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Severe Nausea

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  • Posted By: BGibson
  • August 30, 2007
  • 07:53 PM

I have had constant nausea for over three weeks now, with my lower stomach feeling tender and irritable. I have completely lost my appetite and I constantly feel sick. My bowl movements are fine and appear to be normal. Whenever, I move I feel tired, lightheaded, lose concentration and need to lie down. I am not able to do the simplest of things, like take a bath or do things round the house. I am sleeping extremely well, 9/10 hours a night.

I have had this before, but not as bad and for so long. I find that it tends to occur when I'm rundown, perhaps triggered when I have had a cold or something else, in this case, I think I had a stomach upset. Previously it has lasted 2/3 weeks and then I am back to normal.

Each time I go to the doctor, I end up feeling like I am on a conveyor belt and making a big deal out of nothing. They say its a virus which I will get over or possibly IBS. I have looked up IBS and it seems that this is associated with pain and a change in bowl movements - I am not getting that, just constant nausea, fatigue and loss of appetite. They have done basic blood tests and found nothing.

Through persuation, I managed to see a specialist privately who will be completing more tests next week. He has suggested the lethagy may be related to the menopause, but until the tests are done is not able to comment on anything else.

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