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Mysterious abdominal and back pain; next steps?

For the last 5 days I've had really horrid abdominal and back pain on my left side; tests show no signs of infection. What do I need to talk to my doctor about to get to the bottom of this? [more inside]
posted by catch as catch can on Jul 25, 2016 - 17 answers

I know, I know, it's cereus

Is there somehow less of a problem with Bacillus cereus in Japanese rice? I often see remarks like this one about not refrigerating onigiri, and about leaving rice in the rice cooker for hours if not days and continuing to eat it. The worst food poisoning I have ever had was from B. cereus, so I am hypersensitive to rice preparation and storage. [more inside]
posted by fiercecupcake on Nov 2, 2015 - 17 answers

Why am I often violently ill after eating?

For almost a year now, I've been experiencing stomach cramps - and then vomiting - soon after eating. It seems to be tied to eating (slightly) too much, maybe? [more inside]
posted by sleepcrime on Oct 16, 2015 - 25 answers

Is this food poisoning, stomach flu, or something else?

None Of You Is My Doctor, but before I spend money and time at Urgent Care, I'd like to ask those of you who have experienced this kind of thing if what I am going through right now is something you just have to wait out, or if I need to go see someone. (Warning: discussion of vomiting and other bodily functions inside.) [more inside]
posted by tzikeh on Jul 11, 2014 - 22 answers

Please help me not go crazy with worry about my wife's health.

My wife's been experiencing vertigo, dizziness and nausea for almost a week. I'm concerned; she says it's almost certainly going to go away soon. I'm extremely anxious when it comes to her health. I'm looking for reassurances or any other help to clear my mind so I can support her, as well as any ideas on what this could be. [more inside]
posted by Sternmeyer on Jun 30, 2014 - 24 answers

Appetite for destruction?

Talking about this with others I discovered that I'm not the only one who throws up, and then hours later, the first real meal you want to eat (after nibbling on saltines or something), is something spicy, greasy or fatty. Is there some science-based explanation for this phenomenon? [more inside]
posted by cashman on May 4, 2014 - 8 answers

Diet for H. pylori infection?

After losing 38lbs since January and suffering from various not so pleasing ailments I finally found out I have an H. Pylori infection. I will probably be starting on the standard treatment soon but is there anything I can do diet wise to help me along in my recovery? [more inside]
posted by kanata on Mar 31, 2014 - 3 answers

There's no way to make inevitable vomiting more pleasant, is there?

When I get a migraine, it is accompanied by nausea, vertigo, and vomiting. But usually I have some time at the onset of the migraine before the barfing commences, and I was wondering if there was something I could consume (food, beverage) in this window of time that would make the inevitable reversal of fortune less unpleasant on my throat. [more inside]
posted by juniperesque on Jan 27, 2014 - 47 answers

OW quit it OW quit it

I am 10 weeks pregnant, and have developed these sudden and excruciatingly nasty headaches when I heave. Any thoughts on how to help and what might be going on? [more inside]
posted by Madamina on Jan 11, 2014 - 19 answers

How to manage emetophobia when you have a small child?

A friend of mine has emetophobia and a small child. The school year's started, stomach-virus season is around the corner, and she'd like to try to find a treatment for the phobia. We're in Brooklyn (south Brooklyn). Do you know anyone who treats these kinds of phobias in Brooklyn or Manhattan? [more inside]
posted by Ollie on Sep 20, 2013 - 5 answers

Barfing WTH!?

For the second time in less than a month I've had to go home sick from work because I was barfing uncontrollably--and then felt fine enough by evening to go for a run and eat a normal dinner. Is it something I ate? Food poisoning or allergy? The flu? WTH!? (Gross descriptions lurk within.) [more inside]
posted by silly me on Apr 7, 2013 - 27 answers

Why is my body mad at me?

Last night I had an episode of intense tremors and nausea shortly (< 2 hours) after eating. This morning I feel fine. What gives? [more inside]
posted by fight or flight on Mar 26, 2013 - 12 answers

I have too much anxiety in the mornings. Help me make it stop.

I wake up too early every morning. When I wake up, I immediately start to worry about the Stressful Thing in my life. Then I get the tingly feeling in my skin and my heart starts to pound. And then I can't get back to sleep. And because I'm waking up too early, I haven't had enough to sleep. The sleep deprivation is compounding the anxiety. How do I stop this pattern? [more inside]
posted by (F)utility on Feb 14, 2013 - 24 answers

Mystery Puking

My daughter throws up after she showers. (And a few other times, too.) It's been going on for nine days. What could be causing my kid's mystery vomiting, and what can I do about it? [more inside]
posted by Andrhia on Dec 12, 2012 - 43 answers

Thanks, Kid.

Revolting Pregnancy Stuff Filter: Stomach acid has ripped my throat to shreds and I need some easy home remedies to soothe the burn. [more inside]
posted by Jilder on Dec 7, 2012 - 22 answers

worried about our cat...

cat health woes: constipation & vomiting. please help. [more inside]
posted by austere on Jun 23, 2012 - 10 answers

Trying to switch my cat to wet food, but she keeps vomiting!

I'm trying to switch my older cat from a dry to a wet canned food diet, but every time I try she ends up with vomiting and diarrhea. Help! [more inside]
posted by emily37 on Nov 27, 2011 - 16 answers

Severe emetophobia. Need help.

I am posting this for my partner, who has severe emetophobia. Details inside. [more inside]
posted by tumid dahlia on Sep 16, 2011 - 41 answers

Not quite le gripe?

Potential medical emergency filter - I need help translating the symptoms for dyssentery into French ASAP. (gross Medical TMI warning) [more inside]
posted by allkindsoftime on Sep 15, 2011 - 11 answers

Help me find a reason for mystery chest pain?

Chest pain, vomiting and then exhaustion - not panic attacks or heart attack, what should we look at now? [more inside]
posted by greenish on Jun 4, 2011 - 21 answers

Pecking Cat has turned into Gobbling Cat

Pecking Cat has turned into Gobbling Cat [more inside]
posted by New England Cultist on Feb 23, 2011 - 6 answers

NAC makes me vomit

I'm in a research trial testing if N-acetyl-cysteine (NAC - an antioxidant) has a beneficial effect on mood (etc.) I started taking the NAC last night (on an empty stomach), and vomited twice upon awakening. I just had another dose, with lunch, and vomited again. I feel fine apart from this, and I read that NAC can cause nausea / vomiting. Should I keep on trucking, i.e., will my body get used to the substance? The research clinic is closed until second week of Jan! [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Dec 30, 2010 - 22 answers

Cures for nausea?

Oh My God, please help me. Any cures for EXTREME hangover related nausea? [more inside]
posted by pintapicasso on Nov 22, 2010 - 48 answers

If I threw up Cipro an hour after taking it, did I absorb the dose?

I have food poisoning. I have been on Cipro since Sunday evening. I have not had vomiting from the disease, but bowel troubles. I took a dose of Cipro an hour ago, and I just threw up. Vomiting is a known side effect from the medicine, but should I be worried I didn't absorb the dose? How fast does your body process this stuff?
posted by Tesseractive on Aug 30, 2010 - 11 answers

my five year old keeps throwing up!

Why is my five-year-old vomiting constantly? And what do I do? [more inside]
posted by johnchristopher on Aug 17, 2010 - 25 answers

Preventing hemorrhagic gastroenteritis in dogs

How can I prevent my dog from getting hemorrhagic gastroenteritis again? [more inside]
posted by Blue Jello Elf on May 9, 2010 - 4 answers

It's not your cooking, I swear...

I seem to suffer from food poisoning way more often than most people. I know YANMD, but do you think this could indicate some underlying problem? (Gross explanation inside) [more inside]
posted by forza on Jan 5, 2010 - 18 answers

What's wrong with my cat who is now mostly unresponsive after a day of vomiting?

What is wrong with my cat? We've been to both the regular and emergency vets in the last 24 hours, and we still don't know what's wrong or why she isn't improving. (Details within.) [more inside]
posted by enoent on Nov 22, 2009 - 37 answers

Why does my two-year-old throw up almost daily?

My 28-month-old boy throws up like Stan in "South Park," every 2 to 3 days. How can we help him keep his food down? [more inside]
posted by homelystar on Sep 28, 2009 - 14 answers


One cat vomits after eating too fast. How to pace her consumption? [more inside]
posted by fatbird on Aug 10, 2009 - 30 answers

I think I'm gonna puke.

Why do graphic/gross sights cause nausea? [more inside]
posted by Bud Dickman on May 18, 2009 - 14 answers

Stomach virus still lingering?

Almost a week ago I had a stomach virus (or possibly food poisoning, I guess), and I still don't feel back to normal. Is there anything I can do, or is this within the realm of normal? [more inside]
posted by peep on Feb 16, 2009 - 15 answers

Please help me save someone from dehydration...

My boyfriend cannot stop vomiting. I know you are not a doctor, but I am desperate. Please advise if you have ever had this happen, I'm very worried. [more inside]
posted by Unicorn on the cob on Aug 3, 2008 - 81 answers

WTF is my dog's problem?

DogFilter: Why is my dog licking the carpets excessively, then vomiting a pile of hair (and other charming habits)? [more inside]
posted by alpha_betty on Jul 4, 2008 - 8 answers

Hack Hack Hyeeeuuueegh

What can I do about this empty-stomach retching? [more inside]
posted by Ambrosia Voyeur on Jun 17, 2008 - 12 answers

How do I stop from gagging in the mornings?

Please help me. I don't want to throw up every morning. [more inside]
posted by Stewriffic on May 12, 2008 - 39 answers

Oxycodone Blues

How to avoid occasional crippling nausea when taking oxycodone? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Mar 10, 2008 - 13 answers

I hate throwing up!

Sometimes right after I wake up or in the late afternoon I get intense nausea and vomiting. This subsides pretty quickly if I manage to choke down something starchy. What is going on? [more inside]
posted by ohio on Nov 12, 2007 - 13 answers

Milk does my body bad

Why does cows milk & ice cream make my eyes cross and make me sick? [more inside]
posted by cashman on Feb 21, 2007 - 17 answers

Will I be passed out on the bathroom floor tomorrow?

Is there any way to avoid suffering from a stomach bug if I've already been exposed? [more inside]
posted by saucy on Jan 3, 2006 - 17 answers

Dog Vomiting

what do you do for a dog who has been vomiting? He's not listless, remains quite energetic. Going to the vet in the AM, but what can I give him in the meantime? Thanks for any suggestions.
posted by terrier319 on Feb 1, 2005 - 8 answers

Why does my cat puke its lunch up once a month?

CatFilter: My otherwise-healthy kitty has sporadic bouts of yakking his lunch. No hairballs involved. It only happens maybe one week out of the month, but it happens regularly. *Inmoreside.* [more inside]
posted by Shane on Aug 9, 2004 - 22 answers

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