Persistant Nausea and eating(YANMD)
April 14, 2014 4:40 PM Subscribe
I'm going on two months of frequent nausea. Sometimes I throw up, most times I don't. Otherwise I generally feel fine (no fatigue, headaches, other pain aside from my possible endometriosis, sniffles, fever or anything else). I've been to my GP.
posted by AlexiaSky to Health & Fitness (24 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
I am being prescribed Zofram (it helps!!) I have pain when my gall bladder is pressed, but the blood tests came back normal, and he said he could do an ultrasound but I asked him if he thought it was necessary at this time, and he said no. If it continues we will revisit. The nausea doesn't seem linked to any particular food (I've thrown up in the morning after having water, sometimes after salads, sometimes after fried food.) I haven't started or stopped any medication in the last two months.
I have a history of anorexia. I've been in recovery for almost 6 years. I have a therapist, and a group therapist. I also have a psychiatrist, but its a very new relationship and she doesn't know me well. I do have PTSD. There is some talk about it being stress related which is possible,and I'm diligently attending my appointments and working on that angle as well but I'd like to rule out just in case it isn't.
Honestly, I'm pretty conflicted about this whole nausea thing. If I force myself to eat when nauseous, I will throw up. I know I need to lose weight (I'm pretty over weight and could safely lose 30 pounds and be in my normal weight range and not the low end of it. I've lost 10 lbs in the last two months. But I'm losing because I'm avoiding empting out my stomach uncontrollably not because I purposefully set out to diet. I had been avoiding losing weight due to the amount of mental energy and dealing with a nutritionist and keeping myself from going into weightloss obsessiveness territory.
As I'm thinking about it all the time anyway, I'm planning to make an appointment with a nutritionist. In the meantime, I'm asking this askme to try and figure out strategies to keep me normalish eating. I also will take suggestions for possible medical things to explore with my GP or bring up.