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Murphy Sick and Vomiting Just Before She Died

12/21/2009 2:30 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Brittany MurphyBrittany Murphy was very ill in the hours before she went into cardiac arrest and died, sources tell TMZ.

We're told Murphy was taking prescription meds for flu-like symptoms she had been experiencing for several days. We're told Murphy began vomiting early Sunday morning and told family members she was feeling very ill.

Sources say various prescriptions were found in the home -- written for Brittany Murphy, husband Simon Monjack, and Brittany's mom. One source says, "There were a lot ... a lot of prescriptions in the house."

Law enforcement sources tell us Murphy collapsed in the bathroom and somehow ended up in the shower ... there was, we're told, a significant amount of vomit in the immediate area.

We're also told authorities did not find illegal drugs in the house, but Murphy was definitely taking various prescription meds.

Sources say her condition and the meds could have triggered a heart attack, but it's too early to know. An autopsy will be performed Monday or Tuesday. We reported earlier Monjack did not want an autopsy but ultimately it's the Coroner's call.

Brittany MurphyAs we first reported, Brittany Murphy's mother told paramedics her daughter suffered from diabetes. We're told it was type 2 diabetes and people involved in the case doubt her condition caused her death.

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Tom    

Women who diet improperly are at consideribly higher risk for sudden death. Especially if they are harboring a 'closet' eating disorder. I'm not saying Brittany was bulimic, however I was and I'm a guy. Statistically, women suffer at a rate in excerss of 80% percent over men so that makes me unusual. All you guys out there can take a tip from me: If you're totally out of control and are going to purge, disolve a teaspoon of baking soda in 8 ounces of water before you purge so you won't errode the enamel from your teeth. Your digestive enzymes are strong enough to digest teeth!. Secondly, consume a potassium, calcium and sodium supplement immediately following for electrolyte balance or you run the risk of dropping dead from cardiac arrest. Thirdly, get help ASAP. I beat the disease and haven't purged in over 15 years. You can beat it, and are not hopeless.

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272.

Tom    

Women who diet improperly are at consideribly higher risk for sudden death. Especially if they are harboring a 'closet' eating disorder. I'm not saying Brittany was bulimic, however I was and I'm a guy. Statistically, women suffer at a rate in excerss of 80% percent over men so that makes me unusual. All you guys out there can take a tip from me: If you're totally out of control and are going to purge, disolve a teaspoon of baking soda in 8 ounces of water before you purge so you won't errode the enamel from your teeth. Your digestive enzymes are strong enough to digest teeth!. Secondly, consume a potassium, calcium and sodium supplement immediately following for electrolyte balance or you run the risk of dropping dead from cardiac arrest. Thirdly, get help ASAP. I beat the disease and haven't purged in over 15 years. You can beat it, and are not hopeless.

833 days ago
273.

Tom    

Women who diet improperly are at consideribly higher risk for sudden death. Especially if they are harboring a 'closet' eating disorder. I'm not saying Brittany was bulimic, however I was and I'm a guy. Statistically, women suffer at a rate in excerss of 80% percent over men so that makes me unusual. All you guys out there can take a tip from me: If you're totally out of control and are going to purge, disolve a teaspoon of baking soda in 8 ounces of water before you purge so you won't errode the enamel from your teeth. Your digestive enzymes are strong enough to digest teeth!. Secondly, consume a potassium, calcium and sodium supplement immediately following for electrolyte balance or you run the risk of dropping dead from cardiac arrest. Thirdly, get help ASAP. I beat the disease and haven't purged in over 15 years. You can beat it, and are not hopeless.

833 days ago
274.

Tom    

Women who diet improperly are at consideribly higher risk for sudden death. Especially if they are harboring a 'closet' eating disorder. I'm not saying Brittany was bulimic, however I was and I'm a guy. Statistically, women suffer at a rate in excerss of 80% percent over men so that makes me unusual. All you guys out there can take a tip from me: If you're totally out of control and are going to purge, disolve a teaspoon of baking soda in 8 ounces of water before you purge so you won't errode the enamel from your teeth. Your digestive enzymes are strong enough to digest teeth!. Secondly, consume a potassium, calcium and sodium supplement immediately following for electrolyte balance or you run the risk of dropping dead from cardiac arrest. Thirdly, get help ASAP. I beat the disease and haven't purged in over 15 years. You can beat it, and are not hopeless.

833 days ago
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