reflux and Tums doesn't work well with reflux. If it is in your abdomen and you haven't gone to the bathroom in a day or two try taking a stool softener. Colace works really well. If it's been longer than a day or two, try Miralax. Or you could be developing an intolerance to dairy. You could try cutting dairy out of your diet for a couple of days and see if that works. Sometimes with lactose intolerance it can either cause diarrhea or it can cause severe cramping and nausea. I get the cramping and nausea. If you are not feeling well, don't take any Advil or anything that contains ibuprofen. They can cause any stomach problem to be worse. Especially if you are having some reflux, Advil can cause your stomach to bleed. For the pain I would just take some Tylenol. It's a lot easier on your stomach. Good luck and I hope you feel better soon.

  39. QUESTION:
    Do I have appendicitis? What should I do? need an answer quickly!?
    Okay here's the thing I THINK I have appendicitis. I'm only 13 btw. I've been having pain in my lower right abdomen and mid abdomen. I threw up last night. I feel dizzy. I've been having this pain for about 3 days now, I need to know quickly so I can go to the doctors.

    • ANSWER:
      The main symptom of appendicitis is belly (abdominal) pain. The pain can feel like indigestion or like you need to have a bowel movement or pass gas. Many people feel the first pain near the belly button. Then it moves to the lower right side of the belly. But the pain can be in different parts of your belly or even on your side. The pain may get worse if you move, walk, or cough. You may also have a fever or feel sick to your stomach.

      Many people who have had appendicitis say the pain is hard to describe. It may not feel like any pain you have had before. It may not even be a very bad pain, but you may feel like something is wrong. If you have moderate belly pain that does not go away after 4 hours, call your doctor. If you have severe belly pain, call your doctor right away.

      You may have appendicitis if:

      You have pain in your belly. The pain may begin around your belly button.
      The pain in your belly gets stronger and moves below your belly button on your right side (the lower right quadrant ). This is the most common place to feel pain when you have appendicitis.
      The pain does not go away and gets worse when you move, walk, or cough.
      You have pain in any part of your belly or on your side.
      You feel nauseated or throw up a few times. You also may not feel like eating.
      You have constipation, back pain, a slight fever, or a swollen abdomen.
      Some people do not have the symptoms listed above. Older people, children younger than 2 years, and pregnant women may not have pain in the lower right part of the belly. Other people feel pain in the side because their appendix is in a different position than normal.

      Pain in the abdomen is very common. For more information, see the topics Abdominal Pain, Age 12 and Older, and Abdominal Pain, Age 11 and Younger.

      There are also many conditions with symptoms similar to appendicitis. But because appendicitis can become serious in a short amount of time, call your doctor right away if you have any of the symptoms listed above. Treatment is much easier if the appendix has not ruptured. In most people, the appendix does not rupture until they have felt sick for at least 24 hours.

      So i think you do!! Go to a doctors quickly!!

  40. QUESTION:
    Help for heartburn during pregnancy?
    I'm in my fourteenth week and have very severe heartburn that causes me to throw up. Tums don't seem to be working, and I don't want to go on any medications stronger than that. Does anybody have a "miracle cure?"

    • ANSWER:
      i too have suffered from severe heartburn and indigestion. a lot of the times stuff comes up when i try to burp which is not pleasant. my advice, stay away from things that cause heartburn to be worse: chocolate, caffeine, tomato sauce, etc. give yourself at least 3 hours after eating before laying down. try to keep your upper body in an upright position (gravity helps the acid to stay down). tums didn't really work for me either. i tried rolaids and they helped more than tums, but dont eat too many of them. call your doctor for any futher tips and advise.

  41. QUESTION:
    so im having bad pains where my apendix is, and when i sit down i get a real sharp pain there to.? wht do i do?
    just help me out here.

    • ANSWER:
      Anytime appendicitis is suspected it's time to call the doctor or go to the ER. Although if you have only the pain, it may not be appendicitis. It's always better to safe than sorry. If you are not an adult, tell someone what's going on right away.

      Appendicitis
      Symptoms

      The main symptom of appendicitis is belly (abdominal) pain. The pain can feel like indigestion or like you need to have a bowel movement or pass gas. Many people feel the first pain near the belly button. Then it moves to the lower right side of the belly. But the pain can be in different parts of your belly or even on your side. The pain may get worse if you move, walk, or cough. You may also have a fever or feel sick to your stomach.

      Many people who have had appendicitis say the pain is hard to describe. It may not feel like any pain you have had before. It may not even be a very bad pain, but you may feel like something is wrong. If you have moderate belly pain that does not go away after 4 hours, call your doctor. If you have severe belly pain, call your doctor right away.

      You may have appendicitis if:

      * You have pain in your belly. The pain may begin around your belly button.
      * The pain in your belly gets stronger and moves below your belly button on your right side (the lower right quadrant). This is the most common place to feel pain when you have appendicitis.
      * The pain does not go away and gets worse when you move, walk, or cough.
      * You have pain in any part of your belly or on your side.
      * You feel nauseated or throw up a few times. You also may not feel like eating.
      * You have constipation, back pain, a slight fever, or a swollen abdomen.

      Some people do not have the symptoms listed above. Older people, children younger than 2 years, and pregnant women may not have pain in the lower right part of the belly. Other people feel pain in their side because their appendix is in a different position than normal.

      Pain in the abdomen is very common.

      There are also many conditions with symptoms similar to appendicitis. But because appendicitis can become serious in a short amount of time, call your doctor right away if you have any of the symptoms listed above. Treatment is much easier if the appendix has not ruptured. In most people, the appendix does not rupture until they have felt sick for at least 24 hours.

  42. QUESTION:
    Pain in the lower part of abdomin ?
    Ok, lately Ive been having serious pains in the lower part of my abdomin..

    At first I thought it was cramps but it wasnt.. It hurts soo much that I crouch over in pain. Its a terrible feeling and I wish I knew what it was
    but it is getting worse.

    WHat could this be ?

    • ANSWER:
      It COULD be Appendicitis. You need to go to the doctors or the ER. If it is your appendix and it ruptures, you literally could die in minutes.
      Just to be safe, go to the hospital if it's tender and sharp pain when you touch your lower right side of your abdomen.

      This is from WebMD:
      "The main symptom of appendicitis is belly (abdominal) pain. The pain can feel like indigestion or like you need to have a bowel movement or pass gas. Many people feel the first pain near the belly button. Then it moves to the lower right side of the belly. But the pain can be in different parts of your belly or even on your side. The pain may get worse if you move, walk, or cough. You may also have a fever or feel sick to your stomach.

      Many people who have had appendicitis say the pain is hard to describe. It may not feel like any pain you have had before. It may not even be a very bad pain, but you may feel like something is wrong. If you have moderate belly pain that does not go away after 4 hours, call your doctor. If you have severe belly pain, call your doctor right away.

      You may have appendicitis if:

      You have pain in your belly. The pain may begin around your belly button.
      The pain in your belly gets stronger and moves below your belly button on your right side (the lower right quadrant). This is the most common place to feel pain when you have appendicitis.
      The pain does not go away and gets worse when you move, walk, or cough.
      You have pain in any part of your belly or on your side.
      You feel nauseated or throw up a few times. You also may not feel like eating.
      You have constipation, back pain, a slight fever, or a swollen abdomen.
      Some people do not have the symptoms listed above. Older people, children younger than 2 years, and pregnant women may not have pain in the lower right part of the belly. Other people feel pain in their side because their appendix is in a different position than normal.

      Pain in the abdomen is very common."

  43. QUESTION:
    Stress = Chronic Stomach illness? Full Story.?
    I am 15 years old.
    I started having stomach problems in 6th grade (4 years ago)
    at first it was a little bit of acid reflux where that burning stuff would come into my throat. For that i would take a small PeptoBismal pill. I would take maybe one every month as needed.
    7th grade was about the same.
    In 8th grade my parents moved and I had to follow, shortly following, I became moderately depressed. I would be at home alone for 1 or 2 nights out of the week and sit and cry for hours. My stomach problems increased, causing recurring(every other night) nausea and indigestion, and every time I would experience my symptoms I would take a little Pepto. It got to the point where I was drinking a bottle of pepto bismal max strength alone in 2 weeks. In 9th grade I changed schools yet again in the middle of the year. My life seemed to improve from my point of view... I was closer to my old friends in my old school (from 8th grade), and my stomach problems seemed to gradually dissapear, but at the same time I started seeing a doctor that perscribed Omeprazole. Me not knowing which was the cause of me getting better, just continued my normal routine. In July after my Freshmen year my stomach condition took a turn for the worse. (curiously around the time that my dad who I have "issues" with was pressuring me to move out of my mother's (My mother became disabled shortly after my parents divorced and I took care of her and she took care of me, making a strong bond.) house and move in with him so that I could go to my old school) The Omeprazole seemed to make no effect on my condition whatsoever. The doctor's new perscription (that I am Currently on) is Zegerid[Sodium Bicarbonate/Omeprazole] which seemed to help but only in tiny increments... I was able to eat without the fear of throwing up, but I periodically would become nauseated enough that I could not sleep still. between July and September of 2008 I lost 30 pounds because I was afraid of eating and getting the sick feeling that followed. After the weight loss my mom arranged an appointment at children's mercy where my doctor Ding You-Li perscribed to me amoxicillin in amounts of 50mg 3 times a day to change the environment of my stomach. Now I have been off of the Amoxicillin for approximately 4 weeks and am no longer nauseated constantly. Whenever I eat i get severe Indigestion which as far as I'm concerned I can suck up and deal with as long as I get to eat more then 4 chicken nuggets for an entire day. What brings me to my realization of the possible stress factor is that in the last week I got into my first sexual situation that ended up putting a lot of stress in me (I'm still a virgin & not a father) and I am also starting to feel worse.. My nausea seems to be slowly creeping back, and my indigestion persists even when I don't eat. On a side note I am in my required school health class and it made me worry about my stress level because we took a stress level basic test. The Scoring System was <100=Low///100-160=Normal///160+=High... My score was an 873. =[ when I told one of my friends about it, his first reaction was "Do you have stomach problems?" I answered with a yes. He said "That is probably why." So I decided to reveal some of my story to the online community and see what you say. I have not addressed my mother or a doctor about stress being a possible symptom because whenever a doctor mentions it, my mother would shoot them down immediately saying that my life is virtually stress free. And incase your wondering. I am not an "Emo" kid with a death wish. I am a social non-prep kid, that just wants to find an answer to this. So please, If you have any advice at all, share it. =]

    -Kyle Burk

    Additional Details

    Already have had tests done that Show that I do not have an ulcer and that my stomach digests in a normal time frame.

    I stopped drinking Soda in 7th grade because I thought that it affected my acne which I had a slight problem with.

    I drink ONLY water nothing else no tea flavored water.. nothing.
    my diet consists of basics because I know lots of spices and such will upset my stomach.
    mainly i eat
    Meats (VERY lightly seasoned)
    Crackers
    Breads

    No milk.. I went from drinking almost a gallon a day to becoming sick every time I take a sip of the stuff.. so no cereal.. yet I can eat small amounts of ice cream from time to time without becoming sick.. cheese also, which i have come to conclude that i'm not lactose intolerant..

    • ANSWER:
      Acid inhibitors actually prevent the pyloric valve from closing which is allows the acid to leak up your throat. Ask your MD. I did and I logged EVERYthing I ate and drank. Over time I healed up. Stop soda and coffee immed. for starters. We need the acid to digest our food. Hope this helps.

  44. QUESTION:
    Negative test. Now new signs???!?
    About a week and a half ago I woke up in the early am feeling ridiculously hot, needing to throw up. I threw up quite a bit and for the rest if the day I felt as tho I had a hangover!!! (it wasn't tho) I was very dizzy, hot, and my lower back ached extremely bad. The next few days I felt like I had severe indigestion and decided to take an hpt since my breasts were very sore as well. It came out negative. My indigestion is still going on my breasts aren't AS sore anymore tho. Last night after using the restroom I noticed pinkish discharge and I have a bit of cramping.
    My period has always been out of whack so I'm not too sure about ovulation and all that.
    If this was so called implantation bleeding is it too soon to test again?

    • ANSWER:
      It could be. You should trust your gut. No pun intended.

  45. QUESTION:
    Nasel problems affecting stomach and lungs.?
    For the last year this person seems to have mucus coming from her sinus' all the time. Huge amounts are running down the back of her throat and into her stomach and lungs. She has horrible coughing jags where it gets so bad that she can throw up or wet herself. She can't lay down at night because her throat fills up and brings on a coughing jag waking her up every hour or so. She is constantly blowing her nose... there isn't any infection as it is clear. She can't seem to do much talking as it also brings on the coughing.

    She has no insurance and can't go to the doctor unless she is in a life threatening situation. She simply can't afford it. She also suffers from severe indigestion.

    I am trying to get her to go to the doctor. What could this be? An allergy? What?
    Also could this give her an ulcer too?

    • ANSWER:
      Sounds like an allergy, real severe. She can try a netti pot to rinse it out her sinuses. If it gets real bad, she can always go to a ER and they will have to treat her regardless of insurance. Has she tried taking a benadryl before bed?

  46. QUESTION:
    Digestion problem! Please help and advise!?
    Majority of the time when I eat I get severe indigestion. When I say severe I mean horribly severe. It feels like food is stuck in my gullet, and feels like I'm burning and throbbing. Sometimes if I wait it'll pass, but will create burping a lot or hiccups. But usually it does not pass on its own and I will either vomit naturally or have to force myself to vomit. It is a very embarassing thing that happens, as I have to constantly excuse myself from a meal and usually cannot finish. From all the throwing up I am never full, please can someone help me figure out what this is and how to treat/prevent it? Thanks.

    • ANSWER:
      Sounds like a weak sphincter muscle at the top of the stomach and acute gastric reflux, or a hiatus hernia. Go and talk to your doctor - you can get a muscle test done with an epigastric probe. Depending on what it is, they might give you something like omeprazole to take regularly which helps alot.

  47. QUESTION:
    A question on digestion and urinating?
    I am 19 years old and for almost 2 weeks I have been urinating frequently at night even if I dont drink very many fluids/water during the day. Im not pregnant and I dont think I have diabetes. I urinate regularly during the day but it is as if I urinate way more almost every 3 hours or less every single night. Also, for the past week I have been having severe indigestion as well and this is accompanied by nausea and heartburn. I just want to know if these symptons can somehow be intertwined or will they pass over time? Also I have been suffering from insomnia for quite some time now but I think its just because its summer and since Im a teen I might just have my days and nights switched around and my menstrual cycles have been starting 2-5 days earlier or 2-5 days later than normal but I think it just may be that Im moving out of adolescence into adulthood causing a change in my hormones and thus my period is thrown off. I'd just thought I would throw all of that in. Please help me.

    • ANSWER:
      Goto QualityHealth.com and click on Symptom Checker and follow the prompts. Also, go there and put in a search for hiatal hernia or anxiety problems... Hope that helps alittle. :)

  48. QUESTION:
    Has anyone ever had sever acid indigestion, reflux, or heartburn as a side effect from Adderall?
    I'm not sure if it's from the generics, or if I suddenly developed a chronic case of reflux. I started on the XR's, but lost my insurance, so switched to generic just last month. Had the blue, barr ones and they were ok for a week, then I started getting back pain, and horrible, severe acid indigestion. Just got them at a different pharmacy, and they are the corepharma generics. I am desperate to figure this out, doc says if I wanna take meds for the acid problem, I'd have to give up the adderall. NOT willing to do that! I'm going to freakin insane, I've even thrown up straight stomach acid. Worried that somethings really wrong. Has anyone ever experienced this as a side effect?

    • ANSWER:
      Perhaps you can find the answer in a web search for "adderall side effects".

  49. QUESTION:
    pain to the right of my belly button?
    i woke up in the middle of the night and my stomach was hurting i tossed and turned for hours than i got up toke a couple of Tylenol and i was able to fall asleep for about 2 hours. as the day has bin going on ive noticed the pain is to the right side of my belly button. i cant walk straight im hunched over when i walk and i can hardly eat and i am a guy. plz help if theres any questions i will repost asap with the answers

    • ANSWER:
      This could possibly be appendicitis! What you described here sounds exactly like this:

      The main symptom of appendicitis is belly (abdominal) pain. The pain can feel like indigestion or like you need to have a bowel movement or pass gas. Many people feel the first pain near the belly button. Then it moves to the lower right side of the belly. But the pain can be in different parts of your belly or even on your side. The pain may get worse if you move, walk, or cough. You may also have a fever or feel sick to your stomach.

      Many people who have had appendicitis say the pain is hard to describe. It may not feel like any pain you have had before. It may not even be a very bad pain, but you may feel like something is wrong. If you have moderate belly pain that does not go away after 4 hours, call your doctor. If you have severe belly pain, call your doctor right away.

      You may have appendicitis if:

      You have pain in your belly. The pain may begin around your belly button.
      The pain in your belly gets stronger and moves below your belly button on your right side (the lower right quadrant ). This is the most common place to feel pain when you have appendicitis.
      The pain does not go away and gets worse when you move, walk, or cough.
      You have pain in any part of your belly or on your side.
      You feel nauseated or throw up a few times. You also may not feel like eating.
      You have constipation, back pain, a slight fever, or a swollen abdomen.

      (taken directly from http://www.webmd.com/a-to-z-guides/appendicitis-symptoms)

  50. QUESTION:
    i have heartburn and indigestion with purging in the morning and im not pg what is wrong docs say im fine.?
    im a vegetarian since i was like 13-14 and im now 22 ive noticed recently past yr or so i havent been feelin well. seen many doctors who say nothings wrong but my stomach never feels quite right and in the past week ive had to purge every morning...and im not pregnant! before and after purging i have severe heartburn and indigestion, and usually have to go number 2 simultaneously. the purging stops after bout an hour of being woke but the rest comes and goes a little to frequently for me. ive elevated my bed recently to help the indigestion and am not takin any otc or presc. i wanna try orange peel extract should i??

    • ANSWER:
      Your stomach, under normal circumstances, is full of acid. When you eat, the food sits in the stomach full of acid and is broken down into very small particles so it can be digested.

      If you do not have enough acid in your stomach, the food will just sit there and ferment. This is indigestion.

      When the food starts to ferment, you will start to bloat as gasses build up. Now, because the stomach is still full of food, as it is not passing into the intestine to be metabolised, these gasses can cause the stomach to erupt and push the food up the esophagus. When this happens (apart from throwing the food up completely) the small amount of acid that is mixed in with the food burns the esophagus and this is called 'heartburn'.

      This is mis-named 'acid reflux'. It shouldn't be called this as it is not because you have too much acid that is causing the reflux but it's as I described above.

      The simple fact is that you DON'T HAVE ENOUGH acid in your stomach to break down the food.

      You need more acid, not less, so don't take antacids. Instead, take a desertspoon of vinegar each day. This will increase the acids in your stomach and should relieve the discomfort you feel and settle things down.

      The Gall bladder is the storage unit for these stomach acids so you need to work out which is the problem -- the Gall bladder or stomach acids.

      So, you could add some Flax seed oil, Lecithin and vitamin C to your diet . The vitamin C will neutralise free radicals sufficiently in the liver so it can perform its function of producing bile -- thats what the Flax seed oil and Lecithin are for -- production of bile (stomach acids). Avocados are good for their oil and fats, too.

      The fact that you are vegetarian is good as you should not only be off red meat but should also stay away from dairy.

      Drink vegetable juices and lots of water (8-10 glasses per day).

      If after about three weeks of this you dont feel any relief AT ALL (which I doubt) you may need to consult a naturopath on the condition of your Gall bladder -- there may be a problem there but I dont think so as you havent mentioned any pain associated with this condition.

      .


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