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Nausea at night time

Hello,
My boyfriend's been experiencing heavy nausea during night time.  This nausea is generally situated around the small intestine area, almost right underneath the lungs. It happens every few months, usually goes away on its own.  The nausea starts when he gets comfortable or remains still.  Eating helps reduce the feeling but it often returns soon after.  Other symptoms are dizzy spells or feeling light headed.  He also loses sleep because the nausea wakes him up soon after drifting off.  However, the nausea never causes him to vomit.
Can someone give us a heads up about what this may be?  Our GP has only offered advice to change dietary habits, and this has not helped improve the condition.  Has anyone else experienced similar symptoms and found relief?
Thanks in advance
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I have been going through the same thing since 11/07.  I have had at least 15 test including have my gallbladder out in 1/08.  I am on medicine for acid and nausea (protonix and reglan) and the started me on Paxil.  I am very anxious about getting sick it comes and goes and I never know when it is going to happen.  I wake up in the middle of the night and feel so sick and it last about 24-48 hours.  I have been in the ER 6 times, and have seen my PCP 3 GI doctors and ENT and a Neurologist and everything is normal.  In the month of June I was only sick 3 days so I am hoping this is going away.  I also took 6 weeks off from work.  I eat a low fat diet and I do have regular food sometimes and I do get dizzy spells.  I can not help you out but I do have the same symptoms.
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I just want to say I have the same thing it all started after my third kid have been to every doctor there is they even sent me to a counsler as if it is in my head im actually having the problem right now was just looking up to see if anyone cam eup with anything yet if anyone does please please email me at ***@****
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Did anyone ever get any answers for this? I, too, have the same problems and have had them for going on ten years.
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im only 12 and have been dealing with this 2. ill finally get to sleep, then all of a sudden, i wake up wanting to puke, but never do puke. ( this is not puberty or anything trust me) its only been like this 4 about a month or so, byt still anxious to no whats up with this. SOME1 HELP US. i dont like being in pain night after night. o and p.s, pain relivers dont work 4 me 2 well so i dont no if they will on u. and they were sleeping pain relivers so i passed out before really knowing if it worked
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I too have these symptoms. I have had my gallbladder removed and that helped for a while. I still have horrible issues with stomach upset at night. I also have other digestive issues, such as frequent bowel movements. I saw a colon rectal doctor and he was convinced I had UC or IBD, both of witch cause fatigue, bowel issues, and the nighttime stomach upset. I had a positive result for an upper GI test for Acid Reflux disease, which can go along with the diseases such as IBD, UC and Crones.  However, he never diagnosed me with these because my cultures came back negative. I have suffered now 5 years with fatigue and frequent night time digestive issues. I often to feel sad and frustrated because it seems that doctors don't believe me. Its disrupting my life and I can understand your frustration. This last summer things got so bad I was scared to go anywhere, I often can't make it to restrooms and if doctors won't believe me then I stay home. I still wonder if I did have UC because most of the sites talk about people having it with negative cultures. Anyways sorry I can't be of more help but maybe my partial diagnosis by my doctors can help in some way.
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Im wondering if it comes from birth control. For me i have been off of the depo shot for about 6 months. I then started toking the pill. I have taken neither for about 4 months now n have been experiencing naseua after setteling down at the end of the day. However it eventually goes away after about 20 min. Wondering how long i will experience these effects.
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I just posted this on another site too. I use to search for help for these extreme symptoms.

I know this post is old but it still seems active and relevant.

I just wanted to post a possible solution. I also went through this terrible illness. It was debilitating and terrifying. I knew there was a problem. Tests were performed, (GI scans, colonoscopy, blood work over and over, internal and external ultrasounds and more). Diagnosis made, medicines prescribed....NOTHING worked.

Long story short. It ended up being very severe symptoms to pre diabetes. I am not over weight but I have always been sensitive to unhealthy foods. I would eat very healthy as a result but it was not enough. If I strayed even a little, I would suffer with these horrible symptoms as well as others. Constipation, bleeding, nausea, weakness, sleeplessness and more.

It was a long, hard road to recovery that included falling off the wagon occasionally. One bad day of eating (like on a holiday or at a BBQ) would result in suffering.

The healthier I ate, the less my body would let me stray. It was hard psychologically also as I felt that it wasn't fair that I couldn't eat like everyone else. I am a 43 year old mother of four. Working hard to take care of my family and felt as though I was being punished.

Long story short, I got over it. I recognized it as a blessing that my body was sensitive. That it quite likely saved my life. Others are not so fortunate. Others like me, of all ages and body types, get even more ill before developing severe diabetes. I know of some, who ended up not getting diagnosed at all, their wake up call (after years of nausea) being NOT waking up but falling into diabetic shock or even coma. By then there can be permanent damage like vision and nerve degradation to extremities.

My trigger foods: just about everything!

Carbs, carbs, carbs. Rice, pasta, bread, fatty foods, sugar (soda, all bottled juices, desserts, candy), chips, potatoes, cereal and more.

Solution: (I make the solution list because ultimately, this is what worked. Period. But it was HARD.) It was not as simple as it sounds just making a silly list. It was 2 years of trial and error.

Eating primarily a very, very low carb, high vegetable and fruit diet that is slightly higher is protein than most.

It was only possible to do with any consistency when I started following a routine. Making my diet almost a ritual of health and self love and appreciation.

I wake and made a very big glass of warm lemon, honey, himalayan pink sea salt and ginger water. I drink it slowly over and hour or so. Others I know drink it faster, same results. Then breakfast will consist primarily of one of these options: a smoothie (banana, kefir, frozen fruit, frozen ice cubes made from fresh vegetable juice), 1 or 2 eggs on a bed of spinach and fermented sides like kimchi, sauerkraut and a piece of squash and sweet potato or homemade oatmeal with dried and fresh fruit. Lunch is about the same. I rock the salads. They can be quite filling and your body will eventually crave them. Dinner is the lightest meal. Always!! Salads, seafood, eggs, beans, meat is fine if you like it...but with lots of veggies! Lunch is my heaviest meal. I generally do not use dressings anymore, I did in the beginning, now its just extra virgin olive oil, himalayan pink sea slat and spices (pepper and Korean red pepper). I just prefer it that way. I eat so much that the dressings were just too strong after a while.

I still eat bad sometimes, never a whole day. I can take on crappy food every once in a while in very small portions and followed by lean healthy eating in the same day. My family are also on board. They all came at their own pace and willingness.

I am healthier than I have ever been, I look and feel fantastic. My hair is growing back, as it was thinning unexplainably, and I have energy. I go to the bathroom regularly and I am currently off all of my 'stomach meds'.

Some reprogramming had to happen, in ways that were not logical in the beginning. Example:

1. Not all fats are bad. Actually fat is very healthy and I eat quite a bit of it with no weight gain. The ones that work for me: fish, fish oil, coconut oil and extra virgin olive oil. I can eat these freely.

2. ALL pre packaged, prepared foods are bad. No matter how much I want them. No matter how healthy they say they are. I may be able to tolerated them for a short while, always ends bad.

3. Salt is good for me and actually makes me feel better. Weird, I know!! This is NOT the salt we grew up on that I am talking about!! That salt is actually not even real salt, it is made in a lab. I am talking about unrefined sea salt. It comes in all sizes and colors. My favorite by far for the way it makes me feel (mental clarity, better sleep and more) is himalayan pink sea salt.

4. Raw honey is magical. Not regular cooked and strained honey but local raw honey. Support your local bee people. They rock! Helps with allergies and great for overall digestive health of adults.

5. Develop a routine. It is hard, I know!! School, kids, work...chaos! Try though, as much a possible. It is the only way to make long term changes. What is an example of routine? Honey, lemon and salt tonic every morning and before bed. Planning, shopping and preparing the foods you need everyday. (it is actually easier to do, compared to the way we use to eat!) and juicing regularly to make ice cubes for smoothies etc.

I hope this helps someone.
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