posted on Mar, 4 2005 @ 07:21 PM
How old are you? I ask because I went through alot of stomach things when I was in my early 20's. I used to tell people, especially those who
claimed to have a "cast iron stomach" : just wait. You won't be able to eat junk forever. They'd laugh, but sure enough it happened to them too.
Kids can eat junk; adults can't. I think it is a bodily change of sorts.
Some random thoughts: Grease is the biggest culprit. Grease, fat, rich foods. If you get a sharp pain in the back, between the shoulders and towards
the left side, that's your gall bladder telling you: Enough with the grease already! So DO NOT eat greasy foods! And if you do, in moderation and
make sure you take plenty of liquid. You're going to have to say goodbye to McDonalds, Burger King, and all that crap. Sweets (such as pastries and
Donuts) often contain much fat and grease so- bye! Just sugary things, by themselves, are nauseating too.
You mentioned vitamins. Good. Take vitamins. But DO NOT take them on an empty stomach: this is instantaneous nausea. What you do is this: When you
are eating (most people take vitamins at breakfast/morning) - you eat like half your meal THEN you take the vitamin, then finish eating. The
vitamins need that food in there with them, as a cushion of sorts.
I learned this the hard way: Woke up, slugged down a coffee and a vitamin, got cleaned up, figured I'd eat in a short bit. I was so so nauseated
with this, even after I ate. DO NOT take vitamins on an empty stomach! I researched this, found out the truth, take 'em on at least a semi full
tummy now - and no problems.
Pop/Soda: Phosphoric acid will really rip up the tum. If you drink Diet - the methyl ester of wood rosin (AKA Aspartame/NutraSweet) combined with
the Phosphoric acid is a one two punch. Sodas, even if you've been drinking them for years, can really turn on ya: tum just can't take it anymore,
its especially bad on an empty stomach. Try some water, fruit juice, or tea. Keep the pop to a minimun, and not on an empty stomach. Drink enough
water regardless, it cleanses the system.
If you are male or female, don't matter: it may be a hormonal thing. Go see a doc if no improvement.
A bizarre bodily thing: it may be your eyesight. Anyone's vision can deteriorate, and when it does - concentrating harder to see better often
can make you nauseous. Think about "car sickness" especially the times one tries to read in car or train and they get nauseated: This is caused by
one's peripheral vision: You are trying to look front at what you are reading, meanwhile the sides of your vision are focusing on the side vision at
the same time - and you feel barfy. I have bad eyesight, so I know all about this. Last year, I got a new computer (yay!) with a flat LCD screen,
and the first few days I had it, lawd have mercy! Eyestrain, tired, barfy feeling......It took some getting used to (no probs now). So maybe think
about the eye thing too........even if you have perfect sight - different lighting, diff monitor screens, etc can and will make you feel woozy.
Another neglected body part: brain. Are you nervous? Anxious? This will nauseate you. If so, calm down or call the Shrink.
Some random crap to make the stomach turn: Fried Anything! Fried mushrooms, especially.....onion rings too! Any type of acid, esp citric acids in
certain fruits......yes do eat them, but water and maybe some bread along with it helps. (The aforementioned stuff about diet pop and phosphoric acid
would apply here; However- pops do include a chemical buffer against the acid; citrus fruit-obviously not). Dairy: lots of people can't take it.
From what I have heard, and from personal experience, if you're dairy intolerant (or become so) you will get alot of GAS! So not quite the same as
nausea, but I thought I'd throw it in. It has long been rumored that spicy foods are not good, but I don't have a problem, and my ulcer doctor told
me that was bunk as well. Grease (fat, oil) are your biggest no nos. Coffee: keep it very light. Coffee's a big no no too.
Don't try to cure nausea with milk or peppermint candies. Dairy is not so good, peppermint oil is very bad on the tum. Take an ant-acid.
Well just my random thoughts. I have a very touchy tum so I feel your pain! Through trial and error though, I am OK for the most part.
Also remember: If simple diet and lifestyle changes don't help - DO go to the doctor!!!
(PS: a good Pilsner beer always settles the stomach! I know this; it was also confirmed to me by a Bohemian (Czech) doctor: I put stock in them,
'cause US doctors are idiots! Not an advocation for alcohoism either: you can just have a small bit, like 1/2 a glass- it really does settle the
tum. You can even get Non-Alcohol beer too- its not about the alcohol, it is something in that Pilsner beer. Prolly cause it makes you burp. I only
mention this, because, as I stood up to get a fresh beer, I swallowed wrong, choked, and just sprayed beer all over my screen, desk, and mirror
behind! Aaaaarrrrrggggghhhhhh! Cleaned it up, but must do a more thorough clean - later - . )
I hope you feel better! (and don't panic and make it worse!)