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I've been reading these threads for a while, but now that I have been suffering for so long, I thought I would post my own symptoms and hope for an answer... It's long, and maybe TMI, but please bear with me! ;_;
I have this constant nausea since last December. I've had periods of nausea and not-feeling-like-eating moments in the past, but they usually only last a few days, and I assumed they're natural cycles of my body. But as far as I remember, this intense nausea started when I had a glass of milk tea (usually just gives me a slight stomachache and maybe smoother-than-usual poop) at a local tea shop (that I always go to), and from that evening, I had a really bad case of nausea.
My parents said it was because I didn't eat anything after that milk tea. I thought it made sense, because I had the milk tea around 3-4PM, I got full, so I didn't consume anything, practiced a trio with my friends, went for exercise, and came back around 9. I started feeling sick around 7. Eating a tiny bit of rice helped, but I thought I couldn't keep anything down, so just went to bed.
Since then, I've been nauseated. The intensity varies, seemingly randomly. Sometimes I won't be nauseated, but that only lasts a day or, at most, 5 days. Now, most of the time, I worry about being nauseated again.
I ended up visiting the doctor around March or April, and because the doctor himself wasn't there, the RN prescribed me Zofran. She said nausea itself isn't enough information to diagnose anything, and I sympathize with her. Zofran helps, but I heard that I may develop tolerance, so I don't take it too often.
When I went back when the doctor was back, he said it's probably just gastritis from stress. But I didn't notice any active stress factors, and even if I did, I've been stressing about school and such for a while. So why now? Regardless, he told me to try taking Prilosec (since Nexium gave me even worse nausea). Prilosec gave me pretty bad nausea, too. He also said an endoscopy or other tests won't really reveal anything, especially for my age and demographic. Could I be sick for so long just because of stress I can't identify?
There are some things that I suspect that may be stressing me out. I'm an only child, and honestly I've been pretty sheltered. I don't have much experience being on my own, but I'm leaving for college quite far away (13-14 hour drive). Perhaps I'm subconsciously worrying for my future self? My boyfriend suggests that since I've always been so goal-oriented, I used my stress as energy to drive myself further. But since college admissions were finished (I ED'ed) and school began to matter a bit less, I had nowhere to direct my stress to. Could that be it? Ugh, I'm just so frustrated with myself and my body for not getting out of this nausea thing!
Recently, I've sometimes been choking on my spit while sleeping on my back (I usually sleep on my side). I read that this could be GERD, or simply because the airway can be obstructed while sleeping on the back. I sometimes get a ache in the upper and side abdominal area. Yesterday, I had to wake up in the middle of the night for course registrations, and when I did, I had this really salty spit, if that counts for anything.
And this may be completely unrelated, but my "down there" has been itching for a while (I don't remember since when, but it was definitely since the later half of last year), so I took Monistat 3 and 7 (with like 2 weeks in between because M3 didn't work well) in April/May. I know, late treatment, but I thought things would go away. And because the gynecologist didn't have time, I just took a leap of faith and took the Monistat anyway. The strange thing is that it only itches at nighttime... And after the Monistat 7, it seems to be okay, but it's kind of returning again. I don't know for sure if it's yeast. Could this be related to my stomach problems?
Sorry for the incredibly long post, but if you took the time to read this, please help! Thank you!
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