Hello, I am a 22 year old female with moderate autism. recently, for the past two weeks I have been vomiting after each meal. I was getting very nauseaus and then vomited, not just once though multiple times within half an hour. then it would stop. Sometimes it was about 5 hours after eating and the food I had eaten looked as if it was undigested and some foods were digested. I also suffer a lot from chronic constipation and have relied on laxitives for it ( my doctor said it was okay, she recently switched me from ducolax to pedia-lax, however it takes about a day for these things to work on me). I also have a lot of excessive gas and burping.
Anyway, I was wondering if this could be a digestive issue or if it's just due to stress. I have had these "episodes" before however not since last year. I was googling(I know I shouldn't) and I found something called Cylic Vomiting Syndrome( that can be caused by stress and excitment) and another thing called Gastroparisis/slow stomach emptying. Both seem to have the same symptoms sorta.
So, my question is, is this due to stress(like sensory processing issues) or is it an actual digestive disorder that I should get check out for? These episodes come and go. so I am not sure what to do. I am afraid the doctor would tell me that it's nothing.
Is is common in autism to vomit due to stress or anxiety?
I eat a diet mostly of soft foods like; hummus, sunflower butter, toast, sweet potatoes, soups, green smoothies, jello, popcorn, beans & rice, Thai Curry Soup etc. I have sensory issues and only like real soft foods. I don't eat much raw salads or anything like that because its hard for me to eat and it feels like it just sits in my stomach forever and makes me very full and bloated. I also eat small portions. I never eat normal sized protions.