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Question: Projectile vomiting and diarrhea


 hockeychic29 - Wed Jul 27, 2005 2:43 pm

About 3 weeks ago my boyfriend suffered from heat exhaustion. He worked all day in the hot sun after a night of drinking and although he drank lots water and Gatorade all day he still came home severly dehydrated. He vomited all over his room, not able to control it and the second round had blood in it. He didn't go to a doctor but toughed it out all night while he couldn't hold anything down and every muscle in his body was cramping.

Now he's definitely rehydrated (no more sunken eyes or pale skin) but he's been vomiting a lot and has watery diarrhea often. He said he's always had a bad gag reflex and that he'd gag sometimes from coughing or brushing his tongue but he'd be able to control it and will it away. Now it's one cough and he throws up right away. He did have a definite heat stroke years ago and couldn't go outside for months.

He's still drinking a lot of Gatorade for electrolytes and taking magnesium. He doesn't have insurance so he hasn't seen a doctor yet. I can't imagine a doctor could figure out what's wrong with him without running a lot of expensive tests, anyway. Any suggestions?
 quita - Sun Aug 07, 2005 7:44 pm

I am no doctor, but from what I heard, I woul definately go see one! There is no price on health. I have had some problems myself lately and have had to go to a few docs. But another thing you can try is to look up in google.com search for liver diseases and see if he has some of the same symptoms, and if it is the liver from drinking, he can take an herb called milk thistle it is for the health of liver and can help some people. I had a friend with hepititis that started taking this herb and I couldn't believe the difference! Good luck to you. I hope you find something to help! :wink:

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