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constantly nauseous I have a very low appetite

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I am almost always feeling nauseous, or lightheaded. At times when I have had food I feel sick as if I'm starving. But I'm almost constantly nauseous I have a very low appetite and it makes it very difficult for me to eat. But not eating just makes me feel worse so I'm always forcing myself to eat. Which at times if can make me feel awful. I've been feeling sick like this for well over a year and I dont know what to do. I don't have a doctor I am seeing, or am I able to have a ride to various different appointments and specialists so I've been trying to just make do with my previcid since I'm already on the highest dose, but I'm starting to worry there's something I could be doing about my problem, and I'm hurting myself more in the future by not doing it. Are my symptoms serious enough to go to an ER? I think I need medical help and the ER is the only place I can go, but I'm afraid my symptoms aren't serious enough and they will just send me home because they wont know what to tell me


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replied December 10th, 2012
Acid Reflux Answer A40895
Hi,
Welcome to ehealthforum,
You should consider visiting your doctor/healthcare provider for thorough examination and evaluation, and if required also seek for a gastroenterology opinion/referral. You may continue to take the acid suppressant if it helps to control your symptoms. However the underlying cause for the symptoms and long term/chronic symptoms should be further evaluated. Treatment as appropriate (based on your examination findings and evaluation results) would be started to help you control the symptoms. Be in regular monitoring and follow-up with your treating doctor/healthcare provider. Avoid spicy or fatty foods, avoid caffeinated or carbonated beverages. Drink plenty of water. Avoid citrus fruits and fruit juices. Have small meals/snacks 5-6 times a day. Avoid having long gaps between meals (do not leave stomach empty for more than 3 hours) unless you are asleep.
Take care.


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