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   Posted 2/23/2008 8:34 AM (GMT -6)   
I'm just--finally--kicking a cold and cough that has been around since Christmas. However, when I cough really hard I get the dry heaves. For instance, if I've been asleep all night with post nasal drip, I cough and cough in the am and then throw up liquid and phlegm. The other day, I came home, had a cookie, started coughing and threw up just the cookie, not my lunch.

Is this my Crohn's or just a bad cold that won't go away?

Never had any esophagus trouble in the past. Don't have burning--just pressure from the cough made worse by the occasional dry heaves of phlegm. Chocolate is really bothering me.

Any thoughts?
23 years with moderate Crohn's/colitis; fistulizing crohn's; pentasa

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   Posted 2/23/2008 11:33 AM (GMT -6)   

IMHO this sounds more like your upper respiratory infection.  I have had this happen with a bad cold, cough until I choke and gag especially if I am eating.  My best advice is to take small bites and let the phlegm come up as you do not want to aspriate anything into your lungs as a piece of food.

Others may have more insight for you.
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   Posted 2/25/2008 2:58 AM (GMT -6)   
For me, cough usually means an introduction to flaring. I do not know why, I did not pay much attention to it.

38 years old female, Dx'd July '06, Crohn's collitis and terminal ileitis,

Used Meds: Cipro, Flagyl, Sulfasalazine, 5ASA, 5ASA Enemas, Probiotics,B12 and Iron shots, blood transfusion, Urbason 60mg, Prednisone 20mg - Irigography, X-Ray Intesinal Passage, Colonoscopy in April 06, July 06, Hospitalized - Symptoms long before diagnozed (diarrhea, weight lost, fatigue, exhaustion, pain, subfebrile temperature, joint pain, especially knees)

Current meds: probiotics, prednisone tapering 30mg, sulfasalazine 3x1g, B12 shots, folic acid, omeprazole, xanax 2x0,25mg, alternative: royal jelly, tea mixture,

No surgery so far- History of Graves-Basedow disease in 1995

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   Posted 2/25/2008 3:12 AM (GMT -6)   
Ugh, sounds like some gnarly post-nasal drip.

What might be happening is that the mucous being produced from the inflamed mucosa in your nasal passages is dripping down into your throat, which then gets swallowed into your stomach. That can definitely result in nausea and even vomiting. Not a pretty picture, but could certainly explain the symptoms. No fun at all!
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