Hi everybody i'm Matthew im a 16 year old male who suffers from chronic nausea i usully get bad in the morning but it seems to have gotten worse.I'v been to the doctors and had a whole bunch of blood tests to no avail but the doctor did mention i had slightly raised bilirubin (i have no idea what it is) i recently had a ultrsound and everything looked normal. I'v had a virus which increased nausea and started vomiting but i seem to be getting over it as i havent vomiting in a few days but stil feel horrible in the stomach.
The doctor has put me on Somac 40mg to reduce stomach acid prodution and i do feel alittle bit better he said if the Somac works he'll treat me on a hunch for helicobactor pylori. I feel quite luckly compared to some of the other people i'v been reading about as i feel horrible and my nausea seems to pail in comparison.
I'v written this up quite quickly and without any real spellchecking so i hope that isn't a problem but i hope some of the community can shed some light on what i might have.
My brother-in-law has had this and felt nausea after eating and for several hours after eating and had this for quite awhile.
Bilirubin is the yellow colored stuff in your bile. Elevated amounts can sometimes be a signal to something going on with your liver. It probably isn't anything to be worried over since you said your doctor said it was only slightly raised.
Do you have yellowish skin or eyes? If so, it might be jaundice. Do you drink alcohol a lot? It might indicate cirrhosis. It could be acute hepatitis.
Something is causing you to be nauseous but it could be stomach caused and not liver caused as well.
Try taking ginger tablets. Ginger helps calm your system down. Also start taking garlic tablets. Garlic kills helicobactor pylori. Eat natural garlic on bread, in your food, etc. Helicobactor pylori thrives in stomachs with low hydrochloric acid so the reduction in stomach acid can result in that. Add a probiotic to your daily regiment.
Do you drink milk? Milk can cause nausea in some people, so if you drink milk, try not drinking it and see. Keep a food diary of everything you eat for a week and anytime you feel nauseous, write it in your diary. See if there is any correlation with any food your are eating. If these don't help, go to a qualified gastrologist. Good Luck!
Oh and Matthew, I know you are only 16 but still mentioned alcohol even though I know you aren't supposed to be drinking, but teens everywhere still do, so that is a just in case, but if you do, don't drink. I am sure you don't, but still I don't know you so got to put that out there because alcohol care really messes up the digestion. My personal guess is you have a stomach problem that may be Helicobactor pylori or something in your stomach but best to cover all the fields.
thanks for your answer knightsarmour and no i don't drink at all i have noticed that milk dosen't affect me but only since iv had the virus and mum said thats common as my somach is only starting to cool down so to speak after the virus i had earlier. Surprisingly its hard to get my gp to give me the referral to a gastrologist as they tend to keep saying lets try this first.
also iv had a little bit of dull pain in the upper right quadrant just behind the ribs its on and off and i tend to feel it when im lying down i dont whats behind there. I don't think much of it cause i't dosen't tend to bother me but i thought i would just add that in there in case someone like you KnightArmour might know if it's anything
It may be your gallbladder causing the pain. Gallstones can cause pain. Did your GP check your gallbladder?
I yearly go on a liver cleanse to cleanse my gallbladder of stones. It is easy to do. The day of this cleanse, just eat normally, so don't fast before this cleanse but don't drink any sodas, colas, coffee or eat any sugary junk foods. Try to eat mostly veggies and fruit and not much meat. Drink plenty of water. Be sure you are home and near the toilet since you will need to use the bathroom often. Take 3 tablespoons of epsom salt to 3 cups of water and mix well. Begin phase one with drinking a cup of the gross tasting water. Down it fast. Wait one hour, drink another cup. You may begin having bowel movements then and that is fine, go whenever you need to go.
Wait another hour and drink the last cup. So that is three cups of the epsom salt water. It is really gross but just down it fast and use a chaser of your favorite beverage. After that, wait an hour and take 1/2 cup of extra virgin olive oil, shake-mix it with 1/2 cup grapefruit juice and drink it with a straw. Down it fast and lay down, face upward, in your bed as fast as possible after drinking it.
You will soon begin to have bowel movements so go to the bathroom whenever you need to go. You will begin to expel stones out of your liver and gallbladder. You will notice them since they will be be green and many will float. You may have a few stones - you may have many of them. The next morning when you get up, drink one one 1 tablespoon espom salt to 1 cup water and down it. It will rid any other stones left in your digestive track. If you have a tremendous amount, you will need to do this all over again in one week. This will cleanse your liver and gallbladder and help it to begin healing. Ask your GP if you can do this though. It does wonders but you need to check with your GP to make sure it is okay.
Thanks again for you reply knightsarmour the only thing they have to check my gallbladder iss when they dig an abdominal ultrasound to check my midsection so if the ultrasound picks up stones he would have let me know.
Also iv been researching h pylori and it sounds alot like it
Oh and one other thing, should you take any treatment to get rid of H. pylori, be sure after the treatment you take a probiotic for a good month afterwards so good bacteria is put where the bad was because you have to have good bacteria for a healthy digestion. So get the good ones in you to keep out the bad ones. Be sure the probiotics have some good ones like acidophilus. That way, they will keep H. pylori from returning. If you don't and you get rid of H. pylori, there will be an empty space and something will replace it and you want the good ones to replace it. Very important!
Hey sorry guys that i havent got back been doing my homeschooling and the work has been packing on. Now back to the illness recently (2 days ago) my nausea has started up again for no reason even though iv been nausea free for the past 5-7 days i actually thought it was going away but sadly came back. The doctor prescribed me somac which has definatly helped with the nausea but out of nowhere it has come back even while taking somac. Aswell my anxiety has shot through the roof which dosen't help with my nausea and i feel like they will never find what it is as somepeople iv read on the forum. I feel sorry for the people who have suffered for excess of 4-8 years with chronic nausea.
i'm going to list my symptoms below and hope someone might have an idea what it is the doctor thinks h pylori but my mum dosen't think it is
fast heartbeat usually over 100 beats
chronic nausea.never vomited
on and off dull pain in the lower right quadrant
i don't know if this is related its only happened 3 times but when i was lying down i was just about to doze off for a few mins cat nap and i got this horrbile feeling through out my body kind of like this i think im dying feeling and i could physically feel my heart slow right down almost like it was going to stop it gave me such a scare i immediately jumped up and went to my mum and eventually it disappeared and my heart rate shot up.
i know the last symptom may not be related but i thought i would add it in as it scared me when it happened.
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