I have had on and off bouts of nausea since December 23 and it will not go away or let up it’s just this overall sense of queasiness that last throughout the day. No I am not pregnant and I just started well before my next cycle I cannot figure out where this nauseous feeling is coming from. Do a lot of people with fibromyalgia experience nausea?
Coping With Persistent Fibromyalgia Nausea
We all have experienced it — that sick feeling right in the pit of your stomach, the dreaded nausea that often accompanies fibromyalgia. It may last a day, a week or even months. It can be sporadic, or for some, a daily occurrence that is yet another culprit threatening their quality of life.
While pain is something fibro sufferers seem to find the strength to push through, persistent nausea and its accompanying symptoms can become so intense we become afraid to venture beyond the walls of our homes.
Most often, nausea is not a lone symptom. It is accompanied by other symptoms that magnify its intensity and duration such as:
Nausea, especially accompanied by vomiting, can be strange, as its onset may simply be our body’s way of removing certain toxins or reminding us of food sensitivities. However, persistent nausea can be debilitating.
Between 40 and 70 percent of fibromyalgia sufferers experience symptoms of both chronic nausea and vomiting. Some days may be as mild as gagging while brushing your teeth, or as intense as vomiting at the whiff of food cooking in the kitchen. It’s no wonder fibromyalgia nausea is sometimes compared to morning sickness; it can strike without warning anytime of the day or night.
What Causes Fibromyalgia Nausea
Migraines – Studies show that more than 50 percent of people with fibromyalgia suffer from chronic headaches and migraines. Migraines can last for days and will most likely produce nausea, dizziness and vomiting because of constriction of nerves in the back of the head.
Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) – Fibro sufferers who also suffer IBS experience cycles of diarrhea, cramping and constipation, all of which can trigger nausea and its associated symptoms.
Disequilibrium – When your inner ear fails to balance your body through appropriate equilibrium, you will suffer nausea, dizziness and become lightheaded.
Neurally mediated hypotension – This condition occurs after suddenly standing up after lying down or sitting down for an extended period. As you get up, your blood pressure drops suddenly, causing extreme dizziness, sweating, heart palpitations and nausea.
Weak eye muscles – Have you ever felt nauseated while reading or while turning your head to view traffic while driving? This is yet another condition caused by fibromyalgia
Chewing out on fresh mint leaves helps too🐨Yes I have it I had it often( nausea) when I started my meds my Dr has given me zofran and it gets rid of that nausea quickly...now if I feel the nausea coming on I chew fresh ginger root...it gets rid of the nausea..make sure to peel the brown outside and chew the white root..it should be fresh and moist..best of luck..the zofran if you decide to get it you can research it knocks the nausea out pretty quickly...feel better...I find for stomach maintenance iget kombucha in gingerade..( gt brand).sometimes to maintain my guts balance helps overall...and vegan chai with oat milk because the ginger and the cardoman inside( the chai) it helps the gut.....zofran( by prescription) is used for nausea for patients undergoing chemotherapy and many pregnanant women with nausea use it as well .....its prescription from your doctor...but if I feel the nausea coming on...I make sure I always have fresh ginger root in my fridge to chew on ...and chew it ling and well in my mouth get that juice in me from the root....good luck..keep me posted on how it goes🌻
Use peppermint scented essential oil for nausea. Just hold the bottle close to nose, or put few drops on Q-tip, close your eyes and breath deep until nausea has passed. It's amazing how well it works!
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