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constant nausea

I have constant nausea and am taking zofran which is not working, I also have a lump in my throat like something is stuck that I can't swallow, this lump is not preventing me from swallowing. The nausea is so bad that I can't work or function normally, I am wondering if I have an ulcer. I am scheduled to see my Gastroenterologist in two weeks but I can't wait two more weeks with this nausea. I have acid reflux that I take two Prevacid a day to control. Please help??


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I'm sorry I don't have any helpful information.  But I also feel like I have something stuck in my throat.  And no matter how much I swallow it wont go away.  It sort of feels like its right down at the back a bit to the right, but its seems more like the feeling of when you get a hair or something small and dry caught in your throat...I don't know if this is anything similar to you or not?  I wonder if there’s any connection?  I really haven’t put too much thought into it (it’s mostly just been an annoyance) until I saw your post, I’ve just been more concerned with how sick my stomach feels.  I'm always nauseas and/or just have an over all really sick feeling and have had diarrhea on and off though I have no acid reflux.  It’s been 7 weeks since I first started getting sick.  I don't know what to do anymore.  I really hope someone can figure us out soon thoguh…
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WOW!, that's weird I wonder if there is a connection with the throat thing. I actually posted this for my husband, he is the one who is sick. He has been very ill for about three weeks, starting with a pharengitis virus, fever, sore swollen throat, swollen glands. My husband is never sick and is 39yrs old the only ailment he has ever had is acid reflux. He finally got so sick from the virus that he drove his self to Urgent Care, they put him on Amoxicillin, when this didn't work he went to his family physician and they put him on Zythromicin (Z-Pak) and changed his Prevacid to Protonix (Acid reflux meds) and refilled his Phenergen (nausea medicine) and told him to stop taking the Amoxicillin. On Tuesday I got a 911 call and came screaming back home from heading to work, he had an allergic reaction to the nausea meds. The emergency room changed his nausea meds to Zofran which is still not working, told him to stop taking the antibiotics,  gave him some Benedryl I.V. and sent him home.

Now I'm not a doctor, but I play one at work ha ha, I am a Facility Manager for Infectious Disease Research with non-human primates. I know enough and all my Boss's are Phd's, Laboratory Veterinarian's and Pathologists.

I know you don't give an antibiotic for a viral infection and I wouldn't change Prevacid to Protonix because Prevacid is better, unless she was thinking that the Protonix would be easier on his stomach.

I have several thoughts of what is wrong with him, but they are just guesses after speaking to my Boss's at work.

1. Ulcer
2. Hernia (but he has no stomach tenderness)
3. Celiac Artery blockage
4. Gastroparesis

I hope everyone on here finds something out soon, I know I don't like feeling sick so I can't imagine what you people are going through.  
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Unfortunately everything aside from the throat thing and nausea sounds different then what I’m experiencing.  I had Zofran in the IV when I went to the ER for this… it seemed to help a little when nothing else would.  But it only helped me for a few hours.  I really hope your husband can recover soon.  If he has any of the conditions your thinking of it should (I think) at least be an “easy” diagnosis after a few test when he goes into the GI in a few weeks.  I know how hard it is to hang in there that long, I’ve been counting down the days till my next appointment even though I know I’m not going to get any answers that day I think/hope that I’ll be one step closer to knowing what’s wrong with me.

I hope your hanging in there too.  I see my boyfriend suffer with the frustration and helplessness with having to deal with my “sickness” everyday.  And I know I haven’t really been the same girl he fell in love with for weeks and he must miss me terribly.   But I know he does the best he can.
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I thought the feeling of not being able to swallow was associated with GERD sometimes.
Some people even get a little relief from anti--anxiety meds.

Next will probably be an endoscopy.....
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Have you been tested for Barrett's Esophagus? I would definitely try to get a GI referral so you can have an endoscopy. It is commonly associated with trouble swallowing and nausea.
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... also, you may want to consider having your thyroid checked. I hope you find help : )
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I am actually posting these questions for my husband. He has an appt. with the Gastroenterologist in two weeks, but I don't really think he should hold off that long, he can't function or go to work because he feels so sick. He has acid reflux and is taking two Prevacid a day. I will check into Barrett's Esophagus. I don't think it's his thyroid Hyperthyroidism his resting heart rate is 54 ( I had Grave's disease and my resting HR was 115) and if it was hypothyroidism he would be a lot heavier and more sluggish than what he is, he is 5'11 145 lbs.

I really appreciate all the helpful suggestions, I am just wondering if I should make him go back to the ER, I think the longer he waits the worse it's going to get and I wouldn't want to sit around constantly nauseated.

Thanks to everyone for all your support and thoughts, sometimes I think we know more than the doctor's.
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(I’m sure you probably know this, but...)  I would say if he’s so nauseated that he’s not really eating or drinking enough you should take him to the ER asap, to at least get some fluids back in him.  That's the main reason I had to go (my bf's mom talked me into it) I was so nauseas I couldn’t even eat one saltine for days. I'm not one to rush into things when I'm sick (and I was really sick…still am) and the ER terrifies me, but I had no idea that your body can start to shut down after only 4 days when your eating/drinking VERY little.  And I definitely didn’t want to get any sicker.  I had also hoped that they would give me something to make me feel at least a little better.  Though, like I said, the Zofran did help a little…or maybe it was the combo of the first anti nausea IV they gave me + the Zofran IV, I’m not sure… I was also kind of hoping they could tell me what was wrong with me…but they pushed it off as IBS and told me not to eat for 15hrs?

…As far as the ER’s concerned though, at least in my experience, they didn’t really do too much.  Gave me an IV with some anti-nausea stuff, felt my belly, did some blood work, and just said I would need to get into a GI as soon as I could and discuss with him what’s been going on, and of course said they hoped I feel better (words I’ve heard so many times they seem meaningless now) sorry I’m a bit bitter.

Unfortunately (and this is still just from my own experience) I think that unless you (or your husband) think your husband is in danger that the ER isn’t really going to be able to do too much more for him if he goes back in.  Maybe you can get him a short notice appointment with your family doctor to prescribe something better for the acid reflux???  I don’t know of an anti-nausea med stronger then Zofran that he could take… I think that’s supposed to be some pretty sever stuff and I know it’s expansive (I couldn’t even get a prescription for it, GI said it was $20 a pill.)  And maybe they can also get him a leave from work and that would at least take some off the stress of responsibility off his shoulders (I’m hoping my doc will give me permission for leave when I go to see him tomorrow, I’ve already missed so much).  

Also is there anything he likes to do at home to help take his mind off it at least a little bit?  For a wile I was big into watching Jackie Chan movies to pass the time.  Then I started to draw some more and I’ve read a bunch of happy “girly books” (I’m on the shopahaloic series, I don’t think he would like that though) Or you could get him some puzzles or easy crosswords to do (I find the hard ones to be too stressful lol) And I’ve started to do some research on wolves in Alaska on the computer… anything really that he can focus some energy on that’s not feeling sick.

I really hope your husband can get some help soon to help him feel better.  I know how awful it is to feel sick and hopeless everyday and wonder if you’ll ever get any relief, I wouldn’t wish it on anyone…
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Ps... sorry I guess I wrought a short book there and didn't really say to much along the lines of being helpful... guess that's what happends when its been days since youve really talked to anyone...LOL
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I just wanted to let you and everyone else know that after arguing with my husband all day last Sunday about going to the ER he finally broke down and went at 9:00pm Sunday night and he was diagnosed with Mononucleosis. So anyone who is feeling constant nausea and that horrific lump in their throat please have some blood work done for Mono.

This is what I found out: The reason it never showed up in the blood work he had done the first time was because it takes 2 to 3 weeks for it to show up in blood work after you start presenting with symptoms. Although most of the population has already had Mono and will not get it again, when they had it they may not have even knew that's what was wrong and some people don't even have any symptoms ( like me ) I've had it and didn't even know my doctor when going over my blood work told me I had had it. Mono also is transmitted by saliva, so being to close if someone sneezes or coughs and you inhale the sprays of mucus you can get it. Mono takes 4 to 6 weeks to present with symptoms and when it does it can range from mild to very severe symptoms. So if anyone has the following symptoms please have some blood work done for Mononucleosis

Symptoms include:
constant nausea with or without vomiting
fever including fever on and off
lump in throat
cough
constant and debilitating fatigue
dizziness

Remember everyone is unique and may present with different symptoms ranging from mild to severe.

My husband was admitted to the hospital and given IV steroids which immediatley helped with the lump in his throat and the nausea. Some antibiotics make Mononucleosis even worse and one of those is Amoxicillin, and this VIRUS has to run it's course. My husband is not the only person I've heard of taking a month for the severe symptoms to pass, a PhD that I work with also had it and he said it knocked him on his butt for a month. The fatigue can hang around for several months after the other symptoms are gone.

One more thing, it also can enlarge your spleen so be very careful about exercise and contact sports for several months.

My husband is feeling much better and will be back to work on Monday, the only symptom he still has is a mild cough.

I want to thank everyone who emailed me on this site and please get this info out there, by the way GoldFishy222 he was also clinically dehydrated and his blood pressure on arriving at the ER was 86 over 54.

I hope that you can get some relief soon and I will pray for all of you. Thank you all so much for all your support.

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