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Why can't I vomit?
I can't vomit. I'm 35 years old. The last time I vomited I was a child,probably around 10 and had a stomach bug and threw up every 30 mins. all night. I hated the feeling so much that thereafter I would supress the feeling whenever I needed to vomit. Now I can't vomit when I need to. There have been three or four times since then I needed to vomit; food poisoning, stomach bug. The most recent was yeserday after getting a stomach bug.  I go through the motions the vomit comes up to the base of my neck but will not come up. this is much worse than just throwing up. This goes on for 8 to 10 times. The force of the vomit coming up and just suddenly stopping is very unpleasent. My chest is still soar today from the attempted vomiting. This has also been the case in the past when I needed to vomit.
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I cannot imagine being able to stop yourself from vomiting.  But I would get an endoscopy done to determine if there is any damage to your throat from doing this all these years.  For it to reach that far and stop, is odd.  I would think there would be no going back down at that point.  If you are fine physically, I would seek therapy to learn how "not" to do this.  I'm truly amazed that you have been able to suppress vomiting!  But there is a reason, either physical (rule out first) or psychological, so see a  specialist and get your throat checked out, and go from there.  Take care...
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I am 31 and I can count the number of times I have thrown up, since as far back as I can remember, on one hand. I went through an entire pregnancy and did not throw up a single time, though there were plenty of times that I wished I would. It is a terrible feeling to be nauseous without the relief that comes after vomiting. I have tried to gag myself to throw up, like when I had morning sickness, to no avail. The few times I have actually thrown up, I have time to prepare before it happens. Like, get a hair tie to put my hair back, grab a glass of water for after, and most importantly, ensure that the area I will be spending the next few moments is spotless. I do not have the same trouble with vomit coming up and not out, but I feel your pain. It is quite a strange issue, I had no idea other people dealt with it.
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