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#121 ˗ˏˋbeeˎˊ˗


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Posted 21 August 2016 - 05:16 PM

woah!!! I didn't know it had a name, I just thought I was weird?? I've had it ever since I was a kid and it still happens when I eat most food??

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Posted 18 September 2016 - 07:44 PM

I've never heard of it, but I definitely have it.





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Posted 22 September 2016 - 09:09 PM

Oh yeah gross story I used to do that as a kid with Ritz crackers and sometimes I would spread previously chewed up Ritz onto another cracker and eat it I didn't have any idea why and once someone caught me and I said I put cheese on it I don't think they believed me lol I'm disgusting

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Posted 25 September 2016 - 08:26 PM

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Posted 25 September 2016 - 08:34 PM

i chew and spit and then eat that stuff fml

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Posted 25 September 2016 - 08:47 PM

worst part is if i left stuff i c/s around to consume again later my dog usually found it and i had to tell my parents that tt had melted in my pockets or something. They probably don't know what c/s is and it doesn't smell like vomit but i try avoid them seeing it lol

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Posted 05 October 2016 - 11:25 AM

What is the difference between rumination disorder and GERD? excuse my ignorance just want to learn more about it and all

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Posted 05 October 2016 - 11:26 AM

What is the difference between rumination disorder and GERD? excuse my ignorance just want to learn more about it and all

I mean, I know that GERD is acid reflux, but what exactly is the difference that makes that, that ?

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Posted 11 October 2016 - 08:43 PM

Wow I'm pretty sure I have this

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Posted 13 October 2016 - 02:47 PM

interesting! I had no idea such a thing existed. I suffer from indigestion/ acid reflux sometimes, but nothing like this. I'm sorry to hear that some of you are going through this :(

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Posted 16 October 2016 - 11:27 PM

wait i thought this was just acid reflux, are they the same thing ? my dad has acid reflux and i get it if i eat anything w high fat content. i didn't know this was a thing

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Posted 17 October 2016 - 10:43 PM

I have done this for as long as I can remember. Just thought I was strange.
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Posted 07 November 2016 - 06:49 PM

ive been doing this for the past 6 months or so. could it have to do with me having purged for over a year prior to it? and also, will the doctor think there is something wrong with me mentally if i let them know?

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Posted 16 November 2016 - 05:30 AM

New to me but I wonder...
I do get food coming back up and I re-eat it but it feels like it's just coming from my throat. I don't really think about it although my mother would sometimes tell me it was disgusting and I do sometimes feel embarrassed when I notice I've done it. But nobody else seems to notice.

Not sure if that's the same thing as rumination disorder though.

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Posted 13 January 2017 - 06:40 PM

Interesting. I've seen the link before, but never crossed my mind that this was a thing. I have this to some degree but it's probably a result of regular purging, especially once I started hands-free. Anyway, once it starts I'm compelled to finish the job and get the rest of it up voluntarily, mostly because I can't stand the feeling of having food "in limbo," or bring myself to re-swallow my own vomit.


While I see it as mostly an inconvenience, I also like that I'm not taking in as many calories as I'd planned. What sucks though is that I can't eat foods with certain textures (like ice cream, pudding, mashed potatoes, etc.) at all because I just can't keep it down. Also annoying when I'm around people and have to pretend I'm drinking out of my mug when I'm actually spitting up. Since I keep a Coke Zero stash in my car, I always make sure I have some empty cans and grocery bags on hand.




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Posted 13 January 2017 - 11:44 PM

i never thought it was involuntary, but thats such an interesting topic

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Posted 21 February 2017 - 02:34 AM

Is the PT for the rumination?  Just wondering what kind of exercises you might be doing that could help with this.


I saw a swallowing specialist (speech therapist in one hospital and occupational therapist in another hospital.) I should mention I lost the ability to swallow completely which preceded food not being able to be swallowed effectively. I don't have rumination (i.e. I didn't intentionally store or re digest my food) but it's relevant. Here are some things they had me do:


Move my head to the left and the right (sitting up straight) and tilt it slightly down when swallowing to open the flow. It gives a wider path and is a more effective swallowing tool.

Gather a bunch of saliva in my mouth before swallowing. They call it "force swallows." Including bringing saliva forward with my throat muscles to do so. 

Prolonged chin tucks (to strengthen the muscles around the throat.) 

The first two were the most effective for me, especially when swallowing pills, which I had to get cut into halves and quarters for the longest time. This is so nostalgic to write about. I also was prescribed carafate. I had extra fluids at meals on the EDU but swallowing liquids hurt just as bad, really, it was just helpful to move solids along. 


Yeah I've had this on a number of occasions but as soon as its at the top of my throat my knee-jerk reaction is to swallow it as fast as I can, the same way you react if you throw up a little bit in your mouth by accident. I can't imagine it'd be too nice to chew?


Then again maybe I've only experienced GERD. Im mainly prone to it after a binge (especially if I bend over lol) and/or when I've eaten something I'm intolerant/sensitive to.


Has anyone had any success taking omeprazole to help this? (I think it neutralises stomach acid or something).


I have rx omeprazole and it's like maybe 20-30 percent effective. I also don't think TUMS is effecitve - I find TUMS to be an agitator ?? 


If I swallow and bring up a bit of food (like say, one teaspoon) and mess around with it in the back of my throat and then swlalow it, or just swallow it again, is that rumination disorder? It doesn't alwayus happen, but I'd say 80% of the time, I can bring up a little. I do this unconsciously.


I'd say that's rumination. I think the difference that a lot of people are mistaking in this thread is that GERD and other acid reflux diseases (like I have esophageal ulcers and now reflux as a result of Anorexia) are purely physical and rumination has a secondary component of behavior after the reflex. 


What is the difference between rumination disorder and GERD? excuse my ignorance just want to learn more about it and all


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Posted 28 February 2017 - 06:30 PM

This is actually a condition? I thought I was just weird 😂

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Posted 08 April 2017 - 12:30 PM

I've had this my whole life! I had no idea there was a name for it for ages. I thought there was just something weird wrong with me. The more you know. 

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