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Preface- this is a woman's post, but men, please feel free to post any suggestions you have for preventing acid reflux attacks/sudden intense nausea like pre-throw up.
So long story short (I've posted on here a few times), I had GERD, went through multiple tests and medications, but then the past few weeks I've been doing like 95% well!
Unfortunately, while still having GERD and even now when I seem almost completely healed, I've felt it worsen when I approach my period.
The past few days, I've experienced more and more nausea as I get closer to my period of the month but today, I had a big dinner around 7:30 p.m., rested for about 40 minutes, went on a walk, excercised a little after, showered, and was settling down when I started to get it really bad. I felt really full the entire time and although as I'm writing this it's been almost 4 hours since I had dinner, I'm still incredibly full and bloated, which I attributed to my pre-period stage. Anyway, when I started to experience my symptoms, I didn't gag, but I felt like I was really going to throw up (even smelled/tasted the barf in my mouth) about 2 times until I took Tums and then felt the sensation a couple times during the first Tum but felt better during the second.
Personally, my period symptoms get worse every month- I feel more tired and get worse and worse cramps where I'm basically almost dying. So I was afraid my acid reflux symptoms were going to get worse at the same time and I was right...
Anyone have any suggestions for how to prevent acid reflux symptoms pre-period??? Was it because I ate a big dinner? Or does it not have to do with food at all when it's the pre-period stage and it's just your hormonal imbalance (because I read that somewhere)? Any suggestions to prevent the sensation or actual throwing up?? I am deathly terrified of barfing... I haven't done it since elementary school and I'm currently a recently college graduate!
Any and all suggestions are welcome!! Thank you in advance!!!
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