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Why does anxiety make me so sick to stomach?

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Why does anxiety make me so sick to stomach?

Anxiety +organic sys: When the brain is tense, the whole body tenses up as one big unit. The heart races, all muscles tense up resulting in increased temp, , lungs rythm increases, stomach contracts stronger + secretes more acid, the intestins moves faster (stools move so fast they are not dried up before coming out = diarrhea). Some people's stomach churns much more than other organs, then ulcers form... ...Read more

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Anxiety (Definition)

Anxiety is a general term for several disorders that cause nervousness, fear, apprehension, and worrying. These disorders affect how we feel and behave, and they can manifest real physical symptoms. Mild anxiety is vague and unsettling, while severe anxiety can be extremely debilitating, having a serious ...Read more


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I'm taking amiodarone and it makes me sick to my stomach and cause me to want to vomit. Why is that?

I'm taking amiodarone and it makes me sick to my stomach and cause me to want to vomit. Why is that?

Typical side effects: What you are describing are typical side effects of taking an oral form on an empty stomach. If you take it after eating something it should help your symptoms. If that does not help or you continue to have persistent nausea and vomiting you should speak to the prescribing physician and let him/her know that you are having difficulty tolerating it. ...Read more

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What will herpes do to my body? :/ will it make me sick? Make me tired? Want to vomit? Just sick feeling?

What will herpes do to my body? :/ will it make me sick? Make me tired? Want to vomit? Just sick feeling?

It can cause all : A herpes infection can cause symptoms locally such as a rash, itching, burning or pain. It can also cause systemic symptoms such as fatigue, fever, chills, body aches, dizziness, headaches just to name a few. ...Read more

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Nyquil makes me really sick to my stomach.... What do I do? Im sick and need sleep

Nyquil makes me really sick to my stomach.... What do I do? Im sick and need sleep

Try Benadryl (diphenhydramine): Most nyquil preparations contain dextromethorphan which can cause nausea. You could just take otc Diphenhydramine (benadryl) which is a sedating antihistamine, and will help with some of the symptoms as well as with sleep. ...Read more

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Does having nsclc make you feel sick to your stomach?

Does having nsclc  make you feel  sick to your stomach?

See below: The treatments can cause nausea; and also depending on the location of the tumors can cause nausea and emesis. ...Read more

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Why do all antibiotics make me sick to my stomach?

Why do all antibiotics make me sick to my stomach?

Unlucky: Some people are just very sensitive to antibiotics. If you absolutely need an antibiotic you could ask for injectable, liquid or possibly even a compounded suppository. Another option is to take anti nausea medication with the antibiotic. ...Read more

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What does it mean to feel flutters in your stomach and make you feel nervous?

What does it mean to feel flutters in your stomach and make you feel nervous?

Now you know : What the expression butterflies in the stomach means. It is probably anxiety but make sure you are not having palpitations. ...Read more

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Why does Macrobid make me feel dizzy and how can I avoid this feeling?

Why does Macrobid make me feel dizzy and how can I avoid this feeling?

Nitrofurantoin: This is a serious side-effect stop using Nitrofurantoin and call your doctor at once there are many substitutes for this agent and it should not be used on any long-term basis. Hope you are well soon. ...Read more

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Why does weed put you to sleep and make your body feel heavy? Also why does it make you hungry?

Why does weed put you to sleep and make your body feel heavy? Also why does it make you hungry?

Unknown: Exactly how weed has these effects isn't known except that there are "canadinoid" receptors in the brain that respond to the major ingredients in marijuana. Tiredness, heavy feeling and hunger (known as the "munchies") are common effects. ...Read more

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My period pains are so bad that they make me vomit regularly which makes me not able to keep painkillers down. What can I do?

My period pains are so bad that they make me vomit regularly which makes me not able to keep painkillers down. What can I do?

Birth control pills: See your doctor to make sure, but it sounds like you suffer from dysmenorrhea. This is common and can be easily improved by starting some sort of hormonal birth control. Also over-the-counter medications like Ibuprofen or Naproxen can help. Once the pain improves, i think the vomiting should improve also. ...Read more

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Is it normal for me to feel sick to my stomach when i get hungery?

Is it normal for me to feel sick to my stomach when i get hungery?

Get evaluated please: It's normal to be concerned about your health ; worry why you feel bad. Possibilities range from acid reflux (i.e., heartburn) or a peptic ulcer to pancreatic or biliary disease ; even stress. Alarm signs include weight loss, bleeding, recurrent vomiting, significant tenderness. No alcohol, caffeine, tobacco, or nsaid's (like aspirin, aleve, (naproxen) advil, etc.) not specifically rx'ed until evaluated pls. ...Read more

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Please tell me what can I do to make my anemia stop making me so fatigued?

Please tell me what can I do to make my anemia stop making me so fatigued?

Type: It is very important to know what kind of anemia and what causes it. Iron deficiency is one of the main causes but there are others: vitamin b12/folate deficiency, chronic disease, genetic conditions, certain medications, toxins, etc. Consulting with your doctor or a hematologist for proper testing and diagnosis is a must before starting any treatment. ...Read more

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Why do I cough so hard that it makes me vomit?

Why do I cough so hard that it makes me vomit?

Can't tell from here: It would be helpful to know if you have you had a chest x-ray, been checked for asthma, undergone ENT evaluation, etc. and what treatments have been tried? ...Read more

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Why would drinking alcohol EASE my stomach.. If my stomach is weak the acids should make it worse (right?) but it always makes me feel better. Why?

Why would drinking alcohol EASE my stomach.. If my stomach is weak the acids should make it worse (right?)  but it always makes me feel better. Why?

Be careful: Although alcohol may make you feel better "subjectively" due to the euphoric effects of alcohol, it can damage the lining of the stomach. This can lead to problems which include inflammation of the stomach, or gastritis. Alcohol abuse can also increase the risk of developing small intestine cancers and mouth cancer. ...Read more

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Why does my hypertension medication make me so sleepy?

Why does my hypertension medication make me so sleepy?

Hbp: Not all hypertension meds cause sleepiness. Reserpine and clonidine are two which cause signficant fatigue. Diuretics, ACE inhibitors and calcium channel blockers usually don't cause fatigue. There are many meds possible. ...Read more

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Can you tell me reasons why i feel so lost, upset and hopeless?

Can you tell me reasons why i feel so lost, upset and hopeless?

Varies/See a doctor: In a woman your age, there are a multitude of reasons ranging from psychiatric (do you have a history of depression) to hormonal (these could be symptoms related to PMS or menopause) to social-related (what's your family/living situation, any recent losses?). If you are experiencing these feelings along with thoughts of harm (to self or others), I recommend calling your PCP or 911 immediately. ...Read more

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Why does methotrexate make me so awfully fatigued the day after taking? What does it do to the body to make me so tired? (only lasts 1 day)

Why does methotrexate make me so awfully fatigued the day after taking? What does it do to the body to make me so tired? (only lasts 1 day)

Common side effect: This is a common side effect. Sometimes changing the dose, the mode of administration, or adjusting Folic Acid can help. Talk to your prescribing physician to see what option will help you best. ...Read more

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I am coughing so hard that it hurts and it make me throw up what can I do or take to make it less pain full ?

I am coughing so hard that it hurts and it make me throw up what can I do or take to make it less pain full 

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Cough medication: This is not uncommon from violent coughing spells. You need some medication to suppress the cough reflex like dextromethorphan. If you combine that with Ibuprofen it will help with the aches as well. Of course if the cough is associated with high fever or difficulty breathing please get checked quickly. ...Read more

Upper Abdomen (Definition)

Draw a transverse line through the umbilicus and the upper abdomen includes every part of the belly above this line and below the ...Read more