Last night I sort of threw up/ half refluxed the milk I took with my meds, I tried to keep it in but ended up on my top and the kicthen floor. I know or think strongly my gag reflex is screwed to years of serve purging, I'm wondering wheter it is permentaly damged or it whether it will correct it's self over say 5 years. My reflex is very senitive and will go if my tummy doesn't like something. But I haven't purged on the same level for 3/4 years, but I have done it very very very ocassionally but I haven't done for about half a year. Is it possible it will never repair itself or that it could improve over years and years?
I'm really sorry if this is an ovbious question, its just its such a pain and in certian meal situations very embrassing.
The muscles in your throat have become lose which causes stuff to come back up. It can over time get better but will probably never be perfect. It might be worth speaking to your GP about as they might be able to recomened treatments for it. I cant think of any off the top of my head but there might be some.
Has anyone else had this same problem years later? Has it got better? Does anything help or make it correct itself quicker? Or any ideas what could make in less embrassing/ ovbious in a public situation?
Like others have said, it will probably never be perfect but it may well improve over time.
I had some eating-disordered behavior for just under a year, and while I wouldn't classify it as anything more than mild/moderate, it has still f'd up my digestion. I've been recovered for five years and still have a lot of trouble keeping my food down.
So... maybe you will get better. Maybe you won't. It's hard to tell, and I think a lot of it depends on the individual. I hope you get better, though!
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For some, yes it can.
I take Peptac liquid to help relief me for short term, but am prescribed a proton pump inhibitor (don't take it though, need to get myself sorted out first before I take meds again), there are different types of meds that can help, it's trial and error really.
^ Is it true that anti-emetics tighten the oesophageal sphincter? Im guessing if it is, thats how they work?
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