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Anxiety Nausea

Hi , I have just joined today as I was trawling the internet and came across this site . I have been suffering anxiety and depression for about a year now , for four months now I have had almost constant nausea , I have lost one and a half stone and as was only 9 stone to start look like I'm wasting away . My doctor has been thorough and there is nothing wrong with me medically , I have counselling twice a week and controlling my anxiety better but still the nausea doesn't let up . Has anyone else experienced this or can give me some advice as that is worse than the anxiety itself and I am at the end of my tether .

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Hi there. I have experienced anxiety nausea too. Not constantly for as long as you but I've experienced it for 2 weeks at a time and I get it everytime I go out for a meal or somewhere I don't feel as comfortable like somewhere I've never been before. It's one of the worst symptoms I've dealt with, I feel absolutely sick to my stomach when I get it and always go and have my head over the toilet for 10 mins cause I think I'm gonna be sick. I shake violently a lot a just feel terrible. I have been listening to an audio book called Dare by Barry Mcdonagh which has really helped, teaches you the date technique to overcoming anxiety and panic. He talks a lot about health anxiety. Other self help books are good too

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Thank you so much , I will definitely get it and see 😊.

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I feeling nausea to I been feeling like this for a month now but I haven't been been to the doctors yet.. I need to but I'm scared they will tell me something I don't want to hear I mean I know it sound ridiculous but who want to hear bad news....

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Please be strong and go to the doctors , I have been a mess but I made myself go and I have had blood tests , ultrasounds , ct scans , you name it , you must have medical issues ruled out so we can get the right help to get better 😊 xxx

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I used to hate going to the doctor but the fear of the unknown is much more terrifying than what a doctor will likely tell you. Now I go to the doctor and though they tell me nothing is wrong and I sometimes feel like a moron, I at least have that peace of mind. However, I think there is a fine line between having a legitimate concern and going to the doctor all the time. I know our anxiety can make us a bit overzealous but I think not going to the doctor will only worsen your fear. Then again, I'm not a doctor. I just hope you'll know that you're not alone. :)

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I have suffered from anxiety for as long as I can remember. My manifestation is also nausea. It can be so frustrating and even crippling at times. Currently, I am going through a bout where I can't eat in public. Since I haven't cured myself of this, I hardly feel justified in giving you any advice but here is what has helped me. 1) Ginger and mint. Duh, I know but sometimes the ginger candy "Gin-Gins" really helps me. 2) Cold air. When I feel sick, I like to walk outside. I don't do well with heat at all so I'm loving these 12 degree days. Since I can't always just run outside, I always carry a fan with me. It's not always to get me cooled down, there is something about the rhythmic fanning myself that is almost meditative. 3) Water. I always drink water (often with mint in it) which seems to fill up my stomach while giving my mind something else to focus on. 4) Chewing gum. Again, I've heard that the act of chewing can calm us. For thousands of years, our ancestors only ate when they were safe and at rest. Therefore, when we eat, we are telling our animal brain that we are safe. 5) Actually telling yourself that it's just a symptom of anxiety. Sometimes when I'm really nauseated, I will (out loud) say, "This is just a symptom". It seriously helps "reset" my brain.

I hope that any of this will be useful to you or anyone else reading. Remember, you are not alone. We are in this together. I would say "stay strong" but, sometimes it's just okay not to be okay.

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Hi thank you so much for your support and advice , this is all very new to me and I'm not coping very well and hardly leave the house so it is very much appreciated . I too find the cold air helps a lot .I don't know what gin gins are as I am in England but I'm sure there is something similar here that I can try. Thanks again it sure helps to know I'm not alone .

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