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I have been feeling nausea for the past 2 months every morning. After eating, I feel better. Also, if I sleep during the day (even for 10 minutes), when I wake up, I have the same feeling. So, shortly, I suffer from nausea after waking up. What this could be?


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replied July 7th, 2010
Nausea Answer A13966
Hi, and thanks for your medical question on eHealth forum!

The nausea you feel after getting up from a lying down position can be due to gastric reflux, which may present without heartburn too. Treatment is a combination of drugs to reduce the acid and lifestyle changes. You will need to take a combination of medications like a proton pump inhibitor such as omeprazole, lansoprazole or pantoprazole empty stomach in the morning and an antacid gel after meals for complete relief. Possibility of H pylori infection too should be looked into and a combination antibiotic tried.

Life style changes that will help include: Avoid heavy meals and eat frequent small meals. Avoid too much of caffeine, tea, smoking, fried food and drinks both alcoholic and non alcoholic fuzzy ones. Avoid heavy exercises within 4 hours of a heavy meal. Raise the head end of the bed by pillows to 30 degrees. Go to bed at least 2 hours after food. Maybe these tips will help you.

You should consult a gastroenterologist (a specialist who looks after the diseases of our digestive system) or a physician for this if these tips reduce your symptoms.Hope this helps. Take care!



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