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Cyclical Vomiting Syndrome???
OK. I am frustrated. I have been vomiting on average 3-4 times a month over the past year. Before that I would vomit a few times in a month but there could be a gap of 2 or 3 months between vomiting episodes and now there is no gap. It is consistent, every week or 2. Went to GP who told me to to keep a food and activity diary.
She cannot see a pattern and now thinks I have Cyclical Vomiting Syndrome. have had problems with my stomach in past, peptic ulcers, gastritis, duodenitis, oesphaghitis, hiatus hernia which are all either treated or well controlled with omeprazole. I had an upper GI endoscopy 2 years which just showed a lot of inflammation.She says my symptoms do not point towards any of these problems recurring as it was burning pain and indigestion that I had then.
Anyway she has referred me to a gastroenterologist but I probably won't get an a appointment for several months due to our health care system.
Has anybody been diagnosed with this? Or even aware of it?
I am SO sick of all this (pardon the pun 😉) I am thinking that she should just send me for another endoscopy at least, just to rule out stuff. Although I know if there was anything sinister going on I would know about it by now.
She thinks this is stress related.
I wonder if I didn't have a mental illness would she be so quick to suggest my nausea and vomiting is stress related......sigh....
Quite honestly there have been times when I was was under severe and prolonged stress and I didn't vomit. And yesterday was a great day. My brother was home and we had a lot of fun catching up and I played word games with my mum as she wasn't working. We all had a lovely dinner together. I was happy and relaxed, went to bed at about 9pm and was enjoying a movie when suddenly I was hit with the all too familiar nausea, followed by vomiting.
Doesn't add up.
Would love to hear if anyone else has experienced this or can shed some light on the whole thing or just has ideas about what I should do.
Thanks so much in advance!!!
Nervous about family trip
My boyfriend and I have decided on taking our first family trip, stepping way out of our comfort zone, with our 2 year old daughter.
We decided to stay one night in a hotel, and sight see through out the day and on day 2 go tent camping over night at a state park, and hike and explore.
I suffer from anxiety really bad, and I'm so nervous my daughter isn't going to enjoy any of this, and she will be throwing tantrums and making the trip kind of unbearable the entire time. I get so nervous even going into stores with her, because I feel like people are staring at us and when she begins to get rowdy or starts to make a scene then I really start feeling very panicked. I have thought about letting her stay the weekend with her grandparents, but I would just be worried she wasn't with us the entire time.
I mean, she does good in the outdoors, she likes to explore, run around, play in the dirt, anything outdoors is okay. When it comes to being indoors like stores, malls, restaurants, that's when she throws tantrums and she can't sit still and really gets stubborn.
Any advice on what I could do, just to calm my nerves a little bit or what have others done in the past while going on family trips with toddlers would be appreciated.
Anyone so concerned about what others think that...
I don't know if anyone else experiences this particular worry but when I'm driving I won't use my windshield wipers unless I see other people using theirs. It's like I'm embarrassed and feel out of place if I don't act exactly the way they do, even though I know that no one is even paying attention to me anyway. I have many quirky things I worry about but this one struck my wife as particularly odd.
How do you break through the paralizing thought processes that prevent basic hygene/cleanliness?
I've had a difficulty for some time getting some of my basic needs met, in particular the need to have good hygiene, dental and otherwise. Anything that takes that little bit of motivation to act. I find myself paralyzed in thought while contemplating these activities and spent more time agonizing over them than it would take to do them outright.
I'm also starting to have this anxiety surrounding getting my meds filled and have been waiting until the last moment, and in one case recently letting the prescription lapse and needing to get it refilled after a couple days of not taking it. I also have a lot of anxiety about giving myself my weekly hormone shot and so have been missing doses which when it goes on long enough it leads to more depression.
I've been trying to get better. I'm now up to about three showers a week and I brush my teeth about twice a week. I manage to take all my medications but just stress when it comes to having them filled. I've also been better about wearing clean clothes, of course it helped when I got rid of some of the more unwearable clothes and bought some new(ish) clothes to replace them.
My question really is if anyone has advice on how to break through the anxiety and paralyzing thought process to get these things done on a regular basis. (and this isn't counting the disaster that is my house)