I'm 18 years old female and for the past four months i've been having constant nausea. I'm positive its not pregnancy (i've taken a pregnancy test once). My diet hasnt changed, and I'm most often sick in the morning (but i still get sick throughout the day and even at night).
The discomfort varies but almost always stays in my throat area - it feels like something's swollen. However when i get extremely nauseous it goes to my stomach. Instead of vomiting i go to the bathroom and defecate. No idea why this is happening to me, but i do know i've been emetophobic since age 4.
Is it just anxiety? Help me... it's ruining my life! I now avoid long car rides, restaurants, and any sort of trips that takes me away from home for more than an hour :'(
I also have anxiety and am on medicine for anxiety which helps sometimes but is more of a 'quick fix' than anything.
I hope you find your cure soon because I don't think I ever will. I have been to countless doctors and no one knows what the problem is. So much for good health care, right? I have given up all hope; I pray that you don't.
Good luck trying to figure out whats going on! I'm completely lost!
My doctor doesn't know what's wrong .. I have had several tests done, and the symptoms come completely randomly, but not as bad as if I forget to take my medication (unrelated).
I've been experimenting with taking lactose out of my diet, as it happened more when I ate dairy... but I really don't think that is the solution as it happens still.
I really hope someone can tell us what the hell is going on.
However, I did start tracking my nausea on the calendar, and noticed that it always seems to come before my period. Usually about a week before. Sometimes it comes in the middle of the month-I guess around ovulation time. My doctor said this could very well be tied to hormones. My symptoms have gotten progressively worse since having a baby, too.
Is it possibly acid reflux disease the problem with that is that doctors just put you on medication for that typically without tests. Possible IBS. Have you tried diet changes? Typically watching what you eat can help with this because a lot of food a person eats is pretty questionable. Read ingredients. Anxiety can have a huge impact on your body, also problems with your body can be a factor in anxiety. Try to find out which is the cause of the other. Meditate and practice deep breathing when you feel anxious. IBS is actually quite frequent in women.
A few things you could try:
Don't eat close to bedtime and eat many smaller meals throughout the day. If you are still in school, keep food in your locker to eat between classes. Try a higher fiber diet and try to eat more natural foods. This means reading labels and only eating foods that have ingredients you know what they are. No or few preservatives, colorings, flavorings. Try to cut down on sugar intake, high fructose corn syrup is really bad for you. Drink a lot of water. Do you get regular exercise? That can have effects on your digestive tract. I had to stop eating out too because you don't know what is in restaurant food.
You don't have to do all these things at once. Build up gradually. It is a terrible thing to have to go through. I'm so sorry you all have the same problem. Don't worry, it is possible to feel better.
So, because I changed my diet so abruptly, my immune system went shot, and I got mononucleosis for about 7 weeks.
During this 7 week period, I was stuck in bed and had to let the mono run its course. I was vomiting frequently and could not swallow anything for about a week and was put on an IV drip at my local hospital. I have had a horrible fear of vomiting since I was young.
When I was younger I would throw up a lot, I was always nervous and jittery. But I grew out of it when I was 8 or 9. Unfortunately, mono brought it back.
So, after mono had run its course, I thought I'd be able to just go out and do what I did before I felt this way. Boy, was I sorely mistaken.
For about a year now, at random times, I've been struck by the overwhelming sensation of nausea. I have been diagnosed with Bipolar 3, which is a very slight change in feeling.
This is basically what happens when I have these attacks:
My stomach (the actual stomach, not the lower portion of the torso) churns, and I feel nauseous.
My jaws and fists clench up.
My heartbeat begins to race at an abnormal and alternating rate.
My bpm (breaths per minute) increases from my normal, even rate of 20 breaths to around 60 to 70.
The only places this won't happen with such frequency is at home, at work, or at school. But it still happens in those locations if I run into a high-stress situation.
But when I want to go somewhere out of the ordinary, it becomes blatantly obvious that I'm uncomfortable, not only to myself, but to the people around me.
I have never felt so hopeless in my life. My life is in shambles; I'm struggling to keep my job, school is exhausting, my girlfriend is losing faith in me, people think I'm on drugs when I have an attack.
I recently went to a psychologist to start a prescription of Depakote, and therapy.
I'm not religious in any way, but I pray to God that this will end.
It started when I took a high dosage of caffeine. I then stopped drinking, smoking pot, and smoking cigarettes to help kick the caffeine. Then I started getting sick. At first it was a dreadful cold with some nausea thrown in. After I passed that I was healthy for a week or so. Then I started getting severe nausea all the time. Sometimes dizzy spells as well. All my symptoms are very much similar to the other posters. I had to drop out of college since Ican no longer attend due to my sickness. I don't understand what's wrong with me. My life has disappeared though since I can no longer do the things I use to do. Ive gone to a couple doctors and they say they don't know what it is and that nothing showed up in my bloodwork. I thought I could have been pregnant but I had gotten my period, took a test, and only had sex ONCE without protection a long time ago. THe worst part is my family doesn't believe that I truly feel sick. They say its all in my head and that I need to get over it. I'm truly trying but I still haven't kicked it and my life is suffering from it.