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Sorry Tmi! Just Woke Up Choking On And Throwing Up Stomach Bile(I Think)! Advice?



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Ok I just woke myself up choking on and then throwing up the NASTIEST very yellow stuff that I would assume to be like stomach acid or stomach bile?! It was very,very nasty...I went to bed with a pretty bad pain in my left side last night,although it does not hurt as bad now. All I had to eat yesterday was 2 very small shrimp and about 2 baby bites of smashed cauliflower,2 muscle milks and Water. I also went a mile on my treadmill,the last 10th of that mile I ran. Not sure what's goin on,I am pretty nauseous now bc I still have that nasty stuff trying to come up. Gonna try sipping on some water and maybe give it till this afternoon to see how I feel. Kinda scared :/ Has anyone had this happen??? Could it have been bc I was laying flat? I take a prescribed antacid everyday along with my Vitamins. Thanks for any advice.

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Yes, you have too much acid. Are you on a PPI? Or as the previous poster said, take Tagamet or Pepcid before bed.

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Sounds like an acid problem. In the beginning, I needed to take my PPI before bed as well as when I got up. And, on really bad days, one mid-day too.

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Uhhhh...I've read about throwing up bile....call your surgeon just to make sure they know and that it's ok. One of the signs of a leak is throwing up yellow bile. Not to scare you or anything, but that stands out in my minds from the paperwork from my doc. Please call them.

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I agree with the others, sounds like acid reflux. When I would forget to take my PPI I would wake up to choking on acid sometimes. If you are taking a PPI already, you could try a different one or maybe see if you need to up the dose. There were some that didn't work well for me.

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Same here. If I eat too late or the Protein I have is really dense, and I forget to take a PPI before bed, I wake up in the the night with the same problem.

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How distressing!!!! Your symptoms sound like mine when I had to have my gall bladder out!!!! Generally, when you throw up bile it's because of stones in the gall bladder. It's not uncommon, especially after weight loss. Nowadays they just remove the gall bladder since one episode just tends to lead to others anyway.. and for me, it didn't matter what I ate! A little piece of boiled fish would do it. The operation is done laparoscopically like the VSG only it's a sinch! I'm not doctor!!! But check with your surgeon and don't panic -- because it could very well be the gall bladder! Good luck kiddo. Sending lots of good thougths your way!!! Keep us posted!

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Please call your surgeon's office and let us know what they tell you. It could be something serious like and infection. It wouldn't hurt. Hoping the best for you! ;)

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As long as what you're choking on/throwing up doesn't look like blood (red or brown and tarry) or pure bile (bright yellow), I wouldn't call 911 just yet. Of course, as always, talk to your doctor.

Note that significant nighttime reflux is also a symptom of sleep apnea, which is something that heavier people tend to also have problems with.

sleeping elevated can help with reflux, too -- put a few pillows under your back, sleep in an easy chair, or buy a bed wedge (or if you're rich, get a Kraftmatic adjustable bed!)

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Was in touch with jasleeve who had these symptoms and it ended up being a leak. Go on the side of caution and call your surgeon.

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I agree, it's acid reflux. The choking is, more than likely, due to your aspirating the Fluid into your lungs, while you were asleep. This is VERY serious & should be reported to your doctor ASAP. Aspiration pneumonia could occure & is extremely dangerous & sometimes fatal! Don't take chances on your life!!!

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Thank you all for your input. Been pretty nauseous all throughout today,just taking in liquids and a muscle milk. Waiting on my doc to call me back. Haven't had anymore issues with the stomach acid/bile,whatever it was. Maybe it was just acid reflux?? Maybe they will up my dosage of PPI. I don't have time for complications with my sleeve so I REFUSE to believe it is anything other than a lil acid reflux! Lol. Although it was very scary to wake up choking like that. ((HUGS)) to all and I will be sure to update when surgeon calls back.

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One thing my surgeons office stress is when you feel nauseous is to drink hot liquid. broth, Decaf tea, decaf coffee, etc. Hope you feel better real soon....

Ohhhhh good idea! Some chamomile tea sounds awesome. =)

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