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06-22-2011, 08:46 PM
I am a Female with Autism the Aspergers Kind I am having a lot of problems with Vomiting from my GERD (Also Known as ACID Reflux or Heartburn) I have some questions my questions are:
1. I am having a lot of regurgitation before I Vomit What can I do to stop regurgitation?
2. Does a Food Allegery make a Person have:
1. Regurgitation
2. Vomiting
3. Make them feel that they are having a heart attack
These are the symptoms I am having?
3. I am on protonix for GERD (Also known As ACID Reflux or Heartburn) and this is not Helping at all. I have tried Tums, Gaviscon, Prilosec Zantac and Omeprazole for my GERD (Also known as ACID reflux or Heartburn and this did not Help
4. When I vomit I am vomiting up any food and drink I take in at Dinner time when I usually finish at 5pm because I am vomiting every night between 6pm-12am If I have Dinner What Can I do?
5. My Gastro Doctor Says he Cannot Help me with fixing the Vomiting problem that is going on with my GERD (Also known as ACID Reflux or Heartburn) What Can I do?

DixC Chix
06-22-2011, 09:10 PM
Have you had an upper GI?

What foods are you eating?

Is there nausea associated with the vomiting?

06-22-2011, 09:25 PM
I would suggest that you see a different doctor ASAP. Not being able to keep food down may be indicative of a serious medical condition (besides the GERD). It can also lead to you becoming dehydrated and malnourished.

06-22-2011, 09:32 PM
i second that....you need to see another doctor...there is no way a doctor should just shrug his shoulders and not know what to do to help you...GERD is fairly common and there should be more he can do...that's why i second seeing another doctor....

in my experiences, food allergies dont' always include vomiting the food back up....allergies include itchy skin, rash, swelling of lips/tongue/throat, all or any of those, as well as possible difficulty breathing....i am experienced with children who have food allergies including up to possible shock reaction...some of my students have carried epipens due to food allergies

you may indeed have something else going on besides GERD or an allergy

Lori Bell
06-23-2011, 10:05 AM
Many autistic people have an "intolerance", (not allergy) to gluten and casine, the proteins found in wheat and milk. Eating these foods don't cause the typical allergy symptoms, though they do cause acid reflux, brain fog, and chronic constipation with intermittent diarrhea. Basically the gut can't break down the proteins properly.

Do you have any other digestive issues? Have you been to an autism specialist? Autism has been found to be connected with many GI issues and a GF/CF diet has been found to help many of these problems in some people with ASD.