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Why am I queasy?

by 32175 · September 15, 2011 5:25 PM

Two weeks ago, I started experiencing slight queasiness that would go away when I ate. Not all the time, but most of the time, after I start eating around 10 am. Now I feel queasy even after eating.

Seasonal allergy symptoms have kicked in--that's the only correlation I can make. Been stuffy & a bit fatigued.

I'm 48, in great shape.

I'm not pregnant. (Just tested to make sure!)

I've been lacto-Paleo for 10 months and WAP before that. I generally eat 2-3 meals a day, but with this "funny tummy" I've been grazing within an 8 hour eating window (I've been happily IFing for 6 months.)

No dietary or supplement changes recently.

I've been avoiding most FODMAPS.

My average daily diet: Black tea w/heavy cream, kombucha, water

3 eggs cooked in Kerrygold butter with lactose-free sour cream & salsa or bacon.

Chicken liver paté on rice crackers or home-made, low sugar "jello" and sour cream or 2 oz dubliner cheese or lactose free kefir smoothie with bananas.

Grass-fed steak cooked in butter with spinach or chard or burger with cooked veggies. 40 gm dark chocolate.

I take 1000 mg krill oil, 6000 IUs Vitamin D, 200-400 mg Magnesium Citrate, and a B-multi.

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See my own answer below... (blushes sheepishly...)

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32175 · September 15, 2011 3:43 PM

Thanks, everyone!

I think I just figured it out!

It seems to be post-nasal drip irritating my stomach.

I've been slightly stuffed up since I moved to Santa Fe 2 months ago, due to the dry air. It seems that some seasonal allergic reaction snuck up on me and I didn't realize it. I've been really stuffed up for the past 2 weeks and I admit, I kind of ignored it as part of adjusting to living here.

I was talking to a woman at the dog park this morning who (like me) was all stuffed up. She said it was the Chamisa (Chrysothamnus_nauseosus) (interesting Latin name, no?)and lots of folks are sensitive to its pollen, as well as to Juniper in the Spring. I got exposed to it many years ago when I visited my parents in Arizona.

I got some local raw honey and will fine-tune my supplements to get this inflammation down.

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18619 · September 15, 2011 1:07 PM

This is completely out of left field, but when I was having a really odd ongoing problem with nausea (which was combined with a slight dizziness feeling) it ended up being an inner ear infection. It probably went on for a month where it was just aggravating. Then it got worse and I was actually dizzy and throwing up which of course, made every one think I was pregnant. I don't even remember how it was diagnosed, this was about 10 years ago. I do remember how relieved I was when they finally figured it out, though. Being constantly nauseasous is aggravating.

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2817 · September 15, 2011 at 12:58 PM

I've been queasy off and on for the past few weeks and have attributed it to seasonal weather/pressure changes. For me, being to explain it makes it more tolerable (I have somewhat of a nausea fear) and the explanation makes enough sense for my psyche to buy it. :)

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12804 · September 15, 2011 at 10:38 AM

the queasy feeling can often be an indicator of hypoglycemia, try eating a piece of fruit when you get the feeling to see if that helps.

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4753 · September 15, 2011 at 10:06 AM

What's your cycle status? Hormonal changes of perimenopause caused me insane amounts of nausea.

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10149 · September 15, 2011 3:01 AM

do you make your own kombucha? any chance a rogue bacteria got in there?

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