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Contrary to many, I can't vomit. While this may sound nice-it's not. Sometimes I'm dry heaving and sick to my stomach-get a lot of mucus and liquid-but can't fully throw up when I have to or my body is trying to.

Anyone know the logic behind this? Still able to lose weight with this or did they mess up my nerve system?

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I had the sleeve, but I can not vomit either. Even when I've felt I needed to desperately. I dry heave as well.

Prior to surgery - I used to vomit often unfortunately due to having chronic Migraines and headaches... and the Migraine medication I take (Imitrex) makes me EXTREMELY nauseous. And the headaches & migraines make me nauseous enough but the medicine amplifies it.

But ever since surgery - it will not come up.

I googled around a few weeks ago to see if others experienced this and it seems a lot of people have.

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3 minutes ago, Lanie992 said:

I had the sleeve, but I can not vomit either. Even when I've felt I needed to desperately. I dry heave as well.

Prior to surgery - I used to vomit often unfortunately due to having chronic Migraines and headaches... and the Migraine medication I take (Imitrex) makes me EXTREMELY nauseous. And the headaches & Migraines make me nauseous enough but the medicine amplifies it.

But ever since surgery - it will not come up.

I googled around a few weeks ago to see if others experienced this and it seems a lot of people have.

I sort of get it, I assume it has something to do with the muscles and contractions. I do wonder why some get it and some don't-and what if I would need to vomit and can't? Argh!

Also, I vomit from migraines too. Well, I used to-I sort of miss the instant relief.

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Ok, this is going to sound weird, but it is what it is:

I have found that I have 2 “types” of vomiting: the regular kind, which involves heaving and seems to originate way down low in the belly. Then there is this “new” kind that developed after surgery: it feels more like “overflow”, as if its just stuff sitting near the esophagus and just slips out. Obviously the former is much more difficult and painful, but the latter is almost like burping and stuff comes out (and it feels like it originates way further up).

Now, i dunno if this even makes sense to anyone else but me, but yeah, i find the “original” way of vomiting way, way, harder and energy-comsuming now (if i even can..)

P.S. I was sleeved, and my vomiting ability/inability did not seem to affect my weight loss.

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At only 6 weeks post op, don't assume you're not able to vomit. Like @ms.sss described, if I really need to vomit, my body will do so, from lower down in my stomach.

(And don't worry as much about everything stopping you from losing weight, trust your surgery :) )

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Hi Keatsy--

Having had both a sleeve and a RNY, I get what you are saying as well as what sillykitty and ms.sss are saying. My experience with the sleeve is that yes, I could vomit everything in my sleeve up. I could also regurgitate stuff if my sleeve was too full (that's the sliding feeling of food coming from the top of the sleeve that comes into your mouth.) With the RNY pouch, I am able to vomit if the food is still in the pouch. If it has gone down the Roux limb, I can't get it to come back up even if it hurts and I want the food up and out. If there's nothing in the pouch, I can still vomit the liquid and mucus you describe, because that's what's in the stomach, but no food. If it's in the limb, drinking Water and walking around seem to help move whatever is there into your intestine and that helps the pain. In my case it was popcorn and it took about 40 minutes to get down.

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1 hour ago, ms.sss said:

Ok, this is going to sound weird, but it is what it is:

I have found that I have 2 “types” of vomiting: the regular kind, which involves heaving and seems to originate way down low in the belly. Then there is this “new” kind that developed after surgery: it feels more like “overflow”, as if its just stuff sitting near the esophagus and just slips out. Obviously the former is much more difficult and painful, but the latter is almost like burping and stuff comes out (and it feels like it originates way further up).

Now, i dunno if this even makes sense to anyone else but me, but yeah, i find the “original” way of vomiting way, way, harder and energy-comsuming now (if i even can..)

P.S. I was sleeved, and my vomiting ability/inability did not seem to affect my weight loss.

This very much makes sense. I get close to feeling like Im going to and things kind of...slide out of my mouth, as you stated. I've never had that gut-wrenching, full-blown vomit though.

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31 minutes ago, Foxbins said:

Hi Keatsy--

Having had both a sleeve and a RNY, I get what you are saying as well as what sillykitty and ms.sss are saying. My experience with the sleeve is that yes, I could vomit everything in my sleeve up. I could also regurgitate stuff if my sleeve was too full (that's the sliding feeling of food coming from the top of the sleeve that comes into your mouth.) With the RNY pouch, I am able to vomit if the food is still in the pouch. If it has gone down the Roux limb, I can't get it to come back up even if it hurts and I want the food up and out. If there's nothing in the pouch, I can still vomit the liquid and mucus you describe, because that's what's in the stomach, but no food. If it's in the limb, drinking Water and walking around seem to help move whatever is there into your intestine and that helps the pain. In my case it was popcorn and it took about 40 minutes to get down.

I like the walking idea. I get kind of gassy (yay!) and need it to all work itself out, especially if I'm feeling nauseous.

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2 hours ago, ms.sss said:

Ok, this is going to sound weird, but it is what it is:

I have found that I have 2 “types” of vomiting: the regular kind, which involves heaving and seems to originate way down low in the belly. Then there is this “new” kind that developed after surgery: it feels more like “overflow”, as if its just stuff sitting near the esophagus and just slips out. Obviously the former is much more difficult and painful, but the latter is almost like burping and stuff comes out (and it feels like it originates way further up).

Now, i dunno if this even makes sense to anyone else but me, but yeah, i find the “original” way of vomiting way, way, harder and energy-comsuming now (if i even can..)

P.S. I was sleeved, and my vomiting ability/inability did not seem to affect my weight loss.

This!

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5 hours ago, Keatsy said:

Contrary to many, I can't vomit. While this may sound nice-it's not. Sometimes I'm dry heaving and sick to my stomach-get a lot of mucus and liquid-but can't fully throw up when I have to or my body is trying to.

Anyone know the logic behind this? Still able to lose weight with this or did they mess up my nerve system?

You will never be able to throw up again as you know throwing up. That part of your stomach is gone. It will only be some mucus.

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14 hours ago, ms.sss said:

Then there is this “new” kind that developed after surgery: it feels more like “overflow”, as if its just stuff sitting near the esophagus and just slips out. Obviously the former is much more difficult and painful, but the latter is almost like burping and stuff comes out (and it feels like it originates way further up).

RNY here - but yes - this is my experience with vomiting. It's more like an infant "spitting up" after eating. It's actual vomiting - not always just mucus (we call that "the foamies" - and it's common). But this new way of vomiting is way better than it was pre-surgery. For one thing, it doesn't have that awful taste to it (probably because there's not much acid in my stomach anymore)

I have heard of people who don't vomit after surgery, though.

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1 hour ago, catwoman7 said:

It's more like an infant "spitting up" after eating. It's actual vomiting - not always just mucus

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For one thing, it doesn't have that awful taste to it (probably because there's not much acid in my stomach anymore)

YES! That’s exactly it. (So funny I thought I was weird, nice to know I’m not the only one)

The new kind is effortless AND tasteless.

I find I have the new kind when I eat too much, or too fast, or if I drink too soon after eating. The painful/old kind is when I have too much sugar or dairy.

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