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Posted by: Jake | 2003/12/08

Constant Nausea

Hi,

I have had constant nausea for a few months now and have had a gastroscopy and many tests and examinations. Although a little reflux was found this would not have been enough to cause the nausea. I was eventually diagnosed with stress induced nausea. This is definately the case as when I relax or am distracted the nausea goes away....

I am now on 1/2 a trepiline a day and one Lanzor (this to control the acid reflux).

The question I have is what kind of diet should be followed as regards keeping the nausea down to a minimum. Should one have many small meals as opposed to three larger ones?
What supplements can be used that will reduce stress and be compatable with the meds described above?

Regards

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Dear Jake
Seeing that your nausea is stress-related it is important to reduce stress as much as possible (psychotherapy to teach you better coping mechanisms and relaxing techniques; yoga to relax you by deep breathing and gentle exercise). From a dietary point of view it may help to have more frequent, small meals instead of only 3 large ones a day. Also eat low-fat food and avoid those foods that cause you discomfort (this is an individual reaction, so keep track of your reactions to foods and beverages). B complex vitamins and magnesium are excellent for calming the nervous system, so you could take a vitamin and mineral supplement like Centrum or Supradyn for 2-3 months - this will not interfere with your medications.
Hope you feel better soon
DietDoc

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