Nausea and no appetite

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  • jurple132
    jurple132 Posts: 19 Member
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    Is there ANYTHING that you fancy eating?

    On a good day, everything! Before all this started my appetite was indestructible! Now on bad day, like today, I might get one meal in and then have no appetite whatsoever. When it gets like this I make myself eat but can only manage things like ice blocks, muesli bars or maybe a piece of fruit.

  • enterdanger
    enterdanger Posts: 2,447 Member
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    I'm sure they asked you this already, but any chance you are pregnant? From your pic I can't tell if you are a girl, but you are describing symptoms that could be early pregnancy...Other than that, maybe try like FOODMAP diet or something.

    Did you move or start eating/drinking at a new place? Could be environmental....I keep thinking of lead poisoning from water like in Flint, MI and Trenton, NJ.
  • psuLemon
    psuLemon Posts: 38,413 MFP Moderator
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    I'm sure they asked you this already, but any chance you are pregnant? From your pic I can't tell if you are a girl, but you are describing symptoms that could be early pregnancy...Other than that, maybe try like FOODMAP diet or something.

    Did you move or start eating/drinking at a new place? Could be environmental....I keep thinking of lead poisoning from water like in Flint, MI and Trenton, NJ.

    According to the profile, the OP is a female.
  • KetoneKaren
    KetoneKaren Posts: 6,411 Member
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    OP, how much do you weigh now? Thanks for updating us.
  • lola_rd
    lola_rd Posts: 5 Member
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    jurple132 wrote: »
    It is so comforting to hear I'm not the only one with this kind of thing happening! but I hope you all are magically better and no longer having to put up with this! (Probably wishful thinking tho huh?)

    Those of you interested in an update..
    -my weight has remained pretty stable recently (im making myself eat even if nauseous/ or have no appetite). I think reducing the amount of dairy & rich foods has helped; as has snacking constantly through the day rather than eating proper meals
    - nausea has been more severe at times (like running to the bathroom)
    - Stomach cramps have seemed to get worse
    - Presence of mucus with stool at times (gross I know, sorry for tmi)
    - Current doc suggested stopping a antidepressant medication I've been on for years. Like a good patient I am following this suggestion despite no dose change to precede the nausea

    Not too sure about the antihistamine, I take zetop sometimes but hard to tell if that helps or my stomach is just behaving that day.

    Waiting to see a specialist GP at the nearby hospital in November

    Glad to hear you're feeling a bit better! As gross as it is, mucus presence in the stool was what led me to believe I may have ulcerative colitis. After a colonoscopy, I did in fact have UC. I'm extremely lucky to say I've been able to manage it well with restricting certain foods and daily medication. Even through my pregnancy it's been well controlled. I would continue with the small frequent meals and if you are drinking any carbonated beverages, I would recommend cutting those out. Wishing the best to you!
  • comptonelizabeth
    comptonelizabeth Posts: 1,701 Member
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    I was thinking the same thing about mucous. I have ulcerative colitis and that was my first symptom! I've just posted about it.
    The only way to get a diagnosis is with a colonoscopy - in your position I would push for further tests and in the meantime just eat what you can. You could try keeping a food diary to see which foods make your symptoms worse - I find I can't eat nuts,dried fruit or too much dairy.
  • Jcl81
    Jcl81 Posts: 154 Member
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    Have you tested for endometriosis?
  • singingflutelady
    singingflutelady Posts: 8,736 Member
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    I have mucus with my Crohn's
  • JenniferStaton1
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    Interesting thread. I've had the same thing you describe for about a month now- long term nausea and dizziness are not something I've ever experienced before.
  • ThatUserNameIsAllReadyTaken
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    I did not read all of the other comments so I apologize if it has been asked, but... ummmm... how's the "bathroom" part of this? Normal bowels?
  • sllm1
    sllm1 Posts: 2,114 Member
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    The test for Celiac diseases can be negative 25% of the time in individuals who actually have it.

    I also had gallstones that led to several of these symptoms - and it was almost two years before I got a diagnosis for that.

  • izzyrhunt
    izzyrhunt Posts: 25 Member
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    Something may be going on with your inner ear. My mom suffers from this problem, maybe you should go get that checked out