posted on Mar, 15 2012 @ 10:21 AM
reply to post by loves a conspiricy
Wow. Just wow.
You've described my life since I was 15 years old. I've had so many problems with unexplainable nausea that I've developed an anxiety problem
specifically because of it. But I've found basic answers to my problems... I say "basic" because they still don't answer why I've experienced
such pain for so long.
I've always had stomach problems since I was born. Nothing measurable. Just constant nausea. But I got used to it. Sure, I missed a lot of school
throughout my life, but it's never hurt my grades. When I was 14 the nausea got beyond the point of tolerable. I began to throw up at least once a
day. But, being a 14 year old, I still wanted to go out and live my life. So I would usually end up forcing food down my throat before I went out
(I'd have to force myself to eat because of the nausea) and then a few hours later my body would reject it and I would throw up. Usually just in a
trash can somewhere while I was out. Then I'd just keep walking. That's how normal it was for me.
And I had gone to tons of doctors. Many of them (because I was an attractive young woman with an alternative style) assumed it was anorexia or
bulemia. And that just enraged
me (in fact, a few of those incompetent judgmental doctors aren't allowed to practice medicine in Massachusetts
anymore after their mistreatment of me). When I was finally able to find a doctor who realized that I wasn't being sick on purpose (and that it
wasn't all in my head)... I was admitted to the hospital multiple times for multiple different biopsies and endoscopies. They noticed that I had
severe acid reflux, so they prescribed me a strong version of Prilosec. After a few months of that... I stopped vomiting daily. The nausea didn't go
away, but the vomiting finally stopped and I was able to start building my health back up again.
But my nausea was still there. And there still wasn't a concrete explanation for it. About 6 months ago, I changed anti-anxiety/depression
medications (I was on Zoloft since I was 14) and I started feeling better. The nausea started to go away. Apparently a side effect of Zoloft is nausea
(which I hadn't realized). So I can assume that all the nausea and pain I went through between the ages of 14 and 22 were because of Zoloft. But it
still doesn't explain the nausea I had to go through as a child.
I still experience nausea now. And whenever I get sick, even if it's a cold, it always hits me in my stomach. I've just come to accept the fact that
my stomach is my weak spot and it is always going to give me trouble.
I'd type more, because I have more to say, but I've got to go drop off grad school application stuff now or I'll be late (I think applying to grad
school is more difficult and stressful than the whole college process!) xP