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Old 01-04-2013, 12:05 PM   #1
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Anyone have a "puker"?!

One of my DDs throws up a lot. Always has. Riding in the car, getting too hot, ate ice cream too fast, post-nasal drip (swallowing mucus), constipation, and back when she got frequent ear infections - vomiting sometimes accompanied them.

Sometimes it's obvious what the cause is, sometimes it's not. I've mentioned this at doc appointments and no one really seems too concerned. She vomited once last night, then a little this morning, but seems otherwise fine. We've hardly been out of the house or around anyone all week. I would be very surprised if it was a virus.

So, I'm looking to see if anyone else is like this or has a kid like this. Real life experiences. I always have this fear in the back of my mind that we're missing some underlying condition or something.

(This is an 11 year old by the way, not a baby with lots of spit up!)
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Old 01-04-2013, 12:13 PM   #2
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Yes!!! My son is 5 and he often has "random acts of vomit" as we like to call it!

Exactly what you said - post nasal drip, eating ice cream too fast, constipation. Add fear from thunder storms and fireworks.

We cant get any answers either. He has asthma and a life threatening peanut allergy so he has been through a lot of testing. (including a throat scope due to chronic croup and his throat is not damaged) Nothing was ever found.

It is often mentally exhausting! My DH have a good divide and conquer routine to clean him and the mess up. ((((Hugs to you))))) I know just what you are going through!
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Growing up I was a puker. Smells seemed to trigger it more than anything else. Going into a grocery store was dangerous. It was the produce and meat sections that got me. I was also known to throw up on a tables in restaurants if someone in my party got food that triggered nausea in me. Yeah...puked all over the table after church one Sunday in our town's finest restaurant. To this day, unpleasant smells get to me but looking at blood and gore don't do a thing.

ETA: I continue to feel sick to my stomach if I smell coffee brewing or food cooking (bacon & eggs especially) before I've been awake for a while.
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Old 01-04-2013, 12:45 PM   #4
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Yep, from the day she was born. She'd have 2 oz and formula and vomit (not spit up) 3. Babysitter used to ride me about it all the time but the pediatrician used to say "they normal put on 1 lb for every inch they grow, she's putting on 2". And she was a projectile vomiter. Babysitter used to have me bring 4-5 extra outfits for DD when she was younger, and even had to have the other parents bring clothes for their children because, inevitably, DD would vomit on someone else. Whenever she's nervous, whenever she has a fever (ugh that is the WORST), strange smells, gagging from medicine, dentist visits (particularly flouride treatments) were HORRIBLE, food she doesn't like..., and unfortunately, serious issues with it when she "became a woman". Would miss 2-3 days of school for it. Was horrible. Now the vomitting from her period could be something entirely different but it was so bad I had her put on birth control when she was about 15. It has helped immensely, but the syptoms are starting to come back so we'll have to adjust that. She still, however, gags/vomits at smells, foods, etc.

At the age of 5 I even took her to an orthopedic gastroenterologist who did the scope down her throat. There was nothing wrong with her.

Flash forward 10 years or so and babysitter (who had already raised 3 adult children of her own and many, many other people's children and had never had this experience) has a grandchild who is the EXACT same way as my DD had been. She once told me that God sent her my DD so she would be prepared for her granddaughter when she was born.
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Old 01-04-2013, 12:46 PM   #5
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DD17 was a puker when she was younger. It was texture for her. If she got a hair on her tongue, she threw up. Post nasal drip, she threw up. When she was about 5 years old, my sister spit on a napkin to wipe DD's face and that made her throw up.

Her most memorable incident was when we were waiting to get her dance pictures taken. She was around 4 and in her outfit with all the sparkles (not washable). She started to throw up while in line (I think she was too excited) and I caught her vomit in my hands. It grossed me out but I was so worried about what would happen to her costume. So I went and cleaned me up and her face up. When it came time for pictures, she folded her arms (was sitting in a rocking chair) and put on her mad face. The photographer laughed so hard he fell over. We bought the picture and have it hanging in our house.

I tell my daughters they will know they are ready for motherhood when they are prepared to do things like catch vomit in their hands

She has outgrown puking now (thank God).
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Old 01-04-2013, 01:16 PM   #6
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DS was a puker, and he suffered from migraines, too, as a kid. Like another poster said, DH and I had a divide and conquer routine to clean it up- DH took care of the shower- washing DS, and getting his teeth brushed and I did the bed sheets, floor, couch- basically wherever the puke landed!! The worst was when he was in bed- he sleeps in the top bunk...His episodes were brought on by sickness (post nasal drip), the end result of a migraine (but at least the migraine would clear up!), and smells and textures...this must be a lovely thread for people that don't have pukers!!
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Old 01-04-2013, 01:57 PM   #7
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DD21 was and still is a puker. Hers seemed to be allergy related. Anytime her nose would run, she would puke, including while swimming. The worst was first thing in the morning after getting out of bed and getting her sinus' cleared, 9 times out of 10, she would puke while brushing her teeth. We had projectile vomiting too. But because she was a big baby, the doctor said she would grow out of it.

DD9 is also a puker, but hers is all about textures. It took forever before she would eat anything with a texture without puking. To this day, I have to help her cut her food in little, little bites, otherwise we will have problems.
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Old 01-04-2013, 03:47 PM   #8
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Yes!!! My son is 5 and he often has "random acts of vomit" as we like to call it!

Exactly what you said - post nasal drip, eating ice cream too fast, constipation. Add fear from thunder storms and fireworks.

We cant get any answers either. He has asthma and a life threatening peanut allergy so he has been through a lot of testing. (including a throat scope due to chronic croup and his throat is not damaged) Nothing was ever found.

It is often mentally exhausting! My DH have a good divide and conquer routine to clean him and the mess up. ((((Hugs to you))))) I know just what you are going through!

Ha! "random acts of vomit"! Also interesting that my DD had croup all the time, too.

She has had lots of testing, too. (Mostly related to the recurrent ear infections she used to get). She's been allergy tested....nothing. She had immune system function testing...nothing. She had an upper GI at some point and they found nothing. It's the times that we're not sure what is causing it that cause me to get concerned. When it is obvious, I clean up and move on!

Thanks for all the replies! Glad to know she's not the only one. None of my friends or family have any experience with this. I'd hoped she'd grown out of it by now.
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Old 01-04-2013, 04:11 PM   #9
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I do and he is 19 now and still a puker, sorry to say. Allergies and asthma and pukes really easy almost on command. All illnesses no matter what they are if they involve mucus he pukes.
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Make a doctor's appointment FOR this issue; don't just mention it. Try to problem solve regarding each cause. Dairy causes lots of mucus; take her off dairy. Sugar does the same thing. Don't allow her to consume sugar often. Treat your house for allergens like dust mites, animals. She also might have GERD, ask her pediatrician if giving her something OTC is ok for now; I recommend 'complete' either by TopCare or Pepcid Complete(which is really hard to find.) Teach her how to blow her nose well and always have water on hand for her to wash her throat of the offending mucus. Teach her how to do some relaxation breathing; gag reflex is sometimes mind over matter. Good luck!
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One of my DDs throws up a lot. Always has. Riding in the car, getting too hot, ate ice cream too fast, post-nasal drip (swallowing mucus), constipation, and back when she got frequent ear infections - vomiting sometimes accompanied them.

Sometimes it's obvious what the cause is, sometimes it's not. I've mentioned this at doc appointments and no one really seems too concerned. She vomited once last night, then a little this morning, but seems otherwise fine. We've hardly been out of the house or around anyone all week. I would be very surprised if it was a virus.

So, I'm looking to see if anyone else is like this or has a kid like this. Real life experiences. I always have this fear in the back of my mind that we're missing some underlying condition or something.

(This is an 11 year old by the way, not a baby with lots of spit up!)
YEP. In my son's case, it always seemed to be related to overstimulation, overtiredness or anxiety. He used to vomit several times a week and it got to be such a regular thing that it stopped phasing me after a while. I'd clean him up and ignore it and people around me would just say things like 'take that sick child home' when I knew very well that it wasn't him being sick (which reminds me of the recent child throwing up while waiting for the parade at WDW thread a little bit). For a long time, he also vomited each and every time he went to the dentist. He'd be sitting in the chair getting his teeth cleaned and he'd start vomiting. Not fun.

He's 9 now and doesn't do it as often as he used to but, it's still probably at least once or twice a month. I've got him trained to clean it up himself for the most part. If he's ACTUALLY sick, I can usually tell right away.

I'm actually a puker myself, even now. I have a very fast gag reflex and the thing that brings it on for me is brushing my teeth. Sometimes it's not an issue at all, but other times as soon as I start brushing my teeth, I start gagging and can't stop and I end up vomiting several times. It's usually worse if I'm congested because once I try to clear my throat, the gagging gets going. My husband thinks it's hilarious because he just doesn't understand that I can't stop it.
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Old 01-04-2013, 03:16 PM   #13
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I was a puker. If I got over emotional, happy, saying etc. I would puke. I was sensitive to sweets so too treats and that would be it. I think I threw up at every birthday party I went too until like junior high! The joke in the family was you knew i was having a good time when I threw up, awesome 80s parenting lol. My dd 6 is a bit of a puker now, not nearly as bad as I was but if a food texture or taste is even slightly off she will lose it.
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Old 01-04-2013, 03:30 PM   #14
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My DD is a puker. We actually keep a vomit bucket in the car for her and one in the house too. She seems to have finally mostly outgrown vomiting wherever she is standing and usually makes it to the restroom or trash cans these days (she's 13 now).

It's nice to know there are other kids who do it but I feel bad for all us having to clean all the vomit up.

The best vomit stories we have are pool related.
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I've got a puker, too. She gets massively car sick (but then is fine the next minute) and sick on airplanes (but then is fine the next minute), but had zero problems on all the rides at Disney. (Only problem was she made me ride Tower of Terror 3x with her! So, so, so very glad she didn't puke on that one -- that would have been a horrible mess all over everyone).
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