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So sick of being sick

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • February 9, 2010
  • 03:38 PM

Hi, I have lived the last 10 months not being able to eat any solid food, I am nauseated 24/7 if I eat or don't, but food just makes it worse. I constantly have a feeling in my throat that I am going to be sick. I have lived on ensure drinks for 10 months now and feel they are not doing me much good, but I can not tolerate solid food. I have lost loads of weight over that time. I have no real pain but a little discomfort or bloating LH intestines.

Oh yes the Doctors, I have seen my GP many times up until Christmas and they refereed me to a GI Doc who ran tests, upper GI, bloods, liver and intestines scan, H phlory, and a few other tests, so far nothing found.

I gave up visiting my GP in December because to be honest I was getting no where, and just feel I have no options. Yes I could find another GP but to be honest I don't feel I would gain much.

I have no idea what is wrong with me and if I should just make the most of life regardless of how I feel or should I use my limited energies trying to find out what is wrong with me.

One symptom which may or may not be related is a very tender big toe nail, yes the nail is so tender I can not touch it without hitting the roof, the toe is fine it is the toe nail, I think it is a bit of a different color than the other, this has been like this for well over 6 weeks, related I am not sure.

I am taking no meds, does any one offer any advice, thanks.

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  • I would try a bowel detox, which is not as extreme or scary as it may sound. Many products are out there, and I've had positive experiences with Dr. Schulze's Intestinal formula #2- they come in both powder and pill form. If you have trouble with bowel movements, starting with Intestinal #1 would be the way to go. I've had many people use this successfully for many GI issues.
    Med Student 64 Replies
    • February 10, 2010
    • 06:43 AM
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  • This sounds like an infection. Infections in the gut will always present in nausea. Infections almost anywhere else in the body, left long enough, will cause nausea. Because this has been going on so long, I'm thinking it could be something more mondane and less serious. Ten months of nausea is very unusual. If you have allergies, postnasal drip will cause nausea. The nausea from postnasal drip can be severe, and you wont always notice postnasal drip. More likely, we are looking at a digestive disorder. When someone mentions nausea that continues for a while, I always consider food poisoning, but that would be highly unlikely, unless you are frequently exposed to bad foods. A more likely cause is gastroenteritis. Gastroenteritis is a catchall term for infection or irritation of the digestive tract, particularly the stomach and intestine. I'm very concerned that this is, in fact, an infection. Do you travel frequently? Traveler's diarrhea can explain your symptoms if you travel a lot. The occurrence of multiple loose bowel movements in someone traveling to an area outside of their usual surroundings (usually from temperate industrialized regions to tropical areas), is known as traveler's diarrhea (TD).
    aleasha89 34 Replies
    • February 14, 2010
    • 03:54 PM
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  • This sounds like an infection. Infections in the gut will always present in nausea. Infections almost anywhere else in the body, left long enough, will cause nausea. Because this has been going on so long, I'm thinking it could be something more mondane and less serious. Ten months of nausea is very unusual. If you have allergies, postnasal drip will cause nausea. The nausea from postnasal drip can be severe, and you wont always notice postnasal drip. More likely, we are looking at a digestive disorder. When someone mentions nausea that continues for a while, I always consider food poisoning, but that would be highly unlikely, unless you are frequently exposed to bad foods. A more likely cause is gastroenteritis. Gastroenteritis is a catchall term for infection or irritation of the digestive tract, particularly the stomach and intestine. I'm very concerned that this is, in fact, an infection. Do you travel frequently? Traveler's diarrhea can explain your symptoms if you travel a lot. The occurrence of multiple loose bowel movements in someone traveling to an area outside of their usual surroundings (usually from temperate industrialized regions to tropical areas), is known as traveler's diarrhea (TD).Have you had a stomach emptying test? This sounds a lot like gastroparesis.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • February 15, 2010
    • 05:31 PM
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