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Chronic Nausea w & w/o vomiting~ Please Help!

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  • Posted By: fallingapartmommy
  • July 4, 2011
  • 03:21 AM

I am a 30yr old female. I have 2 children ages 10 and 6. With both pregnancies I had Hyperemesis gravidarum. My last pregancy (6 yrs ago) I was put on Zofran to help with the vomiting. Since then I have had to stay on the Zofran due to horrible nausea. I also have developed motion sickness in the last couple of years. I have horrible stomach pains on the top of my stomach (very bottom of my chest, where stomach is). It actually takes alot for me to finally vomit but when I do I noticed recently that there is a seaweed like substance floating in it. The color looks as if it is dark green maybe? I do not normally have acid reflux or heart burn; although, recently I have started to develop some burping with and without the sour taste (acid reflux). Sometimes it is just burping dry with a horrible taste. Again those symptoms are new. I also notice I dont really have much appetite. I seem to snack a little here and there.

I would like to know if anyone has any clue what this could be? Its ruining my life! I cant drive anywhere unless I am the driver and still normally have to stop to become sick. I wake up nauseas, nauseas throughout the day. Sometimes the Zofran helps and other times it does nothing. I am sick and tired of feeling this way. Any ideas? Please help! :(

So far I have gone to an ENT and he says my ears seem fine. My blood work always comes out ok. I have FM and Nerve damage but I dont believe they have any connection. I havent gone to a Gastro yet. Other than the Zofran I use to take Pepto which would help sometimes.

PS: Over the past year I have also lost alot of weight. The weight loss did start maybe 3 yrs ago but over the last year it has become rapid and I am now down to only 100lbs and I am becoming very worried.

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  • I'm sorry you are going through this. I also had hyperemesis. My son is now two. The first year or so after he was born I felt okay. Then this wintering got what I though was a stomach bug and never felt better. I have had constant nausea and lots of vomitting sine then. I have been on zofran and phenergan and sometimes they help sometimes they don't. They also had me try Zantac which did nothing for me. After months of them treating my symptoms I got a referral to a gastroenterologist. They did a CT scan, an upper endoscopy, a colonoscopy, and tons of blood work. Everything has come back normal. They are now sending me for a gastric emptying test to see if I have gastroparesis. I am now depressed because I can't eat much and don't feel like going anywhere or doing anything. Since November I have lost 40 pounds after losing 50 pounds from hyperemesis. I am at a loss for what to do next and I am tired of feeling terrible.
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  • I feel so bad for you both. I had two back to back pregnancies with terrible indigestion and slow digestion issues. The first 3 months was pregnancy related nausea and vomiting nut the last 7 months, the nausea was related to the indigestion. My daughter is 4 years old and I still suffer from the indigestion. It is not heart burn, it's nausea which goes away for only minutes after belching. I have become a disgusting, long term belcher since these two pregnancies. I have recently determined that tomatoes are a real problem for me. Especially when I have eaten a large amount like tomato sauces, etc. I have a hard time with raw garlic too. It will be so bad sometimes that I think I'm getting a stomach virus....until I start belching and it brings me temporary comfort. Usually after my food is fully digested, hours later, I feel fine. You both seem to have symptoms worse than mine. I haven't needed zofran since the early months of my pregnancies. I do encourage you,however, to start keeping a food journal with details on how you felt that day. Fat foods give me trouble too. Anyway, I am convinced that my body was effected negatively from the pregnancies, for so long, that it has caused a permanent change in my digestive system. My doctor wants me to try prilosec for two weeks to a month to see if it resets things for me. You should try too. ...btw, my blood work came back fine too.
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