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Morning Nausea

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It is terrible. About a half hour after I wake up in the morning about twice a week I have nausea. It can last for hours. If I force myself to eat sometimes it goes away. I don't know what to do. No, I'm not pregnant. I have it right now. It is the worst feeling. Sometimes I think I get it after I haven't had much for dinner the night before.

Any ideas on how to get rid of it?


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Lemon Lime soda or Ginger ale is very good for nausea, though I usually make sure it's de-fizzed first. I'd say eat some bread or crackers before you get out of bed but that' doesn't work well unless you have a gluten free source.

Not sure what would be causing it though, if not pregnancy. If you were pregnant I'd suggest Sea Bands (acupressure bands for motion sickness).

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Cinnamon works great for relieving nausea. I worked at an ob-gyn office and it's what they told the pregnant women to use to reduce morning sickness (even though you are not pregnant!) I've tried it and it seemed to help. :lol:

Just a thought: Have you checked and rechecked everything in your life to make sure you are not getting glutened somehow? I would check and see if you are using a lotion or a lipstick, or using a toaster or contaminated jelly jar, etc... on the days previous to when you get sick . A few months ago I found out I was somehow having a reaction to the gluten in my dog's food. I switched to a gluten free one and my symptoms went away.... weird, but that was the only thing I changed. :blink:

Good luck!

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I say this a lot, but this too sounds like a blood sugar thing. Especially since you say that it happens if you haven't eaten much for dinner the night before and it sometimes goes away if you eat.

Make sure your dinners aren't unbalanced when it comes to fat/protein/carbs/fiber (too many carbs and too little fat is *not* a good thing for your blood sugar, particularly if you have reactive hypoglycemia, even if you're subclinical), and do eat when you get up in the morning, making sure to get some fat, protein, and carbs. If you keep your meals balanced, you'll find the length of time between dinner and breakfast easier to deal with, but a healthy snack later in the evening (if you're an early dinner eater) may help (assuming you take total calorie consumption into account for the day ;) ).

Exercise also helps improve blood sugar control. (So does the cinnamon already mentioned. ;) )


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Inconclusive Blood Tests, Positive Dietary Results, No Endoscopy

G.F. - September 2003; C.F. - July 2004

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I've had lots of upset stomachs and protein helped me. I eat one scrambled egg in the morning. If it's real bad take Dramamine - gluten free kind of course. It worked for me. I also have a blood sugar problem, which is related to celiac.

Hope that helps. Also, I used to keep a handful of almonds next to my bed and would grab them first thing in the morning. They are very good for you and have protein.

Don't need to do any of this now. I'm much better, but still must always eat protein at every meal and fruits and veggies. Hope you get over the nausea and get healthy again.


Rheumatic fever at age 5 and again at age 6. Antibiotics for 6 years to prevent strep throat.

Anemia, Mono, Hepititis, Pernicious Anemia, Enlarged Heart, Osteopenia, Vitamin D deficiency, Ataxia, Digestive issues, reactive hypoglycemia, and on and on and on!

Following the SCD diet after gluten free didn't solve symptoms. Much better and getting back my life!

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From the title of this thread I was going to post and suggest that you eat something before you go to bed that includes protein.

After reading that this happens after eating a light dinner, I REALLY think it would help!

Tarnalberry's right, sounds like a blood sugar issue.


gluten-free 12/05

diagnosed with Lyme Disease 12/06

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Is there any way this is related to a supplement you're taking? I tend to feel deathly nauseous after I take zinc, I have to eat a ridiculous amount of food to keep from being sick for hours. And I'm also positive it's gluten-free, so maybe there's just something that's literally souring your stomach. Are your light dinners the night before typically all carb? That'll sour my stomach too, if you're doing pasta, just add meat sauce!


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It sounds like to you are being glutened, does it feel like a hangover that is the way I felt for a long time before getting dgn. Also have you been checked for sugar levels if it is high you can get this feeling hope you get to feeling better .

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Is there any way this is related to a supplement you're taking? I tend to feel deathly nauseous after I take zinc,

JNBunnie1 - This sounds like you might be taking too much zinc. Zinc can upset me on an empty stomach sometimes, but not this bad. You should smell your vitamins. If they smell really bad, your body doesn't need them. This is really true for B vitamins. They smell absolutely delicious to me and yet most people without digestion problems can't tolerate the smell.


Kim

Irritable Bowel Syndrome 1995

Candida Problems 1996

Low Thyroid 2001

Gluten Free 2002

Dairy Free 2007

Egg/Onion/Garlic Free 2007

SIBO (self diagnosed) 2007

SCD since October 2007 and starting to feel better than I have in years!

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Hi, Are you anemic and taking extra iron. That may cause your nausea too. When I felt nauseaus it was because I was eating foods high in iron, like artichokes, spinach, eggplant, but I needed the iron to be absorbed with like rice. Otherwise I'd be nauseaous. Try eating foods high in iron with rice or a rice pasta. Hope this helps and don't get discouraged. We all have our days. Lillina

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Thank you all so much. I have low iron and take supplements and try to keep up with it in my diet. (All of my vitamins smell good to me, too!) But, I am not very good with eating carbs. I get bloated from an entire Gluten-Free hotdog bun, for example, but I try to eat some a couple times a week since I read an article about how Gluten-Free products are fortified and we need to eat them. I've been eating more rice and carbs with my meals the last few days, and eating more in general and I feel better. I have been cooking lately, with cinnamon, inadvertently, and maybe that helps! I get vertigo and have ear issues so I have prescription level dramamine that I can take and maybe next time I will. I had been visiting a friend and eaten LOTS of almonds (they had them sitting out on the table and we took them horsebackriding, too) so I don't know if when I came back and didn't eat them, I felt bad?? Hmmm.... Wonderful advice, really! I feel so much better.


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I also want to thank everyone for the replies. I often feel really nauseous for a few hours after waking. Think me sitting at my desk with a flat sprite and some apple sauce staring at my computer and wanting to throw up. Sounds like the blood sugar might be my problem. Is there any way to know for sure whether my blood sugar is low other than experimenting with eating/not eating before bed?


Gluten-Free since September 15, 2005.

Peanut-Free since July 2006.

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If your lucky enough to have a diabetic in the family with testing equipment. Otherwise it's not cheap from my understanding. When they were diagnosing me my dad tested my blood sugar a few times with his equipment cause he was worried I was turning diabetic like him ; D

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I say this a lot, but this too sounds like a blood sugar thing. Especially since you say that it happens if you haven't eaten much for dinner the night before and it sometimes goes away if you eat.

Make sure your dinners aren't unbalanced when it comes to fat/protein/carbs/fiber (too many carbs and too little fat is *not* a good thing for your blood sugar, particularly if you have reactive hypoglycemia, even if you're subclinical), and do eat when you get up in the morning, making sure to get some fat, protein, and carbs. If you keep your meals balanced, you'll find the length of time between dinner and breakfast easier to deal with, but a healthy snack later in the evening (if you're an early dinner eater) may help (assuming you take total calorie consumption into account for the day ;) ).

Exercise also helps improve blood sugar control. (So does the cinnamon already mentioned. ;) )

Ditto this -- blood sugar can make you ill. I found high simple sugars was the only thing that helped in my last pregnancy w this problem, but I've had 2 lay midwives both tell my MS is almost always a low sugar problem and do eat what ever I could get down. It was Schwan's Lemon Ice (total junk) and Sweet Ice Tea.

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i get that same yucky feeling when that sneaky, sneaky gluten gets into my system. and it takes time to fully get out. sometimes its hard to make out all the ingrediants, until its too late.

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Anyone else try eating a piece of candied ginger to kill nausea? It always helps me. I keep a tin of it at work now. (but you have to really like ginger)


Karen B.

diagnosed with Celiac Nov. 2003

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I still have nausea. I went to my new (and seemingly better) doctor for my ear pain and fuzziness and stuff and she told me she was surprised I could stand it. There is fluid in both ears and she referred me to an ear-nose-throat doc. I can't get in to see him until Sept., so I decided to preempt what he'd tell me by researching...especially since I still hurt.

WELL, I think I have Meniere's Disease! And guess what's a symptom? NAUSEA! And severe tiredness and achiness!(which I had all weekend-i'm usually unable to nap even if I try, but I couldn't stay awake this weekend!) Here, I thought I'd been glutened!

The weird thing is, it's highly correlated to type A personalities. ugh.

So, I do not think gluten is the culprit...this time.

Here is one patient's description of Meniere's Disease:

Male, Age 31, 8 year history of symptoms.

My perspective of M


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It is terrible. About a half hour after I wake up in the morning about twice a week I have nausea. It can last for hours. If I force myself to eat sometimes it goes away. I don't know what to do. No, I'm not pregnant. I have it right now. It is the worst feeling. Sometimes I think I get it after I haven't had much for dinner the night before.

Any ideas on how to get rid of it?

I had that for a year off and on. Mostly "on".

I think it was because I was healing and that I ate something that wasn't working. Have you been eating anything new?

Do you eat Vitamins?

I woke up at night feeling nasty for a long time too. I always had to force myself to eat something and after like 45 minutes or so it got better.

No fun with that Meniere's Disease. I hope you don't have it.

My grandfather had that. On both ears.


One Celiac gene and one gluten intolerance gene (HLA-DQ 2,1).

Grain free, casein free, soy/legume free + a bunch of allergies I have had since I was a child (stone fruits, nuts..carrots)

Following the Specific Carbohydrate Diet, but no nuts, legumes or casein.

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I also want to thank everyone for the replies. I often feel really nauseous for a few hours after waking. Think me sitting at my desk with a flat sprite and some apple sauce staring at my computer and wanting to throw up. Sounds like the blood sugar might be my problem. Is there any way to know for sure whether my blood sugar is low other than experimenting with eating/not eating before bed?

You can buy a blood glucose monitor. You'll have to get the strips that you put into the monitor for each test. Also a lancing device with ultra thin needles. Its not as bad as it sounds and if you really think you have issues its worth the piece of mind to find out. Expecially if diabeties runs in your family. But even if it doesn't bloods sugar lows are not fun and the better your informed with just how bad it gets the better you can adjust your diet.

I know I could NEVER eat just applesauce and soda first thing in the morning. I'd be a raging lunatic two hours later.

Other symptoms are headaches, trembling, lightheadedness, and nauscea. At least those are the ones I get I'm sure there are others.

Gail


Gluten Free since Jan. 06

Gluten intolerant. DQ 0301 DQ 0602

Lactose intolerant.

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