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Morning sickness almost every day

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for the last 4 years i have had morning sickness almost every day. when it started it was a light stomach ache and some minor knee pain. now it had gotten out of hand. when i wake up i have a raging head ache and pretty heavy stomache pain. i also have pretty severe joint and bone pain. i have to force myself out of bed. if i eat break fast it will often make me vomit. also when i wake up i feel like i really need to have a BM, when when i try i cant. i have also faught constapation for about three years pretty consistantly. it becomes managable at about noon if i wake up at 8:30. it is starting to really interfere with my life and work. i have tried changing my eating, sleeping, and daily activitys but to no avail. i even bought a expensive new bed thinking it wasn't enough sleep but it didn't help. i have used alchohol and weed off and on through these last few years but i have noticed no change. now i never drink and smoke a small amount of pot. i would really appreciate your advise

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replied October 30th, 2009
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Hello and welcome to eHealth Forum!

Your symptoms (pain in abdomen,constipation, morning sickness, vomiting) could be due to inflammatory bowel condition such as ulcerative colitis, Crohn’s disease, Celiac disease (gluten intolerance), lactose intolerance or IBS or irritable bowel syndrome. Along with any of these there could be associated acidity, gastric reflux or hiatal hernia.

Crohn’s disease also causes other symptoms such as arthritis or painful joints, which you have. Inflammatory bowel disease along with acidity can cause sleep problems and headaches. Acidity often causes early morning sickness as the stomach is empty then and eating starts a vomit reflex as the stomach lining is irritated.

Omeprazole is a good drug to combat this. Along with it you can try over the counter antacids. However you are recommend to consult a doctor and take medication under a doctor’s supervision. Avoid heavy meals and eat frequent small meals. Avoid too much of caffeine, tea, 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 bet at least 2 hours after food. Maybe these tips will help you.

You should see a gastroenterologist (a specialist who looks after the diseases of our digestive system) or a physician for this if these tips reduce your symptoms. It is difficult to comment beyond this on net. Discuss these possibilities with your doctor. Hope this helps. Take care!

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