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hukleberrie
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   Posted 1/12/2009 4:17 PM (GMT -7)   
I have a friend who is having some GI problems that are unusual. She had lots of blood & diarrhea this past summer. She would sit on the toilet & then get the dry heaves along with pain. She was taking a lot of NSAIDs for headaches. They did a scope & concluded it was due to the NSAIDs. She had a very large ulcer in her colon. She went off the NSAIDs & the bleeding stopped. But she has still had a few problems with gagging/dry heaves and diarrhea alternating with constipation periodically. No weight loss or blood or actual vomiting.

This last time she went to eat at Taco Bell, and then had urgency & D & dry heaves. It was not long after eating, but still did not vomit.

Any ideas or advice would be greatly appreciated. I recommended keeping a food/symptom diary. Any ideas of what could cause this?
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Celey
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   Posted 1/12/2009 5:28 PM (GMT -7)   
Err... the Crohn's? (A food/symptom diary would definitely be a good idea. For most Chronies, I'd say Taco Bell was a big no-no)...

Dry heaves suck... Maybe she should take something for nausea...
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hukleberrie
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   Posted 1/12/2009 5:35 PM (GMT -7)   
She doesn't have crohn's that we know of. I said she was a friend of mine, it's me they think has crohn's. But I wondered if this could also be crohn's or something of the like.

Isn't it weird to have dry heaves but have food in the stomach??
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Celey
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   Posted 1/12/2009 5:56 PM (GMT -7)   
Not for me... I've had that happen on several occasions... *Hence why I know dry heaves suck, feels like if you could just get it out of your system, you'd feel better*

I don't know the 'whys' and all that... Perhaps she should see a GI again... Tell them that the problems haven't gone away even though she's off NSAIDs... I think it's odd that they wouldn't have noticed any "Crohn's activity" or anything like that since they did the scope...
I think I am being picked on by life, sometimes. But's that okay. Life and I are good buddies... I know life doesn't mean no harm. It just is the way it is. I can accept that.


hukleberrie
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   Posted 1/12/2009 6:40 PM (GMT -7)   
BTW, I forgot to mention that this always happens when on the toilet. She also has a bad cough.
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Joie1
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   Posted 1/12/2009 10:49 PM (GMT -7)   
Weeeell. The only thing I can recall that was anywhere similar to your friends' experiences was when I was sick five years ago. First off, I would go to take a third/fourth bite of food and the smell would turn my stomach so I literally COULDN'T eat it. Also, I'd get dry heaves when I didn't eat all day...then I'd eat a piece of bread with honey on it and then I'd vomit all night long until I was dry heaving...or vomiting infected bile.
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hukleberrie
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   Posted 1/13/2009 4:24 AM (GMT -7)   
No.... not like that at all. No nausea except AFTER EATING & BEING ON THE TOILET. That's what is weird about it. It does not seem like normal nausea like I have had with my GI problems.... Just on the toilet after eating, but no vomit.
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Celey
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   Posted 1/13/2009 5:06 PM (GMT -7)   
Again... I've had that happen to me, too... And again, don't know the reason for it.... (I'm feeling a lot better now, so I'm chalking it up to flare symptoms)

Seriously, though, since your friend is feeling so bad, she needs to go to a doctor. We can guess and whatnot all we like, but it's not going to change your friend's predicament until she goes to a doctor and gets treatment.
I think I am being picked on by life, sometimes. But's that okay. Life and I are good buddies... I know life doesn't mean no harm. It just is the way it is. I can accept that.

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