This one's actually about my husband. He is dealing with some nasty vomiting at the moment, but let me give some history first:
Two years ago in the spring, this crazy vomiting spell hits my husband in the middle of dinner following our engagement photos. On the way home, he asks me to call an ambulance, that his arms were going numb. By the time the ambulance arrived where we had pulled over, this symptom started to disappear. He continued to vomit for about 8 or 9 days, anywhere from 15-20 times a day. He went to the doctor, ER, gastroenterologist, no one could find anything. The only thing that seemed to give him any relief was hot showers (which I found odd since I CAN'T be hot when I am nauseous, or I will definitely throw up). It eventually subsided, thankfully.
Fast forward 2 months to our honeymoon. We had been in Jamaica for about a day and a half. Right after lunch, it hits again. He stayed in bed for the rest of the honeymoon. This was our first time out of the country, the healthcare there was really sketchy, I had no cell service and had to pay a ridiculous amount of money just to get wireless internet access for our villa. We tried everything I could think of, from nausea medication to ice chips, but nothing helped, except those showers. He must have taken 30 showers or more while we were there. I felt completely helpless and counted down the days until we would be leaving. He continued to vomit for another 2 or 3 days after we were back in the states, then it gradually went away.
He hasn't had another one of these spells...until today. He has been really discontent with his job for a while now, and today he had an incident with an associate which particularly upset him. After work, he went to eat with one of his coworkers, and the vomiting started in the middle of the meal. That was about an hour and a half ago. Since he has been home, he has thrown up about 5 times.
So now, I am trying to solve this puzzle. The doctors said he was totally normal, having checked his blood, liver, stomach, and gallbladder. I tried to figure out if it could have been food allergies, but he had entirely different meals each of the three times it struck, so I'm not sure about that. Which leaves me wondering if it's stress/anxiety induced. I have heard of this happening before, although usually with children. I guess I am hoping this is what it is, rather than some serious condition that has not been diagnosed yet. What are your thoughts on this? I just want to help him so badly, and my inability to do something is making me feel pretty terrible. Thanks guys