GERD Or Bulimia???

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SilentTears
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   Posted 11/24/2006 6:40 PM (GMT -7)   
I've had GERD for quite some time. I'm taking Nexium for it, but I don't it's helping any. I can't keep anything down, so I throw it up. It's as if the food gets stuck and I start cramping really bad. So I've started making myself throw it back up, just to relief the uneasiness I feel. But now I think it's beyond GERD and going into bulimia. When I went to the dr. earlier this year, I had lost 15lbs. in 2 months... and not on purpose. Now I think it's becoming habit to stick a finger down my throat. It just comes natural to me. I went from a size 16 to a size 5 in 6 months, and yet I'm scared to gain that weight back that I just lost. So I don't know what to do... I'm still taking Nexium, but I just don't know...

 

Sorry signatures are limited to 10 lines or less.

 

Post Edited By Moderator (poobear) : 11/24/2006 8:27:10 PM (GMT-7)


DANIE
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   Posted 11/24/2006 7:46 PM (GMT -7)   
SilentTears,
You have to STOP the behavior of making yourself vomit. You are correct in your thinking that you are becoming bulimic. You have to realize that you are eliminating all your nutrients from your system along with causing severe damage, from the vomiting, to your esophagus.
Please start by eating extremely small amounts of food at any one time, even it it's a few tablespoons at a time. Eat them very frequently and drink water even if you have to take small sips after you finish the small meals.
You really can't afford to lose more weight at this point.
Make sure you take at least one daily vitamin and then gradually start taking calcium and a B vitamin too.
Please find some help for yourself, family, friends. You need people around you that will help you get better and lead you to a healthy lifestyle.
Please find a doctor to help you do so.
Keep posting on this board and we will all work with you.

poobear
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   Posted 11/24/2006 8:32 PM (GMT -7)   
Sorry to hear by having gerd it is causing you such an awful problem.. I agree with Danie that you must stop yourself from doing it.. Gerd can be dangerous enough.. Getting in the habit of making your self throw up will only end up making it worse if it already isnt.. Please talk with you doctor and remember you can always talk to us here..
TCCIC
29 y/o Female Diagnosed with Crohn's October 2005 (symptoms for as long as I can remember) & Gerd 1996 Currently taking - Phenergan prn, Nexium, Nordette and a Multi-Vit.
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SilentTears
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   Posted 11/25/2006 3:38 AM (GMT -7)   
Thanks for your support. But the problem is that I get very depressed, and when I do, I eat. So naturally afterwards, I feel guilty for eating whatever and have to get rid of it somehow. I think I've done this so much (since January, I think) that I automatically think something is stuck, therefore I have to get it out.

Does any of this make sense?

Post Edited By Moderator (poobear) : 11/25/2006 5:01:58 PM (GMT-7)


DANIE
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   Posted 11/25/2006 10:42 AM (GMT -7)   
You may be feeling that something is stuck but what you are doing is definitely not good and you have been doing it for almost a year.
Please seek medical help immediately....you can be helped. The fact that you are actually asking questions about this on this board tells me that you are still in time to get help.
I think a doctor can help you with depression. Don't wait to get help though. Do you have anyone in your family or friends that can support you thru this? Please ask for help, there is nothing wrong with that.

poobear
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   Posted 11/25/2006 5:03 PM (GMT -7)   
Sorry silenttears I had to edit your two previous posts signatures because they are limited to a max of 10 lines.
TCCIC
29 y/o Female Diagnosed with Crohn's October 2005 (symptoms for as long as I can remember) & Gerd 1996 Currently taking - Phenergan prn, Nexium, Nordette and a Multi-Vit.
"What doesn't kill us - sometimes drop kicks us into a new and better place - a place we mightn't have gotten to any other way." - Unknown
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SilentTears
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   Posted 11/25/2006 5:50 PM (GMT -7)   
It's ok... I'll find something smaller :)

I just tried changing it to somethin else, but it wouldn't post the change....
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Post Edited (SilentTears) : 11/25/2006 5:58:43 PM (GMT-7)


sbcgrace
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   Posted 11/25/2006 9:05 PM (GMT -7)   
SilentTears, I went through the exact same problem you are going through. I was in so much pain and it hurt so badly to eat (really anything) that I was feeling like I constantly had to vomit. It seemed like even stomach acid didn't want to stay where it was supposed to stay. I have been diagnosed with GERD, Barrett's esophagis and Crohn's in my stomach, small intestine and terminal ileum. I am currently taking prilosec for the GERD. Right now my spasms are returning and I'm having to take my pain/anti-spasm medicine too. I think I'm going to have to ask the dr about something different for the GERD, something stronger!
Please know that things will get better. You really should try and eat a liquid diet and maybe some plain white bread too- chicken/beef broth, jello, etc. - lactose free - for about a week to see how things go. Doing that really seemed to help me.
I'm sorry that you are going through this. I totally know how bad it is. I will be thinking of you.
Take care.

Currently 4 x per day 1000mgs Pentasa, 20 mgs Prednisone, 9mgs Entocort, Prilosec, Lortab, Ambien & 2 Activia yogurts (for probiotics).


skooby
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   Posted 11/27/2006 5:26 PM (GMT -7)   

SilentTears

Please stop the throwing up. the damage you do to your body from throwing up is not good. Believe me I know I have suffered from bulemia for over 20 years. I was getting heartburn and had a endo done and luckily they did not find any damage from the disease, but the damage to my teeth is terrible. I just found out that to fix my bottom teeth from the acid eating away at it is going to cost $14,000.00 which I do not have at this time.....

Please take this to heart and know this is a very dangerous thing.

Skooby

SilentTears
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   Posted 11/27/2006 5:37 PM (GMT -7)   
I had an endoscopy (?) earlier this year. The dr. said that my esophagus was torn up from the acid and throwing up, I guess. He did mention that I may have thay Barrett disease (?). I've never heard of it, until you mentioned it. I'm taking the Nexium to help repair the damage. I'm not doing it that much, just when I think I've eaten way too much. I'm going back to the dr. in a couple of days... we'll see.

QBall1970
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   Posted 1/7/2007 2:02 AM (GMT -7)   
silentears and I lived together here in Houston for the past two years after she initially left her boyfriend = not her husband as she implies elsewhere - because of an alleged domestic violence situation.

She was, in fact, diagnosed with GERD by her G.P. and was subsequently put on Nexium. However, she didn't routinely take the recommended dosage because she felt it didn't work. In effect, she quit taking it and became ever more ill.

silentears may well have been depressed; she was diagnosed with a mild version of Bi-Polar Disorder and was seeking counseling on a somewhat regular basis. We - all of her friends here in Houston - all felt that she was making excellent progress until her abusive ex popped back up into the picture and started screwing with her mind and self-esteem.

silenttears states in another thread that the CPS office and the State "adopted" her children out after deeming her mentally unfit to be awarded custody of the three children, however, what she neglected to mention was that she had been working her ass off towards reunification until HE (the ex - the one who allegedly "died") surfaced and started screwing her up.

He was a scumbag ... and he manipulated silenttears in many ways to his own advantage. Unfortunately, I see she still continues to make excuses and accepts the blame for all the things he did to her.

silenttears is a caring, thoughtful, beautiful soul .... and yes, she has issues that can be effectively treated with prescriptions and proper medical supervision; however, she chooses to only pursue these options as she sees fit and when it suits her.

silenttears is an adopted Vietnamese woman who has no real, definitive sense of self-identity and has a deep desire to be loved ... as we all do. However, when she does find love, she pushes it away because it scares her ... so, she runs back to the one who abused her and who effectively was responsible for CPS denying custody of those three beautiful angels from God.

Yes, she has issues. I lived with her every single day for the past two years until she disappeared on me on the morning of 09 September 06. Sadly, she chose to return to the one person who caused her so much pain and torment; the one who abused her physically, spiritually, emotionally, verbally, and financially. She threw away a loving, Christian relationship to return to him because she felt it would get her kids back; not realizing that it was HIM that precipitated the very reason WHY she was denied custody.

Bulimic???

WRONG.

GERD, Kieu. How many times did I hold your hair out of your face after you consumed the very foods that irritated your condition while you puked up blood??? How many times did I sit there and rub your stomach and cry as you lay there in pain??? You aren't bulimic ... you don't gag yourself. So why say you do???

I was there by your side when that gastroentologist performed the endoscopy. I saw - with my own eyes - the damge that acid reflux had caused to your esophagus. HE told ME you had had GERD for at least several years and that you were a likely candidate to eventually develop Barrett's esophagus unless you changed your dietary habits.

Why sit here and post an outright lie about not knowing you had symptoms closely related to Barret's??? For Christ's sake, I STILL have the photographs the doctor took when he examined you. The man sat there and talked to BOTH of us just as plainly as I'm speaking to you now.

Unless something drastic has happened to you since you bailed out on me without warning in September, you NEVER showed signs of having any predispositions to bulimia or anorexia. Had you, don't you think I would have immediately confronted you about it???

I LOVED YOU, darn IT.

Quentin
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