VOMICATION: From UrbanDictionary.com: "a formal version of "pooking". To pook or to vomicate is to vomit and defecate simultaneously. Generally, vomication occurs in the morning after a night of excessive drinking. The most common form of vomication is to vomit in a trashcan while defecating in the toilet. Vomication can also occur when a person has fallen exceptionally ill. Pooking is more commonly used in informal settings such as the home, whereas vomication is used in settings such as a hospital".
I'm going to school my GI in this word. I have this problem and it has been happening more and more frequently over the past few months (P.S. - I don't drink!). I remember vomiting while pooping prior to being Dx with Crohn's but it was just occasionally. When I went into a bad flare last year, I did it maybe around 10 times or so in an 8-month period. I've done it 8 times in the past 11 days...3 of those times TODAY.
It occurs DURING a BM...one that I have somewhat painful/sick trapped gas. Then out of nowhere I'm throwing up the last thing I ate. If it comes in the morning, it's in the form of dry heaves as there's nothing on my stomach.
I've been really frustated/upset/down about it lately because it is happening more often. I told my GI about it back in December but he just said, "Hmmmm, I don't know what would be causing that" then dropped it. He also said that about the burning pain in my upper stomach which MAY turn out to be from the gall stones I just found out I have 2 weeks ago. I did ask him if he thought the pooping & puking at the same time could be a stricture or a blockage or even a partial blockage but he didn't think so because I'm still able to go to the bathroom. Nothing's "stuck". Plus, there were no signs in my last Colonoscopy to suggest that. Ummm...ok....so WHAT CAN I DO TO STOP THIS?!
I know vomiting is a sign of gall stones. But my understanding is that people with gall stones are vomiting from the pain the gall stones are causing. I'm vomiting from the pain of the gas that my Crohn's BM's are causing.
Am I the only one who deals with VOMICATION/POOKING????
After having thrown up everything I've eaten today, I'm afraid to step foot into work tomorrow...I can't stand the thought of POOKING in my office bathroom. I take a plastic bag with me every time "just in case" but if I'm GOING to POOK, I'd rather do it at home with my own sturdy trash can.
I can't find anything online about how to FIX this or what could be causing it. Anyone here dealt with this or know anyone who has?
Diagnosed in October, 2004 at age 32.
Current Rx's: Colazal (generic), Omeprazole, Ferrous Sulfate, Librax, One-A-Day multivitamin, Probiotic, Omega-3 Fish Oil, Vitamin D, Vitamin A, Calcium-Magnesium-Zinc, Cranberry pills
Secondary conditions: mouth ulcers, joint pain, swelling ankles, extreme fatigue
Previous/occasional Rx's: 20mg Prednisone taper, Flagyl, Levaquin
No surgeries to date