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I have a question that I am trying to get to grips with. My wife is having issues with vomiting after meals, she is not anorexic or anything like that but just cant keep down food. Here is an example.
Yesterday - Breakfast of 2 poached eggs on toasted bread with coffee, she threw it up shortly after as she said she felt sick and just couldn't keep it down. Dinner - Pork in sauce with potatoes, yet again shortly after she couldn't keep it down. This is very worrying as it has been going on for a very long time and I'm worried that it will impact her health. She has issues with the liver and is taking ENTECAVIR tablets. However this was happening way before she began taking them. Has any one experienced this or gone through it, what do we do as she has had so many blood tests that it's becoming impossible to figure out what to do.
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hi mate, these symptoms are very similar to mine. i put a post up a couple of days ago. ive been vomiting up food for just over 5 months now and been referred to a specialist, who is baffled. i too have had lots of bloods, stool tests, ultrasound to check for gallstones, endoscopy. this was all through my GP. seen specialist about 3 weeks ago, im now waiting to have another endoscopy (this time with biopsies) and an MRI scan of my small bowel (this is the only area that hasnt been checked). its very frustrating and kind of takes over your life in a way.
Has she tried a food diary to see if she has a food intolerance? If that doesn't help, she will need to go back to the doctor and ask for more tests. Has she had an ultrasound and endoscopy? A stomach emptying test may also be necessary to see if her stomach is emptying too slowly. This condition is known as gastroparesis.
What has her doctor suggested about the liver complaint? Does he/she think it could be related to the vomiting? Has her gallbladder function been checked via HIDA scan? Does she experience any abdominal pain or bowel habit change?
Thanks for the reply to both of you, she has tried all the tests and bugger all, some spicy and dairy foods and a nono but some are OK. The liver issue is something separate and the problems were there way before. The GP is a waste of space as the last set of test results has vanished into thin air and neither the hospital or surgery can find them. No pain or abnormal bowel movements so this is really baffling. I think that some part of this can be work stress related as when we were in Spain all was fine. Might need to resort to some herbal stress relief tea to try and relieve the symptoms.
Stress can irritate the gut and this may be a factor if she had no symptoms while on holiday but they come back when back at home and working. A change of job might be necessary such as doing self employment instead. She should avoid the spicy and dairy foods that she has found to be a problem.
Have you tried anti-nausea meds before meals. This may help her to keep food down so she doesn't lack nutrients, vitamins and minerals. In the meantime if you think it is work related is there any possibilty she could change her job to a less stressful job...also can she drink nutrient drinks instead of eating solids until such time as a diagnosis can be made. I am soo sorry none of your dear wifes previous tests have not come up with diagnosis.....best wishes...
Standard procedure after taking blood test should be like Paul's doctor did and order endoscopy and esophagram is my experience. Might need a new Doctor if they cannot begin next level of testing. We ALL go through these basic tests and it finds the obvious issues usually. But there are tougher issues like Paul's. He has done it all but still the doctors are looking. Hope she feels better soon. Food and liquids are essential and really affect your daily lifestyles.
havent tried any anti nausea meds yet, still trying to get the gp to do something about this but we might as well be talking to a brick wall. the wife is keeping a dairy so we will be able to do some comparison and eventually when the gp gets her finger out we can show this to her.
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