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I've had this problem for several years now, and I honestly can't take much more.
The biggest issue is the nausea. I hate throwing up, and I hate feeling as if I'm going to throw up. I tend to spend most of the time sick to my stomach, rarely actually vomiting. There have been times in the past that I have thrown up, however, and it would happen several times in a row (ex: I would throw up three of four times before an episode was over).
This might be too much information, but one of those times I threw up tomatoes (I'd had chili that night...). They didn't seem to really be digested. I can also remember one other time throwing up boiled hot dogs shortly after eating them. I'd gotten sick to my stomach, and my aunt made me drink alka-seltzer water, thinking it would help and shortly after I puked.
The other times aren't as well remembered, nor was the food as identifiable.
It's not all food related, however, which is what makes it extra daunting. For example, I woke up today and have been sick to my stomach ever since. I haven't eaten anything yet and I've been afraid to. I had a slight burning feeling between my ribs a little while ago which is gone now. That doesn't happen usually. I have had sharp pains in the rib area before, however, which were different from the burning sensation, but those are also pretty rare occurrences. Being sick to my stomach even when I haven't eaten happens quite often.
I caught a cold this week, and I still have a very slight cough. Today, whenever I cough it feels like I'm going to throw up. I've actually retched a couple of times mid-cough today.
I have also noticed overtime that I have to swallow mucus in the back of my throat a lot. I also have a similar problem with my nose.
I also have an issue with bad gas as well as going to the bathroom being painful sometimes (extremely horrible cramps) which seems like a separate issue from the nausea to me but I have no idea.
Sometimes acid also comes up my throat. It's hard to say exactly how often, although I should probably start keeping track of all this. It happens somewhat frequently, I guess.
A lot of people, including my retired family physician, have suggested acid reflux. But I feel like it's more than that? I don't know how much of all this could be related to just that, only the nausea and acid seem like they would be. Gallbladder has also been suggested by family members, and my dad had his removed (he was frequently vomiting). IBS has also been suggested.
I thought I would list all my symptoms in one place and see what people suggested. I honestly can't afford to go to the doctor at the moment or I would. I'm purely miserable. I also suffer anxiety and panic attacks, and my aunt claims her ex husband's acid reflux caused his panic attacks (the husband and I are not related).
Thank you for taking the time to read this. The website format is hard to type with on mobile (for me, anyways) so this took awhile to write. I truly appreciate any ideas or suggestions about what is causing this all to happen. Also, if it helps knowing my age, I'm 22.
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