(Spoiler: I talk about pooping.)
I’ve been sick since the Friday before last, starting out mildly enough with a stomach ache and culminating this Friday with vomiting, whenever I eat, heartburn, and terrible gut pains. No body aches. No fever.
I was baffled until I talked to my mother, and she reminded me that I hadn’t, well, pooped since the Monday before last.
Constipated? I took a stool softener and produced a little, very soft, stool, but I was still vomiting, albeit less often, and I still had heartburn.
Our next theory is an EDS (Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome) staple: motility issues.
I have had problems with this in the past, once even culminating in megacolon and a hospital visit. Basically, the small muscles of her gut that move things along… don’t.
Everything stops. This is a known EDS issue.
You vomit because there is no space for what you eat. Same with the heartburn – all backed up!
I have taken a med for this in the past, and now I’m working on talking to my Doctor about getting it again. She’s a new-to-me doctor, but she’s familiar with both EDS and my family, so we’ll see what she suggests I do. (EDIT: Medication success! Now to see if things move along…)
Until then, it’s ‘avoid eating and hope’, I guess!
What really bugs me is that I missed some work for this, and it’s a stupid reason. I should be more observant and self aware than to think I have a bug! *grimace* Embarrassing.
Are you oblivious to your body’s signals? I know I can be!