For well over a year now (probably closer to two years) I have been experiencing mild nausea to actually feeling as though I will throw up at any moment in the mornings. About 75% of the time I feel better after I eat (still not great, but no longer nauseous). 23% of the time, I feel sick even after I eat. And then 2% of the time I can't even eat anything for breakfast I feel so sick. I can almost always drink orange juice, which almost always makes me feel better. I can only eat sweet stuff in the mornings; savory stuff, even just the smell of it, can make me feel sicker. The weird thing is that I usually only feel this bad when I don't naturally wake up. There have been very few times that I've woken up naturally and felt sick (although not very often). It doesn't necessarily have to do with getting up earlier, as I usually wake up around 9am. However, if an alarm wakes me up around that time I almost always feel sick. I don't throw up; I just feel as though I will. An hour or two later, I usually feel fine; if I haven't eat breakfast, I feel fine as long as I eat once I get hungry. If I wait too long to eat, even if I don't feel sick beforehand, I tend to start feeling shaky, although this is definitely more likely to happen if I haven't eaten because of nausea and can't eat once I start feeling okay again. Also, when I get nauseous, even if it's not in the morning, I get worse if I'm warm; I have to be cool to even start to feel better. The weird thing is that I recognize that if I weren't sick I would feel very cold (my hands are like ice cubes) and I can even acknowledge that the air is cold against my skin but it makes me feel much better.
I also had one scary episode a month or so back, where I woke up in the mornings feeling sick again. I read for a little while and then got up and continued on with my routine. As I was brushing my teeth I suddenly started to feel very dizzy as well as nauseous. My first thought was to get a sierra mist (the drink that usually makes me feel at least a little better when I'm sick) but I was so dizzy that I barely remember stumbling down the hall to the fridge where I basically collapsed, although in a controlled way so I didn't end up hurting myself. I ended up lying on the floor with the room spinning around me, my robe open so I could be as cool as I could be which. Eventually I felt better and managed to get up and walk back to my bedroom. I have not before, or since, felt that dizzy.
My doctor thinks it may be acid reflux, but that doesn't explain why not waking up naturally would make me sicker. Not to mention that the medicine that she gave me, Omeprazole, is, I'm pretty sure, making me sicker. About three days after I started taking it I got even sicker feeling in the mornings that I ended up curled on the bathroom floor, although no actual vomiting occurred. I felt better as the day wore on but never good, and I would get noticeably sicker if I tried to do anything physical (such as walking somewhere at more than a leisurely stroll). I also experienced the very strange sensation of being hungry while having no appetite. I stopped taking it two days ago, so we'll see what happens.
I know by searching a lot of sites that I'm not the only one feeling this way. Has anyone had any success in feeling better? If so, how?
I've experianced something similar... but it only used to happen if I wake up too early. Now I'm nasouse all the time as well as having diarrhea often. I haven't found any help yet from my doctors, still searching for answers since its basicaly destroyed my life... Anyway, what I'm wondering about with you is if you have been tested for diabetes? Maybe you have really low blood suger when you wake up (not that that would explain anything about you not waking up on your own) but it would explain why you start to feel better after you eat and why you like sweet stuff. I'm not sure, just a thought. Good luck!
I'm assuming that if I had diabetes they would have found it in the three blood tests that they've run in the past two weeks. It's a good thought, though, and it's almost gotten to the point where I wouldn't care what I had, as long as I could at least put a name to it and have a chance at, if not curing it, making it better. I have been tested for being hypoglycemic before, but it always comes back negative. No thanks to my soon-to-be ex-doctor but thanks to internet research that I did myself, it may be caused by something going wrong with the gallbladder. So, hopefully tomorrow I'm going in to get an ultrasound done and we'll go from there.
Your probably right. I would ask the doc's just to make sure that that's something they did check out. I know what you mean about not caring what you have as long as its something. I've been so, so sick for the past 2 years without any answers. Most of the anxiety and depression I have stems from the not know whats wrong with me. And like you said, if it had a name that means there is a plan of attack to help make it better, and it also means your not alone in what you have. I hope they find something in your ultrasound tomorrow (if your anything like me you would be thrilled for them to find anything wrong instead of nothing. Good luck.
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