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Thinking about any kind of food makes me feel sick

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Ok, I went on a trip to see my boyfriend who lives out of state. I got there Friday, and by Saturday night, I noticed I wasn\\\'t able to eat anything. The smells made me sick and nothing, I mean NOTHING sounds good. Thinking about any kind of food makes me feel sick. I have been constantly nauseas since then. This is day four of this and I haven\\\'t eaten hardly anything since it started. I smell everything and it\\\'s making me feel worse. I don't think I am pregnant because Friday is the first time I have had sex in over 6 months and in most cases that wouldn\\\'t have set in already. What else could it be?

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replied August 3rd, 2011
Womens Conditions Answer A25689

Welcome to the ehealthforum and I am glad to help you out. Your concern is regarding the nausea that you are having to foods. First possibility that needs to be ruled out is any GERD( gastroesophageal reflux disease). Try raising the head of your bed about four inches with blocks. It also might help to avoid eating or drinking for two hours before you lie down. To help control the stomach acid, one should not drink alcohol or drinks with caffeine in them, or eat chocolate or spicy or greasy foods .

Take some OTC antacid like Mylanta. You can also take zantac(ranitidine)or prilosec(omeprazole).These will help. Also keep your fluid electrolyte balance optimum by drinking lots of fluids.

If the symptoms persist then please get it evaluated from your doctor. Causes of nausea include stomach disorders such as gastroenteritis, liver/gall bladder disease, cancer, medications,inner ear diseases like labrynthitis, ulcers/gastritis, metabolic like diabetes,hypothyroidism and adrenal diseases or neurological causes.

It is very difficult to precisely confirm a diagnosis without examination and investigations and the answer is based on the medical information provided. For exact diagnosis, you are requested to consult your doctor. I sincerely hope that helps. Take care.

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