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Severe Recurrent Nausea...UNDIAGNOSED>help!

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  • Posted By: AmyBee
  • September 24, 2007
  • 10:45 PM

HI! My husband has been getting very sick lately. He gets extremely nauseous. This has been going on for about a year now. He even got so nauseated last March that I took him to the emergency room because he blacked out. We've been to several doctors and no one has been able to pin point why he gets so nauseated. He doesn't get a fever when he gets sick and he doesn't actually throw up. He hasn't vomited since he was about 12 years old (he's 25 now) so the fact that this nausea doesn't make him throw up could be because its been so long since he has thrown up. He has tried to throw up but he can't (He thought it might make him feel better). We have tried changing his diet by eliminating lactose products. This didn't seem to work. Usually after he drinks alcohol he will get really nauseated the following day, but this isn't always the case. Sometimes he will get nauseated even if he hasn't drank in a week or so. The doctors have previously thought maybe his stomach wasn't emptying but lately that seems as if that isn't necessarily the case. The medicine the doctors prescribed him does not seem to sooth his nausea. He also had a Barium Swallow performed on him and that did not produce any results as to his diagnosis either. Sometimes eating something light helps, and sometimes it makes it worse. His bowel movements are pretty regular. The main symptom is just this horrible recurrent nausea that hits at any time: day , night, morning no matter what he has eaten or hasn't eaten!! Can anyone help??

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  • Have they ordered a Hydascan on him? It checks the gallbladder out. I had lots of nausea too and they found out my gallbladder wasn't functioning normally so they removed it. Just a thought. Get another opinion from another GI doctor. Good luck
    kacklebird 6 Replies
    • October 4, 2007
    • 02:12 AM
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  • Interesting that your husband can't throw up...I have the same problem. No matter how ill I am, I just can't do it. This means usually that whatever I have is worse because it stays in me longer. I've often wondered if it is a genetic defect...in that my "thrower upper", or whatever muscle it is that causes vomiting, simply doesn't function as it should.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • October 5, 2007
    • 11:32 PM
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  • What meds is your husband currently taking? I agree to get a HIDA scan. This sounds like GB issues to me. DOM
    acuann 3080 Replies
    • October 6, 2007
    • 02:46 AM
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  • Bile ducts perhaps ? I agree a hyda-scan would show something Samanthahttp://www.undiagnosedillness.org
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • August 27, 2009
    • 09:48 PM
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