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Old 09-18-2017, 01:42 PM   #1
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Chronic nausea, dizziness and hot flashes

For the past 4 months I've been getting nauseous off and on almost everyday, expecially if I have to make a bowel movment. The weird thing is I almost never get cramps and it can be a completely normal bowel movment, it doesn't matter if I'm more constipated or if it's more soft, or normal. I just get really hot, nauseous and dizzy. I never throw up or even dry heave, but I feel pretty damn close.

I have gone to the doctor, had blood and stool tests but both were normal. All she said was to take heartburn medicine. But my acid reflux has never made me this nauseous and I don't notice any nausea when my reflex is bad.

The only other gastric symptoms Ive had is lots of gas,no appetite and some mild pain and tenderness on my left lower abdomen that comes and goes. No food or drink seems to start it, I dont drink dairy, alcohol, and I try to stay away from GERD causing food in general.

I am really on my last straw here. The nausea is lasting longer and along with my fibromyalgia it's really taking a toll. I have a hard time going out anywhere because the nausea and other symptoms can strike at any time. I don't know what to do anymore.

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Old 09-18-2017, 03:07 PM   #2
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Re: Chronic nausea, dizziness and hot flashes

Hi Trashcat, if you don't mind me asking- what age group are you in? Could this be hormone related?

the other question I have is have you been scoped? Either a colonoscopy or an endoscopy? Both might show something. Assuming this is not hormone related, you might want to go see a gastrenterologist to get an opinion.

I have been where you are and for me, it turned out to be perimenopausal...as my hormones started changing I had all sorts of constipation and stomach issues..they straightened out after a few years.
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Old 09-18-2017, 04:27 PM   #3
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Re: Chronic nausea, dizziness and hot flashes

Dear Trashkat,

You can try taking 200 mg Magnesium citrate at night for a few days and see if that balances your bowel movements.

It does the job for me. If the bowels get backed up or impacted can cause awful pain and cramping.

(Milk of magnesia is NOT the same thing.)
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Old 09-18-2017, 04:40 PM   #4
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Re: Chronic nausea, dizziness and hot flashes

I'm only 19, so menopause is very unlikely, I do take birth control, low dose combination pill, which I thought might be making me sick but there isn't much corrilation and I took it just fine for a year before.

My parents thought it would be a good idea to go back to the fibromyalgia specialist and to see If we could get my thyroid checked, since I am experiencing symptoms of hyperthyroidism and those problems run in the family. So I guess we might have to see about a gastroenterologist too.

I also have been taking a combination of magnesium off and on for a while but haven't seen a difference in much.

 
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Old 09-18-2017, 10:19 PM   #5
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Re: Chronic nausea, dizziness and hot flashes

Dear Trashkat,

Those specialists are all good to consult with. Just so you know, a mineral combo of magnesium is not at all the same Magnesium Citrate, and it needs to be at least 200 mg every night to make a difference. It is not necessarily anything to take just for menopause symptoms. Citrate minerals are the type that the body can easily assimilate.

I have FM, myself, for about 36 years. Magnesium depletion definitely aids in relief of FM symptoms.
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Old 09-20-2017, 07:50 PM   #6
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Re: Chronic nausea, dizziness and hot flashes

I would try magnesium citrate, however my bowel movements already tend to be on the looser side and I don't really want to make them any worse, since the looser they are the worse I feel.

 
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Old 09-21-2017, 07:04 AM   #7
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Re: Chronic nausea, dizziness and hot flashes

Dear Trashkat,

The left lower abdomen is the typical place where excrement gets bound up.
Milk of magnesia is for constipation. Of course, don't use that.

Magnesium Citrate is not a laxative. This is a specific mineral that binds with calcium so that calcium can be assimilated into the bones. Excess calcium causes excrement to bind up in the bowels.

Magnesium Citrate has a different function. It is necessary to balance the calcium in the body so calcium can enter into the bones rather than binding up in the digestive track. This allows the excrement to move smoothly through the intestines and not cause constipation or intestinal distress.

Even though you do not drink milk, calcium is added to a lot of foods such as orange juice, oatmeal, breakfast cereal, breakfast bars, and many other foods. Look at labels.
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