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I will make an appointment with a doctor but don't know how long it will take, so in the meantime I want to gather information if anyone has any inkling of what's going on.
My symptoms started about a year and a half ago when I went to lunch with some friends to an ethnic food place. I hadn't eaten anything at all that day, but when I smelled the food I started to get extremely nauseous and had to leave. I laid in bed for a while at my apartment, then ran to the bathroom and vomited bile and water all over the floor. I felt so much better and even hungry immediately afterwards! I wrote it off as food poisoning or a weird virus and moved on.
3-6 months later it happens again, but with pizza. I was hungry so I picked some up with my boyfriend, but the minute I got home with it the smell was absolutely sickening to me. I had to lock myself in another room away from the pizza because the smell was unbearable to be around and I would do anything to get away. I felt extremely nauseous for about 2 hours before I vomited everywhere, and then was completely fine, and eventually I ate the pizza.
This kind of thing has happened to me about ten times total now, in four different locations, with smells both good and bad ranging from pizza, chicken, indian food, and even my own excrement It is almost always before I eat a meal. It started out about once every 3-6 months and now happens about every 1-2 months. It happens at any time of the day and with variable levels of stress. The only other medication I take is birth control, but I have been on that for far longer than a year and a half.
About 6 months ago I started to experience various abdominal pains, though not in the same time frames as the nausea and vomiting. Once every few weeks I will have 1-3 very short but painful episodes over the span of a day or two. Most often when this happens it is a sharp pain on my middle upper abdomen that only lasts for a few minutes, but I curl up and am unable to do anything. Sometimes it will move to other areas, like slightly to the right, or even once to my back. Earlier today, I even had a sharp referred pain to my left shoulder!
I suspect that my pancreas or gallbladder may be involved because of some of the symptoms, but I've never heard of someone with symptoms exactly like these. Feeling better immediately after puking and puking before meals, not after both stand out to me as odd, and the unbearable smells are worrisome to me. Are the smells possibly integrated with some kind of neurological disorder? What do you guys think of all this? Thanks!
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