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Cyclic Vomiting, Period, and CC


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I have a condition called Cyclic Vomiting Syndrome, that is triggered by my period. One day each month since high school I spend hours vomiting; not self induced.

When it comes to counting calories, should I just skip counting my consumption these days? Or track it all? It's just one day a month, but I was wondering if anyone else has a similar condition and how they track their calories.

Thanks

 

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Wow that really sucks. Sorry you are dealing with that. 

I used to get nausea/vomiting/diarrhea (fun combo!) on the first day of my period, but I always just thought it was because my cramps were so bad my body thought I had food poisoning or something. I have never even heard of this!

Anyway, it sounds like enough to deal with for that one day, so I wouldn't even worry about counting on that day.  Does it affect your interest in eating?  Or what you choose to eat?  I would imagine so, but maybe you are used to it by now.  Again, I wouldn't worry, as I would assume you are ending up under your limit regardless.

Hope it improves over time!

I have that condition as well, its awful isnt it? Except mine arent triggered by my periods. As fincherella said I wouldnt count calories then, after all its only one day in a month. I cant imagine you eating more than you would on a normal day seeing as you spend most of your time throwing up! 

Original Post by fincharella:

Wow that really sucks. Sorry you are dealing with that. 

I used to get nausea/vomiting/diarrhea (fun combo!) on the first day of my period, but I always just thought it was because my cramps were so bad my body thought I had food poisoning or something. I have never even heard of this!

Anyway, it sounds like enough to deal with for that one day, so I wouldn't even worry about counting on that day.  Does it affect your interest in eating?  Or what you choose to eat?  I would imagine so, but maybe you are used to it by now.  Again, I wouldn't worry, as I would assume you are ending up under your limit regardless.

Hope it improves over time!

Thanks for the reply. Yes...it has changed my interest in food....the first day I'm cautious, the second day it usually hit me - and I can't keep water down. The third day is weird...like I'm starting to feel hungry, but everything still feels 'unstable' for some reason...and so I wind up grazing until I feel more confident about things staying down.

A good rule of thumb for me is if I can keep liquids down, because it's completely impossible to do with the stomach migraine. I'm weary of meats and dairy...untill day three is almost over x'3

Interesting question - had me thinking a bit :3


I have that condition as well, its awful isnt it? Except mine arent triggered by my periods. As fincherella said I wouldnt count calories then, after all its only one day in a month. I cant imagine you eating more than you would on a normal day seeing as you spend most of your time throwing up! 

OK - thank you for posting, and sorry you deal with the same madness (but with different triggers). I'm thinking I shouldn't count them either, since it lasts for hours x.x . I guess there's no way of knowing what digested beforehand and what didn't...and yeah, you're right about consumption being limited beforehand.

(I won't guilt trip myself for the double serving of nuts I had a few hours before then lol)

Thanks again

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