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   Posted 8/3/2010 6:45 AM (GMT -7)   
Hello! I was wondering if anyone may be able to help me? I am a 21 year old male and have been suffering from terrible nausea and occasional dry heaving every morning for roughly the last 3 months or so. about a month ago, my GI prescribed Nexium, though she was unsure if it was reflux-related or not. I have no heartburn, but a decent amount of air in my stomach that I typically burp up for a few hours after waking. Usually, the symptoms are gone by late morning. Initially, the Nexium worked wonderfully and took the nausea away completely. I'm not sure if it's a tolerance issue, but it doesn't seem to be helping anymore and the nausea is nearing unbearable. I feel bad complaining, as I realize most of you suffer so much worse than I do, but if anyone has experienced anything similar, would you help me? I dread going to sleep only because I know what I'm going to wake up to in the morning.

I've never been treated/tested for anxiety or depression before, and I truly don't think I'm suffering from either (though I'm by no means a medical professional). The only stressor in my life has been (and yes, I realize this sounds silly) my long-distance relationship with my girlfriend of about 4 years coming to an end in January. I've certainly experienced a great deal of stress since then, as we repetitively try to make it work and fail, and it certainly takes its toll on me daily. Maybe it could be related to that? Thank you all so much for reading this. I hope all of you feel better really soon.

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   Posted 8/3/2010 7:23 AM (GMT -7)   
Hello and welcome to HealingWell.
First off I am going to post the link to sx of Anxiety for you.
Anxiety Symptoms, Anxiety Attack Symptoms (Panic Attack Symptoms), Symptoms of Anxiety:

I think you have identified your stressor ~ your break up with your girlfriend in January and the ongoing stress of trying to patch things up.  The loss of a relationship is a major change in your life which would certainly be a trigger to your sx of anxiety.

When you lose a  love relationship, you are likely to feel great sorrow and heartache.

Learn to understand your feelings and develop tools to cope with your relationship breakup. This may be a time you want to look into seeing a therapist to help you deal with your feelings. 

Coming here and posting your feelings about your break-up is another good way to get your feelings out.

Stick with us as we are here to support you.


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   Posted 8/4/2010 4:01 PM (GMT -7)   
Thank you from the bottom of my heart for taking the time to read that. It's nice to know there is someone else in this world who cares even though you don't know me. Thought I'd just vent some (which is a benefit to anonymity I guess), but my girlfriend, now ex girlfriend I suppose, ended things indefinitely with me last night. She was too tired of the stress of trying to patch up a stressful long-distance relationship, and wanted room to grow and experience the world independently. What am I going to say to that? I mean she has every right to grow and mature and form new relationships and understand the world apart from me. Maybe we're right for each other, maybe we're not. My heart's telling me we are, but what do I know.. I'm only 21.

She still does love me... and I, her. She told me what's meant to happen will happen -- if we're supposed to be together, we'll find a way. It's tough to buy into the whole fate thing with a broken heart though. She was my best friend throughout my maturation into a young adult and stuck by me through a lot. I don't have a lot of really good friends, and it's tough because she was my 'person', you know? She got me, and I got her. I would talk to her about anything and everything, and now, when I really really just need to talk to someone that loves me, I can't. It's weird how things happen like that. She's very social and outgoing, but I'm more reserved. That makes it hard, too. I know she'll be fine and move on to other guys and have a wonderful life. It's just a little harder for me.. I'm more cerebral and it's going to take me a long time to kinda restart my life on my own. I just feel like I lost everything all at once. I don't like crying at all, but I've been doing a lot of it. Any tips to make it stop?

It's okay if no one reads this, it's just really hard when there isn't anyone to talk to, and I'm still trying to make sense of everything. But there I am, world. I'll be doing you solo for a while I guess. Help me out.

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   Posted 8/4/2010 4:37 PM (GMT -7)   
Good Evening.
I do know how you feel as I have been in your place more then once. 

There's no denying it,  getting over a breakup can be one of the most difficult, heart-wrenching things you'll ever have to do.  One of the things that may keep you from moving on after a relationship has ended is holding on to false hope.  Some people are stuck in limbo with the idea that there might be a chance of getting back together again.

You may not be as social as your ex but start to get out and  make friends.  Do something you have always wanted to do, go someplace you always wanted to go.

I am trying to make new friends now that I have retired as all my friends were tied to my work.  I know it is not is but I really push myself and then there are days I give myself permission to just be in the moment and maybe read a good book. 

Remember  it's okay to need comfort. Accept understanding and support from friends, family and coworkers.




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   Posted 8/5/2010 7:05 AM (GMT -7)   
KITT is spot on
i hv been holding on to thoughts my e spouse n i would get bk together
pipe dreams it was for me
n i really needed to let go n move on with my life

i also hv gone thru so many losses in last yrs its gotten to me but im coming out of it
i will not lie i hv bad bad days
but i always hope the net day will be better
this is my hope for you
never apologise for putting your heart thoughts n feelings here
This is a great family n im glad you found us
keep us posted please


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