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    Alright, I'll try to make this make as much sense as possible. TLDR: Many flavors and textures make me sick and I have chronic nausea that has gained control of my life, and I need to brainstorm ideas to manage the nausea.

    As a child, I remember feeling nauseated quite often. At that age I didn't quite fully realize what triggered it, but it was certain flavors and textures that would make me feel sick. I didn't always puke from it but I wouldn't feel good. Rich flavors such as chicken, fish, creamy foods, highly seasoned foods, bbq sauce....I could go on. But you get the idea. Then certain textures like mashed potatoes, pudding, beans, anything soft like those things triggered a sort of gagging and nauseated feeling when eating them (even when eaten slowly or diluted to be less thick). Add to that the fact that I got motion sickness very easily, and I felt sick a lot of the time as a child. It was a bit less as a teen since I had learned by then what foods triggered it, but if I ate the wrong foods or tried to force myself to tolerate certain flavors or textures I'd be miserable.

    Fast forward, I'm 28 years old now. Now it seems like it doesn't even matter what I eat, I always feel nauseated, even if I haven't eaten. The list of foods/flavors that makes me feel sick has grown unfortunately too. It's ruling my life now. I've tried Zofran and various antihistamines to control the nausea. Antihistamines make me too drowsy for them to be a viable solution when I need to function like a normal person (hydroxyzine helped the nausea the most out of the antihistamines but knocked me out). Zofran doesn't even touch my nausea anymore. I got this thing called a Relief Band, which sends electrical impulses to the nerve in your wrist that has some influence on the stomach. It helps some, it takes the edge off but it doesn't allow me to eat like a normal person. I still have pretty bad motion sickness, which sucks because it seems like most adults aren't bothered by motion sickness. It happens if I'm a passenger in a car (but I'm fine if I'm the driver), or on a bus or a train, etc. It's really frustrating because I'd like to travel and don't always want to drive myself but it's a tough hurdle to climb. The motion sickness is what I got the Relief Band for but I've yet to really put it to the test for that purpose.

    I just want to feel like I'm not alone in this shit, too. Most people are busy enjoying all these flavors and shit and eating food with relatively no issues. Then there's me, staring at food and enjoying the smell and I might even enjoy the taste, but if my stomach didn't enjoy the taste then I'm gonna feel nauseated and eventually puke or just be miserable for hours while fighting the nausea. Half of the food I buy or make to eat goes in the trash. It's really frustrating, no one else seems to have such a bad problem and so no one understands. It's really affecting my mental health in a bad way.

    So, does anyone have this severe of an issue with flavors/textures and chronic nausea? Any suggestions for remedies for the nausea? I've tried CBD, but it's too expensive to keep trying to find a dose that helps. I've tried weed for the nausea and it does help, but weed gives me panic attacks. I'm running out of options and while I'm not actively suicidal or anything, I'm not seeing very many options left and I just keep falling further and further into depression because of this chronic nausea and eating problem.

    P.S. Yes I've seen a gastroenterologist in the past, and just started seeing one again. I have GERD and severe chronic heartburn which wasn't really an issue until around June 2017. I'm taking Nexium and was just started on Carafate for the stomach irritation. They aren't sure if I have an ulcer or anything so a endoscopy is scheduled for November, as well as a gastric emptying study. I don't have insurance (and don't qualify for Medicaid) but luckily I qualified for 100% financial aid through the hospital so my visits are covered, for now.
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    I have this issue. I have severe GERD, a repaired hernia, a wrap placed in my stomach, gallbladder removed and I still suffer chronic nausea. I can no longer vomit so I dry heave every single day. It?s miserable. I see gi in November but I know it?s going to be a run around... I?ve tried all the medications with minimal help. I?ve done all the tests. They just simply don?t know what?s wrong.
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    Sounds like a vagus nerve disorder triggered by association... not sure how you'd go about fixing it.
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    I had the gastric emptying test done (where you swallow this radioactive dye and they xray you every 1/2 hour until your stomach reaches a certain % of emptiness) and got the results. They said my stomach empties too fast, much faster than the average. Then the dr messaged me to say that could be causing some of my problems. So I still have the endoscopy to go, next month. Hoping that may help them to find some of the answers. I'm trying not to lose hope, I really am.
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