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Am I just Nuts?!

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • March 1, 2011
  • 10:31 AM

Hi...

I get nausea for a few months (where I can have episodes which can last from 30 seconds to 3 hours) and then for a few months nothing happens at all - this has been happening for the past 10 years.

However since around November time I have had nausea almost everyday. It is now exuberated when I am away from home and in crowds, especially when I am on my own. I think I have created anxiety around this - I didn't feel this way before. At times in December it got so bad, I was calling in sick for work… It also gets worse when I hear about people being sick. My job involves travelling a lot (by train) and recently I have started looking for a new job closer to home, so I don't have to travel on the train. If I am away from home I avoid eating all day, just so if I feel sick, I won't actually be sick. But my appetite is normal and I will eat reasonably well at home (though sometimes I get spells of nausea at home too).

I have seen the Doctor in 2008 about the nausea and barium meals and blood tests didn't show anything. I have also tried a variety of medication to help nausea that doesn't work either. I have kept food diaries, tried to correlate events in my life (stress/periods etc.) but nothing seems evident. So most recently, the doctor has diagnosed me with anxiety.

I don't know why this has suddenly gotten this bad.

I have several other symptoms but I am not sure whether they might be related in anyway at all:
* Tiredness
* Headaches behind the ear
* Sometimes I get incontinence other times I am constipated
* Very slight short term memory loss (not sure whether this is just me being more silly recently!)
* Recently I find myself becoming whiney and clingy to my family

I just feel like I'm a nut-job!!!! Any ideas?

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  • Hi...I get nausea for a few months (where I can have episodes which can last from 30 seconds to 3 hours) and then for a few months nothing happens at all - this has been happening for the past 10 years.However since around November time I have had nausea almost everyday. It is now exuberated when I am away from home and in crowds, especially when I am on my own. I think I have created anxiety around this - I didn't feel this way before. At times in December it got so bad, I was calling in sick for work… It also gets worse when I hear about people being sick. My job involves travelling a lot (by train) and recently I have started looking for a new job closer to home, so I don't have to travel on the train. If I am away from home I avoid eating all day, just so if I feel sick, I won't actually be sick. But my appetite is normal and I will eat reasonably well at home (though sometimes I get spells of nausea at home too).I have seen the Doctor in 2008 about the nausea and barium meals and blood tests didn't show anything. I have also tried a variety of medication to help nausea that doesn't work either. I have kept food diaries, tried to correlate events in my life (stress/periods etc.) but nothing seems evident. So most recently, the doctor has diagnosed me with anxiety.I don't know why this has suddenly gotten this bad.I have several other symptoms but I am not sure whether they might be related in anyway at all:* Tiredness* Headaches behind the ear* Sometimes I get incontinence other times I am constipated* Very slight short term memory loss (not sure whether this is just me being more silly recently!)* Recently I find myself becoming whiney and clingy to my familyI just feel like I'm a nut-job!!!! Any ideas?What is your sex/age? could be menopause? Could be fibromyalgia, there isn't a test for that, but fatigue and sore buttocks and sore neck are there with minor headaches(I have it), and short term memory loss is common for me too, so when in doubt I write it down.
    jackrorabbit 113 Replies Flag this Response
  • Thank you for replying :)I am a 25 year old female so I don't think it is menopause...I hadn't thought (or heard) or Fibromyalgia. I have looked at the symptoms and the following match:- Nausea- Brain Fog- Palpatations/Muscle Twitching (though this is not very often)But I don't have any of the localised pain, which sounds like the main thing? I am not sure if it's just in my head but the Brain Fog seems to have gotten worse over the last couple of weeks... I'll do things wrong when clearly I know the right way (e.g scribble out March and write May when I know it's March). I forget things I am just about to say and remember it a few moments later; say the wrong word; try and say a word which I am saying in my head correctly but it comes out wrong...
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  • Thank you for replying :)I am a 25 year old female so I don't think it is menopause...I hadn't thought (or heard) or Fibromyalgia. I have looked at the symptoms and the following match:- Nausea- Brain Fog- Palpatations/Muscle Twitching (though this is not very often)But I don't have any of the localised pain, which sounds like the main thing? I am not sure if it's just in my head but the Brain Fog seems to have gotten worse over the last couple of weeks... I'll do things wrong when clearly I know the right way (e.g scribble out March and write May when I know it's March). I forget things I am just about to say and remember it a few moments later; say the wrong word; try and say a word which I am saying in my head correctly but it comes out wrong...Doesn't have to be localized pain for fibro. It can be general muscle pain. Also could be chronic fatigue syndrome(a close relative to fibro.)
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  • To be diagnosed with Fibomyalgia one needs to have widespread pain in all 4 body quadrants. It doesnt sound to me like you have fibro............ It does thou sound like you have anxiety "also gets worse when I hear about people being sick." That's obviously psychological and anxiety. If you can get your anxiety treated eg meds and/or psychology.. then see what symptoms are left. My daughter when she was living home and was in school used to get anxiety.. it would actually make her vomit at times.
    taniaaust1 2267 Replies Flag this Response
  • To be diagnosed with Fibomyalgia one needs to have widespread pain in all 4 body quadrants. It doesnt sound to me like you have fibro............ It does thou sound like you have anxiety "also gets worse when I hear about people being sick." That's obviously psychological and anxiety. If you can get your anxiety treated eg meds and/or psychology.. then see what symptoms are left. My daughter when she was living home and was in school used to get anxiety.. it would actually make her vomit at times.I do think there is an element of anxiety, however I don't think it is the causal factor…. I find I get anxious because I feel sick and I don't know why, not that I feel anxious and therefore I feel sick - does that make sense?Either way I am reading "Overcoming Anxiety" at the moment which is a CBT book recommended by my doctor.Does anxiety happen even when there is no situation to make one feel anxious? Just out of the blue? Because I find that sometimes I am totally calm, nothing is happening, I might eve be having fun and suddenly I have an "episode" - I just don't know why! :(
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