Patient Comments: Nausea and Vomiting - Causes


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Comment from: eva, 35-44 Male (Patient) Published: July 26

I was diagnosed with rheumatic fever at 34 by an Indian doctor who has seen cases like mine in children in India. I have had excruciating pain in my joints for more than a month but the doctors did not suspect it because it was unusual for my age. I was put on penicillin for 5 years. My problem is that even 9 years later I get pain in my joints and some chest pain several times a year; usually when the weather changes. Doctors tell me that rheumatic fever does not have this effect but the pain is pretty real.

Comment from: Carmel, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: February 03

With costochondritis I have very severe pain and tenderness in tissues across left breastbone into breast and out to the back of left breast; also underarm tenderness on left hand side. Tissue in this area feels sore to touch and very tender. I have quite a stabbing pain, severe at times. Almost inclined to take your breath away and sore when you take a breath.

Comment from: missconni, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: January 26

I have been vomiting off and on for about 2 months. After I eat I feel over-full, and nauseous even if I don't eat that much. Some of the time the nausea can be calmed with milk, most times I vomit several times until I dry heave, then I throw up more, later. I told my doctor, he said it was because I was constipated. I don't think so. I do not have any pain in my stomach, or anywhere else. I wonder if I should go to the emergency room.

Comment from: romy b., 55-64 Male (Patient) Published: January 05

On December 25th, I vomited early in the morning after eating a grilled fish that was grilled a day before. All food that I take went out. I vomited for 2 days; until I realized eating the grilled fish caused it. I filled dizzy until now.

Comment from: Doug, 65-74 Female (Caregiver) Published: December 01

I have been taking care of my mother for 14 months now, she has had 8 in. of her colon removed, and open heart surgery. She went in for nausea and vomiting, and she has been seen by over 200 doctors but no one knows what is wrong. They said they have run every test known to man, and cannot find anything wrong with her but she still can’t keep anything down. We go to emergency room (ER) every other day, sometimes twice in one day. After looking at her tests that have been done, we have tried health food stores. We are at a loss and don't know what to do.

Comment from: Lorilo, 25-34 Female (Caregiver) Published: August 30

I began having waves of nausea this afternoon. I threw up huge amounts repeatedly, about 10 times the first half hour, then began bringing up large amounts of clear brown liquid every few minutes, then bile after which I was dry-heaving as my stomach was empty. Since then, the nausea goes away for short periods, and I try to eat or drink, but as soon as it hits my stomach, the nausea comes back and I vomit it back up. I'm still throwing up and my ribs hurt.

Comment from: John, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: May 12

I have pancreatic neuroendocrine cancer.

Comment from: loise, 55-64 Female (Patient) Published: May 09

I was suffering from chronic pain. I took many treatments and medicines, but no improvement was seen. Then somebody suggested to me to go to a pain management center for the chronic pain treatment. Professional and experienced doctors treated me in a calm way. I did not have to wait any more for the consultation with the doctor. The staff was very cooperative, experienced, and helpful. Now there is no pain.

Comment from: eartheart, 19-24 Female (Patient) Published: February 07

I been having horrible nausea and vomiting since I started taking medication to prevent HIV infection (post exposure prophylaxis) and unwanted pregnancy. I am worried the medication will not go into effect if I keep vomiting like this. I really need advice on how to curb the vomiting.

Comment from: Dilip C., 25-34 Female (Caregiver) Published: December 01

My spleen size was enlarged at the time of birth so my platelet count is always down to a maximum of 1.7 lakh and does not go above this. But I never feel weak or have any physical problem but once in a year it goes up to 75000 and it is every year. It automatically goes up to 1.7 lakh, I wonder if it is thrombocytopenia or it is normal for me.


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Comment from: shanleesat, 35-44 Female (Patient) Published: November 02

For about a year I have been waking up in the morning and immediately nauseous and then start vomiting. It only happens every four to six weeks and lasts for 3-4 days. I have gone to the E.R. for dehydration several times, and my regular m.d. is aware so he sent me to the stomach Dr. and they did find a hiatal hernia. I am currently taking medication for it daily, although still nauseated and vomiting every four to six weeks like clockwork. I am very tired of this and am desperate to find answers.

Comment from: Bonnie, 25-34 Female (Patient) Published: May 02

I was rinsing my mouth with a large mouthful of hydrogen peroxide when I was startled by a loud noise and swallowed all of it. It tasted gross, but I didn't think anything of it and rinsed my mouth with water then went to the store to pick up some groceries. About half an hour later, my stomach began feeling tight and bloated; I felt as though I needed to pass gas. The feeling worsened and I made my way to the store bathroom to avoid passing gas in front of the other shoppers. I tried to relieve myself for several minutes without success. After convincing myself that I felt better, I returned to shopping and checked out. While I was driving home, I burped several times and felt a bit better. I was nearly home when I burped again and gagged up some fluid. My stomach was feeling incredibly tight at this point, but I thought I just really needed to burp a few more times. I burped again; in the middle of the burp it "turned solid" and I vomited. Luckily, I was stopped at a red light and managed to grab an empty grocery bag. I felt no better so I pulled over to the curb where I immediately vomited three more times. The bag was half full, but I still felt too nauseous to do anything about it. I opened the window to get some fresh air and reclined my seat and closed my eyes. Several minutes later, I vomited again without warning and barely managed to stick my head out the window in time. After vomiting a few more times, I felt fine and drove home. I spent the rest of the afternoon burping and gagging but did not vomit again. When I ate a bowl of soup for dinner I finished half of the bowl before feeling ill. I foolishly kept eating and barely made it to the kitchen sink before vomiting. The worst part was that I couldn't stop vomiting long enough to walk to the bathroom. I finally stopped and went to lie down with a trash can nearby. I spent the rest of the evening running to the bathroom to vomit and later to dry heave. When I called my doctor the next day, she said that hydrogen peroxide is a low grade emetic and likely upset my stomach. I dry heaved several times after eating breakfast, but was fine after that.

Comment from: 55-64 Female (Patient) Published: January 22

I'm new to diabetes and monitoring to see what triggers high levels. Over the past year, I have vomited meals not knowing why. I blamed it on the sensitivity of old age. Now I'm thinking that my glucose level may have been too high. I was up all night vomiting. I checked my glucose level at about 8 am and found it to be 185. That makes me wonder if it was a lot higher when I was sick. No more pizza and soda for me. I've learned my lesson.

Comment from: terilynn, 3-6 Female (Caregiver) Published: November 05

Well from this website I have found that my children have a low case of stomach infection. No fever or diarrhea, just the inability to keep anything down. Dry heaving, but that only lasts 6 hours or so. Just pumping them full of fluids even if they can’t keep it all down. Thanks for the info.

Comment from: Mary Murray, 65-74 Female (Caregiver) Published: October 13

I have this underlying feeling of nausea but it is not preventing me from eating. Certain smells make me nauseous. Sometimes warm water enters my mouth and makes me want to vomit, although I have only actually vomited once.

Comment from: scherer, 65-74 Female (Patient) Published: January 21

I have suffered from nausea every day since I was a toddler and have carried it through to old age. I have had periods of reprieve, but mostly I live with nausea. Most doctors don't understand it and or ignore it. I have been to many, many psychological forms of therapy to no avail.

Comment from: merlin1, 55-64 Female (Patient) Published: May 09

My gallbladder was removed about two months ago and I have had nausea and vomiting ever since. The doctor told me it could last from two weeks to 10 months. I have Phenergan for nausea, but can only take it at night because it makes me very sleepy, so I can't eat anything during the day at work. I do drink vitamin water without too much nausea and I can drink low fat buttermilk. Pizza makes me vomit even if I take the medications. I realize I had to have the gallbladder removed but, no one told me anything about the nausea after the operation.

Comment from: brent, 25-34 Male (Patient) Published: February 28

For six years I, a strong relatively healthy 29 year old male, have had bouts of vomiting and severe abdominal pain that last about 2 weeks. I have about 3 bouts a year that mostly I can control with visits to the hospital for intravenous fluids and paid meds. Sometimes it goes out of control and is very bad and have been hospitalized 3 times. I have had every test available in Canada and been to 3 different hospitals in two provinces and they are all dumb founded. Help this is ruining my life and my wife and mother are ready for a nervous breakdown. After my third bout 5 years ago I had lost 45 lbs. and could not work for 6 months.


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