About 40 to 70% of fibromyalgia patients have complained of chronic nausea and vomiting. Nausea can vary in intensity. However, most patients experienced only mild to moderate nausea. There are also patients who have to deal with persistent nausea that sometimes lasts for several weeks. In fact, some reported feeling nauseated every day. These intense nausea can also exacerbate other symptoms, which prevent fibromyalgia patients from performing their daily tasks.
Severe nausea should be diagnosed by a health professional. This is to avoid any other complication that could affect the quality of life.
Symptoms accompanying nausea
Patients with nausea have also reported associated symptoms, including: C
- Difficulty breathing
- Possible Causes of Nausea Nausea can occur for various reasons. These include migraine, gastrointestinal diseases, motion sickness, air travel, etc. Nausea is essentially your body’s response to the signals it receives from the environment. Some sounds, smells and even sight can send signals to the brain that can cause nausea. Sometimes extreme movement can lead to sensation. Nausea is the way your body tells you to slow down. Why do fibromyalgia patients feel nauseated?Medications and illness are sometimes the reason behind nausea. This can also happen if your body rejects certain toxins in your body, such as high levels of alcohol, drugs, etc. Patients with fibromyalgia will experience nausea for a variety of reasons. In order to find relief, it is important to know the factor that triggers the sensation of nausea. Among the possible factors are:
- Problem imbalance – Many patients with fibromyalgia have experienced an imbalance in their balance. Your body is balanced by maintaining a certain balance. If this does not suit you, it is likely that you feel nauseated.
- Weak Eye Muscles – Fibromyalgia can weaken the muscles of your eyes. When this happens, you will feel nauseated, especially if you are trying to read a book.
- Migraines – nearly half of fibromyalgia patients suffer from migraines and other chronic headaches. As mentioned above, migraine may be the reason for your nausea.
- Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) – IBS is a common condition associated with fibromyalgia. In fact, it is theorized to be the cause of fibromyalgia in some patients. IBS causes gastrointestinal symptoms such as diarrhea, abdominal cramps and constipation. These symptoms can cause nausea.
- Neurally mediated hypotension – this condition is due to low blood pressure from defective cerebral signals. This occurs when you suddenly get up, usually after a prolonged period of sitting or lying down. Decreased blood pressure causes dizziness, sweating, increased heart rate and nausea. Fibro patients are very susceptible to neutral mediated hypotension. How to treat and prevent nausea There is a wide variety of treatments to treat your nausea and prevent it from coming back. It is important that you discuss with your doctor the best option for you. Among the drugs that will be prescribed are:
- Antihistamines – This medication works by blocking your body’s histamine receptors. They will specifically block the vomiting signals from your brain and thus prevent nausea.
- Emetrol – this can be obtained without a doctor’s prescription. In addition to nausea, it is also used to treat stomach upset and vomiting. In addition to taking medication, certain changes in your diet can help prevent nausea symptoms. Increasing starch consumption can help absorb excess stomach acid, which can cause stomach upset and nausea. Avoid acidic foods and beverages, including citrus fruits and juices, as they are known to increase nausea. If you are vomiting or have nausea, try to stay hydrated as much as possible.