help for my niece throwing up

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Date Joined Dec 2008
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   Posted 12/7/2008 10:50 PM (GMT -6)   
My niece has been throwing up for years.  She's a teen and used to say she was fat, which she is not.  She is gorgeous. 
She claims she has gastroperesis, but I read you can get paralyzed stomach from Bulemia.
Her mom is a sweetheart. She is a nurse.  Should I get involved or back off?  I am afraid for her life.  Her gums look normal as well as her teeth.  Her weight is a little low, but not bad.  She looks ok, except for her hips and ribs showing, but only can see them in a swim suit.  She looks normal. 
Years ago she told me I can't stop throwing up.  We went for a walk and she threw up all they way around the block. 
Recently, I saw her and she went to the bathroom four times after we ate.  My son said she threw up her lunch in two large cups at a restaurant.  She was horribly embarrassed, but said she cannot keep anything down.
What should I do? I love her so very much.
Thank you.

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Date Joined May 2007
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   Posted 12/8/2008 10:41 AM (GMT -6)   
Hello horse lover,

I'm sorry to hear about your poor niece. She needs to see a gastroenterologist and I think you should definitely talk to the girl's mother about your concerns. Perhaps she has been seeing doctors for it all along, but it could be something else,certainly, than gastroperesis.

Just so you know, this is a board for people with bipolar disorder, so people may not have much response for you. HealingWell doesn't really have a forum specifically for stomach disorders. There is the GERD/Heartburn forum. You might find some more answers there, but I can't be sure. You can get to that forum by clicking on the "Forum Quick Jump" box and selecting "GERD."

Good luck,

Co-Moderator, Bipolar Forum
Bipolar II

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