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Very unusual nausea and vomiting symptoms after eating

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  • Posted By: sjachille
  • December 26, 2007
  • 09:34 PM

Hello everyone and seasons greetings,
My son has a very strange symptoms that doctors have not been able to understand for the past few years.

He suffers from severe nausea that can bring to vomiting after eating. What triggers the symptoms are smells - not only "bad" smells but any kind of smell, ranging from soaps to clean dishes just to name the most common - for example after dinner if he approaches the dish washer to empty it the "smell" of the dish washer just opened with hot plates in it will trigger nausea BUT if he moves away where he can get "fresh air" the effect immediately dies down.

Another interesting effect is that this occurs systematically first thing in the morning - it seems to be especially acute in this time of the day.

To conclude the symptoms may be triggered also by stronger smells at any time of the day - for example throwing out the trash will systematically cause this reaction.

He has no other stomach related problems, eats well, is healthy, and has no digestive problems.

The symptoms appear to become more acute when there is some sort of stressful situation coming along from school or other personal matters.

The smell induced nausea has never actually caused vomiting during all this time, and the symptoms came along in a sudden matter just over a short period of time when he was 15 years old and is now 18.

We've been to a number of physicians but nobody has come up with a proper treatment.

I am wondering if anyone out there has (or has a relative who has) experienced this and how it was treated.

Thank you very much for whatever info you might have to share :)

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