Still nauseous and feeling like poop

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CathyA
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   Posted 6/14/2007 9:09 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi everyone,
    I've been nauseous for about 6 weeks now.....with some dizzyness.
   My h.Pylori was negative and my adbominal ultrasound was normal except for "fatty liver", which I understand is pretty common.  I had lots of labs drawn about 6 weeks ago and they were all normal.
   My HIDA scan is Wednesday.  I just can't believe this isn't something really serious.  I'm feeling sooooooooo bad. 
Can a funky gallbladder cause almost constant nausea with dizziness?  I just feel so sick most of the time.
I was going to call the doctor and tell him how awful I feel, but decided to wait until after the HIDA scan.
Man......this really stinks.
    Keriamon..........For some reason, I just saw your older post on Gallbladder disease.  Its very good!   Yesterday I was at a registration/orientation for my son at the college he's going to.   I had an exedrine (with caffeine) for a headache, and then I had a caffeine-free diet coke and a piece of pizze for "dinner" (food court stuff)........and I felt sooooooooooooo bad all evening.   After I read your article about caffeine and sodas being big triggers for you (and pizza), it made me think more about it being my gall bladder.  I'm having no real pain to speak of.
    But......several nights now, I've woken up in the middle of the night and had several bouts of diarrhea.   You mentioned these attacks at night too.
    I wish we could have all the docs come together and run all our tests in one week.  Its AWFUL seeing one doc at a time, then waiting a week for the test, then waiting for the results, then waiting for another appointment, then calling another doc and waiting, waiting, waiting.
    I'm having a ton of anxiety.  This is making me almost non-functional.   Its hard to believe it isn't something serious when it makes me feel so bad.   If the HIDA scan is normal, I think the doc will order an abdominal CT scan, and if that's normal, I think its endoscopy time.    I just don't understand what's making me nauseous 90% of the time.   (I'm not nauseous at night, though).
    I guess I also need to go see my ENT about the possibility of an ear/balance problem.  That seems like it would be more sporadic though, and not all the time.
   I just can't wait to be NOT nauseous!!      My mind is getting carried away, and I'm thinking its something terminal.........   :(
   I'm also wondering about something like an endocrine problem.
   Today, my salivary glands are cramping when I eat anything!!  What's going on???

dbab
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   Posted 6/14/2007 9:35 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi Cathy, I think its a really good idea to see an ENT and maybe even a neurologist. The fact that you are experiencing dizziness just makes me think that the nausea may not related to your stomach and that you may be possibly suffering from two different things. Yes, when we think nausea, we automatically think GI issue, but I'm not so sure that you should rule out other things. Nausea accompanied with dizziness usually points to eyes, ears, or nervous system. Just a thought.
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goddess0728
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   Posted 6/14/2007 10:35 AM (GMT -7)   
Cathy

I agree with dbab, constant nausea and dizziness could be nerve/brain/etc related. Or something completely different of course. When you say you are not nauseous at night do you mean when it's dark, when you are lying down, or is it just the end of the day? If you feel better lying down it could be inner ear or nerve....I'm sure the anxiety of not knowing is NOT helping you much sad

I have bad cervical discs and sometimes I get headaches and nausea, and I feel better lying down and in the dark.

Hope you get an answer and feel better soon.

Keriamon
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   Posted 6/14/2007 11:47 AM (GMT -7)   
I can't say that my gall bladder caused me dizziness, but boy, I sure could feel like C-R-A-P. I mean, big time. And yes, it can make you nauseaated constantly. I had some periods like that. Three weeks in Ireland, pretty much all of my spring semester my freshman year in college.... I suppose it is possible, depending on how your body reacts when it gets sick, that dizziness could be a side effect of the constant nausea, if you will. Of course, as the other ladies say, it could also be something else. I don't know how much caffeine you consume, but you could be have a reaction from that. It can cause dizziness in people who consume too much, and, also, if you are used to consuming a lot, it can cause bad headaches if you withdraw it. Low blood pressure can also cause dizziness, especially after squating down or bending over (happens to me). If you get worse dizzy on elevators or looking down from heights, that can be inner ear.

CathyA
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   Posted 6/14/2007 1:57 PM (GMT -7)   
Thanks everyone,
I just got an appointment with the doctor tomorrow. He'll probably wonder why I'm there when I haven't had the HIDA scan yet, but its more to calm me down. I just don't want to wait until Friday with the results, to be thinking about our next move. I feel too bad to wait for that kind of time.
It sort of feels like I imagine a person on chemotherapy would feel. My fibro has made me so miserable so many times, but just never this bad.
I agree......it seems to have something to do with my ears or brain. I would almost say it was like that "Mal de Barque"....where you feel like you're on a ship. The dizziness started up after using my CPAP for 5 weeks. I haven't used it for about a month now.....but I'm still dizzy. I'd say I'm much more nauseous than dizzy. But I think for some of us, it doesn't take much dizziness to bring on alot of nausea. I asked my ENT if he thought it could have messed up my otoliths in there, but he said no. (But he could be wrong).
I've just never had a symptom so constantly.
Keriamon.........that's sooooooo sad that you spent your time in Ireland being nauseous!! What an absolute bummer.
Pepto does seem to help me too.
Yes, I get weirdness on elevators. Also, if my son bumps my desk chair and makes it move a little, I get nauseous. I've been that way for a long time.
I feel that my doc is going in the most obvious direction, which is okay with me. But everything moves sooooo slowly when you're feeling awful.
I've been hearing about that head manipulation and exercises you can learn to do to help with dizziness. I just wonder if my CPAP started all this. It will be terrible if I can't use it anymore, since it was doing wonders for my fatigue.
Goddess..........For some reason, the nausea sort of just fades away when I lay down to go to bed. That made me wonder about inner ear too.
I've had migraines for about 50 years. They have changed after menopause, but I still get a few auras now and then. Surely this isn't a variant?? I can't imagine it staying all day long.
I have some left-over Tigan suppositories from knee surgery in July, but I haven't tried them, because they would just put me to sleep. I suppose if the nausea was unbearable I would use those. I've tried some Ginger capsules too and they don't work as good.
I don't drink caffeine anymore. But I have been having headaches, and use 1 regular Tylenol and 1 Exedrine to take care of it. Maybe even that small amount makes it worse??
I'll bet his next move is an upper endoscopy. Do you think I should insist on an ENT workup first?? I don't have any heartburn.

Let me add that about 7 years ago, I had a very strange GI problem. I would get so bloated that I felt like I couldn't breath. I slept sitting up in a chair for 7 months. It finally calmed down after I was started on a PPI and a beta blocker. It would feel like my diaphragm was tightening up. If any of you have been pregnant, it felt just like Braxton-Hicks contractions. It was so bizarre. I was so tired of docs at that point, I just dealt with most of it myself.
Do you think a gall bladder problem could have caused those symptoms? Thanks for your help.

dbab
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   Posted 6/14/2007 2:06 PM (GMT -7)   
Cathy,

With your history of migraines and auras, now I'm more convinced that you should see a neurologist. At least just to rule that out, especially if the GI and ENT workups come up empty. I feel for you, I hope you can get some relief soon.

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Keriamon
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   Posted 6/14/2007 3:46 PM (GMT -7)   
Yes, gall bladder can cause that indigestion-like tightness in the chest. My mother told me that she had that same problem.

Don't forget that nothing says you can only have one thing wrong with you at a time. You could easily have IBS or bad gall bladder, on top of having inner ear troubles or something of that nature and you just get symptoms from both at the same time, but they're not actually connected. That's why sometimes it's so tough to figure out what's wrong with people.

CathyA
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   Posted 6/14/2007 5:17 PM (GMT -7)   
Thanks Des and Keriamon,
Yes.......I tend to forget that it could very well be 2 different problems that just coincidentally showed up at the same time. Thanks for that reminder.
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