Post # 1
Just wondering if anyone could give some insight. For the past week or so, I have been almost constantly nauseous. I’m fine when I wake up throughout the morning, but about 2 or 3 in the afternoon it hits and lasts all night. I’ve barely eaten dinner all week because food just disgusts me at that point. I constantly feel like I’m going to throw up but never do. I don’t have any other symptoms other than being a little more tired/lazy than usual, but I’m attributing that to just feeling so darn gross most of the time.
I did call my doctor’s office for an appointment, but she’s booked 3 WEEKS out! So that’s no help right now. If it continues through tomorrow, though, I might call back and just ask to speak to a nurse.
Anyone have any thoughts on what could be causing this? Any ways to soothe it?
Post # 4
I’m assuming beings you didn’t mention you might be pregnant that it’s not an option? I honestly have no idea what could help. I was doing some research on Preggie Pops (my little sister is pregnant) and one of the things that intrigued me was anybody that is experiencing nausea symptoms (car sickness, motion sickness, etc) can use it. I can just imagine the next time my Darling Husband gets seasick going “Hey hun, have a preggie pop.” Makes me giggle. lol Even if you aren’t pregnant, maybe look into something like that? Also, I’ve heard that a tablespoon of apple cider vinegar mixed in with any beverage can help out with nausea.
Other than not feeling like eating, have your eating habits changed at all? Every once in awhile, I’ll feel off for a week or so, nausea, exhausted…but then it passes. I hope you feel better soon ! 🙂
Post # 5
If your doctor is booked solid ask if you can see the PA.
I used to struggle with nausea in the morning (I was so sensitive that even brushing my teeth would make me gag.) and I most definitely was not pregnant. I read somewhere that dehydration can make you nauseated and that it’s exasperated overnight because you lose a lot of water while you’re sleeping.
I know that you wake up feeling okay, but maybe try hydrating more during the day and see if that helps.
Also mint tea can help settle an upset stomach (or ginger ale).
Post # 6
If you’re not pregnant get to a clinic or emergency room. Constant nausea and feeling tired aren’t good symptoms. Just go get checked out. You’ll feel better, and if it’s just a stomach flu or virus you could take medication to make yourself feel better/heal faster. 3 weeks is too long to wait so definitely see someone sooner. Feel better!
Post # 7
Thanks for everyone’s responses so far.
Pregnancy did cross my mind, but I’ve been taking the pill religiously. I also have PCOS so the chances are even SLIMMER! But, I suppose taking a test wouldn’t hurt anything.
It’s just the weirdest thing that it came on so suddenly like this. I’m going to call my doctor back in the morning, and either speak to a nurse or see if I can have a PA see me (thanks for the suggestion!)
In the meantime, I will heed the advice. It would be pretty hysterical to walk around eating Preggie Pops while not pregnant! But hey! If it works!!!
Post # 8
Definitely see a doctor, but ginger ale with real ginger in it (find it at a whole foods market, or something like that), will ease the nausea. Ginger naturally helps with that, and the carbonation will also help out. Hope you feel better soon!
Post # 9
My Mother-In-Law chews ginger gum when she gets nauseous. I bought some from drugstore.com because I get motion sickness really bad. It works!
Post # 10
Just chiming in – eating crystallized/candied ginger is also great for nausea.
Post # 11
Thanks girls!!! I think I’m loving the ginger gum idea!
Post # 12
1) pregnancy? still possible when on the pill
2) the pill? sometimes that can make you nauseous, even if you didn’t just start taking it. especially if you miss one and then make it up
3) vitamins? especially if not taken on a full stomach
Post # 13
it could be the pill. For some reason, after about 5.5 years on birth control, it suddenly made me feel sick to my stomach every day. I didn’t change pills or do anything different, but every time I’d take it, I’d get sick 3-5 hours later. I stopped taking the pill and my sickness stopped, too! Hope you’re feeling better!
Post # 14
I’ve been nauseated every day since he beginning of August. I take zofran for t, but a lot of insurances don’t cover it. I’ve been to many specialists and had a ton of tests. Hope you figure out a way to control yours!
ps, use pressure points.
Post # 15
Thanks again for your responses. Still nauseous almost every day, right about on the 2pm mark! I can’t figure it out. I don’t take my pill until 7:30 pm so I don’t think it’s that. I am doing the ginger gum, and it seems to take the edge off. Maybe I should start chewing at 1:30 😉
I have a doctor’s appointment on Monday – it was the soonest I could get in. Also planning on taking a pregnancy test in the next couple of days to be sure. I’m even wondering if I developed some kind of food allergy? I just want some sort of explanation for this!
Will keep you posted! Thanks again!
Post # 16
@MrsMaine: I get really bad motion sickness so I wear those sea bands all the time. You can get them at CVS. They look like 80 wrist sweat bands