Written on 4/10/14
I just need to document my most recent episode which was about a week and a half ago now. I was working out-of-town on night shift and staying in a hotel for 5 days. Day 3 I was at work and around 3 am began feeling severe heartburn that almost always precedes vomiting. I ate 4 Tums, felt a little better but still vomited. After vomiting I felt completely better and I had labeled it a little dyspeptic nausea. I finished my shift just fine. Went to the hotel and ate the hotel breakfast. Yes, I know I shouldn’t have eaten that crap, but it saves me money when I’m out-of-town so I stuck to biscuits and eggs. After eating I felt the nausea within 10 minutes. It quickly escalated to episode strength and I was vomiting before I knew it. Wal-Mart was literally next door but there was no way I could have gotten there. I called the front desk and asked for them to bring me up Gatorade. They did. It was a relatively mild episode as my vomiting was about 30-40 min apart. But I was just nauseous enough that I could not get to sleep no matter what I tried. Nothing worked, not even MJ. I think the reason it didn’t work is because I really couldn’t get a good enough hit from the piece I had with me. Couldn’t get enough of it in me at once basically. So, I repeated the vomiting every 30 min or so for a full 24 hours in the hotel room before I finally fell asleep for 3 hours and woke up ok. I spent about $25 in cash paying for all the Gatorades the hotel brought me because they were out of the machine for $2 a piece. I was afraid that I was disturbing the people next to me, so I was trying to heave and vomit as quietly as possible. I felt bad for having to vomit into the trash can that was full of trash so that I could stay lying in bed in attempt to sleep. I left a note telling them to be careful with the trash bags, but I had double bagged and closed them up for them. I bet there was 5 gallons of vomited Gatorade in that bag. Things like that bother me and make me so self conscious. I can’t stop thinking about that even though I know that I made huge efforts to prevent anyone having to deal with my “remains” lol. But it is what it is and I tried my best. I had to call in sick for my last day of work for the week while my agency paid for a hotel room and per diem for me to vomit in my room. That makes me feel terrible but I can’t help that either so I just try to forget it. This most recent flare up has caused me to be unreliable in regards to traveling for work. I hope this is just something related to the birth control. I still feel that the more time that passes since taking out the Nuva ring, I’m feeling better and like I’m less likely to have an episode. I might be proven wrong, but it’s a strong gut feeling. I still haven’t been able to get an appointment with the gynecologist yet, and I’m not even sure that will render results. But, I still plan to go soon to discuss the hormonal component if nothing else.