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About 5 months ago I began experiencing some regurgitation of food. It wasn't a significant ammount and it happened maybe once a day or less. I was under some stress at the time so I attributed it to that. Since that time it has gotten progressively worse to the point that anything I eat and almost everything I drink- starts to come back up. It isn't vomit, as it's not acidic, the food is simply undigested. Here is what happens: I eat/drink something and about 10-20 minutes after consumption I regurgitate a mouthful of whatever I just ate. So I spit that out and a couple minutes (if even that) later I get another mouthful. This can continue for over an hour depending on how much I've eaten. Sometimes I am able to supress it, and sometimes I have no place to spit it out and the only option is to reswallow (yes, very gross). When I do either of these it keeps trying to make its way up and if I hold it down I get stomach cramps. So usually I just let it up. I'm a fairly healthy person, 20y/o female, 5'4, 125lbs- right where I should be. I'm not under stress anymore (other than this) and so far the doctors can't find anything wrong. My physician thought it was GERD and had me take Prilosec and Pepcid, neither worked. I also was prescribed Reglan- also did not work. She referred me to a GI specialist. I have done the barium swallow x-ray with normal results. And a couple days ago had an upper endoscopy- everything normal, waiting for the ruslts of the biopsy. I've also had blood work done for Peptic Ulcers- negative. I feel like my GI doctor doesn't realize how disruptive this is to my everyday life. I've recently been losing weight because I simply chose not to eat because I know what will happen when I do. And when I do eat, I don't chose food based on what I would like to eat but on what will be best coming back up. This is really affecting my quality of life and I would kill to be able to eat a nice full meal and not worry about it coming back up. Please, if you can help me out all I would soooo greatly appreciate it, I truely am desperate.
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replied February 16th, 2008
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I looked quickly for causes for regurgitation. I found this list:

* Reflux
* GERD
* Stomach conditions
* Esophageal sphincter muscle disorder
* Pyloric stenosis
* Zenker's diverticulum
* Esophageal diverticulum
* Esophageal stricture
* Physical excercise
* Achalasia
* Reflux oesophagitis
* Gastro-oesophageal reflx
* Chaga's disease
* Collagen vascular disorders
* Scleroderma
* Diabetes mellitus
* Alcoholic neuropathy



You might also want to look into causes of vomiting because regurgitation and vomiting are sometimes hard to distinguish. I'm sorry that you are going through this. Regurgitation is a very difficult symptom to live through. What types of food generally are preferable?
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replied January 25th, 2010
I have the exact same thing happening to me. my doctors think it could be rumination syndrome. Doctors usualy don't think of it until a couple years in. it is very hard to treat. if you were treated for something other than this and it worked please let me know what is was. the treatment for rumination syndrome isn't working for me and i'm very desperate to find out whats wrong with me
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replied April 28th, 2010
Any treatment advice at all please reply
I have the exact same problem. I have also had an endoscopy, biopsy, barium swallow x-ray - all with normal results. I am prescribed to Reglan as well - which does nothing to help the regurgitation. As vile as it sounds, I usually end up re-swallowing the food I regurgitate because I''ll be out to dinner, or at work...and just not the time or place to be spitting out partially digested food. My quality of life is also very affected. If anyone knows of any treatment to help this problem please post a reply!!!
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replied July 8th, 2012
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Wow Im not the only one huh Ive had it for several years (7) to be exact Ive tried everything had all types of test done endoscopies (3) now MRI's Cat scans and galdbladder test and blood test also have had several medications prilosac prevacid tagament protonics reglan Ive tried eating apples acidopollis foods and pills needless to say triedit all .....After having this for so long I experience more severe symptoms irregular heart beat headaches fevers body aches especially in the left shoulder blade. The only thing That I have experienced in helping was eating only 3 square meals no more and no less however these meals need to be in a small quanity and no tomateo products wheat products or spicy foods. Plenty of excerise always helps. Also Don't eat anything after 6pm and elevate the top of your bed 8 to 12 inches.
Hope this helps......
Its the only thing that seems to help me. Sorry I know this problem sucks I wouldn't wish iton my worse enemy hope we can all find a cure someday really soon. God Bless>>>>>>>>>& gt;>.
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replied April 30th, 2010
Ditto
I can relate, I''ve been experiencing the very same thing for about a year or more now. Like you, it also started out slow for me, only happening on occasion. I thought it was because I was eating too much and too fast so I''ve been watching my food portions and taking longer to chew and swallow my food. But it has progressively gotten worse now, it even happens when I eat a small meal or snack now. Its gotten bad enough to the point that if I know I''m going out in public, I go on hungry stomach so I won''t suffer thru endless bathroom visits. I''m also a healthy woman - 5''4, 115 lbs, excercises 5 days week...so I know its not the foods I''m eating or any other had habits on my part. Granted, I''ve got gone to see a doctor yet, but from these posts, sounds like i''d be wasting my time and money.
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replied May 2nd, 2010
I had something similar except it was everything i ate all the time. i had it for a year and just got over it after spending 4 months in the hospital. my doctor started me on a medicine called erythrmicen. its actually a antibiotic but is also used to make the stomach digest. if your symptoms are getting worse go to the doctor asap. its only gonna get worse if you don't go. why wait until your in the emergency room to see a doctor?
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replied August 30th, 2013
Av got the same thing I'm 22 6ft male play pro football ! Just lately mibi 1 week and a bit everything I eat I have been bringing most of it back up ! And also feel like my heart beat is irregular and that am alwais trying to push out a burrp :/ some times a feel like am struggling for breath aswell !
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replied June 16th, 2014
I'm 29 male and this has happened to me since childhood. Ive lived with it so long and thought it was normal. Most of the time I reswallow and have just gotten used to it. We grew up poor so it was a means to feel like I was eating an extra meal when there wasn't enough food. I'm finally curious enough to see what exactly it is. It causes no pain and no acid. I don't wake up at night from any bitterness or acid. I believe that I can actually control it. During childhood, I would even purposely do it to get eat again. After high-school, it wasn't so bad money wise so I was able to train my body to control it. I can suppress the need to regurgitate now but sometimes I don't care. I don't know if we all have the same conditions but I'm doing good health wise and bmi wise. Please share if you are also like us.
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