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