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Throwing up after eating, not on purpose

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Q. My issues started off with gagging when I went to the dentist or when I’d have to take pills. It has gotten a lot worse and keeps getting progressively worse. Now it’s to the point where I will often throw up after eating (usually it only happens when I eat out). Something often brings it on, like I’ve just finished eating and I get a smell of someone’s perfume or cigarette smoke. It’s starting to seriously affect my life and I’m concerned about this leading to medical issues. Thank you.

Throwing up after eating, not on purpose

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I am not sure what could be causing the vomiting after meals. I strongly suggest that you see a doctor about this problem. Instead of this leading to medical issues, which is certainly possible, it seems more like something medical may be causing you to vomit after meals. Your symptoms have seemingly gotten progressively worse. It’s time to see a doctor and find out what may be causing this disturbing problem. Take care.

Throwing up after eating, not on purpose

Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW

Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW is a licensed psychotherapist and Assistant Professor of Social Work and Forensics with extensive experience in the field of mental health. She works in private practice with adults, adolescents and families. Kristina has worked in a large array of settings including community mental health, college counseling and university research centers.

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Randle, K. (2018). Throwing up after eating, not on purpose. Psych Central. Retrieved on March 26, 2019, from
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