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Nausea, Reflux, etc

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  • Posted By: Emily87
  • December 22, 2009
  • 01:13 AM

hello wrongdiagnosis
i have posted this in several places now. i would appreciate more opinions.:) this is gonna be long...sorry.

i have an extreme fear of vomiting to a point where i will stop eating if it's triggered. well, that happened over two weeks ago. all i've been eating are grits, white rice (with a buttery gravy), small bites of soup and perhaps a piece of toast. i was drinking coffee and tea (one cup each), then i just went to coffee (a cup every morn) and stopped that on friday. i haven't really been drinking anything since then.

here's the problem: every time i eat i feel nauseous. even sipping water makes me feel sick. i also experience reflux -- something backs up into my throat and i have a sensation that there is something stuck in my chest. sometimes my tummy aches, too. i'm starting to feel really weak and dizzy, too. tonight, i ate a little soup and felt nauseous. for the next two hours i felt bloated, and weak and light-headed (still do).

all of this is making it hard for me to eat and drink as i am afraid i will get sick (especially gagging/vomiting--i've had countless panic attacks these last two weeks because i thought i was going to get sick).

i want to go to the hospital or something. my mother said she'd take me to the doctor tomorrow. problem is i don't have insurance.

can someone please help and explain why i feel so sick? i'm terrified of gagging/vomiting...don't want to do it. ugh. i just want to eat again. i'm becoming so depressed. i'm starting to feel really suicidal (i feel like i'd have some relief if i would just die). bleh.

thank you!

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  • hello wrongdiagnosisi have posted this in several places now. i would appreciate more opinions.:) this is gonna be long...sorry. i have an extreme fear of vomiting to a point where i will stop eating if it's triggered. well, that happened over two weeks ago. all i've been eating are grits, white rice (with a buttery gravy), small bites of soup and perhaps a piece of toast. i was drinking coffee and tea (one cup each), then i just went to coffee (a cup every morn) and stopped that on friday. i haven't really been drinking anything since then.here's the problem: every time i eat i feel nauseous. even sipping water makes me feel sick. i also experience reflux -- something backs up into my throat and i have a sensation that there is something stuck in my chest. sometimes my tummy aches, too. i'm starting to feel really weak and dizzy, too. tonight, i ate a little soup and felt nauseous. for the next two hours i felt bloated, and weak and light-headed (still do). all of this is making it hard for me to eat and drink as i am afraid i will get sick (especially gagging/vomiting--i've had countless panic attacks these last two weeks because i thought i was going to get sick). i want to go to the hospital or something. my mother said she'd take me to the doctor tomorrow. problem is i don't have insurance. can someone please help and explain why i feel so sick? i'm terrified of gagging/vomiting...don't want to do it. ugh. i just want to eat again. i'm becoming so depressed. i'm starting to feel really suicidal (i feel like i'd have some relief if i would just die). bleh. thank you!Hi,Sorry to here you feel like you do.I am a guy and have a fear of being sick, and for the last year I have been feeling sick, both after eating and sometimes all the time. I an still going through tests to see if there is a physical problem as I have eaten very little since June this year I have lost a lot of weight.You do need to have a Doctor to take a look, and if all is well it may help to put your mind at rest.Anxiety can cause your symptoms, you feel sick and then you fear being sick this fear makes you feel sick again a viscose circle. If you are not eating well you stomach gets upset and often that can cause the acid to cause or make things worse.Try drinking something like Ensure this is a nutritional drink if you have 2-3 a day at least you know that you are getting the right nutrients even if you eat very little else. I have lived on them for months.See your GP and put your concerns to them, good luck, Ian
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