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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • January 16, 2010
  • 01:54 AM

I experience severe, and I mean severe nausea every few weeks to every couple of months. I am often admitted to the hospital. I have seen every specialist and had about every tests. No doctor seems to be able to diagnose me. I have lost my job and become too weak to even function. I can omit up to 30 times a day...any ideas out there!!???

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  • I experience severe, and I mean severe nausea every few weeks to every couple of months. I am often admitted to the hospital. I have seen every specialist and had about every tests. No doctor seems to be able to diagnose me. I have lost my job and become too weak to even function. I can omit up to 30 times a day...any ideas out there!!???Your story sounds like mine. Every few weeks or months I have these episodes. It comes with lots of saliva, sweating, and it makes me think that it may be relieved by a bowel movement, but it doesn't really. Sometimes it lasts for a few hours, sometimes weeks. I've been in the hospital for it and had every test you could imagine. They almost took my gallbladder out, but the symptoms went away suddenly, like they always do. Sometimes it gets triggered by something I eat or medicine. I once took a baby aspirin and vomited for 5 hours straight. Does this sound familiar?
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • January 17, 2010
    • 11:06 AM
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  • Nausea can come from two sources... Infection or irritation of the lining of the stomach, or from irritation of the vomiting center in the brain. Since the stomach is easier to work with, I would rule out problems there first. An H-pylori or Helicobacter pylori infection is a quite common cause of stomach problems. I have heard that acid blockers can predispose one to infection with this. I assume your doctor has you on an acid blocker, so you might look to be checked for this, or try stopping the acid blocker for a couple months to see if this helps. There is a supplement called "PPC" or polyenylphosphatidylcholine (brand names PhosChol or HepatoPro) that have been shown to reinforce the lining of the stomach and prevent damage from NSAID use. These are available only online, and they are not cheap, but if you are desperate, might be worth a try. This PPC fixed my girlfriends stomach quite well, but she takes NSAIDs for her headaches. Here's a blurb about how PPC helps fix the lining of the stomach:"Doses of aspirin as low as 30 mg suppress the production of protective prostaglandins in the gastric mucosa. In addition, aspirin's direct contact with the gastrointestinal tract interferes with the hydrophobic "non-wettable" properties that protect the underlying epithelium from gastric acid and other toxic substances. This characteristic seems to be attributable to an extracellular lining of phospholipids, which are synthesized in surface mucus cells of the stomach. Aspirin and other NSAIDs can rapidly transform the gastric mucosa from a non-wettable to a wettable state, thereby increasing the tissue's susceptibility to the corrosive actions of gastric acid.A study on experimentally induced gastric ulcers in rats (Dunjic BS, et al., 1993) showed that mucosal lesions were significantly reduced by a single dose of PPC given before or after the injury factor, which in this study was ethanol or an NSAID."PPC is a polyunsaturated form of Lecithin... I don't know if simple Lecithin might also help with this if you can not get the PPC or not, but if you can't get the PPC, it might be worth a try. Good Luck and GodSpeed
    synesthesia 87 Replies
    • January 19, 2010
    • 04:32 PM
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  • Dear Tiger1. First, it would be of very help if you could give more details about you and your condition, so I could try to help you. You should tell me your gender, your age, what medications are you in use, if any, if you have any medical conditions, have undergone any surgery, etc. Second, you should inform me haow long have you been experiencing this nausea condition, I see it seems to have a every-other-month pattern, am I right? At what part of the day it is worse, if it is inconstant, if it gets better or worsens with food and what kind of food, and if there are other symptoms associated. I wish I can help you. My best regards.
    santosjunior 1 Replies
    • January 19, 2010
    • 04:54 PM
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