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Old 10-08-2004, 03:31 PM   #1
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Nausea middle of night

Hi All,

Is there anyone who wakes up in the middle of the night feeling nauseas and then the nausea just goes away.

Also can anyone shed some light on some reasons why this could be occuring
(other than pregnancy - I already know I am not pregnant).

Your feedback would be appreciated.

cheers
Karen

 
Old 10-09-2004, 04:49 AM   #2
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Re: Nausea middle of night

Is it REAL nausea? Or is does it sort of wake you out of a twighlight sleep, you feel like you are going to puke, then as soon as you are fully awake it is totally gone and there is NOTHING wrong with your stomach at all? If this describes it, post back.

 
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Old 10-10-2004, 02:08 AM   #3
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Re: Nausea middle of night

Hi
I actually wake from a full sleep, I feel like I am going to be sick, then I go back to sleep because it is usually in the middle of the night I don't wake up fully, but when I get up in the morning it is totally gone?

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Karen

 
Old 10-10-2004, 05:32 AM   #4
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Well it KINDA sounds like the same thing that happens to me, and I've heard some others on here describing that same thing. There were/are two possibilities - acid reflux or anxiety. The reason I don't think MINE is acid reflux is because the only way that will happen to me is if I fall asleep laying in bed, watching TV with my head ELEVATED, and that is the position that is supposed to HELP it! If I am totally FLAT I am fine, it doesn't happen. This will happen every night if I have my head elevated a bit. Is your head elevated when this happens (like sleeping on TWO pillows or higher) or are you flat (flat pillow or no pillow). SOMETIMES though this will happen and I'll sit up and burp! So it could be gas! It's strange.

 
Old 10-11-2004, 12:58 AM   #5
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Re: Nausea middle of night

Well thanks for that, I have acid reflux but I did not know this was a symptom of it. I think it is kind of strange that it still happens even when I have not eaten very much though.

I could understand if my stomache was full but when it isn't??????

I do usually fall asleep with my head elevated, but during the night I usually move down the bed so maybe that is what is causing it??

Cheers
Karen

 
Old 10-11-2004, 08:46 PM   #6
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Re: Nausea middle of night

I also have nausea that wakes me up in the middle of the night. Mine gets pretty bad though and sometimes I end up vomiting several times. Have acid reflux...had an ulcer. Took Prevacid and cured ulcer, but still have the nausea. Had an ultra-sound that showed my gall bladder was chronically inflamed. So had it out about 3 weeks ago. Guess what...I got sick again last week. Very depressing. It took a lot for me to go through surgery, but I really wanted to solve this problem. I avoid eating beef, fried foods, and just general over-eating. Eat a lot of pasta, bread, and pancakes. But it just strikes me when I least expect it. It's awful. I'm reaching out - BEGGING - for any help out there.

 
Old 10-12-2004, 03:05 AM   #7
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Re: Nausea middle of night

Sure, it doesn't have to be a full stomach, because acid is always present in the stomach and it may be backing up causing gas.

 
Old 10-12-2004, 02:27 PM   #8
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Re: Nausea middle of night

Hey Summerlove,

It might be an idea to speak with your doctor about food intolerances too, that is the next step I am going to take, I am seeing my specialist on the 20th of this month and if he won't do anything my doctor said she will.

Keep us posted on how you are going with all of this, it sometimes is good just to get what you are thinking and feeling out on this board. I find my loved ones just get even more concerned about me every time I tell them I am feeling unwell so I find it easy to come here and say what I want too.

cheers
Karen

 
Old 10-13-2004, 05:30 AM   #9
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Re: Nausea middle of night

I wake up nauseous just about every single morning. It makes me not want to get out of bed feeling this way. I also want to add that I had my gall bladder removed over a year ago, so it wasn't because of that. I was told by my doctor that what is causing the nausea is actually a build up of acid overnight. Maybe that's why some of you wake up nauseous in the middle of the night. He once told me if I took an antacid it would help. Another option would be to try to eat something like crackers or toast or anything to absorb that acid. Also, try not to do any late night eating, since that would cause more acid to build overnight. It's strange because eating helps take away the nausea, but eating too close to bedtime makes it worse in the middle of the night or the next morning.

 
Old 10-14-2004, 08:53 AM   #10
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Re: Nausea middle of night

Karenholden - thanks for the suggestion about food intolerance. I started a food diary last week after my "episode", so that may reveal something. I'll see my surgeon for followup the 29th; tell him that I wasn't "cured" and see if he has any suggestions.
StaciL320 - The acid build-up thing sounds real possible also. I may try taking cimetadine before bed.
It's so hard to narrow things down, because it happens so sporatically. All I know is...I don't ever want to puke again!!!
(wow, this is a cool forum! I know what you mean about telling family and they just get worried and upset. Here I'm getting solid suggestions and I can just talk it out!)

Thanks

 
Old 10-15-2004, 03:11 AM   #11
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Re: Nausea middle of night

Hey Summerlove - let us know how you go, I hope you can work it out.

I am due to go and see my specialist next Wednesday, I am hoping he puts me in for more tests, not that I want them, but I would just like to be able to sort this all out.

I am at the stage where everything I eat is making me ill at the moment and I am just so over it.

I will let you all know how I go once I have seen him.

cheers
Karen

 
Old 10-15-2004, 08:24 AM   #12
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Re: Nausea middle of night

Hi Karenholden
Hope you get some answers...and soon. Sounds like you're getting worse. I'll be waiting to hear what the specialist says.

I thought I was heading for trouble last night. Went out to lunch with a friend and had a turkey sandwich and a few french fries. It just sat on my stomach the rest of the day. That's when I usually get sick. Something sits in my stomach and just finally goes bad on me. Odd though...turkey sandwiches have always been on my good list! And I haven't had any trouble with eating a few french fries. I'll see my surgeon in 2 weeks. Hope he can give me some direction.

Take care!

 
Old 10-16-2004, 03:49 AM   #13
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Re: Nausea middle of night

Hi Summerlove

Turkey is on my good list too, it is one of the things I can eat without getting sick.

I hope it does not end up on your bad list because if your anything like me there is enough on the bad list already!!

Let me know how you go when you see the specialist - it will be interesting to here what he has to say. I will update you on my visit this coming Wednesday.

cheers
Karen

 
Old 10-17-2004, 09:53 PM   #14
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Re: Nausea middle of night

Hi Karenholden

I'd love to hear what's on your "good" list. Maybe I could get some new foods. My good list consists of mostly pasta, bread, vegies, and desserts (should consider myself lucky on that!) I can have a nice dinner of spaghetti (meatless), salad, and garlic toast (small portions). Or a lunch of chicken salad or 1/2 a turkey sandwich...I haven't had any trouble when I make my own turkey sandwich, I think when I went out to eat, there was a lot more turkey on it than I usually have. I avoid beef like the plague and, most important, I can't overeat. That's the hardest thing for me...to stop eating while I'm still hungry.

Anyway, I'll be waiting for your post after your appointment on Wednesday


Hey StaciL320

How are you doing? Still nauseaus in the mornings? Hope not. I'm taking cimetadine every evening to hopefully alleviate the acid buildup during the night. Have the antacids helped you at all?

Happy stomachs to you all

 
Old 10-18-2004, 07:21 PM   #15
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Re: Nausea middle of night

Hi Karen,
I have experienced the same things you have (I know what an aweful feeling that is). Sunlover, you mentioned something really interesting...I will almost always wake up nauseous in the middle of the night if I have fallen asleep propped up, just like you said! It also happens if I fall asleep in the car, or somewhere else where I am sort of upright. I think that maybe my saliva or something is triggering my gag reflex, at least that's what I have noticed while on a car trip when I have fallen asleep briefly. It's the same feeling. When you are lying flat, your saliva pools, but upright, it trickles down your throat, and since you don't really swallow when you are asleep, your gag reflex kicks in.
Back to Karen, I was recently given a presciption for zantac, which I take just before bed, and, as long as I am lying flat , I don't wake up suddenly nauseous.
I have panic disorder as well, so occaisionally I wake up in a full blown panic attack (my primary panic symptom is nausea), but that's a whole other issue .
Good luck, and I hope you have a good night's sleep!
Lynne

 
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