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Hello, this is my first post and I have reoccurring nausea that goes off and on since June 30th this year. I was just getting over another food poisoning when this happened. It must've been the old butter or old blueberry syrup, though both didn't exceed the expiration date. This is the longest term of nausea I've ever had. I did lurk here a few times and know there are worse cases, but it doesn't make it any better. I had rare good days when there is no nausea, but they are getting less, since I don't want to go outside, in fear of vomitting in public. I have not thrown up this entire time, but nothing's come up. However these "waves" of nausea strike me when I need to get things done, which is so frustrating. It is already affecting my everyday life, especially since I'm nursing my son. I can barely play with him or do my tasks for him well enough without the urge to throw up. I also miss out on family gatherings and enjoying the weekend with my husband and son.
I've been to the doctors, had phone appointments, the ER twice, urine tests, blood tests, otcs, prescriptions, home remedies, nothing serious has come up, and very little has improved. At most, I recover a bit faster, but get nausea waves still hit. I haven't been to a GI specialist yet, but the way this is, I may have to.
My husband and I did find out that rice was making me sick while I tried recovering. Even freshly cooked rice was too solid for my stomach to digest properly. It took me long to realize it because rice is part of the bland diet, and I need as much calories as possible. I have to eat frequently but small portions and slowly; eating normal or fast also triggers nausea. I have also cut down many foods, but I still feel sick when I try a bit of solids when I felt a bit better (again, due to nursing).
I'm really sorry this is long, but I just want to feel normal again. I've been stressed, frustrated, angry, and upset at myself for not being good enough because of whatever illness I have. And I love food, so this is quadruple upsetting. I can feel some of my loved ones getting irritated despite their care and support and I feel guilty. Are there any suggestions you guys have to relieve nausea a bit longer than an hour or 2? 😅 Even a longer lasting relief would be amazing. Sorry if that is asking too much, but this awful feeling drives me crazy. I'm considering visiting a local herbalist... yeah I am a bit desperate.
If you read this far, thank you for your time and patience. I have very few friends to share what's been going on in my head throughout this ordeal. And yes, I have nausea as I type. If it's bad, I can't sleep all night.
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