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No answers on chronic nausea

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • March 21, 2009
  • 11:58 PM

I've been nauseous nearly every day of my life since I was 13. I am now 20. There are periods when it isn't too bad, and periods where I have to be on Gravol constantly. I always have Gravol with me and it's rare for more than a couple of days to go by without me taking one. I do not vomit, I believe this is for several reasons:
1. I am emetophobic and will do anything to not vomit - including not eating for days and taking two Gravol at a time. (it's ok as long as I don't exceed 8 pills in 24 hours)
2. I actually have an extremely strong stomach when push comes to shove, I've had food poisoning several times and only vomited from it once.

I've seen gastroenterologists and my mother is a GP. I've been diagnosed with a motility disorder and IBS, which I think are reasonable diagnoses and they seem to be true. I'm on a medication for the motility disorder and I have noticed a difference, just not in the nausea. It just helps with stomach pain after eating. I've treated for the IBS using hot compresses and Ovol, because the main problem I get is cramps and gas.

I've been tested for lactose intolerance, celiac, and a whole bunch of other food issues. I came up negative for everything, although my allergenist tells me I'm definitely lactose intolerant even if the test was negative. I've been tested for thyroid disorders and screened for cancer, ulcers and Crohn's.

I haven't had anything that made the nausea go away, so I thought I'd just throw this out on the internet and see if anyone had any inventive ideas. Um, lots of heads are better than a dozen? :p

Thank you!

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  • Wow, that's a lot of years to be dealing with nausea. I feel for you. I started getting nausea during the night, 3-4 months ago, which started happening during the daytime also. I went to a walk in clinic to get a referral to see a specialist (who I saw last year for stomach issues) and he ordered a blood test for H.pylori. I was very surprised to find out that I tested positive as I've had stomach issues since I was a teenager, and always tested negative for this bacteria. Anyway, my Dr. said that it definitely could be causing the nausea. I ended up taking two antibiotics and an acid reducer to kill the bacteria in my stomach. I can get retested in a couple of months to see if it worked. Some can be resistant strains. Anyway, after I finished the antibiotics, I was to keep taking the acid reducers to help heal whatever damage the h.pylori did. I missed one pill one morning, and that night the nausea returned :-( So I'm back on them and have no idea how long I'll have to stay on them. Hopefully not forever.Anyway, since your Mom is a GP, I'm sure you've already been tested for this, but it's one idea. I hope you find some answers. If you do, could you update here? It might help othersTake care!
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