Constant Nausea

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   Posted 2/8/2011 4:13 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi everyone.

Some background on me . I've had problems with my eyesight in the past but it seemed to just be dry eyes as when last I did a checkup which was 6 months was fine except I used the computer too much which meant my eyes were dry. Also I have had pretty serious depression for the last 4 ish years and not really totally recovered.
The job I'm working is a computer desk job and it's basically staring at a computer for 7.5 hrs a day...not an LCD but one of those glass screen monitors :/

For the most part I'd get mild headaches or blurry vision once in a while but about 2 weeks ago I got a really bad headache. I didn't thnk much of it at the time and took Tylenol for it. However I ended up throwing up while at the mall. I took a couple days off thinking it wasn't anything serious but now after trying several meds such as excedrin , advil the headache remains. It's not really intense at all for the most part when I'm at home but I attempted to go to work once and also just visiting a walk in clinic last week and I found myself having really intense nausea. The lights and the music seemed to really get to me. I haven't thrown up since the first time however.

I'm wondering ...should I be really fighting the feeling to throw up or just try to let it out and see if it helps?
Also any chance this could be related to my eyesight? I have the feeling that my vision isn't as good as it was and I may need glasses..

I've been to 2 different doctors and both seem to think it's nothing serious. One said I might just need rest . Which I'm not sure if that's the case because I've been home from work 2 weeks....and gotten alot of rest but the nausea still remains.

The 2nd one who I've been to yesterday says it could be an ear virus maybe which is why I'm so sensitive.

They told me to take Naproxen 3 times a day. I have been doing so but not really noticed any difference except that it's so strong it usually makes my stomach even more upset.

I'd love to hear anyone's thoughts or advice?Is there anything else I can be doing besides resting and taking these meds?
....just really worried....nothing like this has ever happened and it seems the sec I do something like try taking the bus or walking around a bit...instant nausea and it really sucks.

Post Edited (Ash88) : 2/8/2011 2:16:16 PM (GMT-7)

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   Posted 2/9/2011 1:27 AM (GMT -6)   
It sure sounds migraine like, but there are several things that can be causing it. You NEED to go see your doctor. The first time you experience something like this, physicians like to run tests to make sure it is not something more serious. This is important.

If you can, go ahead and let yourself throw up. It may help to relieve the symptoms.

I'll write some suggestions in the morning (sounds like some of your triggers are visual) that you may find helpful if your doctor gives you a migraine diagnosis.

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   Posted 2/9/2011 12:03 PM (GMT -6)   
So they told you they think it's an ear virus and to take naproxen? Did they see any inflammation or discharge in the ear? I would recommend seeing a better doctor and if they can't figure it out, insist on a referral to a neurologist. A two week headache/nausea episode needs to be investigated. Especially since this is the first time you've had something like this.

The neurologist will probably order an MRI or CT just to be on the safe side. S/he may try to break the headache by prescribing a triptan, like Imitrex.

I'm biased because I get migraines and this is a migraine/headache forum. But this certainly sounds very migraine like. In fairness ,there are several possibilities as to what could be causing this.

Absolutely, this could be related to your eyesight. Poor eyesight can cause headaches and/or migraine. It would not be a bad idea to get a comprehensive eye exam from your local optometrist/optician.

If your eyesight is constantly poor, then getting corrective lenses may help to prevent these episodes in the future. Some people find that their eyesight is only a problem when they are on the computer. In this case there can be several things going on here:

1) You may have focusing issues and getting a pair of specially prescribed computer glasses may be helpful.

2)You may have issues with glare. A glare screen on the computer may be helpful.

3) If by glass screen monitors you mean an old CRT screen, then the imperceptible flickering of the screen may be bothering you. Try increasing the refresh rate (above 60hz, say to... 85ish hz). If it still gives you problems I would look into getting an LED screen (some people find LCD screens to be problematic as they are backlit by fluorescent lights).

Depression stinks!!! I know that when I get depressed it lowers my migraine threshold. Are you seeing a psychiatrist and/or a psychologist?

Certain noises and fluorescent lighting are a big trigger for some people with migraine (myself included). When I get a migraine my sensitivity to these things only increases. I suspect this may be why you felt so nauseated in the doctors office (they are often full of fluorescent lighting).

Some people are very sensitive to NSAIDS like naproxen. It could certainly upset your stomach. If it is, I would stop taking it.

I would go to a internist (GP) and if they can't figure it out, kindly ask if this could be a migraine. I would also insist on a referral to a neurologist.

Best of Luck!

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Date Joined May 2013
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   Posted 5/26/2013 3:50 PM (GMT -6)   
I have been dealing with nauseusness and light headeness as well as a constant headache for bout a 2 weeks now.My husband as well. Don't know what's causing it but making us pretty miserable.I thought it might be my diabetes or thyroid but yet my husband dealing same thing.Anyone have any suggestions?
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