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Frequent Vomiting, no nausea or other symptoms

Ok. This started a few months ago, and I just thought it would go away. I was living with my grandmother overseas and she would feed me really huge, fatty meals.  I felt so stuffed, and would feel a little something something in my stomach, and next thing you know I am vomiting in the bathroom. Happened several times a week.

Now, I vomit randomly (almost always right after eating and especially drinking water). Usually, if I have a small portion of just one type of food, I don't vomit. But, that's not necessarily the case, sometimes if I eat something and my body just doesn't want it, it comes out.
A weird thing is that if I'm eating a meal with various different components, say bean salad with chicken and pumpkin pie, I will vomit only one type of food out afterward. And it almost always is NOT the dessert, it's usually one of the healthy parts. I've tried to decipher what is common about all of the things my body chooses to vomit out, thinking maybe I am allergic to one thing, but it all seems to be random.
Another weird thing, is that everything I vomit is not even close to being digested. It almost always does not have the taste of bile.
One last weird thing, is that if I drink a glass or more of water after I eat, it makes the vomit sooo much more likely to happen. So then I want to drink more water to make up for the water I vomited out, but then it usually makes me vomit more.

SO, in conclusion, though I vomit a lot, I still get a very healthy amount of calories and then vomit doesn't taste like bile (so is it not hurting my teeth?). Is it bad for me, or is it ok that my body just likes to clean itself out?
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MEDICAL PROFESSIONAL
Hi,
Frequent vomiting is not good for the body. Try to have small frequent feeding and avoid eating huge fatty meals. Is the vomiting voluntary or involuntary. You may also need to have this evaluated further to rule out any condition such as bulimia nervosa or any underlying medical conditions. Make sure that you stay hydrated always. And try to determine the specific food you do not like. Take care and best regards.
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I have the exact same problem. I went to the doctor and they told me I have acid reflux. I'm not convinced though. The medicine they gave me just upsets my stomach, and didn't seem to work. I'm tempted to go back for a second opinion.
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MEDICAL PROFESSIONAL
Hi,
How are you? DO you still experience the vomiting? If the medicine does not work, inform your doctor for proper/ alternative management. If this did not work also, check for a second opinion to ease any doubt. Take care and do keep us posted.
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Is this still happening to you? I have been having the same issue going on 3 years now. It is absolutely not self inflicted. It is my body's unwillingness to keep any food down. What did you ever find out?
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Thank you for your post. I do still experience the vomiting. It has been going on for about 4 months now. I recently started taking the medicine again to see if it might work the second time around, but so far I am not having any luck. I'm going to give it a few days for it to build up in my system. If this doesn't work I will have to go back to the doctor.
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Rumination syndrome could possibly be the issue. You  can see the details here:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rumination_syndrome . Even if you may be a perfectly normal adult, and even though this disorder is most common in infants and mentally disabled people, this condition is now becoming more common among healthy and able adolescents/adults. I have been diagnosed with this condition after experiencing a year of bulimia, and although you may not have had an eating disorder, rumination syndrome can be associated with anxiety and stress. You should ask your doctor about this because it is usually easily treated with therapy and biofeedback and does not need expensive tests to diagnose it. Just thought i'd throw it out there because this disease is swept under the rug in a lot of circumstances.

Jenna
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