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Ways to Reduce Nausea (Page 1)

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i'm 18 and i'v been suffering daily nausea for about 4months now and my doc can't find what is causing it. I'v had ultrasounds, endoscopies, over 30 blood tests and tried loads of medications (most of which I have side effects of) but I recently discovered how to reduce my nausea to a tolerable level.

Now I take pepto-bismol (from boots) about 6 times a day, it tastes and looks revolting but works really well. I also take a peppermint supplement which calms your stomach reducing the sensation of nausea. I'v also found that wearing travel sickness band work quite well to.

Hope this gives you some ideas and please do share any other methods with me xxx
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replied June 29th, 2006
I'm 17 and and what had loads of blood tests, ultrasound, endoscopy. I suffer with very bad nausea. My bowels are also over the place at the min and i'm under a lot of stress with operations etc, but my doctor has pput me on meds for my bowel and acid reflux. My symptoms are nausea, heartburn, feeling of food trapped in back of throat. I've also tried the travel-sickness bands, I think they work to some degree, but don't fully take the nuasea away. I've had loads of auti-sickness tablets too. I'll get these acid reflux meds tomorrow and see what happens.
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replied June 30th, 2006
Hey

you should try the pepto bismol as it is also for heartburn as well as nausea.

I usually get a wierd feeling in the back of my throat, not like theres food stuck in it, but like its really swollen but my doc says it isn't, it also feel like my stomach is really full even if I haven't eaten a thing.

Anyway I hope your acid reflux tablets do the trick for you
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replied March 5th, 2012
Nausea
My mom going threw with this Nausea thing going on 3 wks. She 2 try Ginger tea, ginger Root, Crystal ginger cleanse her body, Ginger AL... EATING BANANA & OF COURSE DRINKING PLENTY OF WATER. Her DR, SENT MEDICATION but mother became really dizzy... I'm calling the Dr. in the morning! Everyone remember 2 cover yourself when people being very RUDE! when they cough! & sneeze without covering themselves... "that spreads 10 feet! Be Aware! & be very Extra careful in this World. I really Value my Life! Take care everyone!
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replied July 26th, 2006
Same Problems
I've seemed to have the same problems as well. Everytime I eat I feel the nausea coming on. I've been to many different doctors and had all the tests you can name done and all of them found nothing. And as other people have said no one seems to understand how difficult this all is. I've tried using pepto as suggessted and it has helped although I don't know if using it for prolonged periods of time is healty? The nausea is terrible and i've tried a few different things to try to help. Sucking on a mint or ice seems to work the best right now but it doesn't help fully. Any input would be great thanks.
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replied November 21st, 2006
I'm going through the same thing. For the last 3, almost 4 years. Unexplaiined chronic nausea. Def. Worse when I eat. Though its much more manageable now.

While you are on the road to figuring out what you have....Try ginger caplets. Not pepto or gravol. Go to the health food shop and get ginger caplets. They work wonders when ur feeling sick.
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replied February 28th, 2007
shoeaholicanon wrote:
I'm going through the same thing. For the last 3, almost 4 years. Unexplaiined chronic nausea. Def. Worse when I eat. Though its much more manageable now.

While you are on the road to figuring out what you have....Try ginger caplets. Not pepto or gravol. Go to the health food shop and get ginger caplets. They work wonders when ur feeling sick.


i have also had chronic nausea for the past three years. it is itnerfering with my life. i cant live this way. do u have any other tips? how do u live like thiss? Exclamation
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replied October 24th, 2007
Nausea
This may be nothing but i Dated a girl in College that had the same symptoms as you. She ended up finding out she was Gluten intollerant. Check it out.
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replied December 19th, 2007
Bad Nausea For 8 Months Now And No One Knows Whats Wrong!
I am 21 years old..very young for this kind of condition.
I have been suffering with constant nausea and vomiting since May of 07. I am on 1200 mg of prescription Zantac and 900 mg of Tigan (nausea relief pills) and nothing seems to work. I am not pregnant. I have woken up every morning for the past 8 months throwing up stomach acid. (Dark yellow bile) When I try to eat something I throw it back up. The Tigan helps some and marijuana helps a lot to keep the excruciating nausea under some what control.
Test done:
5/22/07 EGD (normal)
5/24/07 Gastro Empty (normal)
6/27/07 PH test (didn’t complete because there was no way we were getting that tube down my nose!)
7/16/07 Bravo (could not sedate me) the doctors wont try again on me.
9/27/07 UGI-SBF *Upper GI Series (deglutition and esophageal motility are normal. The GE Junction is unremarkable. No signs or gastric masses or active ulcers and mucosa seems Intact. * Small Bowel Follow Through (preliminary abdominal film is unremarkable. Small bowel is normal. No intrinsic or extrinsic masses are suggested.

I do have irregular food habits because of my nausea and i do skip quite a few meals but when i feel like i can keep it down i try to eat all day so my stomach will have something on it. I dont eat oily or spicy food it kills me along with alcohol. I do feel bloated like i cant eat anymore. Bowel movements are ok.

It is very debilitating and hard to go through the day. I also feel the same way as zenaleigh does.
“But some how they gotta help it go away. It’s getting to the point where I can’t eat. Everything I eat or drink causes nausea.” This is the truth! What could be causing this? The three specialists I have seen don’t know what to do for me. So they referred me to MUSC (medical university of South Carolina) to see a specialist there. Can anyone give me any kind of advise???

Lacy
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replied February 16th, 2008
I'm soo glad I'm not the only one feeling these symptoms! Shocked I am also 21-I'm nauseous most of my life (and not stressed out/anxious about anything except the nausea itself) and it interferes with the things I want to do way more than it should. It all started about 8 months ago all of a sudden. I have had occassional other symptoms like lightheadedness and weakness in one or more limbs, but most of the time it's just nausea. The severity is different every day. Some days (like today) it's so debilitating that I can barely leave the house, and other days it's almost non-existant. I just wish there was someone who knows what's wrong with me so I can fix it and get on with my life! I'm tired of not wanting to go places for fear of throwing up all over everything! Embarassed Does anyone know what this could be?? scared
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replied August 26th, 2008
Nausea
Hello,
I am 23 and also have had a similar issue. For the past 15months i have had constant ongoing nausea which won't go away. It has taken a real hold on my life and gets me down. Some days are worse than others but it never goes away.
I dont seem to have other symptons other than heat at the back of the throat and burping, but other than this its just the nausea. 15 months ago i was very active, social and happy, but now I am the opposite.
If anybody out there has been through this and beaten it or knows what it is please get in touch. The doctors and specialists have not found a cause, i fail to believe it is a mental cause and hate living like this.
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replied May 23rd, 2009
Help - Same problems
Guys,

I'm having the exact same problems, constantly throwing up, feeling sick, etc.

Have you had any luck finding a solution?

Thanks in advance,

Ash
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replied June 11th, 2009
21 also, I get a weird feeling, then I have alot of saliva in my mouth... thats when I know I'm going to be sick. In the last week, I was sick 3 times, always about an hour after I woke up.

Maybe its anxiety, I do suffer from GAD, and when I sleep in late, I feel guilty. I dont have a job, which could lead to more stress... But mostly, I think its my medication: 3x 37.5 effexor pills ( anti depression to treat my GAD), and then Doxycycline, to treat acne. Either the effexor is pad because of the capsule containing the medication, or the antibiotic, because we all know antibiotics breakdown healthy bacteria in your stomach, leading the nausea and yeast infections.

Any other Ideas?
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replied November 12th, 2012
Be sure to never take effexor on an empty stomach- that will make you sick for sure. Eat half a meal, take the pills, then eat the other half to "pad" the pills. How do I know? I take effexor, too, and one day I took them on an empty stomach! Horrible nausea and throwing up ensued about an hour after I took them.
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replied July 5th, 2009
nausea.
im 15, will be 16 in a few weeks. for the past couple months i've been experiencing nausea like you wouldn't believe. it all started when i went to Lexington with my grandparents, once up there i felt extremely nauseous and had to go lay down in my aunts room and take pepto. i was gagging a few times and shaking uncontrollably, i finally calmed down a few hours later and was able to get in the car and go home. ever since then i've had these spells of nausea.

ive been on birth control for almost a year this september. i used to take my birth control at 6:00 after i ate my food around 4 or 5, it varies. but recently i've found that taking my birth control at 4 or 5 when i eat helps bring the nausea down. Although doing that doesnt help it completely, taking 2 Peptobismol Tablets right before i go to bed seems to help. I usually(on a bad night) turn on my fan and lay with the covers off of me and my shirt pulled up off my stomach and i move my knuckles over my stomach lazily to try and calm down as i sip water.

when it gets extremely bad (like right now) i try to preocuooy my mind, but that doesnt always work. i'm still trying to find a solution for this because nothing i do will relieve this nausea. it has happened more often recently. i have really bad nerves, i get anxious over just going to Walmart or over the hill to the truck stop to get my father from his truck. My anxiety is most of the reason that i get sick. i seem to dwell on my stomach and think about it more and more and that causes me to feel worse.

I used to get bad anxiety attacks to where i couldn't breathe and i felt light-headed and had to sit down. it would only last a few minutes, but it wasbad enough to where if i was out with my mom or friends, i'dhave to stop what were doing and either take a break, or go home. i volunteer at KDMC at the children center every thursday with one of my friends. that wednesday night i usually feel so nauseous that i can't fall asleep and i lay in bed shaking and wondering if im going to throw up. it gets to the point where i can't go out anywhere or do anything because im afraid to throw up or get nauseous and not be able to calm down enough for it to go away. if i do get my mind off of my stomach, it always seems to creep back into my mind and start up again.

recently, the thursday i came home from work i felt so nauseous that i had to leave me grandparents house(they live right next door to me) and go straight home. sat in my tv room and sipped water, took my temperature(it wasn't too high but it said i had a small fever), so i tried to watch tv. half way through my movie i felt so nauseous that i had to go to my bathroom and sit on the floor infront of my toilet, because i gagged twice, but never actually threw up. i sat there for a while then finally went to my room and got in bed(around 7 pm)and sipped my water and ook 2 Pepto tablets. i kept a cold cloth on my head and turned on my ipod. listening to my music really helped me calm down enough to stop shaking and to relax enough to get tired. i finally fell asleep around 10 when my mother came in to check on me for the last time that night before she went to bed. i fell asleep and woke up in the moring feeling much better although still a tad nauseous. that morning i had chicken noodle soup and some zesta crackers(saltine). i also didn't take my birth control that thursday when i got home, but i did the next day because i fekt much better.

im still having these problems but i try to find new things to do, but i know pepto tablets work a little for me and a very cold cloth on my head helps( it works best if you put cold water on it then place it in your freezer for a few minutes then go to sleep once you've got it out and placed it on your head or whereever you need it).

if anyone has a better suggestion for me that i might be able to use to help feel a little better and not so nauseous, it would be helpful.

i hope this has helped someone.

thanks.
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replied September 9th, 2009
Canada Dry ginger ale is the only ginger ale that has real ginger in it. If I feel like I'm going to throw up, like I feel it trying to go above my stomach sphincter, I have a formula where I breathe in, swallow, then breathe out. Also, something about rubbing my big toes is enough of a distraction sometimes to help me feel a little better.

To the person that started feeling sick right after visiting family - GET TESTED FOR H. PYLORI! The same thing happened to me and my mom - we were the only ones in the family to display symptoms from this disgusting bug after drinking the water that was infected with this organism. It's a bacteria that doesn't show in all people (but left untreated it can cause stomach cancer) and eats the stomach lining, causing ulcers.

Definitely take birth control pills WITH FOOD. When I was on BC, I was excited at first because everyone I know put on weight while on it. Not me, the nausea was so overwhelming even with low dose versions that I would lose weight, down to about 85 pounds. I just couldn't eat. It was even worse on the high dose... woke up 3 times just in the first night after taking it gagging on my own vomit and lost so much weight due to nausea that I was probably in the 70's pound-wise. The daily migraines that continued years after taking it didn't help it's case either.

If the digestive specialists cannot find anything, definitely go the route of the allergist and see if something in your diet could be the root cause for your illnesses. I have a few friends that have either Celiac's or Chrons and neither is fun and you have to restrict certain foods from your diet in both. Best wishes to all of you! I'm gonna run out to the store for more ginger ale...
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replied February 4th, 2010
smoke weed
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replied March 20th, 2010
Hey I am 20 years old, not to long ago I had to go to the E.R. for Gastritis syptoms and ever since then I've been having on and off nausea. My finding is that whenever I take to long to eat my meal, for example waking up at 11 am and not eating until about 1 or 2 pm. I get severe nausea, my nausea is also brought on by having a bad taste in my mouth immediatly after eating...moving around too much right after eating, also causes my nausea. To reduce my nausea I quickly grab something to drink, but not water because it makes it worst for me. After grabbing a drink and my nausea continues then I eat a sweet snack, like a slice of cake, or candy, or chewing gum.Most people say that sweets cause nausea but it actually reduces it for me, I don't know why. I hope by me sharing this story its helps someone else!!!
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replied April 22nd, 2010
I have had experience with morning nausea for over 3-4 years. I had it when I was young as well, as young as 4 years old. It has escalated the past few years and every morning that I wake up I am vomiting from the moment I wake up (5:30am) until about 11am. I have had almost all tests that you can think of. At this point, it is still not explained.

I will give a few suggestions to those experiencing nausea. Take all of your medication with some food. Ginger pills seem to help a lot of people, along with Canada Dry Ginger Ale. Pepto Bismol is a good idea as well. Unfortunately none of these have worked for me. I currently take Zofran every night before I go to bed, then if the nausea/vomitting persists, I take another one as needed.

A lot of people have suggested to me that I may have celiac disease, my stomach flaps may not be tight enough allowing the acid to come up when I lay down...etc. Definitely go see a doctor if the nausea persists. I am 5'9 and weigh 118 lbs. I can't gain weight which is a serious issue for me. Also, I fear having erosion on my teeth from the acid as well as distroying my esophogus. I would never wish these symptoms upon anyone.

Go to a doctor!
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replied August 3rd, 2010
I can relate to most of these posts. I've been having recurring bouts of nausea and stomach pain for years and think the not eating that came along with it as a result helped to tumble me along into a full-blown eating disorder which has been going on now for 16 years. I'm seriously trying to recover from that and now the nausea is plaguing me terribly and now that I HAVE to eat it's making things extremely difficult. It's so hard to function, and I get really anxious because of being so nauseaus and wanting to return to a normal life and its effects making it so hard to do so.
I've had most of the tests and will try a few more just to be sure. Have tried medications with Zofran being the latest.
Some suggestions I have is and have also come across is taking some Ativan or Xanax, even just a lose dose throughout day, it can help with the anxiety that surrounds dealing with the nausea and that can actually compound it. Also I came across yesterday that for those that have IBS, a lose dose of amitryptiline can be helpful.

Hopefully someday SOON a doctor will take this seriously for the serious life-disrupting problem it is and find a sure solution.
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replied August 15th, 2010
I have had mainly night nausea on and off for years. docs have done tests, but little definitive. one doc suggested gatroparesis, which may be due to low stomach motility. get your gastroenterologist to do stomach motility test. my theory is that food remains undigested more at night due to motility being reduced by combination of laying down and sleep. I use combination of starlight mint, hot green mint tea when I have the incidents and stay in upright position for awhile. sometimes use promethazine but it causes drowsiness.
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replied August 30th, 2010
Best medical care
depending on where you are many of you have not been seeking expert medical help. I think it would be good if those of you in the united states to do the research to find the best physicians that are available.

In the east coast the best hospitals are : Johns Hopkins, Mass general, Boston Childrens hospital, Brigham womens hospital, all of these are in Boston except for Hopkins.

In the midwest its the Cleveland Clinic and in the west its the Mayo Clinic.

Those are some of the bests hospitals in the US and unless you see specialists from there all you are getting are second rate opinions.
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