Feeling sick all the time

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For a few months now I have been feeling sick constantly, and after trying to research why it is happening online, nothing has been coming up. 

It began after a night out on the town, where I had had one too many of a drink, came home and was quite ill through the duration of the night. I am not a big drinker whatosever, I maybe only have one night drinking maybe every 4-6 weeks? But honestly, even a tiny tiny sip of an alcoholic drink makes me sick to my stomach, so much so that I dread being invited to parties and going out (i'm 17).

Although I was able to curb this by not drinking, it soon began during the day too. I am always tired and feel really weak, which is not good as a full time A Level student as I am always busy with work. But soon after this, I began to feel sick (and still do) pretty much all the time. It has gotten so bad that I wake up in the middle of the night feeling extremely nauseous and not being able to go back to sleep. I have tried everything - cutting things from my diet, drinking lots and lots of water (I thought I was dehydrated, it worked a little but its still fairly bad), I changed my contraceptive pill to another type and nothing has worked. I haven't been to see my GP yet as i'm kind of embarrassed to go and see him because I feel as though there are people who need those appointments much more than me, and everytime I tell my parents they don't really understand what I'm going through and call me pathetic. I do feel really stupid posting this, but I am utterly fed up of feeling sick all the time and its starting to make me feel upset. Can anybody help me or give me advice? It would be much appreciated :-) Thanks

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  • Posted


             at 17 not being patronizing but if you think drink is taking you over your life go on a re-think.

    My advice which is free is see your Doc and discuss this with him/her.

    Your body will tell you what is wrong-----tired,listless,apathy.

    You maybe have a averion to alcohol.

               Good luck Emma


    • Posted

      Thank you for your response - i do want to go and see my GP but i'm jusy not sure what to say to him because I doubt he/she will believe me or want me to make an appointment if I just feel sick rolleyes
  • Posted

    Hello Emily

    Sounds like you may be alergic to alcohol.

    You could suck on a piece of raw,peeled ginger or make ginger tea with it.  This is something my day use to give me whenever felt sick and it does hep.

    Try it.

  • Posted

    Emily, it is important that you get this investigated. You must not tell yourself that you are less important than other patients at your GP's practice. It could be one of many things, most of which are not serious but you must see your doctor in order to be sure that you are not allowing something serious to get worse.

    Don't feel stupid. You have real symptoms that are affecting your life.

    If you need an excuse not to drink when you are invited out, you can always say 'I can't drink, I am on antibiotics' and then have soft drinks.

    While alcohol may exacerbate your problems, it sounds like you may have another issue going on, maybe some sort of allergy.

    I am sorry to hear that your parents are reacting as they are. Please ignore all your fears and get yourself to your GP as soon as possible. The GP may be able to give you some antiemetics (they stop nausea) to at least relieve your symptoms while your symptoms are investigated.

    • Posted

      Thank you for your response - I am going to call my GP tomorrow and make an appointment as I want to get it sorted out!:-) 
    • Posted


      Good to hear.ur GP is there for u and can help identify UR illness and reaction to alcohol.

      PAUL is very helpful and trained for medical issues . If u can PM HIM TO LET HIM KNOW what UR GP diagnosed it may help a lot of people going thru the same issues and not knowing. Information is the key to health.

      hope UR better soon.confused


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