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Nausea and dry heaving

Laniben
Laniben
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Apart from all the other horrible physical symptoms, ive been having nausea and i gag almost each day with it, in the morning when i wake up, i feel it all coming up, Ive never been sick its just dry heaving, then I have a dull ache for quite a while in my stomach. Sometimes it comes on if ive had other symptoms, it depends, I dont know what i can take for it, so I mainly drink water in the day, and chamomile tea at night sometimes, i wondered if drinking some warm milk in the evening would help settle it, any ideas please?

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Funkyfaerie

Does the nausea, make you panic? And then you gag?

Think I said I was like that for a while, doc gave me a short course of diazepam and it helped me calm down and enabled me to eat. Are you able to eat?

The waking up in the morning with it, I think is because you expect it to happen. I used to wake with a churning stomach and then have to dash to the loo two or three times, then I'd feel nauseous. I used to not want to go to bed for fear of the mornings. They say its a rise in cortisol that makes mornings worse.

See if your doctor can't give you something for the nausea, break the habit then you'll be fine. I used to take something called Domperidon to stop me feeling sick, they worked for me. Don't just sit and suffer.

Hope I've helped you a bit? x

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Laniben
Laniben
in reply to Funkyfaerie

Yes your probably right, i think its is the expectation, probably sub consciously as i open my eyes, thank you.

Think you hit the nail on the head, i do dread the next day, wondering how im going to feel and how my day will go, which unfortunately isnt very much at all. Ive just got something today thats mild from the doctors for helping me to sleep, as and when i might need it.

I usually go to bed early and read to relax then my gra daughter messages me and we have a little chat before i go to sleep. We video message because it feels as if shes in the room with me so i feel a bit better,

Thank you x

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Kkimm
Kkimm
in reply to Laniben

What a kind grand daughter you have and what a great way she has found to support you!

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Laniben
Laniben
in reply to Kkimm

Yes she is,, she messaged me and she’s usually with her sister and their two babies so it feels good to talk that way. I even laughed last night over something funny and haven’t been able to do that properly

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Funkyfaerie
Funkyfaerie
in reply to Laniben

Aww, that's really sweet you chat to your granddaughter that way. My grandson does the same, sometimes we have a bit of a chat on WhatsApp, he lives about 80 miles away so don't get to see him that much, but then he is 15 now so things change.

Anyhow I was mailing to say, that I had a spontaneous outing yesterday to a castle, walk around, lunch etc... and at several points I seemed to forget and was just involved in the moment, chatting looking at things.

It suddenly made me realise that when I was "normal!" so say :-) I never used go about thinking... Does my neck hurt, am I going to feel off balance, do I feel sick, gosh I've got back pain, oh no that might mean my tummy is going to play up... then it's either I can't go, or if I'm already out, where's the toilet, quick take a diazepam!!

Do get what I saying? Those small brief moments yesterday made me see, that I am exacerbating all this myself... Distraction is the answer, but I think we have to let go, or learn to all over again.

Hope you have an OK day today xx

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Laniben
Laniben
in reply to Funkyfaerie

Thank you so much, yes I understand what you mean, think I need to be with a friend or member of family to go out, it’s kind of like an agoraphobia feeling really, and I do need to break the cycle. Haven’t got many friends to actually go out with only family really. It’s scary in a way but I do understand what you mean. Thank you xx

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Funkyfaerie
Funkyfaerie
in reply to Laniben

I live in the Forest of Dean Gloucester, are you anywhere near me?

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Jbamford

I am :)

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Jbamford

You're not the only one. I have the same problem i go through all the motions of being sick but nothing comes out its the nausea that makes me have a panic attack. I found that having a fizzy drink helps it its strange.

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Laniben
Laniben
in reply to Jbamford

Thank you, i dont drink fizzy drinks, but have some slightly sparkling spring water that might help

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Jbamford
Jbamford
in reply to Laniben

I should really slow down on the fizzy drinks myself. do you find you get acid reflux also?

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Laniben
Laniben
in reply to Jbamford

Yes ive have had that sometimes before all this anxiety started so maybe it’s coming out as the gagging and heaving, not sure

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Jbamford
Jbamford
in reply to Laniben

It is all linked. Take a look at GAD anxiety.

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