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What causes food adversions? Certain smell of foods does not agree with my body? It makes me nauseous. Please help. Thanks

What causes food adversions? Certain smell of foods does not agree with my body? It makes me nauseous. Please help. Thanks

Various reasons: Some people can clearly link their aversion to a specific event. For others there is just no explaining. Early exposure to certain culturally acceptable foods certainly helps set food preference. But the vast majority of food preference is just unexplainable. The gut has a mind of its own. Thank you for not calling this an allergy! ...Read more

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Why does the smell of spicy food make me nauseous?

Why does the smell of spicy food make me nauseous?

Normal variation: There is nothing wrong with you. We all react differently to common stimuli. ...Read more

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I've been nauseous for about a week now. Food smells gross but I actually haven't thrown up. How can I get rid of the nausea?

I've been nauseous for about a week now. Food smells gross but I actually haven't thrown up. How can I get rid of the nausea?

Further evaluation: It is definitely worth seeing your physician or having a thorough consultation here on Health tap, since this symptom might indicate some stomach issues. Sometimes this can be a side effect of a medication as well. ...Read more

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What should I do about nausea, lost of appetite and shaky? I am 16 years old. And I am very nausious when I smell food, I have no appetite and I am very shaky and I can't sleep. What is this? Please help. God bless.

What should I do about nausea, lost of appetite and shaky? I am 16 years old. And I am very nausious when I smell food, I have no appetite and I am very shaky and I can't sleep. What is this? Please help. God bless.

The: The symptoms you described are non-specific and could represent many things. First and foremost if there is a possibility that you could be pregnant please take a pregnancy test. Are you stressed out or have anxiety? There are also medical causes that need to be ruled out; this includes diabetes, anemia, thyroid disorder etc.
Please speak to your parent or guardian about visiting a doctor for an evaluation.
Best of luck. ...Read more

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Very nauseous, stomach cramps, cants stand the smells of some foods now it makes me feel even worse. Unprotected sex 2weeks ago weird cravings?

Very nauseous, stomach cramps, cants stand the smells of some foods now it makes me feel even worse. Unprotected sex 2weeks ago weird cravings?

Likely intestinal: To have nausea, stomach cramps and odors causing nausea could possibly be pregnancy. If you are late for a period check a pregnancy test. It is also quite possibly an intestinal problem such as an infection or indigestion. ...Read more

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I'm on depo however a week or two after unprotected I developed nausea, headachs, back ache, smell if food and eating food makes me feel sick. Preg?

I'm on depo however a week or two after unprotected I developed nausea, headachs, back ache, smell if food and eating food makes me feel sick. Preg?

Pregnancy unlikely: Unlikely if you were not pregnant prior to starting Depo and have been receiving f/u shots on time (>99% effective). However, if you are not sure, check a home pregnancy test two weeks after last unprotected sex. ...Read more

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I'm seven days late on my period. I've taken 2 test and they all came out negative. I'm crampy, sore, an the smell of certain foods make me nauseous.

I'm seven days late on my period. I've taken 2 test and they all came out negative. I'm crampy, sore, an the smell of certain foods make me nauseous.

Be patient: Pregnancy tests are very sensitive this day and age, so be patient. If your period does not come, it may be an anovulatory cycle, so wait until you miss the next month too, then if that is missed, and you are having unprotected sex, keep checking preg tests, but seek gyn eval for work up of other causes of a missed cycle. Best wishes. ...Read more

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I am anaemic and I take iron meds and folic acid I have been feeling a little light headed for a good two days and the smell of food (eggs especially) has me feeling nausea and I feeling tired and sleepy most of the time?

I am anaemic and I take iron meds and folic acid I have been feeling a little light headed for a good two days and the smell of food (eggs especially) has me feeling nausea and I feeling tired and sleepy most of the time?

I think you need: To be rechecked regarding your anemia...and possibly have a pregnancy test! Feeling tired and sleepy is a frequently reported sign of pregnancy and the nausea, with or without rotten eggs, can be, too. Make a visit to your doctor--you need to see what your current blood count is and have pregnancy ruled out. .. or ruled in!! Good wishes:) ...Read more

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I recently had a miscarriage and only waited a week to have sex now I have nausea vomiting and also smells are making me sick what's wrong with me?

I recently had a miscarriage and only waited a week to have sex now I have nausea vomiting and also smells are making me sick what's wrong with me?

Hormones dropping: It takes some time after a miscarriage for the HCG levels to drop, so you may still experience some pregnancy symptoms. You need to give your body time to heal, though. I usually recommended avoiding pregnancy until you have 2 normal periods. Use condoms and spermicide or abstinence until then. ...Read more

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I randomly started getting really sensitive to smells. It has gotten to the point it makes me a little nauseous. It started 2 days ago.

I randomly started getting really sensitive to smells. It has gotten to the point it makes me a little nauseous. It started 2 days ago.

Depends...: If you are a female in your reproductive age then is there a possibility you are pregnant? Are you having headaches after the nausea? Do you have any history of recent trauma? Are you on any new meds or any new herbal medication. Best is to get a consultation to obtain more information from you to be able to answer your question. ...Read more

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Whenever I smell car fumes I get nauseous. Even if the car is well ventilated. And at home even when a car passes by I grt nauseous?

Whenever I smell car fumes I get nauseous. Even if the car is well ventilated. And at home even when a car passes by I grt nauseous?

Chemical sensitivity: Automotive fumes are toxic, containing a variety of chemicals such as benzene that can make anyone sick if exposed to high amounts. Nausea is a common reaction. Some people are more sensitive and react to trace amounts, which may be due to your liver not properly detoxifying. Minimize exposure and try antioxidants like Vitamin C and E, selenium and N-acetyl cysteine. See http://mcsrr. Org for more. ...Read more

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Get nausea when I smell eggs and milk I don't know why.

Get nausea when I smell eggs and milk I don't know why.

Pregnancy test: Rule out pregnancy in all women of childbearing age with nausea. Otherwise, avoid smelling these items. Good luck. ...Read more

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Last night after studying, I got tunnel vision, got extremely nauseous, vomited, and druring this episode, I had the smell of blood or metal.

Last night after studying, I got tunnel vision, got extremely nauseous, vomited, and druring this episode, I had the smell of blood or metal.

Migraine likely: Sudden onset of tunnel vision, nausea and vomiting and peculiar smell would likely be a migraine attack. With such a migraine a headache would often (but not necessarily)follow. A less likely but possible cause would be a seizure.

***It's very important that you discuss this event with your physician or with a neurologist to be certain of the diagnosis and to exclude other possible causes. ...Read more

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I feel nauseous every once in a while for no reason. Smells or too much movement can trigger it too. Sometimes when I eat, it happens again. Why?

I feel nauseous every once in a while for no reason. Smells or too much movement can trigger it too. Sometimes when I eat, it happens again. Why?

Causes of nausea: Hi Shirley,
There are many causes of nausea including movement of the head as in benign paroxysmal positional vertigo, noxious odors (think of rotten eggs), viral illness, anxiety, and pregnancy to name just a few. Perhaps the best solution would be getting further evaluated if it continues.
I hope that helps.
Ethan Bindelglas ...Read more

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Haven't been having an appetite, when I do eat I feel nauseous and certain smells bother me also tired but had a period 2 days after this started?

Haven't been having an appetite, when I do eat I feel nauseous and certain smells bother me also tired but had a period 2 days after this started?

Preg with period?: It's not common to have a period when pregnant, but up to 15% have some bleeding during normal pregnancies, according to some textbooks. Do you think you may be pregnant? If so, start prenatal vitamins and check a first AM urine test after your next missed period. ...Read more

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Loss of appetite for a week. Nausea most if the day. Feeling very lethargic. Sensitive to smells?

Loss of appetite for a week. Nausea most if the day. Feeling very lethargic. Sensitive to smells?

Sounds like: Early symptoms of a viral infection. Drink plenty of fluids (try saltine crackers for the nausea, get plenty of rest DON'T "PUSH YOURSELF". and check your Body Temperature in AM before you eat/drink.
If symptoms continue for another week...a face to face visit with your Primary Care Provider is indicated!

Hope this is helpful
Dr Z ...Read more

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