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    Hi!

    I'm a 17 year old girl and have been nauseas for the last three years, and it has just been getting worse and worse. It's this really intense burning nausea in my troath, and it feels like it's coming from my stomach, but I never throw up. I've been primal for seven months, but nothings changed, But I discovered that when I do really strict IF and only eat between 1 pm and 7 pm it helps, But when I'm to tired and exhausted I just don't have the energy to not eat when I'm starving. And I'm exhausted a lot, have CFS. A week ago I discovered that If I take acid reducing medicine (prescription free Novaluzid) It also helps. I have taken a lot of blood-tests, but everything is fine. Any ideas? desperately needs help and advice.

    Thanks
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    Originally posted by Hilde View Post
    Hi!

    I'm a 17 year old girl and have been nauseas for the last three years, and it has just been getting worse and worse. It's this really intense burning nausea in my troath, and it feels like it's coming from my stomach, but I never throw up. I've been primal for seven months, but nothings changed, But I discovered that when I do really strict IF and only eat between 1 pm and 7 pm it helps, But when I'm to tired and exhausted I just don't have the energy to not eat when I'm starving. And I'm exhausted a lot, have CFS. A week ago I discovered that If I take acid reducing medicine (prescription free Novaluzid) It also helps. I have taken a lot of blood-tests, but everything is fine. Any ideas? desperately needs help and advice.

    Thanks
    It does sound a lot like reflux. Have you seen a gastroenterologist? There are physical/anatomical issues that can cause severe reflux no matter what your diet consists of. That would be my first step.

    As far as diet goes, could there be a primal food item that is still contributing to reflux? Dairy, coffee, eggs, nuts, etc.... Could you list a few days of your diet?
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    • #3
      Have you seen a doctor? Been checked for an ulcer or GERD? Sounds like an acid reflux problem (but I am not a doctor!) but problems like this can also be caused by too little stomach acid as well as too much.
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      • #4
        My diet varies a lot. I have stayed away from dairy, coffee, eggs and nuts over long periods of time, but haven't noticed any difference. A couple of months ago I had a BIG salad for late breakfast with meat, salad, olive oil, paprika ( mild pepper), tomato, onion and so on. A smoothie with berries, coconut milk and rice protein powder for late lunch, and dinner is normally stir fried ( I think it's called) veggies and meat. I had this almost every day with some small variations. lately I have been eating a omelet several times a week, but noticed no difference. I mostly drink tea, But there are some weeks here and there where I drink 1-3 cups of coffee a day, but that varies a lot. normally don't drink milk, but drink it a bit off and on and notice no difference. same with nuts.

        have not seen a gastroenterologist, but I am going to try to go to the doctor monday, but it is nice to know what to ask. have been there so many times with same problems, but they never find a solution. took a blood test recently for ---don't know what it's called in english--- a bacteria or something that causes wounds in my stomach or something. has to do with to much acid I think, but test was negative.

        appreciate all help
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        • #5
          If it is acid reflux, a lot of people around here seem to vouch for a few tablespoons of apple cider vinegar in a glass of water with your meal. If you have some around it could be worth trying.

          took a blood test recently for ---don't know what it's called in english--- a bacteria or something that causes wounds in my stomach or something. has to do with to much acid I think, but test was negative.
          Probably Helicobacter pylori, so basically an ulcer test.
          Last edited by jhc; 09-03-2011, 04:46 PM.

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          • #6
            Thanks, I will give the apple cider vinegar a go! Think that sounds a lot more healthy and primal than the Novaluzid I'm taking now. Will tell you how it goes.

            By the way, is this something that will help instantaneously, or do I have to try it for a couple of weeks before I notice any change?
            Last edited by Hilde; 09-04-2011, 01:01 AM.
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            • #7
              Not to replace a doctor, but are you using coconut oil for cooking? It sounds counter-intuitive, but coconut oil can soothe indigestion. It took a while of being primal and no grains for my Gerd to settle itself, but drinking a shot of coconut oil helped. I have fructose malabsorption so I had to cut way back on fruit as well as some veggies. I was able to reintroduce later, but it helped in the beginning. You might want to find a different protein powder, as rice may be bothering you. If you dairy you could try whey. I have a whey and strawberry smoothie most days.
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              • #8
                Sounds like reflux to me, but I'd still get it checked out. I was diagnosed with it in the 1st grade, and ended up with it plaguing me until I left for college. There were some years that were so bad that I lost weight because I simply couldn't eat anything, I felt so bad. I was on meds and the doctor's recommended removing all the usual acidic foods from my diet and none of that helped. They couldn't figure out what was wrong.

                I ended up with other digestive problems later once the acid reflux resolved and they all seemed to get better with the removal of gluten. Looking back, for me it might have been the gluten all along, but it wasn't until a few years ago that gluten intolerance became pretty well known.

                However, if you're sticking pretty well Primal, it shouldn't be gluten, unless it's sneaking into things you wouldn't expect. What I am gonna say though, is look into things you wouldn't expect. While 9/10 times it'll be something common causing the problem, some people react to different things.

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                • #9
                  Have you tried eliminating common allergens?

                  Through a painful process of cutting and bringing things back, I've found out I have problems with anything from the nightshade family (tomatoes and peppers), and I might have a problem with tea.

                  Some of the more common allergens to think about are; milk and dairy, eggs, nightshades, dark green vegetables (like spinach or kale), and fruits like berries (especially strawberries), bananas, peaches, and apples.

                  This isn't a doctor's advice by any means, but it's a simple enough test, and it may take as little as a week for you to notice a major difference. If it is the tomatoes, it may only take a day or two.

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                  • #10
                    I went about 6 months without dairy, gluten, tomatoes, eggs and you name it before I went primal, than 2 months primal without these things and really strict no fruit, low carb, but noticed no difference. Maybe I should try without tea for a while, didn't know that was something to think about, drink a lot of tea. Thanks for advice.

                    About the coconut oil, is it the same benefit from coconut milk if I get the same amount of fat? A bit skeptic to using coconut oil when cooking, doesn't it taste very coconutty? And how do you drink a shot of coconut oil? heat it up? how much should I have?
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                    • #11
                      Hilde - if you have tried all these dietary changes with no improvement, it is very possible that the problem is not in your diet. You may have a hiatal hernia or other physical problem with your esophagus that permits stomach contents to back up into the esophagus. You could have a motility problem. At this point my advice to you, coming from an RN who totally believes in primal, is to go to a gastroenterologist to see what might be going on to cause this. There is a high likelihood that it is purely physical - not something induced by food. Taking acid reducing meds may reduce symptoms from acid reflux, but they are very bad for you over the long run. Reducing stomach acid makes it hard to absorb calcium and leads to osteoporosis over the long haul.

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                      • #12
                        Taking acid reflux drugs long term will not cure the problem and will probably have side effects eventually. Try a small piece of ginger. You can get organic candied ginger that has less sugar but is still easy to chew and not overly sweet. You only need a little piece. See if it helps. But in the mean time try to find a specialist who can help you figure out if it is a physical issue and not just chemical (ie diet)
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                        • #13
                          I'm trying to cut back on the acid reducing meds. Going to go really strict IF again, Think that's what helps me the most, but it's hard when I don't sleep well. My doctor has ordered a gastro--something-something with a tube down my throat to see whats wrong, but it's a long waiting list.

                          By the way, is it going to have any negative effects over the long run if I take acid reducing meds everyday for a coupe of weeks until I get my IF down and then once in a while until I get to do the test?

                          Thanks for all help people, really appreciate it!
                          It turns out that common sense is not as common as we thought.

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                          • #14
                            Hilde,

                            1) Take 1 tablespoon of coconut oil before each meal, or else melt a tablespoon of coconut oil into your coffee.

                            2) CFS = "Chronic fatigue syndrome is a complicated disorder characterized by extreme fatigue that can't be explained by any underlying medical condition. The fatigue may worsen with physical or mental activity, but doesn't improve with rest. "

                            3) Are you taking a multi-vitamin pill each day?

                            Questions:
                            * When did your CFS start up? Did your CFS start up around the time of your nausea?
                            * Have you noticed any skin rashes since your nausea began?
                            * How much do you weigh?
                            * Do you have any other symptoms besides CFS & nausea?

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                            • #15
                              About me:

                              I dont really know when my CFS started. When I was about 9 I had a lot of stomach pains. Could not figure out why, but it got better after some time. Then I started to have problem sleeping. Had some problems when I was younger to, but it was when I was about 11-12 it got bad. I played handball and liked exercise, but I always felt that I was in worse shape then everybody else, even do I worked out more. I think I was about 13 when I started being a lot more nauseas, but had been nauseas before, just not as bad. Started struggling at school, still had good grades, just really exhausted all the time. I started blacking out at handball practice, not so I fainted, but my eyes went black. Asked doctor if I should quit, but he said "absolutely not" so I kept pushing myself, but had to quit, cause it just became to much. When I was 14 I had to quit school all together. Went to some classes here and there, but mostly stayed home. Later I discovered that I had had mono (think that's what it's called) when I were still playing handball. After that I have been extremely exhausted, nauseated, tired and have really problem sleeping, dizzy, fast pulse, some headaches, have had some rashes, bloated stomach when I'm exhausted (which is pretty much all the time), cold hands and feet, I freeze a lot then I get to warm, dry skinn, well the list goes on, but you get the point.

                              I'm about 5,7 feet tall (173 cm) and weigh about 143 ibs (65 kg)

                              I take a multivitamin, omega 3 with D3 and probiotics everyday.

                              Not sure how much D3 I get cause in norway it says mg not IU. But will look into it. Will also try the coconut oil before I eat.
                              It turns out that common sense is not as common as we thought.

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