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upset stomach and nausea during the winter months?

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Old 12-06-2012, 12:22 PM   #1
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Unhappy upset stomach and nausea during the winter months?

Hello ok so im a girl, im 18 years old and for the past three years I've had stomach issues. The weird thing is, that it only happens during the fall and winter months.. I dont know why I eat the same things during fall and winter. I've been to the gi doctor and I've had literally every test done, colonoscopy, endoscopy, ct scans, sibo test, the list goes on. The only thing that came back saying I had something wrong was the small intestinal bacteria overgrowth test and the doctors put me on antibiotics for that, ive taken 4 of those tests and they all came back positive so ive been on antibiotics 4 times and they didnt really help and the doctor said i cant be on antibiotics all the time. I dont think the only thing wrong with me is having SIBO.. I take probiotics twice a day and I also have a mild form of gerd so i take nexium once a day. I used to be on a very small dosage of prozac but I stopped using it early this year it didnt help and I dont think anxiety has to do with my stomach, the only thing im stressed about is my stomach. I dont understand why I get symptoms during the winter and fall months. I feel bad around october - february ish and then I feel fine during the summer and get symptoms again during fall and winter. The only new symptom this time is that I have nausea, the past two years I havent had nausea. It sucks because Im 18, I want to go live my life and get a job and go to college yet I cant because I have to worry about using the bathroom or throwing up all the time. Do you think it could possibly be allergies? I dont know where I'm going to with this question.. I guess I just want to know if anybody else feels bad during the winter and fall months and if they've found out a reason why or how to help not feeling bad? I cant be like this for the rest of my life I cant just stop doing everything during winter because I feel sick. This has been making me really depressed lately because I literally cannot do anything.

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Old 03-20-2013, 11:43 AM   #2
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Re: upset stomach and nausea during the winter months?

Ok your problems might relate to S.A.D or a variant of it. In winter, if you're predisposed to it, your metabolism can really go a bit weird and your digestion can slow down causing problems with the proper digestion of food.

I notice this happening with me as well. Since mid November 2012 up until now i've been having some bad gut problems that are really irritating me and at times holding me back from living 100% as i want to. It comes and go's a bit but bad attacks flare up and then tend to stay for a while.

It might not be the answer for you but the fact that the problem seems to ease for you in the summer seems to indicate it's a seasonal problem.

It's all to do with the long winter months and not getting as much light into the body that then tends to upset the natural workings of the system.

Light boxes help so they say but they're expensive and i personally don't have one but they say they're pretty effective for making you feel better. Also increased intake of some vitamins sometimes helps as the lack of light in winter tends to mean you can be low in certain vitamins.

Hope you feel better.

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