I have been experiencing nausea for 6 months now and it is worse after eating and in the mornings.
It is a strange nausea as I feel sick in my throat and often my throat become a bit full of mucus/phlegm. This is usually clear mucus in the evenings after eating.
I get worse phlegm every morning which is usually clear/white with green included sometimes. I also get a blocked up nose in addition in the morning on waking.
I was wondering if these 2 symptoms could be linked?
Another thing is when I eat I am going along fine, then suddenly I'll have a bite that feels as though it wont go down and I have to drink to make it go down- following this i then feel worsening nausea.
I have thought for a long time that my nausea was a stomach issue but the mucus following eating and in the mornings in worsening.
I do have a cat that is allowed to sleep on my bed at night, but I am unsure if an allergy to a cat would cause mucus in my throat even when not at home.
Any help greatly appreciated as the doctors are a bit stumped!
Hi, You have exactly the same symptoms as mine. The gel/clear mucus is an immune response from the larynx to a small amount of reflux (usually pepsin) that is getting through the higher esphogeal valve into the throat area. Do you ever notice a white foam like substance coming up?
I also have the throat like nausea and a slight chemical minty cold feeling from the mucus. The condition is called LPR and needs to be managed via an ENT doctor.
Eating a fresh low fat low acid diet helps. Ant acid drugs are usually prescribed twice a day but I do not find these stop the mucus which is copious. The stomach discomfort is caused by the mucus dripping into the stomach.
I also find sipping on bland fluids, chewing gum after eating or sucking on a low acidic (herbal) lozenger helps. A weak ginger tea bag can help with the nausea.
Alcohol and caffine should also be avoided.