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A few weeks ago, I started feeling like I was coming down with something. Frequent use of the bathroom, reduced appetite, thinking through a fog, etc. A few days later, shortly after dinner, I felt extremely nauseous and ended up spending a few hours in the bathroom, praying that I wouldn't vomit (I have mild emetophobia). For the next week, it was the same thing, day after day - I'd wake up, within a couple of hours, I'd start feeling very nauseous, and I'd spend a few hours in the bathroom. I had absolutely no drive to eat. That's not to say I wasn't hungry, because I was starving, I was just so nauseous that I didn't [i]want[/i] to eat, so I was hungry and nauseous at the same time. Any time I started feeling excessively nauseous, it kind of felt like my stomach...[i]ballooned[/i], for lack of a better word, and any movement just made my nausea so much worse, even if I hadn't eaten or drank anything at all that day. I finally went to the hospital after four days of this. They prescribed me with an antibiotic (for gastroenteritis) and metoclopramide, as well as something for diarrhea (which I didn't have). I filled out the prescription for the metoclopramide, but I was kind of wary about the antibiotic, because they didn't tell me if they even found anything viral or bacterial, they just said that it "seems like gastroenteritis".

A couple days later, I ended up going back to the hospital, because the metoclopramide wasn't doing anything at all. They prescribed me with Zantac and Zofran after doing a CT Scan. I was so nauseous, though, that I wasn't able to drink the amount of the barium that would be needed to do the iodine reaction to "light up my guts", as the doctor so eloquently put it. Either way, the CT Scan and the blood test didn't show anything out of the ordinary, so they sent me home with the prescriptions for Zantac and Zofran. I took them both for the proper amount of time, but I was still nauseous.

A few days later, a friend of mine who had come to visit my partner and I bought me some ginger ale, which made me feel immensely better and I was able to eat solid food for the first time in days.

Fast forwarding and long-story-short-ening a bit, I've been drinking the ginger ale constantly since then, which has made me feel a bit better, but I'm still constantly mildly nauseous. The nausea actually came back almost fully last night and I was on the verge of spending another couple of hours in the bathroom, praying that I wouldn't vomit. It didn't last too long, but I was feeling pretty iffy for the rest of the night.

Random notes -
- Whenever the nausea kicks in, for the duration of it and for a while afterward, I feel very light-headed and it's difficult to really focus my eyes on something (like when you're very tired and your eyes just seem to move around a little bit of their own accord).
- I have not actually vomited at all
- The nausea seems to be completely random as to when it will show up. On some occasions, it shows up after I eat, on other occasions, I can eat and then go back for more within an hour and feel (relatively) fine.





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