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Since it's gross thread day.... vomit burps!

Discussion in 'Off Topic [BG]' started by Mon Rominee, Mar 21, 2005.

  1. Seriously, I just cannot eat anywhere near when I go to bed, or, without fail, I wake up mid-vomit, and practically scorch the lining of my mouth and throat. It's an absolutely horrifying experience, and you don't wanna swallow, but you cannot help it, and either way, you're screwed. If I usually go to bed @11 pm, I'd have better eaten by 6 or here it comes.

    I have an appointment to get checked out for acid-relux and all that, but I've had upper GI's for this problem, and whilst there's no long-term damage from this, I've been told it could definitely scar my esophogeal passages if it gets any worse/ more frequent.

    Not only that, but it just plain tastes horrible. :D

    Anyone else get this? Have any cure-alls? I'm all for a late night snack when I'm out and about, but ALWAYS pay for it later...it just plain sucks. Antacids are hardly ever a cure-all...
  2. Brendan

    Brendan Supporting Member

    Jun 18, 2000
    Austin, TX
    Vurps. They're called vurps.
  3. DigMe


    Aug 10, 2002
    Waco, TX
    Notice that the other "gross thread" has suddenly disappeared...so maybe it's not gross thread day afterall. ;)

    Anyway...sounds like reflux stuff. You might want to give Prilosec a try. It was a miracle drug for me. Although my problems were more indigestion I think but I had some reflux too. Now I take a prilosec a day as suggested by my doctor and it's awesome. You still should probably not eat so late though. I'm sure your doctor will have better advice than anyone here.

    brad cook
  4. The Nanny

    The Nanny

    Dec 23, 2004
    Ottawa, Canada
    is that like "sharted", when you fart and a little shyte trickles out?
  5. Yeah Brad, as a rule I try not to eat late at all, seeing as I'm a "larger man" and trying to make a lifestyle change, but you know, every once and a while if I put a couple back with the band or whatever, you occasionally want a hot wing or something... ;)

    But yeah, thank for the nod to Prilosec... I'll inquire about it. Thanks.

    Vurps. Yes. Tim Allen. lol!
  6. DigMe


    Aug 10, 2002
    Waco, TX
    I thought they were called "burpchucks"

    brad cook
  7. Actually Ron, I think what Brad was attempting to say was:

    Stop looking at porn.
  8. McHack


    Jul 29, 2003
    Central Ohio!
    +1... Vurp!
  9. Matthew Bryson

    Matthew Bryson Guest

    Jul 30, 2001
    Definately sounds like acid reflux / GERD (gastroesophageal reflux disease)

    Do see the doctor. Here's what you can do to make it better before resorting to drugs:

    You must remain upright for 2 full hours after eating. You can't eat and then go lay on the couch ever, no eating within 2 hours of bed time.

    Cut out the spicey and acidic foods as much as you can.
    (spice, tomato sauces, etc...)

    No alcohol.

    Stop smoking

    I found all of these hard to do - I find this next one easy to do and very helpful:

    Place 4 to 6 inch blocks under the legs of your bed to raise the head and create a bit of an angle.
  10. Matthew Bryson

    Matthew Bryson Guest

    Jul 30, 2001
    yeah - another vote for Vurp. That's what I always call them.
  11. Atshen


    Mar 13, 2003
    Grim Cold Québec
    I do get the occasionnal reflux thingy. It sucks.

    On a side note, anyone almost provoking regurgitation while brushing your teeth and tongue? What a sweet sensation.
  12. ...I had a mild reaction to the pain medicine(I wasn't really in any pain, just being extra-careful). I ate a bagel early one morning, & a half-hour later I gently puked it back up. The weird part? It tasted BETTER on the way up. That's just not right...
  13. "I just threw up in my mouth a little bit."
  14. Craig Garfinkel

    Craig Garfinkel

    Aug 25, 2000
    Hartford, CT
    Endorsing Artist: Sadowsky Guitars
    Classic symptoms for GERD (Gastro/Esophageal Reflux Disease). By "upper GIs" Mon, I assume you mean endoscopies? What treatment was recommended? I'm glad you have an appointment for further treatment. This is with a GI specialist I hope?

    Don't self-medicate with Prilosec. Nexium is probably what your doctor will prescribe. What is likely the cause of your problem is the valve at the top of your stomach is too weak, and this allows the stomach acid to bubble up into your esophagus. Lying down makes it worse. This can cause serious damage to your esophagus, and can lead to a condition called Barrett's Esophagus, which is a pre-cancerous condition. Barrett's itself is not a huge deal, but it needs to be monitored by yearly (at least) endoscopies.

    Lots of people suffer from GERD. Most are treated with proton pump inhibitors like Nexium and Prilosec and are fine. Some opt for an arthroscopic surgical procedure to "repair" the stomach valve with varying degrees of success. A fairly small percentage develop Barrett's. Barrett's is a condition where "bad cells" develop where there has been significant damage to the esophagus from reflux. There are two kinds of bad cells, or dysplaysia, low-grade and high-grade. Low-grade dyspasia is nothing to worry about, and only a small percentage of people move from low-grade to high-grade. Basically, these cells are trying to become cancer cells. High-grade dysplasia is commonly reffered to as being pre-cancerous because about 50% of the time it does develop into full blown cancer.

    I am one of the "lucky" few who had Barrett's that became high-grade. A year ago I had an esophagogastrectomy, which is the removal of the part of the esophagus that is affected (in my case about half its length), and the stomach is re-fashioned into a replacement. It is a mofo of a procedure, an eight hour surgery requiring two surgeons. I was in hospital for 11 days and spent about 10 weeks at home recuperating. It was a heck of an ordeal, but the results have been spectacular. I've lost 70 lbs. (after all, my stomach is half the size it was, it's kinda like have gastric bypass...but NOT) and I feel terrific. There are some minor digestive issues, but that's clearing up too. I owe it all to an outstanding GI specialist and two awesome surgeons.

    Doctors RULE! Don't hesitate to seek treatment.
  15. Brendan

    Brendan Supporting Member

    Jun 18, 2000
    Austin, TX
    "I'm glad that didn't get weird."
  16. Like George Carlin said;

    "Did you ever belch, and almost puke?"
  17. Damn, there goes my Saturday night. ;)

    Craig, I thank you for all the info! Yes, it's with a GI specialist...and my upper GI was once with a barium contrast, and one with an edoscopy. the latter being less unpleasant than the barium one...(go figure)

    Anyway, I truly appreciate all the info, (and the correct slang term Vurp) and my appointment is Friday. We'll see how it goes.
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  19. And to think I used to work for an Endoscopy company (Karl Storz)...you think I'd know how to spell it by now...

    Mmmm...uromats...insufflators... I used to catalog in all customer repairs, from hand instruments to machinery...all SUPPOSED to be clean and sterile....not always the case.

    Lets just say it was a good idea to double-glove... v:O)!
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