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Morning Sickness (not pregnant)

Hi everybody,

I have been getting sick in the morning and this is not the first time this has occurred. I am now almost 22 and I use to have this problem all the time in high school. But after I moved away for college the problem stopped.

I just came to Vietnam, I am studying abroad I am supposed to be here till November but if this continues I may go back early. It is interfering with my classes in the morning. Last Thursday I got my period and I wasn't feeling well I no longer have my period and I am still feeling very ill the second I leave my hotel room. There are a number of things that could be causing this and I'm not sure what. Earlier int he week I thought it was just nerves (and thats what my doctor originally said back in high school even though I disagreed with that) but now I am doubting it.

I am currently taking medication to fight against getting malaria every Thursday called Mefloquine. I took it this morning while eating a little bit of bread with it went off to eat breakfast and almost threw up when I smelled food. In high school I dealt with this problem by throwing up in the morning, it was the only thing that made me feel better. I also notice I feel a lot better inside an air conditioned room, when I am outside (in this ridiculous heat) or at the breakfast restaurant of my hotel (on a high level floor no a/c just windows open) I felt a lot more sick.

Any suggestions or help would be appreciated. I would like to have a good experience here in Vietnam but if my nerves keep building up and upsetting my stomach maybe I just can't do it.
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Can anybody give input? Please!?
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Welcome to the gastroenterology community!  I would recommend that until you can see a doctor (preferably a gastroenterologist) that you eat small frequent meals and eat a low-fat diet.
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Seeing a gastroenterologist is kind of hard when here in Vietnam. One of the things that I think has made my issue flare up is the fact that I am not smoking pot here, which I would normally use to calm my nerves back home. I've read about a lot of stomach conditions that are usually medicated by marijuana. I could get weed here but I really don't want to..does anyone else think that may be the cause of my symptoms?
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Pot is a alternative medicine for nausea so it could be that you've had this problem for a long time and the pot was just helping when you were at home.  I don't know of any condition that is "usually" medicated by marijuana but there are conditions that are occationally medicated by marijuana.  I'm sure you already know this and have thought about this but even though smoking pot isn't anywhere close to being as bad as cigarettes, everytime you smoke, you are inhaling smoke into your lungs, which is not good.
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I really think you're right, nausea was a problem that really never went away for me and the pot just hid it. I think certain things do trigger symptoms though, I went to a clean air environment back to ho chi minh which has horrendous pollution. My throat feels itchy and i'm coughing again so I have a good feeling that pollution is messing with me which is in turn making me constantly nauseous. My next step is to take some ameds to see if the coughing and I think some nasal drip goes away and then maybe in turn helps my stomach.
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The sounds like a good idea.  Post nasal drip can definitely contribute to nausea.
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