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Nausea in public: social anxiety or gastric disorder?

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For the last 3 years I have had a constant nausea feeling. When the feeling first began Doctors had me try 3 different kinds of medacine and non of them helped so they decided to remove my gull bladder which still did not help. I notice that the nausea feeling gets worse after I eat but I still have slight nausea for 60 to 70% of the day. It also worsens in public situations. I feel that I have social anxiety but I believe that I also have some sort of stomach problems. The feeling has consumed my life. I can't go anywhere without worrying that I will "get sick". I have been thinking about going to the student health service on campus but don't know who to see. Do I see someone for social anxiety problems or for stomach problems? Please help me.


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replied August 8th, 2007
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If the nausea that you experience gets worse in public situations, then you may be experiencing social anxiety disorder. To exclude a stomach disorder, you can consult an internist and request a gastroscopy. If everything tests OK with your stomach, you might then consider seeking help from a mental health doctor or professional.


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