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when I eat I get nervous and dizzy and I need to throw up

Here is my problem, everything started 5 months ago. I ate something at work and I got a very bad stomach virus it honestly almost killed me physically and mentally is still affecting me. The virus is long gone as my medical studies say so. I was sick for 15 days, it was the worst 15 days of my life. If I didn't eat I was nauseas, if I ate I was dizzy and nauseous. I had nausea from the moment I open my eyes to the moment I closed them. I think that happening it really affected my mental state. Now after 5 months of getting that virus, when I eat I get nervous and dizzy and I need to throw up, I don't throw up because I try to calm myself but that feeling really sucks. This only happens when I eat outside my house too. It doesn't happen at home because I know am safe in my house. But any other place it happens. I really need this to stop
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replied January 21st, 2019
Thank you for asking at Ehealth forum!

I read your question and I understand your concern.
I would suggest you to have a trial of proton pump inhibitors and domeperidone for two weeks. If problem still persists then you have to do audiometry and MRI brain to rule out organic lesion. If there is was no organic lesion then consult psychiatrist to evaluate you for eating disorder.
I hope it helps. Stay in touch with your healthcare provider for further guidance as our answers are just for education and counselling purposes and cannot be an alternative to actual visit to a doctor.
Take care
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replied January 28th, 2019
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I really like the way you just describe the issue of being nervous and dizzy after eating that might the some sort of tension and psycho issue..
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