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I haven't had a solid bowel movement in weeks. It's not diarrhea, but almost...if that makes any sense. For the past 5 days or so I have been very nauseated all day long (and I assure you, there is no possible way that I am pregnant), I haven't vomited, but I have come close. I eat very healthily, tons of fruits and veggies, lots of water, not much fat, no meat (lack of meat has never posed a problem for me), but I think I might be lactose intolerant, so I try to not eat much (or take a Lactaid pill). This has been going on for a while and I'm getting pretty worried. I don't smoke, drink, or take any drugs/medication, except the occasional ibuprofen. I am under some stress, which has caused me to have trouble holding food down in the past, so I wonder if that is connected? Please help!

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replied March 14th, 2012
Digestive and Bowel Disorders Answer A32757
Welcome to e health forum.

From the history provided, it seems that your major issue is nausea, and your bowel movements do not appear to be abnormal in any form.

The most probable cause could be due to gastric reflux, associated with a laxity in the lower esophageal sphinter.

Trying to reduce your stress and spending more time and a relaxed approach to diet, as well as a good amount of normal sleep should help you de-stress.

Taking probiotic and antioxident supplements will also help you improve your digestion.

Following a stress free life might be the solution in your case, as you do not appear to have major medical issues. Working our in a gym and keeping yourself fit will also have a added benefit.

In case your symptoms worsen with onset of constipation, diarrhea, bloating, severe nausea or vomiting, you should consult a doctor for a examination and proper advice. Conditions such as Irritable bowel syndrome might be need to be ruled out in such a situation.

I hope this helps

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