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I'm 19 and have always been in good health except the last two months, I suddenly had constant headaches, dizziness, and pain in my right ear/neck. Anyhow...that seems to be getting some better, but every time I eat...I sort of get a cough...that I dont have any other time...and get this feeling I'm gonna throw up. Sometimes, I do, and then I feel fine and the cough disapears again. I dont eat too much or too often(2 meals a day-every 12 hours) and the more I eat seems to make it worse. I'm confused as to what is going on???
The symptoms could be exacerbation of the GERD or gastric reflux. It could also be hiatal hernia. Treatment is a combination of drugs to reduce the acid and lifestyle changes. You will need to take a combination of medications (under medical supervision) like a proton pump inhibitor such as omeprazole, lansoprazole or pantoprazole empty stomach in the morning and an antacid gel after meals for complete relief. Possibility of H pylori infection too should be looked into by a carbon urea breath test and a combination antibiotic tried. Many a times a persisting H pylori infection can be the cause behind acidity not responding to treatment.
Life style changes that will help include: Drink cold milk. Avoid heavy meals and eat frequent small meals. Avoid too much of caffeine, tea, smoking, fried food and drinks both alcoholic and non alcoholic fuzzy ones. Avoid heavy exercises within 4 hours of a heavy meal. Raise the head end of the bed by pillows to 30 degrees. Avoid lying down for least 2 hours after food. Maybe these tips will help you. Otherwise you could also be having an eating disorder, inflammatory bowel conditions such as IBS, Crohn’s, celiac etc or an anxiety and panic attack triggered by food. Do discuss this with your doctor and get yourself examined. Take care
The only thing that I find strange about it all is that my stomach doesnt hurt or feel at all upset...until I cough then I just know I'm gonna throw up or am about to. Is it strange that my stomach feels fine and I still get sick....?
Well...I guess I feel kinda squirmish or uneasy, and i know in my mind I'm gonna throw up...and sometimes...and I work really hard to not...but it still happens sometimes. But its not any intense pain or anything in the stomach...
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