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Puking during multiple rides, something to fret over or no?

Old 11-02-15, 03:45 PM
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Puking during multiple rides, something to fret over or no?

Past couple of rides have been tough, in cold and unseasonably hot weather... yacked it big time during first ride after about 30 miles, but finished the next 30, albeit slowly... went out the next day and felt really, really good, but after some climbs and 40 miles I felt the urge to puke again and did so on the side of the road, into some dead bushes...both times i spewed mainly fluids..a few chunks here and there of oatmeal...but mainly a lot of fluids....I re-hydrated with gatorade and just rode home after the 2nd one....

Debating whether to go out tomorrow, b/c I don't want to miss all this unseasonably hot weather, but was just wondering if I'm missing something here...I feel fine for the most part...kind of not getting great sleep, but other than that, feel good...
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If you are not pushing unreasonably hard or eating the very wrong--or spoiled--food before each ride, it could be some random stomach virus.

Could also be too much sports drink, or even too much water (but that is hard to do on bike ride---except you did say it was unseasonably hot.)

Used to happen to me mountain-biking when I would try to push beyond my limits just for the fun of it (much younger and pre-heart-problems.)

Is something wrong with you? Beyond your addiction to cycling, likely not. This is just more data to consider when planning meals/drinks/future rides.
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Originally Posted by bigdo13 View Post
both times i spewed mainly fluids..a few chunks here and there of oatmeal...but mainly a lot of fluids.....
Maybe an intolerance to grains combined with two much fluid? If you ate oatmeal before a ride (assume some reasonable time passed before hopping on the bike), you shouldn't have chunks in your stomach after a couple hours of riding.
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If continues for 6 or 7 rides, see a doctor.
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If it were me, I would talk to my doctor about it.
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Originally Posted by quicktrigger View Post
If continues for 6 or 7 rides, see a doctor.
No need. He's already consulted us.
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Definitely sounds like you are sick with something. I find taking the time off when I am sick is the way to go as hard as it is to not ride.
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it may pay dividends to spend some time on a medical website or two and find out just how much liquid a person can make use of within a given period of time.

most people have no idea. many make the erroneous assumption that water can be restored as quickly as it is lost during strenuous activity. no so. trying to do so will force the body to expel the excess water in their digestive system.

from Healthline.com...

[h=2]What Are the Symptoms of Overhydration?[/h]Symptoms of overhydration may not be recognized in the early stages but can include:
  • nausea and vomiting
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It's not a good thing.

I'd get some rest, dial back the intensity, and experiment with different foods and liquids. In particular, I'd try to avoid slamming your digestive system with sugars, e.g. gels and energy drinks. Bars may be better, along with watered-down energy drinks (e.g. get Gatorde mix and use half the recommended powder amount).

Also, don't chug water during a ride; that can trigger a natural reaction if your stomach is on the full side. Small sips are better.

If it keeps up, I'd see a doctor.

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Originally Posted by hueyhoolihan View Post
What Are the Symptoms of Overhydration?

Symptoms of overhydration may not be recognized in the early stages but can include:
  • nausea and vomiting
Lots of medical conditions can cause nausea and vomiting. Hyponatremia is also pretty serious, he'd get whacked by a bunch of other symptoms as well such as confusion and headaches.

You need to consume ridiculous amounts of water, without any sodium or electrolytes, to suffer from hyponatremia. It's very unlikely to happen after 30 miles. I'm not even sure a bike can carry enough water to cause hyponatremia in most adults.
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I swear I just saw this post in a facebook group in the last few days...
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I doubt it was a medical condition---much more likely a bad combination of breakfast and beverages with too much exertion. Depends what the person had for dinner as much as for breakfast, and how long between dinner and bedtime, and a ton of stuff.

Unless it happened every single ride independent of how much or when he ate or drank or how hard he rode ... i'd pretty much ignore it.
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Originally Posted by StanSeven View Post
No need. He's already consulted us.
Diagnostic impression: emesis s/p filling tummy too much.

Plan: htfu, pcp prn.
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