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Retainer Causing Nausea
Docs can you explain, is it the retainer cleaner or my period which caused me to constantly feel sick?
Can I be allergic to my retainer? I wake up with stomach pains and nausea when I sleep with them on. I also felt it when I had braces.
Lots possible here: Vomiting reflex is controlled by 2 units in brain medulla--one receives nerve impulses from GI tract, the other is a chemical receptor. Both have nerve connections to not only GI tract (pharynx, mesenteric vessels, bile ducts) but also from brain corticobulbar areas that mediate smells, sights, & taste. Maybe you have gastritis, but maybe your symptoms have little to do with GI tract. Get checked. ...Read more
Really constant?: Nausea 24/7 means you experience symptoms at night & are missing sleep--a scenario that raises considerable concern. Daytime nausea can reflect a central (brain-related) problem, infection, GI motility delay, gallbladder/pancreas issue, atypical migraine, partial obstruction of gut, stress, nongi inflammation, more. Accompanying alarm signs: bleeding, weight loss, refractory vomiting. Get checked. ...Read more
Many Things: Persistent nausea can be caused by many things, some benign, some not. From intestinal viruses, food incompatibility, constipation to bowel obstruction, pregnancy, medication side effects, taking medications on an empty stomach to more sinister causes such as brain and other cancers. With reported diarrhea, rectal bleeding and abdominal pain you should see a doctor to discuss imaging or scope. ...Read more
Nausea: Without any detail, it is impossible to pinpoint the cause. If it is new onset nausea, just cut back your diet to liquids for a few days. You could consider an anti-acid medication for a few days to see if it helps. If the nausea lasts longer than a week or so, you need to be seen to determine the source. Good luck. ...Read more
Ginger ; Nausea: Nausea can be triggered by the brain or my GI irritants. Ginger is an intestinal spasmolytic ; helps eliminate gas from the intestines. Ginger also impacts the feedback loop between nausea center in the brain and the stomach. It is very beneficial for nausea and motion sickness. It decreases nausea, vomiting, dizziness ; clamminess associated with motion sickness.. ...Read more
Ginger Root: Nausea can be triggered by the brain or my GI irritants. Ginger is an intestinal spasmolytic & helps eliminate gas from the intestines. Ginger also impacts the feedback loop between nausea center in the brain and the stomach. It is very beneficial for nausea and motion sickness. It decreases nausea, vomiting, dizziness & clamminess associated with motion sick. ...Read more
If you are getting: Too much nicotine, maybe. Nobody really knows what the health risks of e-cigs are, because there haven't been any published studies yet. The FDA is proposing regulations, and if they are passed, we may begin to get some real information. The propellant in these devices are oils, contain propylene glycol, flavorings, additives and preservatives, and nobody really knows what they do long-term. ...Read more
Possibly...: Anemia could cause many symptoms: easy fatiguability, feeling weak, headaches, sense of air hunger of short of breath when severe or in association with asthma or any chronic lung disorder. As with most illnesses that go on long enough, nausea could be a symptom of it; however not typically one of anemia. If u r anemic, need to find the cause and then rx appropriately. As usual, see you gp. ...Read more
Multiple causes: Postoperative nausea and vomiting is the most common complication immediately following surgery. Control of nausea or vomiting is necessary for discharge from the pacu regardless of whether the patient is going home or being admitted to the hospital. Post surgery nausea or vomiting can occur from anesthetic types, specific surgical procedures, and specific patient types. ...Read more