|I have been having issues since january of this year, and the issue has escalated quite a bit within the past 2 months.
In january it started when I was sick.. I figured just a stomach bug the first time it happened.. or i ate something that didn't agree with me... I thought It was the latter because it started with really foul burping for about a day and a half, I would burp these burps that smelled... well, like they should have been farts... I found this odd, but figured I ate something that just burped up nasty that way.... Then I got sick and vomited until I couldn't vomit anymore. Then I was fine til the next day when the same thing happened again. I chalked it up to a bug and went on with things... a few weeks later same thing... same stinky burps, same upset/sour stomach same vomiting... I noted the next time that my vomit smelled much like feces. I found that fecal vomiting was a real thing online and got concerned and called the dr. Dr said go into er.. i did... @ ER they said I was severely constipated and gave me an enema then sent me home with a bottle of magnesium citrate to drink.
the hospital and dr told me to take metamucil or a fiber supplement (even though I am a strict vegan and eat pretty much only fiber.. i found this odd)
Everything was ok until some time next month... same thing... I hadn't noted unusual infrequency in bowel movements etc. But then all of a sudden same thing... Now for some reason this would happen, often, after we would get pizza... maybe because its a heavier meal than i usually eat? I had never had issues with pizza before (the first time was after having pasta, though.. )I don't know.. I started to think maybe it was the pizza place... so we switched... I should note I am vegan and always get cheeseless all veggie on pizza...
so i recall maybe once in february then at least once or twice in march... I noted more issues with just general feelings of constipation within the month of april.. it seemed i would get constipated and if it didn't get out.. it would come up and i would start vomiting... but wasn't always consistant.. like the one time i would vomit the same day i earlier had BM....
April and may weren't marked with many issues at all.. i thought the issue had worked its way out on its own.. until june when it got really bad
Since the start of june i am sick every 3-10 days
Every episode starts the same... I get the foul burps followed by stomach pain, followed by vomiting... the vomit smells extra foul.. mostly like feces... I vomit til every thing is out.. usually until I vomit bile.. then my tummy hurts... i sleep a few hours and feel fine...
bowel movements in between episodes are infrequent compared to my normal bowel habits before all this started. I used to poop at least once or more a day... now i am EXTREMELY lucky if i have 3 in a week.. and when I do they are usually painful, soft, and thin
I haven't been able to figure a trend on what I have eaten.. It used to be I would get sick after a few days of no bowel movements but now that isn't always consistant. I was sick yesterday after having two big BMs the day before (very painful ones) but they were bowl fillers... i noted yesterday that there was a lot of bile mixed with the night before's tater tots... the vomit seems like it is hard to get up.. like it is deep deep down in digestive tract....
I have had a lot of feelings of rectal pressure... sometimes severe pain when I sit...
I have been drinking prune juice and eating prunes regulary the last few weeks... in hopes it would help... I am less constipated.. but still getting sick.. i quit drinking the prune juice and just eating prunes because i seemed to get sick to my stomach more often after drinking the prune juice
Here is other information...
so far I have had one xray that showed "thickening of intestinal walls" subsequent xray only showed "constipation", i was told..
the first xray prompted them to send me for ct scan... (unfortunately i had an allergic reaction to dye for scan!) Anyway ct scan noted nothing intestinal... but showed enlarged uterus... for which my genecologist followed up with a pelvic ultrasound today ( i won't hear back on that for a couple weeks)..
I will get to see a GI specialist next month... (unfortunately, it takes that long to get into the specialist)
today i have had severe back pain.. some rectal pressure and what feels kind of like cervical pressure.. (like my cervix hurts).... Not sure why my cervix hurts.. but i have had that a few times along with the rectal pressure in the past..
i guess i am posting on here because i am frustrated with this ongoing saga.. i don't know what is wrong and its driving me nuts!!!