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dukefan23 posted:
okay so i know im way over due for a doctors apt for this...maybe im afraid of thee outcome idk. for a year or maybe a little less i have had nausea every night and have to take pepto to feel better. i stress all day so idk if that has something to do with it but i dnt think taking pepto every night is good for you.
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Jane Harrison Hohner, RN, RNP responded:
Dear dukefan: Some other causes of nausea and vomiting are viral, or bacterial, infections in the bowel. Appendicitis, or problems with the gall bladder or pancreas, can provoke nausea. Neurologic conditions such as migraine headaches or increased intracranial pressure can induce nausea. Even severe emotional or physical stressors can make one queasy. Less common are the psychiatric causes including anorexia, bulimia, and anxiety disorders.

You mentioned that drinking an antacid decreased the nausea. Thus my best GUESS is that the nausea may arise from the upper GI or stomach. Problems here can include: peptic ulcer, gastro-esophageal reflux disorder/GERD, or even a hiatal hernia. Here is a link to more information about these:

http://www.webmd.com/heartburn-gerd/understanding-hiatal-hernia-symptoms

Gall bladder problems can also elicit night time nausea.

Bottom line, you really need to see a primary care MD to get the constant night nausea evaluated. It might be better than drinking PeptoBismol every night.

In Support,
Jane


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