I always throw up bright yellow bile the day after I drink. What's going on?
- 14 Mar 2015 by kburrito
- 15 Nov 2017
- nausea/vomiting, alcohol, vomit
For the last couple months, whenever I drink enough alcohol to get even slightly drunk (which isn't a lot - I'm a lightweight) I always feel so sick the next day.
I throw up, and it's always bright yellow. It comes pouring out of me like a waterfall. This has only been going on for a couple of months but I'm concerned.
Can I do anything about it?
And you haven't learned that if you just don't drink you aren't sick the next day. What you can do is top drinking. It seems to me its a no brainer, if your behavior makes you sick stop the behavior.
Hi, it sounds like bile, which is produced by the Liver (which aids digestion) and is stored in the gallbladder - & then transferred to the duodenum when you eat... Does it taste bitter? When you drink alcohol it prevents the Liver from producing bile effectively and as the alcohol leaves your body (while you sleep), your Liver will start producing bile again and this is what you can vomit when the nausea kicks in
It's your body telling you that it doesn't like alcohol. I would think that after a couple of times you would learn that your body is saying no more. If drinking alcohol is this important to you, then I would have to say that you either are or will shortly become an alcoholic and yes people have been known to die from this
Whole lot of judgement on this thread...
This same thing happens to me. Sometimes, it would happen after drinking so little I didn't even feel a buzz (we're talking like one or two beers with dinner.) I would sometimes throw up bile well into the next day and would be unable to eat anything, yet other times when I had drank more alcohol nothing would happen. After describing this to my doctor (I would vomit an acidic bright yellow bile in the morning and then periodically throughout the next day and would be unable to keep food down) he told me that this was a reaction to being severely dehydrated before drinking. It's also exacerbated if you're running on an empty stomach because there is nothing to adsorb the bile that your body is pumping out to break down the alcohol.
My advice, which is what I was told, is just to make sure you drink more water. Staying hydrated was always an issue for me but now I am cognizant of how much I drink throughout the day and am sure to drink at least 2L prior to a night out. Making sure you have a good meal in you before hand as well.
Hope this helps you out a bit, I know how much that feeling stinks!
Hi, I actually created an account to respond to this because I have the same problem. (And no it's not a drinking problem to the people below.) There's been times I've vommited for hours on end after just 2 glasses of wine with dinner - but then other times where I would drink heavily and feel fine the next day. It was extremely inconsistent and that's what was confusing to me. So I went to my doctor and he said that I was throwing up bile/acid because I probably had a stomach ulcer that I was irritating. I was stressed on a regular basis from work at the time, so my doctor thought that the stress may have triggered the ulcer to form, which was then irritated when I drank/ate certain foods. I would still see a doctor if I were you so that you can try to get to the bottom of it though. In the meantime stay away from anything acidic! It's very hard on your stomach lining. & if you have an occasion where you want to drink, try and stick to clear liquors (vodka, tequila) because they are easiest for your body to digest.
Same thing happened to me for the last two days after drinking 2 bottles of vodka so I got what I deserve
Sounds like gastritis or acid reflux. Stay away from irritants on your stomach lining. Certain foods and drinks can cause you to vomit bile or stomach acid such as alcohol, sodas, energy drinks, and coffee or foods such as fried foods, garlic, onions, and spicy foods in general. Take vitamins and electrolytes drinks such as Gatorade or Powerade to assist in the loss of potassium and sodium.
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