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#1 cO_ol

 
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Posted 10 February 2011 - 03:10 PM

I've been nauseous the past 3 days--it's been so bad I had to miss work. On top of that, I have the mood swings from hell. My belly hurts a little. Admittedly, I'd been eating a lot of candy, but I had none yesterday, nor today, and the nausea is still there, as bad as ever. Although yesterday and today I ate some bacon (which didn't cause any mood swings like it did a couple weeks ago). It's less when I've not eaten for hours and hours. I've eaten very little because I just feel so icky. Today I had rice cakes and the nausea is now MUCH worse. But it seems like no matter what I eat, I get nauseous. I had grapefruit today; I felt nauseous afterwards. I felt nauseous after drinking a Sierra Mist yesterday.

Obviously my digestive system is really unhappy right now. But I don't know why or what I can do to stop feeling so icky without starving myself. Help, please? Also, could something else be going on to cause this?

I'm starting to wonder if maybe I need professional help with this, because I'm just not figuring this out on my own. It's just such a pain in the ### to find someone who'll take me seriously though!
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I replied (in my head, alas) with expletives that I don't think are allowed on here. xD
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Praise be unto the (gluten-free, vegan) Flying Spaghetti Monster for the folks who worked so hard to raise awareness (and Internet to access it)! Y'all saved me decades of suffering most likely. :D

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#2 jenngolightly

 
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Posted 11 February 2011 - 12:08 PM

I've been nauseous the past 3 days--it's been so bad I had to miss work. On top of that, I have the mood swings from hell. My belly hurts a little. Admittedly, I'd been eating a lot of candy, but I had none yesterday, nor today, and the nausea is still there, as bad as ever. Although yesterday and today I ate some bacon (which didn't cause any mood swings like it did a couple weeks ago). It's less when I've not eaten for hours and hours. I've eaten very little because I just feel so icky. Today I had rice cakes and the nausea is now MUCH worse. But it seems like no matter what I eat, I get nauseous. I had grapefruit today; I felt nauseous afterwards. I felt nauseous after drinking a Sierra Mist yesterday.

Obviously my digestive system is really unhappy right now. But I don't know why or what I can do to stop feeling so icky without starving myself. Help, please? Also, could something else be going on to cause this?

I'm starting to wonder if maybe I need professional help with this, because I'm just not figuring this out on my own. It's just such a pain in the ### to find someone who'll take me seriously though!

Could you be pregnant? :-) That's the first sign for me. Or you could have a case of food poisoning or the flu. If I were you, I'd go see my doctor. But I have a lovely doctor and I know that a lot of people on this board feel differently.
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Posted 16 February 2011 - 12:28 PM

I too have very debilitating nausea when I get glutened. It is the main symptom that holds me down. At time I even throw-up. I also get more nauseous after I eat, I think it has to do with the inflammation and/or destruction of the tissue in the duodenum. The duodenum the start of the small intestine just below the stomach. So when you eat even though it is gluten-free it might be irritating the sensitive areas in the duodenum. That is my theory.
As days go by and I am on a strict gluten-free diet the nausea gets better. I have tried ginger (teas and natural ginger candies) to ease the nausea but it does not help. I went to my doctor to ask for anti-nausea medicine and although it works it makes me tired and triggers my anxiety, so I don't take it often. If you live in a state that offers medical marijuana that is probably your best bet. You don't need much and it gets rid of the nausea and makes you hungry so you can eat. I know it is taboo but it really works. Just don't abuse it.
I hope this helps. O'yeah a long hot shower always makes me feel a little better.
Good Luck.
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Posted 16 February 2011 - 02:28 PM

I fight with nausea just about every day also. The only thing that has been helping me is "crystalized ginger" which I buy at the local health food store. Medical marijuana is supposedly the best thing for nausea but I have never tried it. You really should talk with your doctor and insist they listen to you. Be diplomatic but aggressive with your doctor. Most of them don't have a real clue on what we go through. :)
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Posted 16 February 2011 - 02:29 PM

I too feel nauseous after I eat. I have only been on the gluten-free diet for 2 weeks and people tell me it will get better as time goes on. For now I am eating what I can (gluten-free bread w/peanut butter and ensure) and hope it will get better. I have lost alot of weight but am trying to focus on proteins now instead of calories as someone suggested. Hang in there and please let me know how your doing and what may be working for you.
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Posted 17 February 2011 - 06:32 AM

Nausea is/was my main symptom too - it is definitely THE WORST! You are probably getting "glutened" by something (last week I discovered that generic Tylenol from Target was a BAD idea - it took 2 days for me to figure out what was making me sick and then 5 more days before my stomach felt ok again). Eat small amounts of food throughout the day and scrutinize everything. It will get better!
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Posted 17 February 2011 - 08:41 AM

If you have trouble with nausea, you might want to ask your doctor for Zofran. It is a sub-lingual (melts on the tongue) little pill. Tastes a little like a baby asprin. Ask for the generic though. It is hundreds of dollars cheaper. It is called Ondansetron. It is perfectly safe even if you are pregnant. It is often given to pregnant patients. It comes in 4 mg and 8 mg. I take the strength I need depending on how severe my nausea is. It works in 3 to 4 minutes. The only side effect I get is a little blurry eyed if I take more than 3 a day.

I keep them stashed everywhere. In every jacket pocket, pants pocket, at work, in the car, and even in the potty at home where nausea seems to hit suddenly.

This medication is given to people on chemo. I know it is a life saver for me.
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Posted 18 February 2011 - 10:37 PM

wow, I didn't think my nausea and vomiting could be explained by celiac! My bloodwork showed gluten sensitivity, just waiting to see specialist, more tests, and get things confirmed; but I was very worried that something worse was going on because I get nauseous and puke a lot after eating....or did while consuming gluten. I've puked two, maybe three times since going gluten-free last week. I'm assuming it will take a while to heal. But I'm glad that this terrible symptom may not necessarily mean something worse is going on. And if it continues I will be asking about that medication for sure.

(*my doc told me to go gluten-free for now because it is quite a wait to get in for a colonoscopy/gastroscopy and if the specialist needs me to go back on gluten at that time then I will)
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