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For the last few weeks Ive been feeling really nauseous when

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For the last few weeks I've been feeling really nauseous when I wake up until I eat something. It's particularly bad if I bend over, and I've actually been sick once.

What and when I've eaten the day before doesn't seem to make a difference, nor does the time I wake up.

Definitely not pregnant, so it's not morning sickness.
Submitted: 3 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Ken replied 3 years ago.
Hello,

I am Dr Ken and I will be helping you today.

Do you have associated symptoms like pain in upper abdomen or vomiting? Do you have any diagnosed medical condition?
Customer: replied 3 years ago.

I've been physically sick just once after bending over and I don't experience any pain.


 


No diagnosed condition and no changes to my diet or eating habits.

Expert:  Ken replied 3 years ago.
Samantha,

I am happy that there are no associated symptoms.

Feeling nausea indicates irritation of the stomach mucosa. The cause can be - infection {H.pylorie or viral}/ allergy/ increased acid secretion. When you bend the stomach gets pressed and this leads to possible reflux and so increased nausea.

Next step - A physical evaluation along with few investigations like upper GI scopy/ ultrasound of abdomen would give us more answers.

Till than - TUMS should give relief. A glass of cold milk {at bed time} would sooth the stomach mucosa reducing the symptoms. Avoid alcohol, smoking/ stay away from stress or anxiety {Yoga, meditation help}. Have multiple small meals instead of few large/ raise the head part of your bed/ do not lie down immediately after food.

Wish you well.

Best



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