F*ck This Sh#t!

If you have been following along, you will know that I have been nauseous with a low grade fever since September and no one has been able to find the cause.

A couple of weeks ago, I had an Upper G.I.series which came back normal and it’s like my Gastroenterologist has washed her hands of me. I am going though perimenopause and I am taking something OTC for my hot flashes which has worked beautifully. Nausea IS a symptom of perimenopause, though not a common one. I emailed my gynecologist to ask her for something for nausea, I mean what does she give pregnant women who have morning sickness(?) and she told me I should follow up with my Primary Care doc, which brings me right back to the beginning.

I am homebound due to this. I haven’t showered in days because I am too sick.

A couple of weeks ago, Tyler, Jacques and I all came down with the stomach virus and ever since then it’s been even worse. In fact, this whole thing started with a stomach virus.

I cancel everything; dental appointments, appointments with my sleep specialist. I haven’t been to therapy in months. One thing that I did cancel that I could kick myself for is an appointment with my Rheumatologist. I am sick, but I have no Rheumatological symptoms, no pain or swelling. I thought he would laugh at me but he would have been a good doctor to go to and now I will have to wait until June.

I can’t go to Tyler’s doctor’s appointments and yesterday Jacques took him for a haircut, thank God for him! The last time I went out was for Tyler’s tae kwon do tournament, over a
week ago.

It’s also frustration with the little things; my eyebrows need waxing and I am in desperate need of a pedicure. Plus looking at my dirty self in front of the mirror does nothing for my self esteem. I can’t do the things I need to do to feel good about myself.

I am so desperate for relief that if I wasn’t afraid of the paranoia I would even try marijuana for nausea relief. I’ve never done an illegal drug in my life, I am the straightest arrow, so you know I’m getting desperate!

My day goes like this: wake up, the nausea hits immediately, get Tyler off to school then take some sedatives to make me fall asleep so that I can sleep through at least part of the nausea. I try to make calls and I’m ordering a lot from the internet. I do a lot of reading but sometimes I can only just lay. Even this laptop is bothering my stomach.

At this point I don’t know where to turn. I’m open to nausea remedies, possible causes of this, and prayers and good thoughts for this nightmare to end.

Very often I feel too nauseous to blog and I am not even going to bother to find a cute photo for this post. I haven’t even proofread this like 10 times. Deal with it.


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About mamasick

Emily Cullen is a pen-name. I suffer from chronic illnesses and diseases which include Bipolar Disorder, Asthma, Diabetes and Fibromyalgia. I had battled Lupus and Rheumatoid Arthritis but there is no longer evidence of me having these diseases and my Rheumatologist has declared them to be "burnt out" of my system. I am separated from my husband, “Grant”. Our son, “Tyler” was born in September of 2006 and suffers from tics and Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, and is delayed in fine and gross motor skills. In my blog I seek to let sick moms know that they are not the only ones going through this, and to educate people about what can happens when one becomes catastrophically ill. I also strive to break down stereotypes of what a “Welfare Mom” is like. Anything that I have gone through due to being sick, is written on the pages of Mama Sick.

10 Responses to F*ck This Sh#t!

  1. Diana Guest says:

    Mama sick
    I have nausea/vomiting so bad I end up in the hospital for 3-5 days. You need to use Medical Cannibis, use the INDICA, there’s no paranoid symptoms with Indica. You don’t want to use Sativa, that acts as a stimulant and causes the anxiety/paranoid feelings. Don’t know what state you live in, but I can tell you that Cannibis will safely and effectively manage ALL your symptoms. It’s FAR safer than prescription drugs. It’s natural.
    I am retired from the medical field, if you have any questions please feel free to contact me at my E-mail
    With Love, Diana Guest

    • mamasick says:

      When it comes down to it, Diana, I’m too law abiding to try it! Plus I have a little boy that I have to set an example for, but thanks for offering your help!

  2. linda kaserman says:

    So sorry you’re going thru this. Time to get to the primary – do the start from scratch method. – nauseous or not and go thru each and every med, otc, prescribed and see what might be causing it. then bloodwork to see if there is an underlying infection still there. Maybe a parasite?. Did the others recover quicker from the virus? i’ve not heard of such nausea from nenopause, but the low grade fever….yes. and what are you taking for the flashes – maybe that’s it?
    sorry babe – i know nausea sucks big time. linda

    • mamasick says:

      I hadn’t been on anything new when the nausea started, Linda. To tell you the truth, I’m scared to death to go off any of my psych meds and wind up in the crazy hospital again. I’ve had a lot of blood work done already. It’s good to see you here, Linda!

  3. jennifer says:

    So sorry to hear of all this. I hope you find some relief soon.

  4. Bunny says:

    Could you have acid reflux disease? I had terrible acid reflux for a couple of years — and was nauseous all the time. I have given up carbonated beverages, fried foods, spicy foods, and all alcohol (not that I drank very much). I also no longer drink coffee on an empty stomach because it is very acidic. I am doing MUCH better now. (No longer nauseous 24/7) . . . Also, make sure to take all medications and vitamins with food. If I take vitamins on an empty stomach, I pay for it. . . Ever since I turned 40, my stomach is a lot more sensitive. It sucks, but that’s the reality. . . I also try not to skip meals (I used to be a big offender) since not eating all day can also cause stomach troubles. . . Finally, could it be some of the medications you are taking? I think my stomach woes were partially caused by all the Advil I was taking. (I have a chronic migraine disorder.) I cut back the amount of Advil substantially, and am now trying to control the migraines with alternative methods. . . I hope you get to the bottom of things. Take care, Bunny

    • mamasick says:

      I had an upper GI series, Bunny, that should have revealed acid reflux. I am beginning to suspect it is simply my meds making me nauseous and it’s going to be just a matter of finding something that helps with the nausea. I’m on a delicate balance of meds for my bipolar and I am scared to try to go off one of them to see what’s causing the nausea.

  5. Julie says:

    When I was pregnant I had terrible morning sickness the whole time. Finally, my obstetrician told me to drink Coca-Cola. The original, not the new stuff. He said it was originally sold as a patent medicine, and apparently the syrup is still sold in some drug stores. Anyway, I tried it, and the results were amazing. I was finally able to start eating again. I still had to be careful not to let my blood sugar drop, but it broke the vicious cycle. Best of all, it’s legal. 🙂

    Hope you feel better soon. Nausea sucks!

    • mamasick says:

      I was drinking straight coke syrup that is only sold in certain pharmacies, Julie. At first it helped but then it stopped working. I might try it again though. I ordered a candy that helped me with my morning sickness. It’s supposed to arrive later today. I am hopeful!

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