Causes of Chronic Nausea and Vomiting

Chronic nausea and vomiting in patients with normal gastric emptying is a significant medical problem that is indistinguishable from gastroparesis and might be a separate clinical entity, according to a study by Pankaj Pasricha et al  in the July issue of Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology.

Chronic nausea and vomiting in patients that do not have any obvious structural abnormalities is a difficult problem for physicians and patients alike. When the nausea and vomiting are associated with a delay in gastric emptying, the syndrome is called gastroparesis. However, some patients have no demonstrable abnormalities in gastric emptying, and are a challenge to diagnose and manage.

To study this disorder, Pasricha et al. collected and analyzed data from 425 patients with chronic nausea and vomiting; 319 (75%) had delayed emptying, defined by the results of a standardized, low-fat meal, and 106 had normal gastric emptying.

Pasricha et al. found that patients with symptoms of chronic nausea and vomiting, but normal gastric emptying, were indistinguishable from patients with classical gastroparesis by most demographic and clinical criteria. Symptom severity indexes were similar between groups for nausea, retching, vomiting, stomach fullness, inability to complete a meal, feeling excessively full after meals, loss of appetite, bloating, and a visibly larger stomach. There were no differences in health care utilization, quality of life indexes, depression, or trait anxiety scores.

Importantly, patients with the syndrome were not adequately captured by the stand-alone criteria for the Rome III diagnoses of chronic idiopathic nausea and functional vomiting. In an accompanying editorial, Nathaniel Winstead states that the Rome Committee should improve the criteria for functional vomiting and chronic idiopathic nausea.

The  pathogenesis of nausea and vomiting in these patients is unexplained—it is not clear whether this is a distinct syndrome, a heterogenous collection of unidentified etiologies, or a type of gastroparesis that changes over time.

Pasricha et al. propose that these patients might have abnormalities in gastric function that are more subtle than those found in classical gastroparesis. Techniques used to measure solid gastric emptying might not capture the entire spectrum of gastric dysfunctions—the authors point out that nearly a third of patients believed to have normal solid gastric emptying have delayed liquid gastric emptying.  Aberrant afferent signaling via the vagal of splanchnic nerves, or changes in hormone levels, might also account for the symptoms.

Pasricha et al. did associate a history of binge drinking with chronic unexplained nausea and vomiting with normal gastric emptying. Winstead suggested that ethanol might be toxic to the enteric nervous system in some individuals.

Winstead states that one of the most interesting features of the study was the stability of the disorder—after nearly 1 year, very few patients had a change in diagnosis. He states that we must determine whether this is a primary disorder, a highly selected group of very ill patients with severe functional dyspepsia, or a collection of different problems leading to a final common pathway of chronic unexplainable nausea.

More information:

Read the article online.
Pasricha PJ, Colvin R, Yates K, et al. Characteristics of patients with chronic unexplained nausea and vomiting and normal gastric emptying. Clin Gastroenterol and Hepatol 2011;9:567–576.

Read the accompanying editorial.
Winstead N. The challenges of chronic nausea and vomiting and normal gastric emptying. Clin Gastroenterol and Hepatol 2011;9:534–535.

244 Comments

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    Tina Schabell March 06, 2012

    My mother has lived at least 2-3 years now with chronic nausea which now she has been having vomited with it for over 6 months. She has had multiple stomach empting studies with mixed results. 2 out of 3 studies stated that they were normal. EGD was done with biopsy done with no new results except lots of imflamation in esophogus and stomach. no cancer or bacteria was found.. She is nauseated and vomits if she does eat or drink anything and if she don’t. She is an overweight woman which has lost over 30 pounds in just a couple of months which all the doctors can say good your lossing weight. Yes I agree it’s good for weight lost but not like this and having no quality of life. Some days she can’t even hold her head up. She is diabetic type 2. one doctor told her she should only drink water. How unreal is that? We are desprate to find out what is going on and stop this. She has also tried meds to stop nausea and vomiting without success. Please if anybody has any sugestions or referrals please contact me by email..I don’t know how much longer she can handle this. Thanks, Tina

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      Kat Hamilton March 27, 2012

      I was reading your letter and am surprised how similar your mother is to mine. I have been searching the Internet trying to find answers but have not found anything. She has had the same nausea for two years and over the past 6 months has had severe vomiting. I am very concerned and even after she was hospitalised for five days have no answers. I was curios if they have diagnosed your mother or if you might have any suggestions.
      hope your mother is doing better
      Kat

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        Louise Mann March 23, 2020

        I have bad nerves and I think that with all of health issues I have, that’s the reason why I am sick to my stomach and throwing up!!

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          Sammie Hudson June 14, 2020

          I’m a 27 year old female who’s had chronic nausea for just over a year now. I’ve got a 18 month old toddler and as you can imagine, life is extremely difficult managing these symptoms with an energetic bundle to run around after!
          I take prochlorperazine and ondansetron daily and I’m awaiting another endoscopy to try and get some answers. Some days are better than others for me but damn most days it’s crippling. I used to be just under 17stone (so severely overweight) but I’m now down to 11stone. My doctor was thrilled about the weight loss until she realised that it had happened in only 5 months. I can just about maintain this weight by drinking meal replacement shakes as much as possible to at least try and get some sort of nutrition as eating is extremely difficult. I just want it all to end so I can lead a normal life for the sake of my little girl.

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            Michael June 24, 2020

            I have a very tense and nauseated stomach also,been this way since I was 14 years old.i live with it every single day and I’m 46 years old now.the only thing that absolutely works for me is gabapentine,in which case I don’t get anymore.all it takes for me is one 600mg and within an hour and a half the tense and nausea is gone until the next morning then starts all over again..

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            Lyndsey June 28, 2020

            Have you been checked for endometriosis

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            Tamika Bruno July 09, 2020

            OMG, same here. I’m a 40 year old female and lately I’ve been suffering with the same issues. I’ve lost over 20 pounds since January. My doctor said it’s great I lost weight but I’m worried it’s not good. Thanks so much for this post. I’m going to demand some actions and see what’s going on.

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          Valerie Gutierrez August 15, 2020

          That’s exactly what I think my problem is too. Plus depression.

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            Valerie Gutierrez August 15, 2020

            Replying to Louise Mann

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          Doris Gallegos September 27, 2020

          My son vomits and I sick for up to three days throwing up then he’s ok then 1 or 2 months later he gets the same doctors don’t do nothing just give him nausea pills would anyone let me know what might be wrong with him im really worried

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            Meagan Flynn October 08, 2020

            Hi how old is your son? I know cyclic vomiting can occur commonly in children and they typically outgrow it! I’m 23 and just started having this issue the past year but the same thing!

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            Tanya October 11, 2020

            My husband just started vomiting out of the blue,ts been over a week I’m scaredI took him to 2 different hospitals they literally did nothing but also give him nausea pills did not help I am frustrated dr.were just making up things to diagnose him.smh hes a healthy guy so I told dr.something is wrong..they didn’t care

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            Trent October 18, 2020

            Have him checked for h-pylori, a nasty little bug but I’ve been sick going on 14 yrs now with no help from doctors, hope he gets better

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        Chantell allen July 09, 2020

        I have been vomiting everyday for 6 months, I have type 2 diabetes and I also have crohns disease, at first my doctor said it was through constipation but I’m no longer constipated but I’m still being sick, as we are not having any doctors appointments at the minute due to the coronavirus I’m being left feeling ill everyday, I have a child to look after and it’s so hard dealing with being ill and looking after my child who has learning disabilities, I pray this coronavirus goes so I can at last see what is happening to me

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        Pameladavis July 26, 2020

        To all this may concern…I am a 61 year old woman who cannot eat or I bloat, acid reflux and constant vomiting is a part of every day hell. I throw up my meds and water as well. Tonight ithasbeen five times in various places. Toilet sinjs, washing machine! My life is hell. I thought I was only one! I’ve had cdiff and a stool transplant about five years ago. I’ve had so many upper and lower scopes , I be lost count. Have to take bags everywhere just in case, and going out to eat is a dream of the past! Promethazine, zofran , dexilant don’t touch me. I’m up now in bed in middle of night wondering if this is just Hell or why I am being punished! Someone, tell me I am NOT alone!!!

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          Deb October 03, 2020

          I can relate to all of this. I’m female, almost 69, have depression and anxiety and have been nauseous for 3 sold months, with some vomiting. I’ve lost 20 pounds in that time frame since I have no appetite and have to force myself to eat very little at a time. This is all causing weakness, shaky hands, headaches, blurry vision, high blood pressure and other issues. A hospital stay with various stomach tests revealed nothing, and a short stay in a psych hospital did more harm than good. It’s thought to be psychosomatic but no psych meds have helped. I feel hopeless and am on the edge of giving up. This is a living hell.

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          Jennifer Rogoza October 07, 2020

          I just started throwing up I don’t know where don’t know why don’t have the stomach virus has literally been 6 months and kisses been going on it is a nightmare I wake up in the middle of my sleep and throw up sometimes twice tonight it’s not everyday it’s not every week but when it happens it happens and I don’t know why it is doing it

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          Trent October 18, 2020

          No your not alone. I’ve been sick for almost 14 yrs now and the only thing the doctors could find is h-pylori, which has to be tested from blood, nasty lil bug but I got rid of it and I’m still vomiting alot, I’m sick for days atleast 1 a month, hope you feel better

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        Kim September 08, 2020

        I am a mom 52yrs and I have depression anxiety disorder and PTSD also hernia problems with my bladder. I am sick every single day and I am so tired of feeling this way. Really is stopping my life. I lost my beautiful daughter 3yrs ago. I have been feeling sick for years like 20yrs maybe longer. I have been telling doctors how I feel. So now I am going to see about a mmr. See if that shows anything.

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        Linda P October 17, 2020

        I have the same pronlem. I noticed you said you had type 2 diabetes. All doctors want to shove pills at me which I cant handle. The pharmscist stated that one of the medd for stomache should not be taken long term it will wreck my liver. This last Dr. says because I had my gallbladder out but that was 15 years ago. My nausea started when I first took metformin and was so sick I stopped. But only half of the sick feeling stopped. I am also over weight but 70 pounds are from not gettin exercise and water weight due to stomache swelling . I dont eat much and some days I cant. Similar?

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      Hayden Thomas February 26, 2020

      Hi I am a 25 year old male that is desperate for answers as to what is going on with me. I seem to have similar symptoms to some mentioned here. Almost exactly two years ago out of nowhere I felt extremely nauseous one day. I figured I had a stomach bug. I never got sick before then barely ever. Now randomly since then multiple times a month I get stomach cramps and have severe crippling nausea for about 3-7 days in a row, then about a week of peace. I have not vomited but one time in the two years. This is torture. I’ve lost weight, lost my appetite, and my GI did an endoscopy and a barium x ray that were totally normal other than what they are saying is a gastric diverticula that is supposed to be super rare but asymptomatic. I keep zofran nearby everywhere I go. I am extremely worried I will continue to live like this the rest of my life. I am desperate for answers.

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        Cathy April 18, 2020

        Hayden I am in the same boat, constantly nauseated, sometimes out of the blue one minute and fine the next, sometimes constant vomiting all day and not able to hold down water or any other liquid until it subsides. Can last anywhere from 20 minutes to a day and a half. Ive lost 10-15 lbs and am already small, being thin is great but Im down to 120 now and at 5’4 I feel like Im getting TOO thin. I have stomach pain that is very random in its timing as well as its severity, and is not related to eating or not eating as far as I can tell, I hardly eat because I have no appetite or am throwing up all the time, and am very VERY cold almost all of the time; I am layered up clothes in a 70 degree house with sweatshirts and a bathrobe and am still freezing. Also just this week, I had the very tips of two of my fingers go mostly numb on my left hand and that has persisted for several days now. Unsure what is causing all of this, blood tests dont reveal anything, cell counts and blood protein are fine, ??? If anyone has found any info or, miraculously, an actual diagnoses, Id love to hear about it.

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          Abi May 28, 2020

          Hey Cathy and Hayden!

          When I was 12 the exact same thing happened to me. One day I got home and just vomited all over the floor thinking it was a bug. It got worse and worse I had a continuous sore stomach, always felt nausea, very lethargic. I vomited constantly I couldn’t even keep down water. I lost a lot of weight bringing me to 27 kg at 12yrs old. I took SO many tests and everything came back normal. This lasted about 1.5yrs. Over this time period I did multiple different diets and took a lot of different medications. I went to a naturopath and I don’t think they helped that much either. Slowly one by one everything started to drop off- first the nausea and then the pain and I stopped vomiting. This was a very slow process and a miracle. It was so hard to think that one day I’ll be pain free but I’m living proof now as a 15yr old that I’m super healthy and strong and I’m so grateful I can eat food without a worry. Without that burning sensation. In my circumstance I truly believe that God saved me. But I just want to encourage you guys to have faith no matter how little. Please feel free to ask me questions. Keep fighting the unknown.

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            Gaurang Thakkar July 27, 2020

            Hello Dear,

            Thank for your message.
            My wife is suffering from the same problem of vomitting since 4 months now.
            After Test, OGDscope, CT Scan everything comes normal. What to do is like not even thinkable. Doctor says that keep clam one day she stop vomiting, but its hard and hurt to see her dieing everyday. She lost almost 13 kg in 3 months. Please pray for her…..

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            AM September 16, 2020

            Abi this sounds exactly like my son! In January he weighed 127 at the regular dr. Thought he might have appendicitis, late February We took him to gastro dr. He weighed 115, May we took him to allergist/immunology dr. He weighed 97, two weeks ago we took him back to the first dr. He weighed 89lbs!! He looks anorexic at this point. We are on special diet and it seems hot or miss on what makes him sick. He is only 13 and has never had any food/stomach troubles at all. He throws up almost everything he eats and it baffles me that all these dr.’s are not concerned about the amount of weight he has lost or that he can barely keep anything down. He will get sick and put the heating pad on his stomach for a short time and then say he’s fine again. I’m at a total loss on what to do. We are going back to the dr. At Texas Children’s Friday morning. I hope something comes of it because we need help.

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            Sherie October 15, 2020

            I have a granddaughter who is vomiting and in the ER as I write. They say it’s Cyclic syndrome. Unexplained vomiting. I do not accept this. They have not scoped. Nothing works. She’s 21 with a 2 yo. It’s horrible watching her vomit. This has been for a few months.

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          Irene Mastroddi July 23, 2020

          Sorry to read these. But I thought I was alone. I am 60 yr old female. Diabetic. My day starts fine than about 5:00 PM. I start getting nauseous . Eat small meal. Between 7:00 and 11:00 get sick one or two times. Next day starts all over again. Been about a month now. Prayers for all !

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            Robert Parry September 28, 2020

            I’ve suffered with nausea, dry heaves and vomiting for over 20 years. I’ve seen numerous GI, diabetic and family Drs in the 3 states I’ve lived in. I’ve had every test there is, most of them numerous times . I have type 2 diabetes. Not a single Dr has suggested that it could be my medication. I started checking side effects my self. Then, without my Dr knowledge, I quit taking 2 of my diabetic meds. I take insulin, metformin and glyburide. I cut out the last two. On second day all symptoms stopped. I then added glycerine on 3rd day. No symptoms. On 6th day added 1000 mg which is half I’m to take daily. On 9th day added other 1000 mg per day. Following day symptoms started back up. Kept on 2000mg for 3 more days. Had vomiting, nausea and vomiting return. dropped back to 1000 mg and all symptoms went away. It’s been 3 weeks symptom free. Yes not a single Dr EVER suggested it could be my medications. I don’t recommend this without talking to your Dr, but they didn’t help me. I’ve adjusted how I eat to keep my morning sugars below 120

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          Carol Garcia August 11, 2020

          Omg Cathy you’re not alone I’ve lost 156 pounds in about 2 years I am freezing until it’s at least 83 degrees I can barely finish a 1/4 sandwich it’s horrible my family thinks I’m doing it to my self my Drs don’t understand now because I’ve lost so much weight my teeth have been effected because of all the vomiting sometimes it feels like my stomach is in spasm as well and others can feel it on the outside of my body. It’s crazy I just want to be “normal” not a freak that is freezing and puking for no known reason.

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          Stephanie August 31, 2020

          Have you been tested for MS? I’m asking because I have MS and have been trying to figure out what’s wrong with my stomach for almost a year. I am very nauseous most of the time. No vomiting but I feel like I need to. I am ALWAYS cold & wearing a jacket. Your fingers going numb can also be a symptom with MS. I have had IBS since I was 18 years old. In my opinion, you get diagnosed with IBS when they really don’t know what’s wrong. MS can cause stomach issues. Not trying to freak you out or scare you but it’s worth a conversation with your doctor.

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          Anony September 13, 2020

          Hi me too everyone. Lots of nausea. Can’t eat and now cannot drink water. Now I’m 20 pounds underweight & totally emaciated.
          This IS end of life stuff. At least for me it is.

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          Katrina September 29, 2020

          Replying to Cathy. I’m a 19 year old female, and I’m really only replying because what you wrote is happening to you is very close to the things happening to me. Over a week ago, the vomiting started randomly. I thought food poisoning, but then it kept going. I’m thinking stomach bug, but I’m going to the doctor tomorrow to ask. I can’t eat a single thing without throwing it up. Currently taking Zofran, and I throw that up too. I’ve lost 5 pounds since it started. (9 days and still going.) The part that made me reply though, is the numbness and tingling in my left hand. I wake up and it’s numb. I can be moving it and it goes numb or starts to tingle. I usually can get feeling back pretty easily, thankfully. I’ve started to eat less because it’s hurting my throat to vomit everything all the time, but even without food in me, I’m throwing up bile/stomach acids. Heartburn? Won’t go away. I took a COVID test because maybe I’m just showing one symptom of it? I don’t have results yet. Regardless, I’m going to the doctor tomorrow to see if maybe they know. I’m really hoping it resolves on its own. Good luck!

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            Leah October 09, 2020

            Talk to doctor about gastroparesis. My son has vomited for over 400 days. He was diagnosed with gastroparesis in 2017.

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            Ashley Rockenhaus October 09, 2020

            Katrina, My 17 year old daughter has been experiencing the same thing. It started almost two weeks ago. She just started throwing up and has not been able to keep any food down. Now she has diarrhea too. She’s gone from 118lbs to 107lbs in just 2 weeks. The first thing the doctors did was a Covid test, but that was negative. She’s had bloodwork that came back fine and an ultrasound today and hoping we get some answers from that. Seeing that there are others going through similar has helped my mom brain to stop thinking of worst case scenarios. Hope you get answers too!

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            Ashley Rockenhaus October 09, 2020

            Katrina, I forgot to mention that she has also recently started experiencing numbness and tingling in her right hand and leg/foot. She said it just happens randomly. This is all so weird.

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        Maureen Dulong May 25, 2020

        My 26 year old son vomits every morning. Some days it lasts for several hours. Once it was horrible. I brought him to the ER, but they lost interest when he admitted he uses marijuana. They seem to think that cancels out the need to take the condition seriously

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          Tracy June 07, 2020

          My daughter is 18 and has been vomiting almost daily (every 15-30 minutes) for about the past 5 months. She can barely even make it to work anymore and just got out on her own ☹️ She has been to her doctor several times, the ER many times, and to walk-in clinics – and no one takes her seriously. She told the doctor that she uses marijuana, which of course, means that she’s not worthy of medical treatment She did stop using it though, because she feared she may be one of the rare cases that have a bad reaction to it. But she has only gotten worse. They have done a ton of blood tests, fecal testing, and a cat scan so far – still no answers. I am so worried. She has always been thin, but she seems very frail and looks malnourished. She is really pale. I just wish we could find some answers.

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            Lyndsey June 28, 2020

            Have you ever heard of endometriosis?

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            Tonya July 12, 2020

            My 16 year old daughter has had every test under the sun she has violent episodes of vomiting! She smokes marijuana as well one Doctor told her it can cause her to vomit! She stopped for awhile but still has the nausea and vomiting! I had to take her to the ER last night she would not stop throwing up and she was shaking so bad I was afraid she was going into shock! They got her right in started a IV and gave her 2 shots of zofran but that did not work! Then she got another shot with Benadryl and she fell asleep! She’s been doing this for 5 months off and on! I took her to a GI Doctor and was only diagnosed with IBS but she’s still sick? She might go 2 or 3 weeks without a episode but it’s starts right back! She’s lost 35lbs and I do not know what to do! She’s only 16 she has apart time job at a pizza place and sometimes she is to weak to even go to work! I need answers but one Dr did tell me he thought it was because she used marijuana idk

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            Amy July 22, 2020

            It could be cannabis hyperemesis syndrome. It affects people who smoke marijuana. In order to get better the person needs to stop smoking marijuana for good; unfortunately it can take a while (months) to get better and if the person resumes smoking the cycle starts again.

            “Chronic use of marijuana (Cannabis sativa) also has been associated with cyclic vomiting syndrome because some people use marijuana to relieve their nausea. However, chronic marijuana use can lead to a condition called cannabis hyperemesis syndrome, which typically leads to persistent vomiting without normal intervening periods. People with this syndrome often demonstrate frequent showering or bathing behavior. Cannabis hyperemesis syndrome can be confused with cyclic vomiting syndrome. To rule out cannabis hyperemesis syndrome, you need to stop using marijuana for at least one to two weeks to see if vomiting lessens.” Source: https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/cyclic-vomiting-syndrome/symptoms-causes/syc-20352161

            “Cannabinoid hyperemesis syndrome was first recognized in Australia in 2004, and initially it was thought to only rarely occur among people with several years of heavy marijuana use (up to 3-5 times daily). However, the number of cases of CHS seems to be increasing and more recent studies have found some cases of CHS have occurred in people who have been using marijuana heavily for less than a year and others who only use marijuana weekly.” Source: https://www.uwhealth.org/news/q-and-a-with-dr-marin-darsie-cannabinoid-hyperemesis-syndrome/51907

            More useful links: https://health.clevelandclinic.org/is-your-marijuana-use-causing-your-vomiting-problems/
            https://www.altamirarecovery.com/marijuana/cyclic-vomiting-syndrome-and-marijuana-use/
            https://www.cedars-sinai.org/health-library/diseases-and-conditions/c/cannabinoid-hyperemesis-syndrome.html

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          Nicole June 22, 2020

          I’m about the same age & have similar symptoms & lifestyle if your son wants to talk!

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            Jill Johnson July 07, 2020

            I am in the same boat as the previous comments. My 16 year old son started getting ill at the smell of dinner one day and could not stop vomiting for two days. It went away and came back about 1-2 weeks later and went to the ER. They said everything looked good in his blood except the marijuana and like the two comments above did it investigate any further. Very frustrating. Since then it keeps coming back almost weekly. I talked with his pediatrician and he seems to think it’s heat related. However, the last time it happened it wasn’t that hot. He is miserable and cannot take a couple bites of food without feeling ill sometime. He stopped smoking for a bit but no change, in fact he said last time it helped with the nausea. I am beginning to feel hopeless because he has always been super healthy. If anyone has suggestions please reach out ‘
            Thank you

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            Rick July 20, 2020

            My son has also been vomiting for a couple of years now. We had to take him to the ER back in May because he said his throat was closing . He also admitted that he smoked marijuana on those sweet cigarettes.. They take the tobacco out and they add the marijuana ..Anyways they did not find anything they told him he should loose weight and not smoke anymore .. But he has been constantly been waking up with nausea and vomiting.. We have done multiple test on him with scope down his throat and all everything has come back good.. No diabetes , or thyroid problem ..We have made him an appointment with a psychiatrist to see if we can work on his anxiety and see if that works.. If anyone has any answers please contact me at rreyna7@austin.rr.com
            I am out of answers and out of ideas…

            Thank you worried dad

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          Deborah Ross June 25, 2020

          It may be because there is such a thing as Marijuana induced vomiting. They may have not lost interest, they may have decided that the cause was the Marijuana.

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            Lisa June 28, 2020

            If it helps I don’t see a problem with it

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            Violet July 01, 2020

            I have suffered from nausea for over 2 years now. I’ve allegedly been having investigations for carcinoid syndrome that never actually seem to take place (I had a carcinoid tumour several years ago) whilst waiting for these tests, they’ve since diagnosed IBS as an add on to a CFS/Fibro diagnosis I’ve had for about 15 years.

            Prescription drugs don’t touch my nausea and I have been miserable for all that time, sometimes not even able to function. A friend told me to try sativa marajuana, I actually feel like I have some quality of life again

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          Marie Parnell July 05, 2020

          My son has the same thing and the doctors at the hospital claim that it is caused by the marijuana. They say it is a new phenomena that happens as a result of the new strains of weed. I don’t know if I believe it or not but we have had 3 doctors tell us the same thing. My son wakes up, pukes, and then is fine for the rest of the day.

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          Ashlee July 27, 2020

          There is a disease called cannabinoid hypermesis syndrome. My boyfriend of three years had the same thing as your son and they didn’t do anything for him. I researched and researched till I found that it might be the weed and once he stopped smoking for one whole month it stopped. He had severe emesis in the morning then it would fade away by the afternoon and he said that the weed would help him as would hot baths but it ended up being the cause of his pain. During the first few weeks he went through what was almost like a withdrawal phase where he seemed to be feening for his marijuana but eventually it faded with his vomiting and severe stomach pain.

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          Elizabeth Padillas September 18, 2020

          Mom needs help my daughter is sick now 6 weeks non stop nausea & vomiting she has gone to the hospital and they run test colonoscopy & endoscopy all blood work came back nagative the gave her anti nausea Medication & anxiety medication none work I am caring for her in my home 24 hours her condition worsen she was complaining about her legs being unstoppable moving.. and she cannot sleep , I read the sight effects on both medication it read can give nausea , vomiting, uncontrollably muscle movement and dizziness and so much more
          right now I’m in the E R with her she’s feeling so like giving up , she tired of feeling so sick she’s only 27 take no drugs & don’t drink alcohol I’m so scared of losing her I’m praying some doctor finds what is causing her to feel nausea & vomiting.
          My heart goes out to all of you that are living with this horrible illness.. prayers for all .

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            Meg September 24, 2020

            Elizabeth
            Ask for a neurological exam and workup. The fact that her legs are involved makes this slightly different from other cases of nausea and vomiting

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          Cassie England October 14, 2020

          I myself am a 29 yr old women who has been dealing with these issues (naseau, vomiting, stomach/back pain, headaches…mainly the nausea and vomiting) for the last 4 years, lots of different doctors and lots of different test and half done multiple times! I started smoking cannabis to help me have somewhat of a normal life because it’s literally the only thing that allows me to eat and keep the vomiting back 🙂 but my doctors have also tried to blame it On the marijuana syndrome (but once I explained I never used weed until I got sooo sick, also I did go 2 weeks without and I got wayyy more sick) so that’s not it! They also took my gallbladder out 2 years ago and that didn’t help. Not 1 doctor has been able to give me any kind of diagnosis 🙁 every test comes back normal and to them I seem normal(weed truly helps) also how I’ve been able to keep weight on and get my hair to stop falling out! But I can’t live my life like this anymore! I had to go part time only 3 days a week at work (after taken 2 years off to try to figure out what’s wrong with me) I have been dealing with stomach issues since I was a kid and never have gotten any answers and medications haven’t worked!

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        Winter B May 28, 2020

        Wow I can’t believe i’m finding people who have similar issues to me?? I’m a 19 year old female and since I was 14 I’ve been suffering with severe chronic nausea and vomiting. I can go a week or two at a time with no problems whatsoever but I have episodes at least twice a month where I have severe pain right in the middle of my stomach, accompanied with vomiting. I usually wake up with the pain and vomiting around 4am, and it lasts well into the nighttime. Then I can get maybe a few hours of sleep, but the pain and vomiting always wakes me back up. My episodes of pain and vomiting last approximately 20 hours at a time, where I throw up about every 10-15 minutes. I’ve had several (thankfully non-severe..) mallory-weiss tears from the vomiting as well, which leads to blood in my vomit. I feel like I’m going to die sometimes I’m in so much pain.. I’ve been to the hospital countless times and i’ve had every GI test done and EVERYTHING has come back normal… it makes no sense but it’s affected my life in so many ways and I’ve felt so alone.. I’m so sorry to hear you’re going through something similar, and I wish you nothing but the best. Just know you’re not alone!!

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          Te June 03, 2020

          I’m a 38 yr old woman in deep need of help. I been suffering from chronic vomiting for about 12yrs. I’m constantly vomiting and having stomach pains.I barely eat to prevent from vomiting but you have to eat to survive. I can’t even imagine when I enjoyed a good meal without pain, maybe in my teens. I have done every test you can think of and all normal results. I vomit everyday all day. This is a struggle everyday just to get through the day. I have tried every PPI you can name and nausea medication. I even had my gallbladder removed with no relief. You feel so helpless without any answers. If someone find a cure please let me know.

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            Darlene Hill June 22, 2020

            I am a 54 yr old female who has had extreme nausea for a year and half now. I’m glad that I found others who have the same”mysterious” issue, but I wouldn’t wish this on anyone. Gastro Emptying test was normal, endoscopy, and heart test all normal. They blame it on other meds I take for other medical problems such as heart disease so I stopped taking everything. Then they yell at you bc u stopped taking them!? Dr says ur constipated that’s the reason so I take meds for that. They say eat before bed, don’t eat before bed, wake up in mid of night eat, wake up early eat. I’ve tried everything. I can eat air and my nausea is off the charts. Sometimes eating helps a lol bit for about 20 mins. I’ve gained so much weight. It usually last till late afternoon and then let’s up. But sometimes I’ll have it 3 days straight nonstop. I can’t keep going like this. I’m so miserable! The nausea meds make me tired then I fall asleep, thank goodness I’m already disabled I’d be fired. I have a pain pump in my stomach from 2 failed back surgeries now they’re blaming it on that. I think if it was the pump I’d have a whole lot of other issues. They’re just guessing! I don’t know what else to do our where else to go to get some answers but I do know I can’t live another year and a half like this! If anyone has any ideas in willing to try it.

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            Deborah Ross June 25, 2020

            Have you been tested for Celiac disease or wheat/gluten sensitivity? Sometimes the tests are false negative. I suggest following a gluten free diet for three weeks and see if you improve.

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            AB July 19, 2020

            I cant relate to you I am 39 y.o. male suffering with nausea for 13 years 24/7 nausea pretty much, I used to eat alot as well as gain weight use to help me with nausea for unexplainable reason, now nothing helps. The nausea is so strong caused me to have high acid reflux with ulcers not the other way around. Cant even do anything without feeling nauseous, just terrible. I also had tons of tests with no luck.

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          Lyndsey June 28, 2020

          Check into endometriosis

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            Jo September 25, 2020

            Wow, Im nearly 54, I’ve only been feeling like it for 3 weeks. As well as the constant nausea, I have an extremely BAD headache and I vomited for a week. I couldn’t even drink water or brush my teeth. I’m a pot smoker, chronic and I read about the vomiting syndrome. I had already stopped smoking weed and cigarettes because of the headaches. My glands are also up. I haven’t had a smoke in 10 days, so if the nausea is from CHS, I’m hoping it stops soon. Just wondering does anyone else get the headache. I was given morphine at the hospital which did help. I’m praying for everyone suffering. I’ve been in chronic pain for years due to arthritis if the spine, and this is the last straw. I resigned from work due to my arthritis, and then this shit started. I’m so over it, drs don’t give a shit

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          Stasi July 01, 2020

          My daughter is 17 and we live in a state where marijuana is legal. She too has been through all of the same things. It is debilitating and the amount of weight she has lost is insane. I will be following to see if anyone has any answers

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          Jennifer July 30, 2020

          My husband has exactly the same thing you described. He’s 64. He wakes up between 3 and 4am vomits and even retches for the next 12-20 hours. For the first 5 hrs he vomits every 10 -15mins. He’s been to the ER 4 times and in the hospital for 4 days. They tested everything! It all comes back normal. It’s horrible to hear. I can’t imagine how he feels. The exhaustion from spending all night vomiting is terrible. Its been 4 months. Doctors are dismissive because they can’t find anything. He too has pain in the upper abdomen. He takes PPI it doesnt work. Its frustrating that know one can figure out what it is. Hes tired of doctors telling him hes fine. The doctors should be at our house at 3am. I hope all find a solution and quickly. No one wants to see a loved one suffer.

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        Shawn July 16, 2020

        I am 37 years old and one day out of nowhere I started throwing up and couldn’t stop for 14 days straight. I was unable to eat anything at all them 14 days and I lost 20lbs. My doctors couldnt find a thing wrong. It took me about a week to get my appetite back to normal after the 14 days of not eating and vomiting. I was hospitalized for dehydration during this time and was in the ER 6 times for dehydration before being hospitalized. Still they could t find anything. I told them I smoke pot and they said that is what was wrong with me. I have quit and never plan on smoking again but I still wonder if this is really what was wrong??

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          Wesley C July 21, 2020

          When you quit smoking did the vomiting stop? My mom has same problem, but she says weed helps… Wish it was something simple. Looked up celiac disease an it kind of fits so we will try no gluten or dairy next.
          We have tried so many things though so I doubt it will work, but we have tried everything else. So random diets is what we have been trying no luck yet though.

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          Greg Walsh July 31, 2020

          Did you stop vomiting when you stopped smoking weed??!

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          Carol Garcia August 11, 2020

          Do you still have symptoms since you quit smoking?

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        Lani August 10, 2020

        Hi everybody,
        I am saddened and relieved that there are others out there like me. I’m a 43 year old female, who has been dealing with chronic nausea for years, and have just kind of dealt with it. Over the years it got a lot worse and came with constant vomiting. No meds helped. All the tests done, nothing wrong, same as everyone! I did quit smoking weed, the nausea and vomiting continued. Eventually the doctor settled on silent migraines. Started Propranolol and felt better, but it came back. Increased that dose, now the nausea and random public vomiting is happening again. When people talk about being embarrassed in public I want to tell them they have no idea : ) I am desperate, I don’t need depression kicking in and I’d like to get back to work soon. But it is what is. This blog brightened my day a little.

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      Amber March 30, 2020

      Wow, I have had this problem a little over five years now. Sounds just like me. Had my stomach looked at no cancer just “red”. I have thrown up almost daily for five years. This has ruined my life, my mental health. It seems I’ll never get help or an answer. it’s been bad the last week I’m not sure I am going to make it. I haven’t been able to eat or hold anything to drink down. I think my body has finally had it. I keep seeing people say you’ve been dealing with it two years just knowing that, wow it’s going to be five for you soon too. Insane! I’m so sorry and pray for a miracle that’s all I can do anymore !

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        Sherri R Hevron April 07, 2020

        Amber,

        I know it has to be difficult to deal with on a daily basis. I see my son struggle with it. He is coming to the conclusion that he can’t eat that many things and that it is more likely IBS. If he watches what he eats he gets periods of relief. I am praying that something is discovered soon that the doctors have overlooked. I’m praying that something becomes evident as to the cause. Research is ongoing. Don’t give up…I’m sure you’ve kept a food diary. My son has discovered the foods that irritate him the most and is avoiding those. I will pray for you (if you don’t mind). I know what to pray for. Take it a day at a time and revel in the small feeling good moments. Write down what your diet has been leading up to the feeling good moments. I hope the best for you! Feel free to let me know how you are doing.

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        Taylor May 30, 2020

        I have the same problem… I’ve been throwing up daily for almost 3 years now.. it started I think during my pregnancy with my daughter I couldn’t keep food down so I throw up contamtly and now 3 years later i still can’t keep food down and have to throw it up.. i get allot of chest pain from the vomiting..

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          Lydia June 20, 2020

          I’ve been struggling with the same thing for a year now. Everyday is a constant struggle with nausea, shortness of breath and acid reflux. I suffer from severe stomach pains yet no one has taken me seriously yet. Every couple of months it gets worse on the same day where I dry heave and retch until I’m exhausted…

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        Sandra June 03, 2020

        Hey guys so I’m not insane… 4 years of the very same thing vomiting every single day every time I eat sometimes just on liquids, always suffered with stomach issues but this is unreal. Really did think the doctors think I’m just a crazy lady but you guys are giving me hope….. I would have months 8 to 9 month at a time then it could settle to just nausea for a few weeks the back to vomiting again no one can seem to give me any answers!!!

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          Carol Garcia August 11, 2020

          Same here it is horrible

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      Nathan Kealy April 16, 2020

      Did you guys get any news? I’ve been living like this for 2 years now, I can’t work out like I used to, I can’t function 100% at work, I can’t eat anything with flavor anymore I’m only 25 and healthy no one knows what’s causing this? They told me it was GERD but I don’t have heartburn ever only nausea and vomiting 3 times a day for 30 mins to an hour per session. It’s rediculous trying to keep living like this I want to just die..

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        Sofia May 10, 2020

        Hi Nathan, i know EXACTLY how u feel. 8 months ago one evening i started vomiting, never been the same since. Ive been living off Zofran for 8 months with lost 40kgs most my body weight, im going anorexic, my family are devastated, yet doctors tell me im healthy?? Ive had every test done, no cancer, no ulcer, nothing that points out. My mental health has deteriorated whereby i dont have any will to live anymore.
        My Daily Routine without fail;
        430am evey morning wake up to vomiting, sometimes it happens in my sleep where i almost choke. The vomiting stops by 530am, then i get this burning, severe abdominal pains for approx 1 to 1.5 hrs. By approx 7am i start feeling tired, exhausted from all the pain, twisting, rolling on the floor, crying, i eventually fall asleep. I then wake up at around 9am feeling lethargic, tired, drained, nauseous, no will, no energy. Thats my day every single day since August 29 2019.its now May 11, 2020. We’ve lived thru a Pandemic. However my struggle is still here. I have absolutely no will to live. Doctors see me as healthy until i go six foot under which im sure wont be long. I hope anyone suffering is aware ” your not alone “

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          Amanda May 28, 2020

          Hi Sofia,

          Try doing a parasite cleanse – they are very difficult to detect in testing (only picked up 5% of the time) and could be causing the nausea and stomach pain. If a doctor won’t give you prescription treatment, try googling parasite cleanses at home – things like pumpkin seeds, and wormwood, clove and black walnut hull tinctures are very effective. You need to cycle treatment on and off for many months – up to 18, but should get relief sooner than that. If that fails, try and get tested for Lyme and co-infections.

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          Logan July 16, 2020

          Are you ok Sophia? I’ve been sick with this nausea and vomiting with no answers . I know sometimes it feels bleak but never give up

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          Zach Curtis July 23, 2020

          Sofia,

          I’m sorry you’re going through with so much from this. I had gallbladder surgery on January 8th, 2019 which was supposed to “fix” my problem. Worst mistake I’ve made in my life.
          I now have to watch what I eat on a daily basis. If I overeat I vomit. I constantly brush my teeth To keep the mint taste in my mouth which seems to help some with the nausea and carry packets of gum everywhere I go.

          I hope things get better for you. Keep pushing forward and try and figure out the best way to go about your day.

          Good luck,
          Zach

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          Dee July 30, 2020

          I know it’s almost August but if you are, and if any of you are for that matter, still suffering I suggest finding another doctor that will listen to you.

          I’ve had multiple surgeries regarding my digestive system but the last one seems to have subside my systems for a few months.

          Like many of you basic tests showed pretty normal but I ended up being hospitalized for a few days from overall malnutrition and my blood sugar dropping so low from not being able to eat and hold anything down.

          My surgeon ended up doing emergency exploratory surgery.

          I not only had a esophageal hernia that didn’t look as severe as it was but I also had adhesions, basically scar tissue built up from pervious surgery’s that was starting to obstruct my intestines and had to be lanced or whatever they call it.

          He also gave me some botox injections and he said that helped relax spasms in my duodenal and polyrus.

          I’m going back next week because I had it done last September and unfortunately the constant vomiting and nausea has been back since May.

          If I had a doctor that didn’t listen to me and believe the symptoms were interfering with my life and just go off the results of a test that only shows the results for the few minutes its performed or what its showing without infesting any further I’d probably be dead either from this or from the lack of will to keep going.

          Please please please. If your doctor is not advocating and finding solutions, get one that will.

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        Nicole Vanover May 14, 2020

        My son going threw similar thing every morning he wakes up and get sick he either nauseous or he throws up blood work came back fine the doctors cant find nothing wrong he smoked weed to get relief and the damn doctor said it may be the weed but that not it and that the only thing that helps him so sorry you feeling this way I hope you find a answer we also trying to find one plz keep me updated I do the same

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          a May 20, 2020

          It could be Cannabinoid Hyperemesis Syndrome

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            Jasmine Munro May 29, 2020

            I’ve been reading all of these and thinking the same thing. My daughter’s CHS has been horrific. She’s 6 weeks into a single episode and it’s been a nightmare. I’m looking for other ideas and it’s coming to a very sad realization that this may have really messed up her body. She has an ng tube and still no relief and no success st feeding. It’s heartbreaking to watch her waste away in front of my eyes.

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            Shawn July 16, 2020

            This is what they say I had…

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        Kaylynn August 27, 2020

        I am the same way right now ! I have had nausea everyday for four months now after I got food poisoning. I can’t eat anything and I’m nauseas wether I eat or not. I can’t do things I don’t go outside anymore I cry everyday. My doctor says it’s GERD but I never had any problems until after my food poisoning and I am so tired of living like this it’s honestly depressing me. I don’t know what else to do…

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          NauseousLaCole October 06, 2020

          KAYLYNN, I completely understand how you are feeling!
          I had a virus in April, fever, extreme nausea, body aches… recovered but one random day in June I’ve been nauseous since and Idk if it’s from the virus I had or what.
          I’m 32 healthy was fit, and of course……..All my tests are normal….blood, endoscopy, ct scans… just showed chronic gastritis and duodenitis, which the dr doesn’t believe is the reason I’m sick and gave me antiemeticsand a ppi I took for 2 months with no changes. Sooo, now here I am 4 months 24/7 sick to my stomach, I dont vomit, just always no matter what I do, I feel nauseous. I had to quit grad school to be an NP, I’ve been on leave from work, but I have to return in November…I’m a bedside oncology nurse and idk how I will work such a demanding job 12hr shifts … All I manage to do is go for walks, sit in the bathroom letting the hot water run on my feet, drinking ginger tea and eating ginger chews, reading forums, and hysterically crying throughout the day, thinking I cant live like this anymore.
          I’m about to start Remeron tonight in hopes it does something for me. I’ve become depressed, I cry everyday, I have lost the joy of living and find myself trying to just make it thru the day so i can sleep again. I did speak to someone on a forum… Kaylynn, he developed nausea a few weeks after being sick with a stomach bug, he got better with Remeron, but ultimately he got completely better very slowly. He said he was on Remeron 2 yrs then started to get off medication. Took him 3-4 years to no longer feel nauseous and was completely off nausea meds by 2020…. he got sick n 2016 and said the first 2 years were the hardest, but remeron gave him 70% quality of life back and he was able to work again…
          maybe your nausea is due to the same reason.
          Ever heard of post viral gastroparesis? He said he was dx with post viral functional dyspepsia and impaired gastric accommodation…. all his tests were normal except a satiety test which showed impaired accommodation…. not gastroparesis though.
          I try to find hope in these stories, but when you feel no change in being Ill day after day I resort back to my dark thoughts of I wish I had cancer instead, with an end in sight. I’d opt for hospice sooner rather than later I’m sure.
          Nausea is the worst medical symptom to ever go through.
          I’ve heard of drugs like nortriptyline, remeron, zyprexa … helping with unexplained chronic nausea….? If anybody was curious about it…
          I wish nausea didnt exist for any of us!

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        Ghost September 15, 2020

        Nathan how are you, have you found relief?

        27yo female who has had problems with nausea and bad reactions to various foods since puberty.
        The disease has progressed, I’m nauseous every single day, multiple times a day and invariably vomit if I don’t get relief to my stomach soon enough. Relief comes in the form of bicarb or quikeze (otc antacid) but is very very temporary, I’m just munching it all day. The PPI I’m prescribed does nothing at all, I’m taking it twice a day.

        Dr put me on a full exclusion diet for weeks and symptoms persisted, my diet has been very limited for years anyway because of it!! But things to avoid include spice, tomato, soft drink, anything that makes the stomach more acidic. I get by on plain rolled oats as a staple meal.
        The problem seems to be that my stomach is overproducing acid, which is harming it when empty – which is every single goddamn morning of course, I wake up vomiting and have to eat 5 meals to a very tight schedule and not miss a one.

        I’m speaking with my Dr again because it seems common for people to just be put on PPIs and antacids for life, including most of my maternal family (there is a genetic element in my case, ask your rellies if they’re well).

        I’m concerned that there is an underlying cause, because of how severe it is for my age, and I’m developing severe cold sensitivity and finger tip numbness like a commentor above along with dizziness, confusion, extreme weakness and fatigue, major over sleeping.

        Something that pops up is a syndrome where benign tumours form on the pancreas and cause over production of stomach acid.
        See if your Dr has ruled out Zollinger-Ellison Syndrome and MEN 1.

        I’m at the point where I may have to consider leaving my job and seeking financial aide, bc I’m so persistently sick….
        I used to smoke MJ very heavily, have been without for a while now and if anything my quality of life is far worse lol.

        I will let you know if I ever receive a diagnosis… I hope you’re doing alright.

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      Donald Daugherty May 20, 2020

      My daughter is 46 and has had daily bouts of nausea and vomiting and right upper quadrant abdominal pain going on 6 years now. She’s had 7 abdominal surgeries over the past 2 years without any kind of relief. She’s ready to give up. She also has recently had a staph infection to her left leg and left arm. Also has developed very pronounced jerking of her arms and legs that hurt her. If anyone has any idea please let me know. Her surgeon told her from time to time she would need to go to the ER for a “tuneup” to treat dehydration and get the nausea and vomiting back under control. But our local ER treats her as if she’s just drug seeking. One of the doctors told her not to come back for the same problem…Thanks.

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        Amanda May 28, 2020

        Hi Donald,
        Has she been tested for Lyme or seen a Lyme Literate Doctor (LLMD)?

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          Donald Eugene Daugherty October 16, 2020

          Hi Amanda, apologies for taking so long to respond. No, she’s not been tested for Lyme disease that I’m aware of. She continues to vomit daily and has mainly right upper quadrant abdominal pain. She has no gallbladder or appendix and all of her reproductive organs have been removed. Recently though she’s had some pain in the left upper quadrant of her abdomen as well. Tender to palpate. Normal bm’s and gastric emptying, though almost every ct that she’s had shows some stool present. I don’t know which way to go any more.

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      WesleyC July 23, 2020

      Finally found something that seems to be working gluten free diet since Celiac disease fit all of my mom’s symptoms, an might fit your too?

      And I couldn’t find a way to make a new post so this one popped up on top for me hopefully it does for others and helps you and others as it has for my mother.

      She has been vomiting multiple times a day for the last few months to a year, and on an off for 3 to 4 years. She also has to do Dialysis for kidney failure also.

      For past few days I have been cooking gluten free for my mom because celiac disease fits every symptom my mom has an she hasn’t thrown up in over 24 hours which hasn’t happened in months maybe even a year. *Knock on wood* hopefully it keeps working.

      Obviously this isn’t exactly proof it works, but I figured I’d post here since I know I was looking for anything to try even if it stops working for us it may work for you. And I will update as we go since I am not 100% sure it works could be just a great day, but if it does work I thought it couldn’t hurt to mention it here. I will repost this as a new post too since it fits many people’s symptoms it may help someone else. If I can find the option to, lol.

      I made some gluten free chicken noodle soup that I actually like more than regular pasta in it. Just bought gluten free pasta chicken breasts celery (good fo kidneys) carrots Swanson low sodium broth 64oz saute veggies in tablespoon of butter an tablespoon of olive oil with pepper(salt if you want) Add broth boil add noodles an chicken then eat in 10 mins easy an good
      Next maybe we try the gluten free pancakes an hope it keeps working.

      Hopefully this helps.

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      Jillian July 27, 2020

      I throw up every morning and sometimes durning the day I can’t eat to soon after waking up or my body goes like jello and hurt like my stomach is that full my back aches legs and arms I throw up and in 2 minutes after throwing up I’m fine .
      The more sleep I get the less the throwing up is the less sleep I get the worst it is like if I was to get 6-7 hours sleep I would throw up all day 9-12 hrs I just have to throw up to start my day … if I eat past 8 8:30 at night I’m sure to throw up the next morning what I ate the night before as soon as I drink in the morning I have to projectile vomit chocolate is bad cause if I eat chocolate past 6pm the night before I wake from my sleep almost not making it to the washroom to vomit no idea what it is

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        Bethany September 26, 2020

        THIS IS ME!! Like exactly. I’ve chalked it up to anxiety & severe GERD (I have chronic heartburn & feel/taste the acid when I vomit.)

        At first I thought it may be CHS but I quit smoking for 3 mos & there was no change other than less relief. (I’ll often microdose mmj after a vomiting session to relax my stomach, etc & cut the nausea.)

        This morning their were black flecks in my vomit & I caa a not figure out if it’s dried blood or the oxidized Omeprazole granules, so I’m making an appt to see my Dr Monday to possibly get an upper GI.

        Please post if you have any change in condition as this seems identical to me. I’ll do the same!

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      Andy August 15, 2020

      I am also the same I’m now 27 and been suffering with this for about 5 or 6 years, never really thought anything of it, i used to wake up every morning retching and vomitting but now it is more at random points throughout the day I can be absolutely normal and then my stomach will turn funny and I start retching and being sick then I go lightheaded, I’m also really skinny and can not put weight on maybe as a result of this? I now need answers I can not cope with it

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        Nancy H September 06, 2020

        I am a 67 yo woman, suffering same symptoms, with no relief despite lots of medical intervention. I appreciate knowing I’m not alone.

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      Jillian August 26, 2020

      Glad to hear I’m not alone the past 1.5 years I have been throwing up every morning some days are better then others some days I throw up all day long others I throw up once maybe twice and fine then I burp all day long it wakes me out of my sleep to go vomit at times and they blame it on acid reflux I have taken medication for acid reflux two types and neither has stopped it then I’m asked if I’m pregnant not unless I’ve been pregnant for just about 2 years now there are days I can’t go thru the door cause I can’t stop throwing up I can’t go anywhere until I do throw up the moment I drink something when I wake it’s setting me up to vomit which gets old fast … chocolate makes it even worst whatever I eat past 8 at night is bound to come up the next day which you would think is long digested it seems the more sleep I get the easier the throwing up is and the less sleep the worst it is and the longer it last I need at least 12-14 hours of sleep to only have to throw up once twice tops anywhere from 6-11 I’m gonna throw up all day .. I can’t eat to fast after waking usually have to wait a few hours or my body starts getting tight my arms start to hurt my legs start to hurt my back hurts and I have to go throw up what I ate this usually starts about 5-10 minutes after I eat once I throw up I can feel the pain start to go away it’s like my body turns to rubber zzz it makes life super hard

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      Chris A Winowich September 08, 2020

      Tina, its gall bladder disease. Losing all that weight that fast caused gall stones to form and damage normal digestion.

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      Carla Praught September 26, 2020

      my roommate who is 41 years old cannot eat or drink anything. She throws up everything. It started when she was hospitalized in March for an infection. She stayed in hospital until July. They couldn’t find an answer. They had her on TPN, then nj tube. She found that keep a ng tube down. She has lost 100lbs since March. She is out of hospital as they didn’t seem to have anything else they could do. They can’t do nj tube even not in hospital so dhe just is on continuous iv fluids. No nutrition! She has tried to eat a bit here and there but throws it all up. I’m not sure how much longer she can continue on like this. I dont understand why the doctors can’t do more. They could not do gastroparesis test as she couldn’t keep even the stuff down to do that

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    annette March 17, 2012

    Tina, There is a very real possibility with the diabetes and length of time dealing with this that your mom may have to go in the hospital for a few days so they can throw everything at what is going on with her…the length of time suggests that she may now be protien, vitamin, or electrolyte deficient or out of balance all of which will add to and continue the nausea. All three of these plus imbalances in her diabetic glucose levels can all cause severe nausea. Please also have them check gall bladder and pancrease.

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      Anonymous August 02, 2012

      They have told my mom she is malnuristed but they dont do anything about it. She had gallbladder removed and hysterectomy years ago before all this started. No relief in site. A new GI doctor thinks its too many cokes but she cant even hold it down long enough to b the problem.

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        Teresa September 22, 2019

        I do not know if anyone else has noticed that every comment has been happening females, that is strange! I have a friend that her elder mom started this a few years ago, it it is ‘not constant, here goes in spells? Like it has been about a year since her last bout. She is in the hospital now going through have test tomorrow. As far as the young girl that bleeds all the time that is not normal, go to a GYNECOLOGIST and demand test such as a laparoscopy,! My pap – smear came back negative, but stressed all the bleeding and clots…. the laparoscopy found a mass…. do not mess around with this, and if he doesn’t do it find a good reputable Gynecologist that will! What people do not realize with their negative comments, such as being in your head etc…. no one wants to feel like this…. they have no clue!

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          Jolissa October 23, 2019

          I have been searching for answers myself. My daughter actually started out having severe stomach problems and we went to every specialist known to man and got no answers. They finally said it must be anxiety because everything else looks good. But yet we know something else is going on because she has mucus in her feces and several other things that says something isn’t right. This has been going on with her for almost two years and she just turned 19. Now approximately 7 months ago I started having random vomiting episodes. My symptoms are totally different from my daughters as she never actually vomited we have both seen patterns that our symptoms get worse around period time every month. I have seen no pattern as far as the food I eat so I don’t think it has anything to do with food. My Dr. has sent to to 3 different t specialists yet know one can tel me why I’ve lost 45 lbs in 4 months and they just keep trying to mask it with more nausea meds My sister is an RN and she got me reading about something called cyclic vomiting syndrome and everything seems spot on to my symptoms but when I mention it to my Dr he tells me he has never heard of it. I am a single mom with 3 kids and I can’t afford to take off any more work. I really feel like this is definitely something to do with female hormones because every case I have read that seems to be close to mine it is always another female. If anyone has any new information please comment.

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            Jessica Hamilton December 20, 2019

            I have been having bouts with this for almost 3,4 yrs. mostly vomiting, extremely fatigue, and when ever I would have gas or burp it smells of rotten eggs. It’s repulsive I mean terrible. Often when I have these attacks which seems every month to every other month or so, I’m only able to get up long enough to use the bathroom or throw up and crawl back into bed. This pattern often lasts up to about a week typically. Now that I think about it, it does tend to happen closer or during my mensural cycle. I will also go through periods of time in which I will swell up to 40 lbs of I guess it’s water weight for no reason. That comes and goes. That is very painful and will also restrict me to stay in bed for up to a week sometimes longer concerning all of the systems I have shared. I’m only 37 yrs old with 3 children and a wonderful supportive husband, thank goodness!! I can no longer hold down a job and my husband has to play both mom and dad often, and work a full time job. I am very blessed in that department. One can only do so much tho..

            After reaching out to my sister did I come to understand that after sharing stories of these unexplainable issues she herself was struggling with much of the same issues. She was lucky to have come to what hopefully her conclusions per her Dr that she has Cyclics disease. It’s an autoimmune disorder causing a gluten allergy. Basically she is unable to eat anything at all with wheat, oats, barley, & rye!! Cyclics is for real. After Doing some research and hearing my sister share her story at least gives me hope that there is something that’s real that could be causing a lot of my issues. It’s a blood test that is taken to check for that. There are other systems I haven’t mentioned that are other symptoms of this disease.
            I do not know just yet if I to infact have the same illness. I do plan to make another apt with my dr to test for this and/or be up for taking more test as to rule out be hopeful and not give up. I hope that Some or any of this message helps.

            Jessi

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            Natalie February 01, 2020

            I am 23 I started experiencing this for the last about 2 years it’s only gotten worse this past year. I notice when I’m about to start my period I get flu like symptoms I can’t hold any food down nausea vomiting diarrhea severely. I have no appetite at all I’ve never felt this way. The past year I have gotten sick about 6 times.. I am so fed up. I have missed so many days of work it’s extremely important to me to stay healthy since I work with children. I have had birth control for about a year and half nexplanon. I’m healthy I’m not necessarily over weight but I’m not underweight Either. It is the worst because I drop 10-15 lbs every-time I become sick and all that urgent care or emergency or doctors has to say is that it’s a stomach flu. I understand if it’s a stomach flu it would end. Every other month I am sick and it always happens right before my periods. I am so tired I want answers but I don’t even know where to go for answers what to ask. I don’t have anyone to help take care of me and figure things out I’m figuring it out on my own. So getting advice and knowing it’s happening to other women makes me feel not so alone thankfully..

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            Tracy June 07, 2020

            Interesting that you bring this up. My daughter is 18 and has been vomiting almost daily, about every 15-30 min. No one seems to be able to provide an answer as to why. The weird thing is that it starts around 5am every time, and ends around 3pm with each episode. It may be the same day or the day after or the day after that, but the times are always the same. Also, she has been having “multiple periods” in a month – which may or may not be related. Her condition overall is getting worse and she has very few breaks from the nausea and vomiting (maybe half a day here and there.) The changes in her period started very recently.

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    Nancy Stapleton April 05, 2012

    My daughter Kyla is now 16 years old. She has been vomiting multiple times a day for 2 years. She has very little nausea. She is now having pain and the episodes have become more violent. The doctors say she has EE syndrome and slight SMA syndrome but the x-ray shows the food has room to pass and so it is a mystery why my daughter is living this nightmare. I am frustrated with doctors… More meds that don’t work. I hope Kyla gets a chance to live with out this. She is not able to do so many things now… It effects her whole life. Help!

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      penny May 08, 2013

      i know what you mean i cant do many things or enjoy many things cause of me being so nausea all the time and mostly in the morning im really bad i feel like im gonna die its so bad. and im nausea all day but it worsen by morning. i even take zofran and phenegrin and sometimes they help but most of the time it doesnt. i wish my dr would find out what the heck is wrong with me.

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        Jolissa October 23, 2019

        Everything you say is the same for me. Mine used to only be in the morning and it was like a textbook. The same every time but now it seems to last all day and sometimes I wake up in the middle of the night and can’t even make it to the bathroom. My dr has given me all the nausea meds too and they don’t do much anymore. Everyone keeps telling me this is because of anxiety but I just don’t see how all of a sudden I’m so anxious I’m puking all the time. I feel like something is very wrong yet know one can seem to figure out what it is

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          Becky June 09, 2020

          I felt like I was going crazyyyyy cause that’s what the doctors told me. And deep down I knew I wasn’t anxious. My story starts in the summer of grade 4 going to grade 5. I used to get this stomach cramps that ppl thought were period cramps but to make sure they gave me an ultrasound but nothing came up. Soon after I was feeling nauseous at night before and during my sleep. So bad to the point where it was hard to sleep. It was the same time EVERY time. This was about October or something. Then out of nowhere it starts in the mourning then all day but I could still go to school yk. It went away after New Years but then came back at the start of grade 6. Same thing happened as the year before that. Then in grade seven I lost a lot of weight more than I did before and was 67lbs with the weight of my clothes. I went to the hospital and they said I was fine. I just needed to poop. This was after not eating for 3 days strait. They said my blood sugar was low and sent me home. I went to my paediatrician for some answers and she sent me back to a doctor who specializes in mental health. They spoke to me about stress and stuff and put me on weight gain medicine. After months I was able to tolerate my nausea and it went away for a year. Till grade 9. I finally threw up but haven’t been able to bounce back since. I feel sick all the time and it last longer now. Especially now that I have my period it gets worse around the time I’m about to have it which is weird since I’ve never had that before. They went from leaving at New Years till staying in June. So from November to June I’ve been sick and there’s no helping since corona is having everybody shook. All I wanna say is if ur going thru this I feel u. Sm1 pls make it stop. I’m tired of this shit already.

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        Evelyne August 15, 2020

        Hi Penny,
        You wrote about your nausea problem in May 2013 and we are in 2020. Because I am having the same problem, I am wondering if you feel better and nausea free and what helped you. I appreciate any tip you can give me. Thanks

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      Daniella September 02, 2019

      Hello, Please update me if you find anything helpful. I have the same symptoms as your daughter except I also feel very nauseous in addition to vomiting. It has been 13 years and I had learnt to manage it a lot more now but it’s still very very hard. So many times, I just throw up in public and it’s very embarrassing , like on the public transportation, while working, while eating out with friends, etc… HELP!

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    Vickie Nevels April 22, 2012

    Thank the Lord, I’m not alone. Finding this article and knowing it’s happening to others without a true diagnosis is great but disheartening. I’m a 49yo female with chronic nausea, retching and vomiting. It has gotten so bad I’m basically a shutin. I constantly must wear pads because the gagging is so forceful I usually wet my pants. It doesn’t matter of I eat or not the NV is always present. I also have lost weight (49#). This is no way to live. I can’t plan anything. I have had several gastric empting test as well with mixed results. I eat Zofran like candy trying to stop the nausea. My health issues are GERD, RA, Fibromyalgia, and Barretts Esophagus. I to have searched the internet for answers. So far this is the only site that I have found others like me. Thank all of you for your postings they really helped me. Prayers to all of you suffering like me, hopefully an answer will soon be available.

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      Z. Monique August 20, 2012

      I am so sorry that other people out there are suffering with this issue. However it is a bit comforting knowing that I am not alone. I am a 31 yr old woman and I have been dealing with this since I was a teenager. I vomit just about everyday and sometimes its so bad I know better than to leave the house because it happens so many times in one day. Although I haven’t been diagnosed with anything else, I do not believe I have diabetes or any other ailments. I do have menstraul issues though. I am constantly bleeding and it VERY rarely stops but I never get cramps so its mostly just an inconvience of always having to wear pads or tampons. Most people don’t understand and say that the nausea and vomitting are all in my head but I know its not. I went to the doctor once and he told my Mom it was all in my head and that I need to stay relaxed. The problem with that is I can be happy and relaxed and the next minute I am vomitting. I have tried to document when it happens and I have come up with the fact that I vomit when I get hot, I vomit after riding the bus or sitting in a car, I vomit after meals, I vomit when I am hungry, I vomit when i wake up, I vomit when I am sad or excited…I could go on but the point is that anything can trigger my nausea and vomitting. People have given me over the counter drugs which just make me sick and I have also tried teas. If anyone knows more about this please let me know how I can get some relief. Its so hard to deal with and frankly its embarassing vomitting in public because I don’t have any control over it. Thanks to everyone who is sharing on this forum! It truly helps when people understand what you are going through rather than thinking you are crazy.

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        Angel March 20, 2013

        Have you researched for C.V.S.? Cyclic Vomiting Syndrome? I am thinking this is going to be my diagnosis. ;-(

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        Kerryann December 21, 2019

        Hi I am Kerryann and I have had this vomiting problem since I was 14 years old and I am 31 years old and I am still doing it all the time And The hospital and doctors still can’t work it out. Why I am doing it and I even vomit up blood and I have lost heaps of weight doing it I have pre diabetes

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      Angel March 20, 2013

      Here is the same for me. I am 43 yro mother of 3, married 24 yr, ill with these episodes that have no “lab-identifiable” cause now for nearly 4 yrs. I’ve missed so much with my kids. I am in search of ANYONE who can relate to this tortutous condition!

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        Vickie March 21, 2013

        I also suffer from chronic nausea and vomiting for the last 17 months. I can’t plan anything so I’m like a prisoner in my home. I also must wear a pad because of the forcefulness of my retching. I’m a 50 yo female who unfortunately can’t offer any help because no doctor can tell me what’s wrong. I’ve seen a gastroenterologist, neurologist, endocrinologist, internists and a psychiatrist and ALL of them look at me like I’m looney. They don’t see how someone could vomit 6-12 times a day. Even loosing 49 pounds in 5 months doesn’t convince them. My prayers go out to everyone suffering with this and no answers. It’s a tough road to travel

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          Deepak Sharma August 06, 2019

          When appearing shortly after a meal, nausea or vomiting may be caused by food poisoning, gastritis (inflammation of the stomach lining), an ulcer, or bulimia. Nausea or vomiting one to eight hours after a meal may also indicate food poisoning. Nausea is an uncomfortable but non-painful feeling in the back of your throat, chest, or upper stomach. Nausea causes a queasy, unsettled feeling that can make you want to throw up (vomit). … Some people experience nausea even when they are sleeping. Chronic nausea can include symptoms that are difficult to describe….(mygenericpharmacy)

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          Alim Nimji April 24, 2020

          Hey Hayden. Sorry to hear about your problem. I have been going through something very similar. I am 19 yrs old and one day I got nauseous and thew up. I was told I have a stomach bug but ever since then which is 8 months to date i have been nauseous every day. I rarely puke but the nausea is killing me. Also got multiple tests done to me and everything seems normal. We are doomed!

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            cassidy May 12, 2020

            Please tell me that youve found something to help! Ive been dealing with the exact same thing for over a year now. i threw up in front of a friend and ever since then ive been nauseous EVERY day. I cant go on dates, go out with family. its like hell on earth. if you have any tips im in desperate need! praying for you 🙂

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            Alim Nimji May 12, 2020

            Hey Cassidy. I haven’t been able to figure it out too. I am so soory to hear about ur condition to. The constant nausea is ruining my life. I hope we can find a way out of this

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        Poonam May 05, 2020

        Hi There,

        My husband is vomiting since a week all reports and ultrasound is fine…what should I do…I really dont know…im confused…please help…thanks

        Regards
        Poonam

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          Amber May 22, 2020

          My name is amber and I’m going on 26yo. Growing up i was the healthiest kid. At 22, i was a server starting a new job and during a food tasting felt some light pain in my upper abdomen accompanied with nausea and an immediate need to vomit, running off to the bathroom Several times. I had to go home because the pain grew and radiated to my chest, lower back, shoulders. It was a constant burning pain crippling me. Not to mention i couldn’t stop running off to throw up. I even pulled over multiple times to vomit before i made it home. From that moment I vomited every bit of stomach contents i had down to my bile. Yellow stomach acid and bile was coming up, for hours. I couldn’t hold down a sip of water or liquid let alone a bite of any food. We all know the aweful sweating and body temp spikes back and forth during a long vomiting spell. The only solace i could find was in the fetal position in the shower with the hottest water on my back and then in rotating areas of my body. I felt like i was dying. The vomiting never stopped. The pain kept me awake. Eventually so dehydrated, and clearly not getting better, i went to the ER. They gave me IV fluids and pain relief and basically told me that this was all in my head. The few tests they took came up negative and so the blamed it on anxiety/stress, depression, food poisoning, or smoking pot. I went home and ended up back in the ER 3 more times in the following 2 weeks after my first visit. I didn’t have stones, no mass, no elevated enzymes, ultrasound was clear. Sent me home again and again with the same answer of idk. With the last of my energy i went to my gynecologist for help and he felt around on my belly. From the area i had the most pain even when i was not in the middle of a vomiting episode. Immediately he told me i needed to tell the doctors to check my GALLBLADDER. Since i didn’t have gallstones and I’m young and of slim build they never thought to check further. Now, 2 weeks into not eating or drinking and losing nearly 15 pounds, i asked for the test to see if my gallbladder was functioning. For an unexplained reason my gallbladder stopped working, was not doing anything at all and so it was extremely painful when my body tried to digest anything going into it. I had a laparoscopic cholecystectomy and went back to my life like normal. I could eat and drink alcohol(in moderation), everything seemed normal. And then one day like 7 months down the road i was struck by all the same symptoms again. It lasted about 4 days until i went back to the ER due to severe dehydration, and once they brought me back to life and i could rest after all the pain and violent vomiting, i could function again. Practicing the BRAT diet after these episodes helps my body ease back into eating of course and sometimes I’m just too afraid to eat and choose to fast for some time before trying again. And since my surgery that should have relieved all my symptoms in the first place, i will have a similar episode of pain and vomiting every few weeks/months. Each time is different. Each one lasts a different amount of time. It varies from lasting just a few hours, to lasting 7-8 days.. I’ve missed so much work over the years. Explaining my situation helps my bosses understanding of any last minute call outs due to waking up at 6am vomiting and hoping it stops and then it just escalated and the pain comes on later and i realize i won’t make it through a shift properly. I still don’t have an answer for why i have this chronic syndrome of vomiting and painful spouts AFTER i had the problematic gallbladder removed. It’s never one thing that i put in my body that sets it off either. It’s random. I don’t have a cause. I only have everything after. I’ve explained this situation to death to so many people from my dad to my doctor and they look at me like I’m making it all up. I know my dad knows it’s real, he’s gotten to see it during one visit to took home. But he doesn’t understand how each time is different and each time i experience different levels of each symptom. I have heartburn, i feel acid reflux, burning, i can’t control my body temperature, intense nausea and the need to vomit(most of the time for hours), fatigue, restlessness, and the pain in my upper abdomen that i can’t put into words. The most common episode starts gentle with the need to vomit once early in the morning, then again an hour later and so on until it’s every 15 minutes, and this lasts about 24 hours until i can finally fall asleep of exhaustion and then hopefully I’m good when i wake up. If the baby food stays down I’m good and if not then i brace for a longer episode and will generally fast. Doing this keeps me from becoming so dehydrated i need an ER visit to get IV fluid and pain relief just to get to square one again. I’m always researching and looking for an answer. With gastrointestinal problems, i swear even a gastroenterologist is clueless. They have a few guesses but chances are, if your a female, young, and it involves unexplained vomiting, they seem to think it’s all psychosomatic and in were causing it ourselves with stress or we force it somehow. Who could want to live like this? Never knowing if today is going to be filled with pain and crippling nausea? Not being able to drink a sip of water as you’re curled up in bed, on the floor or wherever you can find a position you can live with, and all you need is a little water.. sometimes if i can get a sleep aid or help for nausea into my system and try and keep it down long enough i might be able to lessen the episode but i don’t have much luck. Nothing stays down long enough for me to get my much affect. Nobody out there having these issues is alone. My heart literally goes out to those wanting it all to end or wish death bc they can’t take it any longer. I’ve been there and I’ve felt that pain. I feel like there’s got to be more answers than we’re being given.

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        Jasmine Munro May 29, 2020

        If any of you smoke marijuana or use any THC products I urge you to research cannabinoid hyperemesis syndrome. It’s real and it’s very much like a developed allergy to marijuana. Affects people differently but all of the symptoms I’m reading about can be present. There’s a Facebook group that can offer advice and support https://www.facebook.com/groups/1726680267460882/

        Best to all of you.

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      penny May 08, 2013

      I also eat zofran like candy I also take phenegrin like candy cause zofran alone doesnt help and with the both taken together helps some but i still am nausea and i dont vomit all the time just really really nausea all the time and it scares me and sometime when i get that way i got to use the bathroom number 2 and i get hot and cold and i feel like im gonna pass out with it to.

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        MICHELLE TOWLER January 07, 2020

        I AM A 53 YO FEMALE. IVE LIVED WITH NAUSEA AND VOMITING NOW FOR NEARLY 5 YEARS. MY GASTRO DR TOLD ME I WOULD HAVE TO LIVE WITH THIS! THEN SHE WROTE ME A LETTER STATING SHE HEARD I HAD LOST ALL CONFIDENCE IN HER AND LET ME GO FROM HER PRACTICE! I NEEDED MY MEDICINE BUT AM A STUBBORN SOUL SO I NEVER WENT BACK.. I CAME UPON A DOCTOR AND HE IS HOPEFUL. HE IS TESTING ME FOR SCLERADERMA ALSO AM HAVING AN MRI SCAN OF THE BRAIN SO IT MAY BE SOMETHING TO DO WITH NEURONS.. IVE NEVER HEARD OF THIS!! MY STOMACH USED TO GET SO BLOATED IT WOULD SWELL UP TO WHERE MY STOMACH WOULDN’T OR COULDN’T STRETCH ANYMORE AND VERY DIFFICULT TO BREATHE.. NO ONE HERE HAS MENTIONED SEVERE ABDOMINAL BLOATING SO I WONDER IF ANYONE IS HAVING ISSUES WITH THIS..? I CAN JUST LOOK IN THE MIRROR AND WATCH MY ABDOMEN BLOAT IN FRONT OF MY EYES VERY STRANGE. THEY HAD SAID IT’S A BACTERIAL INFECTION AND TESTED ME FOR ALL KINDS OF BACTERIA. NO OTHER BACTERIA FOUND EXCEPT FOR E COLI.. WHEN E COLI GETS N THE SMALL INTESTINE IT MAKES U VERY SICK!! IT’S CALLED SIBO FOR SHORT. SMALL INTESTINAL BACTERIAL OVERGROWTH… SO IN A WAY IT’S LIKE HAVING FOOD POISONING ALL THE TIME. MAYBE SOME OF YOU MIGHT HAVE THIS TOO? I HAVE SWITCHED GASTRO DOCS SO HE IS MAKING APPOINTMENTS FOR MY TESTING.. I WILL LET YALL KNOW HOW IT TURNS OUT. MY HEART GOES OUT TO ALL OF THOSE THAT SUFFER WITH THIS. ALSO I LEARNED LAST NIGHT THAT PHENERGAN WHICH THE GENERIC IS PROMETHAZINE , CAUSES HIGH SUGAR !! IT IS KIN TO THE ANTIPSYCHOTIC MEDICATIONS. I NEVER KNEW THAT. IT ALSO MAKES PAIN MEDS STRONGER AND IT WONT LET METFORMIN WORK VERY WELL. SO THOSE OF YOU WHO HAVE BEEN DIAGNOSED WITH DIABETES WITH THIS IT JUST MAY BE COMING FROM THE PROMETHAZINE WHICH IS THE GENERIC PHENERGAN. I ALSO READ WHERE THEY TOOK THE REAL PHENERGAN OFF THE MARKET IN THE USA AND DON’T KNOW IF THIS IS TRUE OR NOT. SO, WITH ALL THE OTHER ISSUES EVERYONE IS GOING THROUGH WE SURELY DON’T NEED TO BE MADE SICK WITH A MEDICATION TO GO ALONG WITH ALL OF THIS PAIN AND SUFFERING!!!!!! I HAD BECOME ALMOST A COMPLETE RECLUSE BECAUSE I CAN’T FIND CLOTHES TO FIT ME. THEY ARE ALL TOO TIGHT IN STOMACH AND TOO BIG EVERYWHERE ELSE!!! THANK GOD I FINALLY STARTED RESPONDING TO A MEDICATION CALLED XIFAXIN. IT IS AN ANTIBIOTIC THAT GETS RID OF BACTERIAL INFECTIONS IN THE GUT. ALSO I HAVE TROUBLE SWOLLOWING PILLS AND HAVE TO CRUSH THEM. MY DOCTOR THINKS THIS COULD BE COMING FROM THE STOMACH PROBLEMS. I TOO HAVE TO EAT PROMETHAZINE LIKE CANDY AND IT HAS BEEN KNOWN TO PUT ME IN A STUPOR!! WHERE I DON’T KNOW WHAT I’M DOING AND MY HUSBAND HAS BEEN VERY SUPPORTIVE OF ME ALSO AND I THANK GOD FOR HIM…PRAYING FOR EVERYONE WHO HAS NAUSEA AND VOMITING AND OTHER THINGS AND CAN’T GET A DIAGNOSIS AND HAVE JUST HAD IT!! DON’T GIVE UP BECAUSE THE ANSWER COULD BE JUST AROUND THE CORNER. IM SURE SOME OF YOU HAVE THOUGHT OF SUICIDE I KNOW I DID BUT THE ONLY THING THAT HAS STOPPED ME IS MY BELIEF IN GOD AND KNOWING HIS GRACE IS SUFFICIENT TO GET ME THROUGH ALL OF THIS! KEEP YOUR CHIN UP AND DON’T GIVE UP! I DON’T REALLY KNOW AS OF YET WHAT IS WRONG BUT I AM GETTING CLOSER…. MICHELLE

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          Jeff May 18, 2020

          My wife has been sick for 3 years been to the emergency room about 100 times they never have any answers other then your blood work came back ok and scans dont show anything she is working with a gi doctor for last year running multiple tests she had her gulbladder removed a week ago becouse was functioning at 0 % but it made her worse so back to the doctor we call and hope for some fast test and hope he can find out what’s wrong

          None of the meds work for her nausea and vomiting but what works everytime is WEED she does not like to do it and I almost have to beg her but it works and she can keep food down . I am gonna see if CBD will work since it doesn’t get ya high but has the same attributes

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            Amber May 22, 2020

            I forgot to mention in my last life long story of this problem, but i also found some peace and help from weed. Sometimes I’m in too far to be helped by anything but I’ve fluids, but if i have the energy or mindset to try it does give some level of help. On my less severe episodes definitely helps bring it down a little bit. With your wife, if her story is anything like mine, fasting during nauseous times can help and when beginning to eat, try baby food. It’s the only thing that’s been a constant good thing after each time. I hope she finds answers.

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          WesleyC July 21, 2020

          Any luck?

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            WesleyC July 23, 2020

            For past few days I have been cooking gluten free for my mom because celiac disease fits every symptom my mom has an she hasn’t thrown up in over 24 hours which hasn’t happened in months maybe even a year.

            Obviously this isn’t exactly proof it works, but I figured I’d post here an update as we go. Since I am not 100% sure it works could be just a great day, but if it does work I figured it couldn’t hurt to mention it. I will repost this as a new post too since it fits many people’s symptoms it may help someone else.
            I made some gluten free chicken noodle soup that I actually like more than regular pasta in it. Next maybe we try the gluten free pancakes an hope it keeps working.

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    Deborah April 29, 2012

    i am 53 and have had chronic vomiting for about a year now. I also have type II diabetes. I have had several tests done to try to figure out the cause but so far I have gotten no real answers. I also have depression and the vomiting doesn’t help me to feel good about myself. Sometimes I feel the doctors don’t believe that I vomit everyday. I have had professionals tell me it’s in my head and others have said for me to deal with it. I would like to see them deal with it for just a week and see if they like it because I sure don’t. I am glad to know that I am not the only person with this problem because I was feeling so alone. I am sorry that others are going through this. Hopefully soon there will be an answer for us.

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      Vickie Nevels April 30, 2012

      Hi, Deborah welcome to the site. This is the only site I’ve found where individuals can support each other. I also wish the doctors had this mess for just one week. If they did there would be a cure ASAP. I noticed that other people like yourself have diabetes. I’ve read that n&v goes with that alot. Why I’m not sure. I do not have diabetes but I do have other medical issues like RA, Fibromyalgia, and GERD/Hital Hernia. I’m scheduled for an upper GI study on Tuesday and then alot of gastric XRays starting Thursday. I hope something is found. My now ex husband had very little patients and with my illnesses. I have been dealing
      with depression for quite sometime and also deal with anxiey

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        Deborah April 30, 2012

        Hi, it was nice to hear from you. I am sorry that others have this problem but at the same time I am glad I am not alone. I have had professionals tell me it is in my head,i have to deal with it and to pray to God. I recently changed GI doctors to see if he has anything new to offer because I was getting nowhere with the last one. I did have a test a few weeks ago and the results were normal. I see him again in a couple of weeks and I hope he has something else to offer. I hope you find some answers from the tests you have this week. My boyfriend is trying to be supportive but I know it is hard on him because he loves me but at the same time it’s not happening to him so he sometimes is not there for me, but at least he tries. God luck.

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        Rowan December 11, 2019

        I know a male that’s been dealing with this at least the last two years I’ve known of, and I know it was goi goon before we met. He also has had all of the medical testing and they say he is perfectly healthy. We’re considering hypnotherapy, i.e., regressive therapy might help remove a trigger if it’s some type of anxiety. Love and light to you all.. best wishes.

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    Kathy May 16, 2012

    I was disgnosed with Crohns 4 yrs ago and had it a year before. I have serious nausea vomiting ever since, with small intervals of peace. Right now been in hospital 4 times in 4 weeks. Need the IVs to get rehydrated, pain meds, stronger antinausea. It also triggers migraines. My gastro guy is stymied. ER is too, as is Internal Med guy. 5 yrs of NV has made me a crazy woman. I am SO glad to at least hear I am not alone. I want my life back. So does my family….

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    Anonymous June 24, 2012

    Has anyone had a hysterectomy and has the chronic vomiting and nausea?

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      Vickie Nevels June 27, 2012

      I am still suffering with chronic N/V. Gastric emptying and Scopes are normal. I tried the drug Colostipol, which is supposed to bind with bile to decrease nausea, but all it did was cause severe stomach, face, feet and ankle swelling. It also caused terrible constipation. Now they are leaning toward it being neurologicAl and I’m having a MRI to rule out a brain tumor or lesion on the brainstem. Definitely don’t want that but at least it would be an answer.

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        Vickie Nevels July 02, 2012

        Still no answer on the brain tumor, but my dr. gave me a new drug called Domperidone. It has been truly sent from God. After vomiting 12 – 16 times a day for a solid year and nausea so bad you can’t raise your head I finally have some relief. I have not vomited one time in 5 days and very little nausea. Ask your Dr. for some of this drug. I hope it works for all of you.

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      Rene February 02, 2013

      Hi! I am a 42 yo woman. I have been dealing with chronic nausea and vomiting, Ive tried every form of nausea med that the doctors have thrown at me, back in 2010, I went into one of our leading hopitals with pain on my right side, I had some scar tissue built up because of Endometriosis. while in the or, the dr thought my appendix looked slighly enlarged, so he decided to remove it, witjout realizing he had perferated my colon.
      Which lead to a 9 month stay in the hospital with a colostomy bag placed, and an additiomal 12 abdominal surgeries. I still had the nausea and vomitimg which started after my 1st surgery. I had it ever since. I have tried every remedy that I have heard of or read about. back in May of 2011 Ihad the colostomy bad taken down, Thank God for that.
      I am still having the n/v episodes, which are worse and more frequent. Now I get to add the stress of adv stage 3 breast cancer.I keep hoping I will rin in to someone who has some miacle answer, but no such luck.
      I keep praying for a cure of some sort, and of course for the strenght to fight the cancer as well. My babies need me, and I so desperatly need them.
      My thought and prayers are with you all.

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        Vickie February 04, 2013

        My prayers go out to you and your family. I pray that you win your battle with cancer. My chronic and vomiting started at age 48 after a total knew replacement. It’s been a year and 5 months of constant n/v. Of course every doctor I have seen says their is no connection to the surgery. I, like you, have taken every medication and test they throw at me. While at my Neurologist for my migraines I told him about the chronic n/v. I explained all the meds and test I had received. He said well lets think out of the box. He told me that we have nausea and vomiting centers in our brain as well as in our stomach. He put me on a drug called klonopin. He started at 1mg. Surprisingly the nausea slowed down. We increased to 2mg and my nausea is almost memory. I still have n/v once a week or so, but that beats every and all day long. I also got some relief in vomiting after I got my chronic constipation better. I had been given every drug possible to help with chronic constipation. I eat plenty of fiber and drink plenty of water but still constipation persisted. I’m a chronic pain patient so the constipation is due to pain meds. Once again it was my Neurologist that told me to eat dried fruit. He said stuff like trail mix that combine dried fruit and nuts would do the trick. Once I tried the stuff and got better regulated I was able to stop the laxative meds. So, with the klonopin and
        the trail mix my chronic nausea and vomitiny are much more managed. If I miss a dose of klonopin the n/v starts within 12 – 24 hrs. Sorry this was so long and I hope it helps someone.

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          Evelyne August 15, 2020

          Hi Vickie,
          You wrote your message on February 2013 and we are August 2020. Because I am suffering from nausea, I am curious to know
          If you are still taking Klonopin and if it’s still helping you. I will really appreciate your answer. Thank you

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    Anonymous July 02, 2012

    Chronic Vomiting Synrdrome Association

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      Anonymous July 02, 2012

      CVSA.org
      Check it out!

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    em July 09, 2012

    I’ve read parathyroid gland problem is also a cause and linked with diabetes, blood tests can check this

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    em July 09, 2012

    oops! it’s gastroparesis that’s linked with diabetes, because of the effect of the diabetes on the vagus nerve affecting gut motility. parathyroid problems can cause excess acid secretion in the stomach. gastroparesis can be intermittant I think so may not always show up on tests.

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    Ree August 13, 2012

    So glad to know, i’m not alone. My Mom had this happen 4 months ago, and now it’s happeing again! This is no way to live. You feel so helpless! And going back and forth to the hospital is way to costly.

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    Anonymous September 10, 2012

    Roberta says:
    I had a Colectomy Nov 3, 2011 where over 30 inches of my intestines were removed. I was in the hospital for 17 days, and off work for almost 12 weeks. I felt pretty good when I returned to work, but however in May of 2012 I started having stomach problems again. I went to the doctor again, and found that I had an Abdomnal Hernia, and was told that it would have to be repaired. I rolled the thought around in my head for good 6 weeks until I decided to have it repaired. On July 24, 2012, I again went under the knife. In this procedure I also had the excess fat removed from my stomach. Here it is September 2012, and I am suffering from cronic nausia after this surgery. It will not go away. I cannot go anywhere or do anything. I have taken and used everything I can think of, but it will not go away. Does anyone out there know what I am talking about or have had the same problem after surgery. Oh yes, I am also doctoring an open would in the lower part of my abdomon which occurred and was readmitted to the hospital twice and the emergency room more than 6 times.

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    Anonymous September 10, 2012

    I had a Colectomy Nov 3, 2011 where over 30 inches of my intestines were removed. I was in the hospital for 17 days, and off work for almost 12 weeks. I felt pretty good when I returned to work, but however in May of 2012 I started having stomach problems again. I went to the doctor again, and found that I had an Abdomnal Hernia, and was told that it would have to be repaired. I rolled the thought around in my head for good 6 weeks until I decided to have it repaired. On July 24, 2012, I again went under the knife. In this procedure I also had the excess fat removed from my stomach. Here it is September 2012, and I am suffering from cronic nausia after this surgery. It will not go away. I cannot go anywhere or do anything. I have taken and used everything I can think of, but it will not go away. Does anyone out there know what I am talking about or have had the same problem after surgery. Oh yes, I am also doctoring an open would in the lower part of my abdomon which occurred and was readmitted to the hospital twice and the emergency room more than 6 times.

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    Kim September 22, 2012

    I have been having chronic nausea for the last 6 months. Retching in the morning. No vomiting. Have had many tests. All turn up negative. I was reading about the antidepressant Remeron being used to treat nausea. Was wondering if anyone has tried it and had success. I am now going to try a gluten-free diet and see if that helps.

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      Evelyne August 15, 2020

      Hi Kim,
      Since 2012, have you find a remedy to treat your chronic nausea. Did you end up trying the antidepressant Remeron
      And did it help you? I appreciate your answer since I am having the same problem for the last few months. Thanks

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        NauseousLaCole October 07, 2020

        I’ve had 24/7 nausea for 4 months, no vomiting, just constantly sick to my stomach that randomly started a couple months after having a virus that made me nauseous back in April. All my tests have been normal and I will be seeing a new gi dr oct 26th… I’m starting Remeron tonight, nervous and tired of crying everyday.
        I quit grad school and have been on leave from work, but I have no choice but to return to work in Nov as a bedside nurse, I really hope this medication helps me! Sigh.

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    Vickie Nevels September 23, 2012

    I take Remeron nightly for sleep and it has no effect on my nausea. I , like you have morning wrenching and daily nausea. I have been having this problem for over a year with no relief. I have had every test possible with no answers. I haven’t tried a gluetin free diet. I’m interested in finding out how well it works for you.

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    cynthia January 08, 2013

    My son has uncommon renal tubular acidosis. He has had chronic vomiting for the last 8 yrs. No one can figure out what is causing it. It complicates his RTA. He has had all kinds of gastric tests that all come back normal. He is going to die if this can’t be stopped. The vomiting causes his potassium to drop to dangerous levels. Which then causes his heart rate to become abnormal. He is hospitalized on average every two weeks.

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      MAtthew March 08, 2020

      Is your son ok?

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    Monica50 March 19, 2013

    I am 50 years old and I I have had chronic nausea and vomiting for seven months now. (Spetember 2012) I have had every test under the sun done for it. They came to the conclusion I had severe Gastroparesis. My doctor sent me to one of the best doctors in Temple University Hospital. I got more tests done on it, and now they say I have nothing wrong with me. I am vomiting every day up to six times a day. I had Botox injections given to me for the vomiting. It is a treatment for Gastroparesis but so far no results. It is frustrating. I have lost 26 pounds since this all started. I still think it is Gastroparesis.

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    penny May 08, 2013

    Im 41 yrs old and i have chronic nausea everyday and im so nausea in the mornings really bad to the point i feel like im gonna die. and i hate this feeling. i want to start feeling better so i can enjoy my kids and my grandkids more. this is no life to be like this. im also dizzy sometimes with this nausea. i also passed out from getting so dizzy and a hot feeling and i have a bowel movement. i wish the drs would find out what the heck is wrong. cause i want to live life and not always laying down.

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    Sophie June 02, 2013

    Hi. I got sick in november in florida and have felt nauseous since. Its now june. Ive had stomach emptying, a scope down my throat, all the blood work, MRIs, trips to the ER, gallbladder test, and everything has come back normal. Im so sick of feeling sick all the time!!! I never want to do anything anymore. I want to feel normal again.

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    Aidan July 12, 2013

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    MIchele August 24, 2013

    no nausea but chronic projectile vomiting for about 6 months now, it comes on suddenly and I have vomited on my dog and other people because it comes so fast I dont feel it, I have not eaten in weeks and when I was it would come up within 20 minutes of eating so I gave up… I drink water to have something to puke because after the first spout comes the dry heaves… dont know what to do, nausea meds do not work

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    Teresa November 11, 2013

    I am a 50 year old woman who has suffered the nausea for over 20 years and the vomiting started a year ago. I had my gall bladder removed two years ago and have hard cramping stomach pains that I am prescribed Donatell (a controlled substance) for high blood pressure and Hep -C. I have been scoped from both ends and the doctors just tell me I have stomach spasms and need to take a pill when it starts. I don’t leave home without the pills and a barf bag in my purse. I exercise regularly and watch my fat intake. I don’t drink or smoke and my weight was in the correct range for my height. I lost 10 lbs without trying before the vomiting started. Changed doctors twice and still know relief. The doctors are useless and a waste of money. I found that a little fiber in the mornings can help every now and then because it binds the bile in your stomach, too much and it binds you up a lot.

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    JadeEclypse February 23, 2014

    I’ve been dealing with this for almost 1 year now. 29 year old female who began with general nausea/vomiting that progressively got worse. Got my gallbladder out because the symptoms were identical to my mother’s from two years ago and it showed constriction and stones, thought that would solve my problem. Unfortunately the nausea and vomiting only got worse.

    Every test has shown something different but ultimately they’re unremarkable. My upper GI showed a full stomach 13 hours later, my upper endoscopy was normal but my doctor was questioning auto-immune related inflammation, my gastric emptying study was completely normal. I had my most recent follow up with a PA that works for my doctor’s office who basically gave me that good old brush off feeling again because my tests are “unremarkable”. So is apparently my 30 pound weight loss without trying. They just drew blood to test for celiac disease, and I’ve a take home kit of breath tubes to test for overgrowth of intestinal fleura. I’m a registered nurse, have been for 7 years, I know what’s normal and what isn’t, and I know when a doctor is getting tired of dealing with something. I spent the last meeting with the PA feeling really disheartened, because at least the doctor seemed to want to make an effort to figure things out, where as she is quick to try and point fingers at random things -I- might be doing wrong to cause it. For instance, I take NSAIDS sometimes, because I have fibromyalgia and polyarthritis that we’re still in the process of working up, so since NSAIDS can cause nausea and vomiting, clearly my use of them for my joint and muscle pain is to blame. It was one big circular meeting where everything I said was rebutted to something else.

    All I know is, I’m 29, and this is not what I anticipated 29 feeling like. I do NOT have diabetes, yes I’m slightly overweight, but I do not have Hypertension, high cholesterol, or anything that should indicate why I spend almost every day nauseated, why foods I was eating a year ago SOUND completely disgusting and make me gag, or why I dry heave half the time and throw up sometimes.

    It gets so frustrating, being made to feel like it’s all in your head. I’ve no doubt stress complicates things, but that doesn’t mean it’s in my head and not a real problem. This article and these responses make me happy in a way, because it tells me that it isn’t just ME. It’s just nice to hear that I’m not completely alone in this.

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      Monkeypaw June 11, 2019

      Did they ever figure what happened? I am a 29 year old male who has had nausea and stomach pain for 9.5 months now. The doctors cannot figure out what is wrong. I had a gastric ulcer. It healed. But the stomach pain and nausea were still there even on the day it was verified healed. Six months later, still no more answers.

      Please let me know if you get a chance.

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    xkyvqfyxj@gmail.com April 13, 2014

    I intended to draft you this tiny remark to be able to thank you so much yet again for these stunning pointers you have shared in this case.

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    Starr January 12, 2019

    My best friend has had chronic, idiopathic nausea for over four years and it’s completely destroyed her quality of life. There is no rhyme or reason to her nausea. It’s not related to her diet, her mood, the status of her immune system, any related comorbities and/or infections, the weather, etc. It’s so frustrating. I wish there were a greater awareness about the suffering that never-ending nausea creates and a focus on treatments to help alleviate nausea even when there isn’t an underlying, identifiable “cause.”

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    Jackie M. March 26, 2019

    Found this when trying to look for causes of my nausea. I’ve only had chronic nausea for a couple months, but it’s been so bad I’ve had to take a ton of time off work and even took a leave of absence. I have had gastric emptying, upper endoscopy, blood tests, and a CT scan. I’m not sure what the next step is, but it’s very validating to know I’m not alone in this. The doctors think it might be stress (I have an anxiety disorder), but I’ve had anxiety for fifteen years and never had this happen. I did have low B12 and folic acid levels, but those have been raised back up and no difference. I just want to get my life back under control.

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    Thessaly March 31, 2019

    I started having chronic nausea out of the blue in January 2014. For nearly six months i retched up everything i ate, every single day, and would continue dry heaving, even after my stomach was completely empty. I have had ultrascans, CT scans, endless bloodwork, upper endoscopy. Everything is always “normal”.
    About a year in, i started having occasional “good days” which still meant being constantly nauseated, but without active retching.
    We are now 5 years in. I have had occasional bursts of “well ess” sometimes lasting a couple of months at a time, but just when i think its kinda over, i will have another “spell”. My “spells can last from 2 weeks to 2 months, where i feel almost constant nausea. Sometimes phenergan and zofran help, but they quite often do nothing at all.

    This has changed me from being very outgoing and adventurous bto being a virtual shut in. I often contemplate ending things, because i just cant picture living like this long term. It sucks the joy out of everything when you cannot socialize over a meal with other people.
    Sometimes i will think a day is going okay, only to begin dry heaving for no reason in the middle of the afternoon. I guess the only good thing i get from reading this is learning there are others who are dealing with this. 🙁

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    Deepak Sharma May 17, 2019

    What Causes Nausea or Vomiting?
    Motion sickness or seasickness.
    Early stages of pregnancy (nausea occurs in approximately 50%-90% of all pregnancies; vomiting in 25%-55%)
    Medication-induced vomiting.
    Intense pain.
    Emotional stress (such as fear)
    Gallbladder disease.
    Food poisoning.
    Infections (such as the “stomach flu”)Overeating
    A reaction to certain smells or odors
    Heart attack
    Concussion or brain injury
    Brain tumor
    Ulcers
    Some forms of cancer
    Bulimia or other psychological illnesses
    Gastroparesis or slow stomach emptying (a condition that can be seen in people with diabetes)
    Ingestion of toxins or excessive amounts of alcohol
    Bowel obstruction
    Appendicitis
    The causes of vomiting differ according to age. For children, it is common for vomiting to occur from a viral infection, food poisoning, milk allergy, motion sickness, overeating or feeding, coughing, or blocked intestines and illnesses in which the child has a high fever. The timing of the nausea or vomiting can indicate the cause. When appearing shortly after a meal, nausea or vomiting may be caused by food poisoning, gastritis (inflammation of the stomach lining), an ulcer, or bulimia. Nausea or vomiting one to eight hours after a meal may also indicate food poisoning. However, certain food- borne bacteria, such as salmonella, can take longer to produce symptoms.
    Nausea is an uneasiness of the stomach that often comes before vomiting. Vomiting is the forcible voluntary or involuntary emptying (“throwing up”) of stomach contents through the mouth…(mygenericpharmacy)

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    Donald Hutchins July 05, 2019

    I’ve been reading most of the posts that so many of you have made. It is unbelievable what is said by you all. I’ve been battling this for over 4 years. I’ve had the surgeries, the tests, I eat the Zofran constantly. I have a cardiologist, urologist, pain management, pulmonary and of course a primary care physician who have been on this journey with me. All of my doctors have had their own ideas and most of those ideas have been followed up on or acted upon. I really need some answers and I was wondering if any of you have experienced any positive results since your last posts. I have even pondered the possibility of contacting the TV program,”Mystery Diagnosis.” I pray that I will get some feedback from some or any of you ! I also hope that good and positive answers have came your way and that your prayers have been answered.

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      Glenn Foster November 26, 2019

      Are you doing any better now ? Have you found something that has helped ?

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        Lauren August 30, 2020

        I’m 20 and have been suffering with chronic nausea for past 4 months from the moment I wake up to when I sleep. It’s terrible and ruined my quality of life. I am a nursing student and may not even be able to go back in September because I’m not fit to stand up half the days. Nothing gives me relief and all my tests have come back normal. All they may have found on endoscopy was mild GERD. Please if anyone has info tell me

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          NauseousLaCole October 09, 2020

          Wish I had an answer… I feel you, I’m at 4 mo. Of constant nausea, multiple tests and no answers as to why I feel sick to my stomach 24/7. I also could not return to grad school this sept to be a nurse practitioner… doesnt look like I will be returning at all. I’ve been on leave from work, but I have to return in November, which 12hr shifts at the bedside will be hard to suffer through. I have a new gi dr I’m seeing oct 26th, I’m going to ask for GES which I dont think I have gastroparesis, but want the test anyway, going to also ask about a SIBO test and a parasite test and or cleanse… zofran and compazine give lil to no relief, I lasted 2 days on Remeron and couldnt handle how awful I felt with extreme exhaustion… so I’m becoming more and more hopeless and continue to suffer all day everyday. At least the nausea isnt so bad I cant eat or sleep… but bad enough to ruin my life and make me completely lose the joy of living.

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    Susie July 18, 2019

    7/18/19 Hi everyone,
    Current LPN. Current age 42. Started out with Fibromyalgia and Cholecystectomy (Gall bladder removal), N/V started just before Cholecystectomy. After the surgery I continued to have N/V and unable to eat normally for months at a time. Dropped almost 50#. Leveled out but still had nausea with occasional vomiting. Looked fantastic, felt horrible. Had EGD and gastric emptying done. 4 ulcers and gastroparesis. Had been taking Motrin intermittently with pain medications along with the standard Zofran and Promethazine since day 1 of N/V and 7 years later continue to be taking it. Started gaining weight but it was mostly swelling all over my body all throughout 2016-2018. At 9 month pregnancy weight. 192#. Not diabetic. Diagnosed with Stage IIB Cervical Cancer that had spread to surrounding tissue early 2018, chemo radiation treatments x6 weeks then Brachytherapy x6 weeks (HDR). Easily dehydrated now and make a trip to local ER for a bag or two when I get too hot or sweat too much bc the chemoradiation put me into instant menopause. I eat very very little yet still weigh in the 190’s. My hair didn’t fall out with the chemo but is falling out now after a MRI with Gadolinium to rule out brain cancer. Another EGD with slight irritation to esophagus. Gastric emptying test coming up next month along with colonoscopy. There has been little to no relief of the N/V throughout all of this. Reglan did help for a small amount of time after 1st EGD but it cannot be taken long term. It is very tough to lead a normal life and my life has not been normal since my Cholecystectomy. I will post follow up next month for the 2nd gastric emptying and colonoscopy. I do have HTN and increased anxiety most of my entire life. I wish for the same answers that all on here do. I wish for a normal life. I am single right now so that’s one less stressor. I’m so sorry for those on here suffering as I am as well so I do understand. Including enough to understand missing days off work, urinating with extreme N/V. I hope to find out more soon. There has to be a reason and a way to fix or manage this disease that is preventing leading healthy normal lives. Thank you for listening.

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    Marie August 09, 2019

    I to have been suffering with this condition only I have had it for more than 30 years without any kind of a diagnosis. It started out with vomiting a few times a year. Then it progressed to a few times a month and gradually has increased up to every couple of days. There is no warning. It just comes. One time I was driving in traffic and I threw up all over myself. Other times I was eating out and as I was leaving the wrenching started and I made it to the front door and got sick all over the entrance. Another time I was leaving a restaurant and immediately upon going thru door I got sick on my daughter. I will be sitting watching tv and it will start. I keep a throw up bag nearby. Tests thru the moon shows nothing . My only consolation is that I have had it for so long that if it was something serious I’d be dead by now. Never the less I can’t take living like this. I’m on my 3rd gastro Dr . If any one finds a diagnosis please let me know.

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      Lori August 24, 2019

      I know what you mean. I throw up at least twice a week and it always starts out with huge gushes of whatever I last ate. Then I vomit clear brown a few times,then dry-heave. With each episode, I cthrow up seven or eight times until my stomach is empty. Two nights ago, I was vomiting so much, I started bringing up bile. My stomach is still unsettled . I’m like you. I keep a pail next to my bed, because sometimes it comes on so fast, I throw up all the floor.. This started with a stomach virus last winter where I couldn’t keep anything down. I’ve been given Zofran for the vomiting with limited success

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      Lori August 24, 2019

      I’m 27 years old and have had bouts of severe nausea and vomiting at least twice a week for the past two years. I start by throwing up everything I ate that day,then it turns to clear brown liquid,then dry-heaving painfully. I keep going until there is nothing left in my stomach.With each episode,I vomit seven or eight times. I have to keep a bedside pail. Thursday night, I threw up all night long,and yesterday morning,vomited bile. I have been given Zofran in the ER for the vomiting with limited success.

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      Zayna October 23, 2019

      I cant believe how many more like me there is ….. this is insane that most of these sound so relatable to the next one . With no real solution and or diagnoses , if I’m not mistaken……….. quick question …. do u go thru hours of gut wrenching pain …….????…….. if so how do u get thru it …. I cant seem to get anything for the daily 12 hour pain I go thru …. if I decide to take the chance and eat ………… do u have kids ….. how do u get things done for them …. yourself…. the home …. when in pain or vomiting for hours … and days back to back on end …. I’m so tired….. I’m 32 … I’ve been dealing with this since 2006 it’s been 14 years …. longer then some prison sentences and that’s exactly how I view this ………… my body is my own prison sentence I cant escape……

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      Sherri March 30, 2020

      I have a 23 year old son who is suffering from constant nausea. I keep hoping that I can find out something that will send him on the road to recovery. He has has multiple tests…CT scan, the digestive emptying imaging procedure, several different blood tests including ones that looked for parasites because he spent a year in Costa Rica and lived right in amidst the people and culture. He has also had an endoscopy. Due to our high deductible we are still paying for some of these procedures. He wants so badly to focus on what he wants to do with his life and future goals but finds himself down and frustrated with the constant struggle with nausea. He has tried non dairy and gluten free diets for months at a time and can find no noticeable differences. My son and I both get the feeling that the doctor may be giving up. He has always dealt with anxiety and ADD tendencies but only since his return from Costa Rica has he had the stomach issues. He has a history of migraines and has to rotate taking Ibuprophen, Tylenol and Aleve. This doesn’t help his stomach and probably is making it worse. He has had the nausea for a little over a year and a half.

      As his mom I hate to see him suffer and to always have to deal with this. His quality of life is not what I would wish for him to have. I really hope we (or someone) finds a breakthrough soon. I understand that some of the medications that doctors prescribe for this kind of a condition can lead to depression. I don’t want him to have to trade one problem for another. Anyone have any positive results or news they can share? Something we haven’t tried? The tests so far say he is normal and healthy. I just really would like to see him be able to get on with his life. The next procedure could be a colonoscopy but we don’t want to spend the money on the procedure if it is not necessary. Also, I’m still wondering about a possible cancerous growth on my adrenal gland that my doctor is looking into for me…possible more tests in the future for me. I would feel wonderful just knowing that we finally found a diagnosis on his condition and a cure or easily manageable way to treat it. I would appreciate some advice if anyone has any to give.

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    Stephen Casper September 02, 2019

    I had rotator cuff surgery and when I was discharged they had me taking Opioids with NSAIDS. I ended up getting constipation for 4 days and then diverticulitis. I was taking daily aspirin as well. I am through with all of the above medications in my future. I will be taking Tylenol instead and also Turmeric.

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    Kelly September 17, 2019

    I’m 47 years female and have been nauseous all day every day for the past 8 years. I dont vomit much. My nauseous is worse in the morning than the afternoon for the most part. Sometimes it’s just bad all day. I have no other symptoms. I just push through it because I have to. I’m glad I found this site to know there are others like me out there. I’m sorry you all are suffering. You’re in my prayers.

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    Geistpuppe October 04, 2019

    I’ve been throwing up for almost 8 months every day. After a second opinion, they just prescribed buspirone for 30 days. It is an antianxiety med that can relax your GI. We will see. I already take Nexium, Pepcid and FD Guard. This is frustrating, especially when you have other health conditions that don’t have answers.

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      Loretta October 17, 2019

      I hear you! I have several health issues also. I have been having nausea constantly for about a year. I find that when I try to discuss this with my physicians they really don’t take nausea seriously! Try Walking around constantly with motion sickness. Because that is what it feels like and God bless those who don’t know what that feeling is

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    Gary November 18, 2019

    As I read these comments my heart goes out to you all. My wife (50’s) is diabetic and is going through the same thing, she has intense chronic nausea and vomiting. She has had it for a couple of years but now is being hospitalized every week for the same thing for the past 2-3 months and it is so sad to see her go through this. At one point peppermint leaves and raw ginger would help but not lately (soak for three hrs). They did multiple stomach emptying that came up negative. The Meds only work when they give it to her through IV. Zofran or Reglan doesn’t work like it use to. I really hope and prey that they can find some form of treatment that works as her job is on the line for being out so much

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    Brittny November 26, 2019

    I have been Going through the same issues for 2 years . It started with abdominal pain and nausea. But recently over last two weeks I’ve been vomiting almost on a daily basis . I have seen 3 gastro doctors and , 2 ob/gyn For my issues. No one seems to know . I’ve had gastric emptying , 3 scopes , flex sig countless blood work for celiac and , food and gluten allergies ct scans mri scan you name. It is very frustrating and starting to affect my quality of life. I’m about to see an endocrinologist and neurologist to see what they recommend . I’m a mother to two and it’s affecting my home and work life . I cry every single day behind this . I need help

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    Carolyn Copeland December 11, 2019

    How many of you have received chiropractic adjustments? I’m just trying to find a common event that might be damaging the vagus nerve. And /or how many of you have had a “viral” or “bacterial” episode that was abnormally bad or odd? Thank you

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    Ariah December 11, 2019

    I never vomit at all, I normally just sit there and dry heave with nothing coming out. I can feel it and taste it but nothing. I can’tell eat anything but chicken, rice and some snack foods like gram crackers and such. I was doing okay for a while no need to vomit feeling but then I ate fried chips and now am burping and having pain again not as bad feeling the need to get all my food out but the acid reflex and burning and pinching in my gut hurts. So am pretty much scared to eat anything other then chicken sandwich and cups of soup which I’ve Ben living on for a month and 3 weeks now,

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    Noreen December 13, 2019

    My daughter too is experiencing nausea everyday and the mornings the worse , tried anxiety drugs . Been to every dr and specialist. Including brain scan . No answers and she too has children and lost her quality of life . She is so discouraged and we as a family try our best to keep her positive. She too is 43 and has experienced this for 6 months . It’s nice to know she is not alone , but the weight loss is scary also . Praying for all of you too . And I will not stop trying to help her and all of you this is my life’s ambitions going forward .

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    Amanda Z. December 14, 2019

    Hi everyone– 39 year old female- history of graves disease in remission, iron deficiency anemia as well as cervical spinal stenosis. Ive lived with this chronic nausea since January.. Im on promethazine twice a day.. plus as much ginger candy as I can take.. zofran does nothing for me.. I did just using seasick bands.. my pain doc recommended.. they help a little bit..
    I guess I, like you all, are just trying to find answers… My GI did an upper endoscopy–found bile– didnt mention if i should or should not be concerned.. the GES came back normal.. his assistant told me if i wanted to talk more.. to make an appointment.. so it will be 6 weeks since the GES to the appointment. Just seems no matter what i change my diet to, nothing changes. It can be bland, no fiber–(like a gastroparesis diet) but still does nothing..
    has anyone else had bile come back in their endoscope? Id be interested in what your doc said about it..
    And thanks for listening.. I was starting to think I was crazy… Im glad i have you guys..

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    Lee December 20, 2019

    My daughter has been suffering with N/V off/on since 2003. This latest bout has been brutal.
    No real food since early November. After an ER visit with CT Scan and upper endoscopy, she, like a lot of you, got her results: “unremarkable.” We are now looking at CV. Also looking at Inner Ear Dysfunction as the vomiting seems to awaken her from sleep many times. Zofran & Phenergan work a little. For those who may not be aware, Phenergan 25 Mg (Promethazine) comes in suppository form; very helpful when you can’t keep a pill down because of vomiting. The organization cvsa@cvsaonline.org is very helpful and full of good information. CVSA has a protocol and a referral list. of doctors. I read all your comments and my heart breaks for all of you. My daughter is having a terrible time suffering with vomiting up everything but Pedialyte, so I understand the frustration. God bless and watch over every one of you. Love and blessings

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    Natalie Harrell December 31, 2019

    My daughter is 21 she has been having these exact symptoms as all of you for a year in a half lost almost 100 lbs all dry all the hospital and er visits all say the same thing not a dam thing WHAT IS THIS DOES ANYONE KNOW YET THIS IS DRIVING US CRAZY WITH NO RELIF IN SIGHT

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    Zoe January 06, 2020

    It’s crazy that I’ve found this forum.

    I’m 21 now and it started when I was 15. Severe nausea. Endless. I’ve learnt as best I can how to work around it but sometimes it’s still just so bad I can feel hopeless…
    I was told it was my anxiety and made worse by my autism. They patted their backs and left me. My bloods and endoscopes had come back with nothing. Now I’m too scared to get needles in me nowadays. I dread to think of it worsening.
    I used to be anorexic when it had started because I just did not know how to deal with it.

    I’ll find my appetite changing when I have bad spells.

    I have to avoid my periods using contraceptive pill, any with female hormones in it will make it worse too though. I’m on noriday, which has no real female hormones in it. Even then, when I reach the end of a pack and start a new one i get really bad moments again.

    It’s endless.
    I just want it to leave me alone.

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    Suzy Dee January 17, 2020

    I’ve had idiopathic gastroparesis for 20 years now and something I’m come across in recent years that can cause unexplained nausea and vomiting (that can be mild, severe or transient) is any of the main abdominal vascular compression syndromes – renal Nutcracker Syndrome (which I was found to have), SMA (superior mesentery artery) Syndrome and MALS (median arcuate ligament syndrome).
    It’s not uncommon to go 10 or even 20 years for these conditions to be diagnosed due to being able to cause only mild symptoms before progressing to something more severe, or imaging just doesn’t accurately reflect the true state of things.

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    Julie D. February 20, 2020

    I’m 52 and have had chronic nausea going on 13 months. Like most of you posting, I’ve had ultrasounds, CT, hideascan, colonoscopy, EGD and tons of bloodwork. I’ve had IBS for over 30 years, migraine sufferer and post menopausal. I too wish for my life back to enjoy my children and grandchildren. Can’t plan anything with anyone. Very frustrated. I do have a very strong vasovagel nerve and very sensitive stomach. My gastro is going to start low dose amitriptyline to assist with controlling the nausea signal as nothing much else is working. I’m a bit nervous but at my wits end. I’ll follow up if we have success. Thanks for the forum . Love and prayers to each one of you.

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    Matt March 08, 2020

    Our daughter is 9 and started in December 19 with nausea and vomiting bouts. Wretching and nausea got worse and I’m 39 days she lost 10lbs her BMI is 3%. She passed her upper GI, her endoscopy, she passed EKG, EEG and doctors are telling us anxiety…we have been in a children’s hospital in MJ for a week now and they have bonuses why here severe and constant nausea is present. They have tried endless medicines and they can’t diagnose anything’s this is suposed to be one of the best hospitals in the country they for children and not one doctor has a clue why my daughter looks like she is dying. Not it’s not CSV we’ve been through that with another daughter, this is constant 24 hours a day for 2 months now and he weight is dropped so much she’s not even close I being on the charts. We are dying watching her suffer

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    Emily March 20, 2020

    My daughter is 9 and spent 1 month last October vomiting, nausea and headaches. My daughter has a history of headaches, on and off over the years and in particular has suffered from motion sickness headaches. Blood tests showed “inflammation” but none of the doctors we saw seemed concerned. It stopped suddenly and life was back to normal until Feb 2020 when the vomiting and nausea returned. This happens daily, often right after eating r upon waking. No headaches this time. Severe upper abdominal pain began 2 weeks into ago (on and off) and the vomiting has now been happening for almost 5 weeks. She has lost strength and is low on energy. No one can tell us why she can’t stop vomiting. Bloods were clear, stool were clear, endoscopy looked good (although we are awaiting biopsy results). Getting a brain MRI in 2 weeks but the doctors say she doesn’t seem to have any neuro issues from physical examinations. We have just begun a gluten free diet to see if we notice any improvement. Very stressed not knowing what is wrong with her.

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    Vikki Botes April 04, 2020

    My son is 8 years old and for the last year he as been complaining of nausea. He seems to have it the worst at night and in the morning when he wakes. Or after eating. When we try play a game with him he has a hard time keeping up and gets winded very quickly and wants to sit. When he feels nauseous he has normal temperature.

    Can someone give a few ideas to what it could be.

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    Tanya R. Howell April 11, 2020

    When my episodes started over 10 years now I flt all alone. Glad to see I am not and I knew I was not crazy as my o and husband have been with me to witness these episodes. Periodically I wake up completely nauseous and can not eat or drink anything at all with out it coming right back up. I have had 1 endoscopes done and they found nothing. Go figure. The episode lasts about 12 hours before I can finally get something to stay down. By then I have a bad head ache to go along with it. The next day I am weak and have breathing issues. My last episode was yesterday 4/10/20 and recently had another one 3/15/20. Before that I did not have any other until back in November 2019 in which I had a cluster of them for about 3 months then. I really wish there was an answer for this as it is very debilitating.

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    Elly April 23, 2020

    Hi everyone. I am a 18 year old girl and for the past 4 years now I have vomited every single day of my life. No one knows what’s wrong with me not even the doctors. At first I put it down to stress as the first time I vomited was when I found out my ex cheated on me then every day since the whether I’ve felt stressed or not I have thrown up. It is the hardest thing I’ve ever had to deal with and it affects my day to day life massively. If anyone has any ideas of what it could be then please let me know I would appreciate it massively.

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    Anne April 30, 2020

    My daughter is 16. It started for her 3 years ago. Constant nausea and extreme fatigue. Worse in the morning and afternoon. We’ve been to Mayo Clinic, Cleveland Clinic and she had laparoscopy at the CEC in Atlanta. Multiple tests and all are negative. Multiple medicines but nothing works. This is robbing her of her teen years. If anyone has found a diagnosis or meds that work, please share your info. It is so hard to watch your child suffer.

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      tee kay May 22, 2020

      My daughter had something very similar. They did every test on her too. All came up empty. I’m sorry, I know it’s so hard to watch your child suffer. Here’s what helped us: reduced her stress. She was worried about so much stuff, esp pressure to get good grades and be pretty and all that social media junk teenage girls have to deal with. She didn’t tell us she was stressed bc she didn’t know that was the problem but she kept waking up nauseous and threw up in the mornings (but not on the weekends when she could get more sleep) So we made sure she got more sleep which helped. I tried to get her to talk to a therapist thinking that it would help her de-stress but she refused (venting to Mom is easier I guess) She is now 16 and doing better but from ages 11-16, it was so hard. The docs told me that often, they just “outgrow” it. Also, take her off dairy if you haven’t. Also, get her hormones tested. I wonder if her cortisol level is high (stress hormone). I think some kids carry their anxiety in their stomach. Good luck to you and your daughter.

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    Kae May 01, 2020

    Hello I’m Kay and I am 20 years old. I have been having problems with stress vomiting since 16 but only recently I have find myself in the in the same boat as many of you.
    About 5 months ago after a break up I started having abdominal pain every day. Only diarrhea and when it’s solid I get constipated. I get horrible gas that Ill feel moving in my stomach, esophagus, and intestines that I have to force out or I stay in constant pain. I vomit nearly every morning and even when my stomach is empty, I will dry heave until foamy acid comes up. I stay so tired after it all, my eyes start to drop without me realizing it.
    I have tried everything. Doctors wont diagnose me with anything. I tried cutting soda and junk food from my diet and eating less because I overate. I have cut down from 5 cigs a day to 3 and plan on quitting completely. I tried women’s colon medicine. I tried medicine to help keep food down. Nothing. Nothing helps.

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    Debra Martin May 10, 2020

    To Jessica Hamilton who wrote in on December 20, 2020. Jessi have your gallbladder checked out, the same thing happened to me with the burps smelling God awfully, I bloated, had heartburn and acid reflux, a terrible pain under my right side ribcage and a pain leading from there straight through to my back that felt like a hot poker trying to bore it’s way through my back. The bad burps and bloating started when I was 16 and all the symptoms just kept getting worse unroll I was a mother of 3 and after my last child was a year and a half I couldn’t take the pain any more, I was 23, I went to the ER they said it was an ulcer and sent me home. I went in latter that night feeling like I was going to die, they kept me. The Dr. said that eve though I only weighed 105 dark complicated and under 40, I had a bad gallbladder. I had surgery and had 9 gallstones the size of marbles, my bladder was very thin because it was stretched out so bad, they removed it and I never got those symptoms again except I have acid reflux and other stomach problems but that is another story.

    Debra Martin

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    Jennifer Johnson May 11, 2020

    I have been experiencing nausea and vomiting everyday since December of 2019. My Doctor gave me medicine for it but it is working unsuccessfully… I feel worse after eating a meal and when I am in the shower… brushing my teeth also triggers me to gag and I get nasaua and vomiting when I try to brush my teeth… when I take my medicine that also triggers me to gag and get nausa and vomit… I never experienced anything like this.. I visit.my Doctor tomorrow and my GI Doctor on Tuesday… I hope they can find what is going on..

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    Debbo May 12, 2020

    Hi Tina I just found your post on here about your mom , I was wondering if you ever found how how to control or fix this problem /health issue with your mother, if you can please get back to me I’d appreciate it THANKYOU

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    Bailey Hall May 13, 2020

    I’m a 20 year old female. I have been active my entire life with no real health issues. My junior year of high school I started getting nauseous and would vomit everyday. I can be fine one minute and the next I’m throwing up. I can’t eat. I can’t even look at food or smell it without getting sick. It’s been years going from doctor to doctor with no answers. I do agree with the people on here saying it affects your mental health. I have no energy at all & i shake at times for no reason. Cold sweats have become my new normal. I honestly feel like whatever i have is going to kill me. Recently in the past year it has gotten worse. I have months with no sign of it and then boom it’s back and worse than before. I have been taking medicine for nauseous since my junior year and it doesn’t work anymore. I’ve tried so many things and I’m almost to the point to where i want to give up.

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      FJ July 29, 2020

      Hi Bailey,
      If you haven’t already you might look into getting your hormones checked. It most definitely affects your mental health, wears you down, for me brought on intense anxiety because nobody can/could tell me what was wrong then just wanted to put me on antidepressants bc it just had to be in my mind. Having to have done a lot of research myself I’ve discovered hormones can certainly affect a lot of processes in our body. Hopefully you find your answers and get well.

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    Lori May 13, 2020

    Hi, I am over 50 & have had vomiting episodes every few months for many many years. It started about 20 or so yrs ago, I started throwing up it was in the summer & I was rushed to the hospital. The doc there said if I hadn’t come in I wouldn’t have made it through the night. Since then it’s become much worse. Every couple of months I am throwing my guts up & I am nauseous everyday all day & night. I believe in God & ask him all the time to just take me already because who in the world would ever want to live this way. I pray for relief for all of us & ask if any of you find answers please come back here & let us know, I will do the same. God give us all peace soon, please. Lori.

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    Ty Tyson May 20, 2020

    My heart goes out to everyone on this forums, especially my wife. I never thought in my life that I would be her caregiver. The only little break my wife may get and I stress may get that day b/c she has the same unrelenting severe chronic problem is a hot bath or crushed ice if that can stay down. A momentary fix however. She is hospitalized now every week. Sometimes twice in one week lately. She’s enduring but I don’t know how much she can take. She also now has ESRD and on dialysis, just waiting for Medicare to go through. People, GET YOUR KIDNEYS CHECKED if you haven’t. She has never had kidney problems. Maybe from dehydration, Meds who knows. I’m at my wits end. From the looks of things I’ll be heading again to the ER. Working from home and dealing with this is something beyond our control but our hope is in Jehovah our rock and salvation. That is the only way we have been managing, one moment at a time with strength beyond normal. Men, people be there for your family. They are the victim and are very frustrated to see their life end up this way. We are in our mid fifties.

    I’m so sorry for young people who have to go through this who haven’t really lived their lives, it’s tragic for them and family members. Don’t give up or give in. Find a distraction. Talk to a friend who will listen caregivers. Find time to refresh and rejuvenate if at all possible. Go for a drive, watch a movie you enjoy read the Bible, any book. Eat ice-creame, I do. (Starting to show) there are more important things in life right now.

    WE WILL NOT BE BROKEN! Written is always good therapy as you can see.
    STAY SAFE!

    Ty

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      Eric May 30, 2020

      Hello everyone,

      I was reading these posts frantically trying to find a solution for my mother who was experiencing the same symptoms as everyone here (constant vomiting etc.). We were able to figure out what was going on with her. I’m sure that it won’t be the same for everyone here but maybe someone will read this and it will help them. Her problem was stemming from narrowing of her arteries that feed the stomach and all gut organs with blood. Her inferior and superior mesentaric arteries were completely blocked. And her celiac artery ( the only one left to supply blood to these organs) was severely narrowed. Fortunately they were able to go in and put a stent in like many heart patients receive. The vascular surgeon said this issue is commonly misdiagnosed and can take many months or years to discover for many. If you haven’t tried this please ask for a consultation with a vascular surgeon and have them look at your gut arteries. I pray that some of you will find a solution with this. God Bless.

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    Mohammed NACHID May 20, 2020

    hello,
    I have the same problem. check the article below to know the available treatments for this health issue. trust me, i’ve been living better after trying some them and it really work. but plz consult your doctor for every drug you want to try or take
    https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5814321/

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    Eliza May 27, 2020

    having both a solid gastric emptying test and a liquid emptying test my results for the liquid one were a little bit low but not too much. Ever since I had a surgery to remove 2 cysts from my ovaries a year and a half ago I’ve had chronic nausea and have lost all my body fat (60 pounds). Some doctors have said this is gastroparesis which was proved wrong and I was just diagnosed with functional dyspepsia but my symptoms are reacurring almost like on a schedule. I also have almost no heartburn or acid reflux. I’m desperate. I’m 19 years old and had to quit college until things get better. please in anyone has any info or advice I’ll take it. I’m kind of done with doctors. i check this email ever so often to so contact me if you have ideas lizakay321@gmail.com

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    Eliza May 27, 2020

    I accidentally fucked up my last comment and I don’t have the energy to change it. These are my exact symptoms and after having both a solid gastric emptying test and a liquid emptying test my results for the liquid one were a little bit low but not too much. Ever since I had a surgery to remove 2 cysts from my ovaries a year and a half ago I’ve had chronic nausea and have lost all my body fat (60 pounds). Some doctors have said this is gastroparesis which was proved wrong and I was just diagnosed with functional dyspepsia but my symptoms are reacurring almost like on a schedule. I also have almost no heartburn or acid reflux. I’m desperate. I’m 19 years old and had to quit college until things get better. please in anyone has any info or advice I’ll take it. I’m kind of done with doctors. i check this email ever so often to so contact me if you have ideas lizakay321@gmail.com

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    Ken June 02, 2020

    I’m in a similar boat with chronic nausea however I never get any kind of pain. I’m a 48 year old male. My condition started out of the blue in January of 2020. Initially thought I had a stomach virus that was going around. Starting vomiting non-stop and landed in the ER. They tried Zofran and that didn’t work so they injected me with Benadryl and the nausea went away. Fast forward exactly a week and the nausea started again. Started popping OTC Benadryl and the nausea went away. Been taking Benadryl a couple times a day ever since. I have tried at least 3 times to get off Benadryl and the nausea comes back most of the time by the end of the day or by the next day. With the nausea I start to get loose stool (not diarrhea, at least it hasn’t got to that point). I also get the chills/get cold and get very pale. Once I’m back on Benadryl, stool goes back to normal and nausea goes away. Been to ENT, had an MRI (normal), and recently to a GI, had a EGD done. Found some inflammation and put me on Sucralfate suspension, which I have been on for a couple days now, but have serious doubts it will do anything. My ENT already put me on a Proton-Pump Inhibitor for 30 days which did nothing. Just like most here I feel like I’m getting shoulder shrugs from doctors. One thing I also have that I don’t think I’ve read any other posters has is a change of taste for foods that I normally enjoyed. For instance Peanut butter and cream cheese don’t taste like peanut butter or cream cheese. Don’t know how to describe it. They just taste very bland and just gross actually. So my diet has been reduced to very little since I was a picky eater to begin with. So far I have only lost a few pounds, however I am already a thin guy 5’11” 139 Lbs. So loosing weight is not a good thing. I just started today to scour the web for information related to my issue. If I ever find a solution I will come back and post.

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    Karen H June 22, 2020

    Our granddaughter is 16 years old. She got an IUD last Tuesday and has been vomiting every since then. It’s on the sixth day now. She’s been a vegan and smoked marijuana for about 3 months. She started vomiting within 2 hours of getting the IUD and has had some breaks from it but not a day has passed and not been seriously Nassau’s and vomiting with stomach pain and cramps. They removed the IUD after 4 days. Waited till they no longer thought it was the CHS(caniniboid syndrome) now they’ve done an MRI(it was fine) they’ve put in a feeding tube and trying some GI testing. They’ve given her Ativan today for a little break and we’re waiting to hear the results of the GI testing

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      FJ July 29, 2020

      Hi Karen,
      I had 3 years of absolute hell with monthly nausea and vomiting and all kinds of other issues. One thing I came across within this time of research (bc the doctors have been no help) is hormone imbalance. Have they tested her hormones? Sounds more than coincidental that she got sick after the IUD placement, which has hormones, and could have thrown her body out of balance?

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    Z June 24, 2020

    I’m sorry to go into detail but I’ve been this way for a while and would like some answers, so pretty much ever since I moved out of my parents place, I’ll eat relax a bit then lay down for bed. In the middle of the night EVERY SINGLE night I wake up about 2-3 times to go poop and it’s never solid. And about 4 times out of the month AFTER MY 2nd-3rd poop that night I’ll hop off the toilet and throw up at the same time. And my stomach is always in pain during each poop and then after the throw up I feel better. But it happens so much. What do you think is the underlying problem…

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    Sandy June 25, 2020

    In 1986, two weeks after the death of my father, I began to vomit with little or no warning almost every day for nine months. Of course, doctors attributed it to the loss of my father. After months of tests and medications and a much unneeded weight loss, the vomiting stopped. The change? My exhausted PCP thought I might have internal hives. (I have had a long history of hives popping up at random times for primarily unknown reasons.) I was prescribed an antihistamine which has since been removed from the market. My vomiting stopped immediately. Coincidence? I don’t know.

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    Ken June 26, 2020

    So are you still taking an antihistamine or after taking it for a period of time it stopped guessing the internal hives went away?
    I have chronic nausea and I take Benadryl which makes it stop. I have tried on multiple occasions to stop taking it but the nausea comes back in about half a day. I’m currently going through multiple tests to try and figure it out. I have had random hives on my arms years ago and they went away on their own. I am wondering if I’m experiencing something similar???

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    M Lynch June 28, 2020

    My soon to be 13 year old just started vomiting out of nowhere. It’s been 7 days now. She only vomits when she eats solid food. She was given zofran and we were told if it lasts longer than a week she would be given an ultrasound for her gall bladder. Other symptoms are strong headaches, stomach ache, overall body ache, weak legs. Having this occur during the time of Covid does not help either. She hasn’t been tested for that yet, but even if she were positive I don’t understand why she would only be vomiting after she eats.

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    Brenda June 29, 2020

    Yo, I’m 24 years old, I’m gonna’ be 25 next month on July 30th. I have been throwing up for three weeks now every single day, and doctors can’t find out why. (No, not pregnant, virgin) I’m wondering if its some kind of infection or stomach virus, cuz this is too weird for me. I’ve been food poisoned before, had stomach flu years ago, stomach bugs, etc. None gave me this much pain in my abdomen as this is. I’m in such severe pain, and I really hate throwing up, nausea with just drinking a bit of water, or even eating a bit. I hate it. I mainly throw up the most when I get the pain really bad. It’s like throwing up 9 times in row and then 7 times in the afternoon again. It’s not Covid19 either. I need help. I take my prescription of Famotidine cuz it’s for my GERD, but this isn’t GERD, it doesn’t even feel like it, plus I have a strict diet of things I can eat and not eat. Nothing should be provoking my GERD. So I don’t understand, why I’m throwing up every single day. My throat is so sore from all of this. Anyone have any ideas on what it could possibly be? This seriously sucks. I honestly think this is some new sickness especially when doctors don’t have an answer. We Need HELP

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    Andrew June 30, 2020

    This page is about worthless when there are no doctors here to provide answers. Just a bunch of people with a similar problem which doctors cannot figure out. Swell.

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    Trevor Wilson July 04, 2020

    I have been hospitalized 6 times in 1 year. So many scopes and tests. I’m fucking dying with same symptoms. This has been happening for 15 years. Please help me before I end it all.

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    Dillon July 09, 2020

    My dad started vomiting about a year ago and he hasn’t had any resolution. He weighed around 200lbs when it started and he maybe weighs 120lbs now. He won’t get on a scale for me because he doesn’t want me to worry about him. He cannot last much longer if this keeps happening. He has been to the doctor multiple times and they haven’t done anything for him after they ran tests and couldn’t find anything. He has done brain scans, gastric emptying tests, gallbladder, blood work, and the list goes on and on. He refuses to go back at this point because I think he has lost hope. He says “there is no magic pill” but I know something has to be causing this and he can’t be alone. Can you give me some tips or advise on something we should look for or ask him to go to the doctor again for? We drove him out to Mayo Clinic in Arizona and they wouldn’t see him (one of his previous doctors suggested we should). Any help would be greatly appreciated. The most recent doctor he went to put him on Klonopin and he says it makes him feel really weird (dizzy/ not himself) and hasn’t taken it consistently. If anyone has used it and had results after continued use of it can you let me know?

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    Desmond Tommy July 14, 2020

    Hi guys. I am from Papua New Guinea. One of the Pacific Island Countries here in South Pacific. Please I need you valuable advice.

    By the way, I am down with Nausia and Vomitting with no sign of abdominal pain, nor head. It just happend for no reasons for almost four months now. It starts in the evening hours from 1 oclock and last for 10 to 12 hours until I fall in asleep.

    I lost all of my waight waight. I went to the hospital but all test revealed negetive.

    What should I do.

    Please help me..

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      Ken July 14, 2020

      @Desmond Tommy – I am in the same boat. Presently been to PCP (Blood work, T4 test), ENT (MRI, Autoimmune disease blood work), Gastroenterologist (Endoscopy), Allergist (for rash and Blespharitis), Audiologist (VNG test), and next Rheumatologist (due to elevated ANA) and Neurologist (for change in taste). So far nothing really points my chronic nausea. Please try Benadryl. It works for me. As someone else noted, I went to the ER after hours of vomiting and they tried 2 does of Zofran with no effect. Than they tried Benadryl and it worked. I now take it once in the morning and once in the evening to keep the nausea away. If I come up with a solution to my problem I will come back and post it here. And for the curious, this has been going on since the end of January and yes I have been tested for COVID-19 which has been negative.

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        FJ July 29, 2020

        Hi Ken,
        I was wondering if you’ve been tested for histamine intolerance? I was sick with uncontrollable vomiting each and every month lasting anywhere from an hour to 3days, stomach pain and all kinds of other issues for 3 years with all tests unremarkable (I’ve even ran my own testing through online labs), still don’t know what the issue was (but I’m still determined to find out so I can help others and I guess I have some fear it could return) but I had a hysterectomy due to benign fibroid tumor (which the drs said wouldn’t be the cause) and the symptoms have eased. Reading these comments I’m wondering if I didn’t have something pressing on a nerve or artery. Anyhow in my research these last few years histamine intolerance was one thing that I came across and with the Benadryl working so well for you I figured I might suggest it. Hope we all find our answers and get well.

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    Samantha Hudson July 14, 2020

    Which Benadryl are you taking ? What’s the active ingredient in the one your on ? I’m very keen to try this, I’ve got nothing to loose at this stage !

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    Becky July 20, 2020

    Guys I think I found what has made u guys so nauseous. It’s Median Arcuate Ligament Syndrome or MALS for short. A very rare and hard to diagnose disease that usually occurs in woman age 40-50 but can happens to kids and teens too. I can’t rlly explain it well cause I got it from a website but it does cause nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea. AND it can last from a couple of months to years. Lemme know if this helps and make sure u get tested for it as it is easily curable with surgery ❤️

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      Becky July 20, 2020

      Also I forgot to mention stomach pains are also a symptom and if u want more info just google the disease and there should be many sites for u to browse if ur curious

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    Hannah July 23, 2020

    Hello. I am a 16 year old female who has been having issues with her stomach for the past 5 years. I have severe GERD which is very uncomfortable. Other than that, I have “flare ups” of problems. I can go a few days without any issues then they come back for a week or so. I go between constipation and diarrhea. My symptoms are most common at night and I am nauseous, have stomach gurgles, and stomach pain. I also can’t pinpoint a certain food that causes my problems. I have tried gluten free diet which was unsuccessful and am a vegetarian. I am also lactose free. I have had an endoscopy, countless blood tests, gastric emptying scan, ultrasounds and everything has come back completely normal. It is extremely frustrating and interrupting my life. I have seen 3 different gastroenterologists with no luck at all. I am turning to this blog with a bit of hope to see if anyone has any “rare” causes of this issue that may have been missed. Thank you for any insight you can give me!

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    Zach Curtis July 23, 2020

    I just wanted to let you guys know that I really appreciate all of these posts. I’ve went two years with vomiting and nausea at some point on a daily basis.
    It makes me feel a lot better about what’s going on knowing that I’m not the only one who feels the way I do or could potentially have a better way to go about it.

    Thank you all again for the posts. It really means a lot.

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    VARSHA July 30, 2020

    VARSHA WADHWANI

    LAST TWO MONTHS GONE IN MORNING WHEN WAKE UP CHILD IN MORNING FEEL ALWAY VOMITTING SO MANY TESTS ARE DONE BUT NOT ANY SEEN ANY DISEASE ALSO DRING TRICLINE, OMEZ, NORPER BUT EFFET SOME TIME AND THEN AGAIN HE EAT FEEL VOMITTING

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    shikha July 31, 2020

    hello doctor. My name is Shikha. I am from India. I have a younger brother who is 17 years old. He has been vomiting watery fluid, mucus like substance for almost 3 years now. we have tried every treatment we could afford. Took him to many physicians. but everything is in vein. His diet is normal, he eats properly, and does not vomit any food substance except some clear fluid. He vomited 18-20 times a day initially, now the number decreased to 7-8 times a day. but every day. please please please help. please. anybody has any suggestions please help.

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    Annabella August 02, 2020

    @Tonya
    I’m in the same age range as your daughter (19) and have been struggling with all this since I was in preschool but started getting much worse in middle school. You should have your doctor see a gastro and get tested for SIBO, there are two different kinds. If she doesn’t have that, they can do other tests, but SIBO is definitely something to look into. Most of us who have it are unable to get rid of it until we know what’s causing the overgrowth and fix that issue first. The abx I couldnt keep down and ended up in hospital each time. But rifaximin has shown to be able to help. Insurance almost never grants anybody though. I lost 40 lbs in less than two months and I still didn’t qualify. Even the two year old my gastro was the doctor of at the time couldn’t qualify still. Its super expensive. My lyme doctor got me rifaximin from a company in India in sample forms but several packs of them. You take 3 a day for like 14 days. I rebounded but thats because I have several issues I need undercontrol. I was told my mother needed to be my cheerleader, that I was just depressed. I was vomiting anything I put down. For a whole year I mostly survived off Gatorade and chicken noodle soup. Small sips of each. Zofran or odensetron works great for nausea if they haven’t already prescribed it just not if you need instant relief. I sometimes have to double my dose though to get relief though I don’t think you are supposed to. It comes in different mg’s. It can cause constipation though if you take it too often. And it takes 15 mins to kick in which really sucks. I use Marijuana too for my nausea. I never mention it because they never take you seriously. They sell patches that are supposed to help with nausea in medical dispensaries, im still trying to get myself a card but you could look into those. I don’t know much about them myself personally. I’ve had to leave highschool and quit my job all because of this. I know how hard it is. I hope she finds some sort of relief soon. Its made life seem pointless

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    Deborah Young August 10, 2020

    Not sure if it’s too late to put a message on here. My son who is now 30, vomits everyday of his life. On his 1st birthday he became ill with sickness and diarrhoea. This went on for a month, the diarrhoea polluted down his legs out from his nappy, and his vomit was at least 4 times a day. We went to the gp, hospital etc, but nobody wanted to know. Not even a faecal sample was taken. Eventually the diarrhoea subsided, but he has vomited EVERY DAY OF HIS LIFE SINCE. Between ages 1 and 7 her was sick between 2 and 4 times a day. He looked undernourished and so poorly. Still nobody wanted to know. Nowadays at the age of 30 he is still vomiting at least twice a day. He has scarring to his oesophegus and his teeth are eroding. He has been given medication for heartburn and this works, but no treatment for his vomiting. Can anybody help

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    haley August 18, 2020

    Since around end of august beginning of september of 2018 i started vomiting.. i didn’t think anything of it until a month and a half later.. i started vomiting continuously and have ever since. I have tried to observe what triggers this but came up short.. sometimes it will subside for few weeks to a month (if i’m lucky, this has only happened 2-3 times in almost 2 years). Lately it’s been extremely violent. I cant hold down food or water down. I wake up trying to throw up nothing.. Today i haven’t ate and threw up stomach acid so harshly that it went through my nose, and made me cry. I am currently taking pantoprazole and it’s not helping me any.. I’m at lost for what to do.. it’s making the will to carry on very difficult being in such pain all the time.. mind you guys i am 24 years old and have been dealing with this since i was 22..

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    Shelley August 20, 2020

    Your symptoms sound a lot like Cyclic vomiting syndrome (CVS), and abdominal migraine (which is related to CVS). I have similar symptoms and I have found some treatments that work (daily l-carnitine and coq10), and then a whole plethora of abort medications when I feel an episode coming on (high dose Zofran, Phenergan, hydroxyzine). I’ve had good luck with it but not everyone does. Hope you find an answer.

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    Kim September 08, 2020

    I am a mom 52yrs and I have depression anxiety disorder and PTSD also hernia problems with my bladder. I am sick every single day and I am so tired of feeling this way. Really is stopping my life. I lost my beautiful daughter 3yrs ago. I have been feeling sick for years like 20yrs maybe longer. I have been telling doctors how I feel. So now I am going to see about a mmr. See if that shows anything.

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    manoj September 15, 2020

    I am suffering from nausea during eating lunch and dinner since june of this year. It occurs periodically what the reason behind it?? rightly i am 18

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    Sheryl September 24, 2020

    I’m a 36 yr old mother of 2 young children who has struggled with chronic nausea and vomiting for as long as I can remember. My earliest memory of getting sick would of been around 13yrs old. I have lived with this debilitating condition for so long it’s all I know in my adult life. The amount of opportunities missed through life because of this, the jobs I’ve lost and relationships all because its impossible for most ppl to understand what it’s like to suffer every day, to not be able to make any big important plans just in case they need to be canceled and ppl get upset. It’s taken a toll on me.

    I honestly thought I was alone in this.. I’ve been diagnosed with IBS. Stomach migraines has been tossed around, but nothing helps when things get bad. I have ondansetron that I take on an as needed basis but hard to take it when I have 2 kids to parent during the days. I’m tired of suffering and living in the what if I get sick today mentality. I find my symptoms are worse during my menstrual cycle but am living with this nausea everyday. On the days I do vomit I cant stop, it gets to the point where I need to seek medical attention at the emergency room as I cant keep anything down and the frequency of vomiting is intense. I do smoke marijuana to help relieve the intensity of my symptoms then get told I’m sick because of the marijuana. I’ve been sicker longer then I’ve been smoking so that makes no sense.

    I’m scared to live like this and scared for my children as well. If there’s anyone who would be willing to chat about things please let me know. I cant keep living like this alone.. someone who can actually understand how I feel, someone who’s been through this.

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    Steve October 01, 2020

    Why wife suffered from the same symptoms for years. Nothing showed up
    on scopes. She had severe osteoporosis and scoliosis compounded with kyphosis. She also had extreme edema In her legs . She broke her hip, had the operatioN everything went fine. The hospital was concerned about her frail ness and gave her medicine for the nausea. A month later I rushed her to the er because of extraneous abdomen pain. She had a perforated ulcer in her stomach. She was unable to regain blood pressure after the operation and died. Later a nurse had told me that low protein levels can cause edema. I never did find out why her body wasn’t absorbing nutrients and later why she couldn’t hold food down For all of you with these symptom or love one with these symptoms do not let up till you find the cause. She was 55.

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      Bon October 19, 2020

      Steve I am so sorry for the loss of your wife.

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    Carolyn October 05, 2020

    I am 55 year old woman that suffers from GERD and Crohn’s I also have anxiety due to PTS and other reasons. I have been vomiting for 48 hours it seems to come every Friday and Saturday for the past 7 weeks. Coincidentally at the same time my feet became infected and they’ve given me three kinds of antibiotics and just gets worse don’t know if there’s any connection. It’s very straining you can’t even sleep there’s been times that I’m vomiting three times an hour in each bout has about seven different vomits. I have pulled muscles and my ribs I pulled muscles in my stomach due to the severity the vomiting. I cannot keep any fluids in but I’m trying to keep myself hydrated but I know it’s going to be up within the hour. I can’t take my medicine I have to take it right after I vomit try to keep it in me as long as I can it’s very frustrating very frustrating I can’t explain it and I’m really scared I don’t know what else to say besides I’m frustrated as all heck it’s interfering with my life completely. Thanks for all your input it’s unfortunately it can’t be determined but I’m not the only one there has to be something going on out there. Anybody gets any news please post we’d all appreciate it. God bless

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