Ce41c230e8c2a4295db31aec3ef4b2ab
1

Why am I queasy?

by (32518)
Updated October 23, 2014 at 3:20 AM
Created September 14, 2011 at 11:17 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 pat?? 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.

Update

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

Eecc48184707bc26bce631485b5b7e34
4764 · September 15, 2011 at 10:31 PM

Cool! Hopefully that'll clear things up in no time.

Eecc48184707bc26bce631485b5b7e34
4764 · September 15, 2011 at 10:30 PM

I don't have any great ideas. We all know how I feel about (oral) bioidenticals. :D Since it's very controversial I don't have any public recommendations. Just the...well, here's what I would do...

Ce41c230e8c2a4295db31aec3ef4b2ab
32518 · September 15, 2011 at 5:44 PM

Knowing what is going on is definitely helpful!

Ce41c230e8c2a4295db31aec3ef4b2ab
32518 · September 15, 2011 at 12:46 PM

Any suggestions if so, Katherine?

Ce41c230e8c2a4295db31aec3ef4b2ab
32518 · September 15, 2011 at 12:25 PM

As I mentioned, I feel queasy even AFTER eating.

Ce41c230e8c2a4295db31aec3ef4b2ab
32518 · September 15, 2011 at 12:24 PM

Certainly possible-- but I have had no other perimenopausal symptoms since I went primal. Regular cycles 27-29 days. Last week, premenstrual. This week a 4 day period.

Ce41c230e8c2a4295db31aec3ef4b2ab
32518 · September 15, 2011 at 3:28 AM

I do, but I've been out & have been drinking GT's for the last month while my new batch was brewing.

Ce41c230e8c2a4295db31aec3ef4b2ab
32518 · September 15, 2011 at 12:48 AM

Thanks for the suggestions! I can certainly try cutting back on the dairy--but can you tell me why? I will definitely try a carb refeed!

Medium avatar
19479 · September 15, 2011 at 12:41 AM

Have you tried cutting back on the dairy? It also seems like you are pretty low carb, Travis Culp and The Quilt have both commented in the past about the low-carb-cortisol connection and how IF can exacerbate the effect. Maybe try a "safe starch" refeed day?

Total Views
1.4K

Recent Activity
Ce41c230e8c2a4295db31aec3ef4b2ab

Last Activity
67D AGO

Followers
0

Get Free Paleo Recipes Instantly

6 Answers

best answer

Ce41c230e8c2a4295db31aec3ef4b2ab
2
32518 · September 15, 2011 at 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.

Eecc48184707bc26bce631485b5b7e34
4764 · September 15, 2011 at 10:31 PM

Cool! Hopefully that'll clear things up in no time.

7e746be2f0e550a8cd7df881322ae705
2
18701 · September 15, 2011 at 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.

8d454fc50d6d58643d6f8b0d1e7ea8ea
1
2825 · 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. :)

Ce41c230e8c2a4295db31aec3ef4b2ab
32518 · September 15, 2011 at 5:44 PM

Knowing what is going on is definitely helpful!

E5c7f14800c5992831f5c70fa746dc5c
1
12847 · 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.

Ce41c230e8c2a4295db31aec3ef4b2ab
32518 · September 15, 2011 at 12:25 PM

As I mentioned, I feel queasy even AFTER eating.

Eecc48184707bc26bce631485b5b7e34
1
4764 · September 15, 2011 at 10:06 AM

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

Ce41c230e8c2a4295db31aec3ef4b2ab
32518 · September 15, 2011 at 12:24 PM

Certainly possible-- but I have had no other perimenopausal symptoms since I went primal. Regular cycles 27-29 days. Last week, premenstrual. This week a 4 day period.

Ce41c230e8c2a4295db31aec3ef4b2ab
32518 · September 15, 2011 at 12:46 PM

Any suggestions if so, Katherine?

Eecc48184707bc26bce631485b5b7e34
4764 · September 15, 2011 at 10:30 PM

I don't have any great ideas. We all know how I feel about (oral) bioidenticals. :D Since it's very controversial I don't have any public recommendations. Just the...well, here's what I would do...

B4e1fa6a8cf43d2b69d97a99dfca262c
1
10255 · September 15, 2011 at 3:01 AM

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

Ce41c230e8c2a4295db31aec3ef4b2ab
32518 · September 15, 2011 at 3:28 AM

I do, but I've been out & have been drinking GT's for the last month while my new batch was brewing.

Answer Question

Login to Your PaleoHacks Account

Get Free Paleo Recipes