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It sounds like you may have IBS-A (alternating between C & D). I too have a phobia of vomiting and I also get a lot of nausea. Have you tried ginger yet? The peppermint might be a bit acidic for an upset stomach. I have to commend you though... I would love to be a nurse but I just don't have the stomach for it. How do you do it?
Are you taking any meds to help control your symptoms? How about probiotics? Lots of us have found Dannon Activia yogurt to be super beneficial for bloating and regularity. Many of us also found Digestive Advantage to help with those same symptoms.
Don't worry about complaining on this site - that's what we're here for. We're here to listen and to help each other. After all, most of us don't have people who understand what we're going through. That is why this site is so great... We can gripe all we want and talk poop with people who understand.
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