Headaches/dizziness, nausea, loss of appetite... help?
I'm new here, so hello to everyone! I hope I've posted this in the right pit of the forum, if not I'm really sorry!
Anyhoo, my issue is:
For just over a week now, I've been getting these strange headaches everyday. Sometimes they can be piercing and make me feel dizzy. Paracetamol and ibuprofen usually take the pain away, but then I'm left with this really 'foggy' feeling in my head, and a feeling of intense pressure right at the front of my head that I can only describe as feeling drunk! I've noticed that I tend to stare into space a lot when I'm feeling with this.
A few days after this, I started feeling incredibly nauseated. I've never actually vomited, but I've had to run to the bathroom a few times because I genuinely thought I was going to puke everywhere. As a consequence of this, I have now virtually lost all my appetite, sometimes on surviving on cups of tea and 2 slices of toast a day. Losing my appetite is virtually unheard of for me, I love my food, but sometimes even the thought of food makes me want to vom! As a consequence of not eating much, I'm now starting to feel quite weak, as you would expect.
On top of this, I've also noticed that my stomach seems very bloated and I'm having horrendous mood swings - today I broke down crying because I dropped a sugar canister on the worktop and it broke, then got really angry, then felt ok again!
As I say, this has been going on for over a week now, and this is totally out of the ordinary for me. It's come to a head today/tonight as I'm writing this post at 03.15am as I can't sleep because the nausea and the pressure feeling is too much.
I've been taking paracetamol and ibuprofen for my head and Pepto-Bismol to try an settle my stomach.
If anyone could shed any light on this I would be eternally grateful.
Again, apologies if I haven't posted this in the right bit!!