Why Do I Feel Sick After Eating?

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Iris Phillips answered
There are many factors that may contribute to your feeling sick when you eat. You need to figure out how long this has been going on and what foods make it worse. If it has not been a long term, ongoing thing, it could just be a tummy bug or virus.

Many digestive disorders can have symptoms such as sickness. Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) is very common and despite the name, it can cause sickness. It is a term that refers to an undiagnosed problem anywhere within the digestive system from the mouth to the anus.

Food intolerances such as lactose or wheat may also cause sickness. The only way to confirm any similar intolerance is to divide up your diet by excluding certain food types and keeping a food diary. The Internet has plenty to offer on diet types and needs, though seeking medical advice first is always recommended.

Food intolerances alongside IBS also have other symptoms. These include fatigue, bloating, constipation, diarrhoea, flatulence and sever stomach cramps.

The symptoms of a gastric ulcer are sickness and pains that can last from a second to a couple of hours and can spread all the way up to the neck. Seeing a gastroenterologist will give you more options as to what this is in relation to and can offer plenty of advice and treatment. You may have to have an endoscopy or colonoscopy to rule out anything more serious. Although food intolerances and IBS cannot be completely cured, many treatments and diets can make a huge difference.

Until then, pharmacies will sell you anti-sickness tablets and you can change your diet according to your symptoms. Garlic and peppermint alongside vegetables and fruits are great for relief from feeling bloated or constipated and fibre intake should be increased when feeling sick or suffering from diarrhoea.
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Well I am 16 years old and I have the same problem. Every time I eat I feel like vomiting and I do my best to hold it back. I have tried to eat some toast, bread and light food and it helped a bit. But it all started when I was visiting my family in England when we were 12 people in one house and we all slept there and through out the days we were all in the same room. The next day we had a party and I ate like a pig and put lots of food on my plate and I ate it all. Maybe 2hrs later I went to get some fresh air so I went for a walk but all of a sudden I threw up and it was a lot of sick maybe 1.5 liters but I felt a lot better after the vomiting. Went back into the party and just sat sipping on water, then I felt sick again so I ran out and threw up but this time it was just water. The rest of the night I was throwing up even when I was sleeping, I woke up every 1hr vomiting but I had nothing to bring up my stomach was all empty so the only thing that came up was stomach acid. And all this was like at the end of march 2010.

And until this day on I still have it. I eat and I want to vomit but I haven't vomited since England. But some of my friends also think that I want to vomit because I'm lovesick, every time I see the person I love but I'm not together with, I want to be sick which makes it worse. I think now that the illness from England is gone it's all because I'm depressed now and I keep thinking of that person. But I should think that the best thing to do is go and see a therapist to help with your depression that's what I'm going to do cause then maybe I can relax and eat crazy like I used to :P

Kieran :)
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I have been having the same problems for a couple of years. Doctors can't seem to find what is wrong with me. My mom thinks I should get checked for Celiac Disease or something to do with my gallbadder.
My symptoms are sick after eating, shaking, tired, no energy, no menstrual cycle for the last 4 years, gas, bloated stomach, chest pains.  Sometimes I would have accidents and poop myself. I do get depressed from time to time cause I know there is something wrong with me but nobody knows what it could be.  It sucks to be me.
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Avinash Seedoo answered
Its stress definitely that's making you feel sick. I've been through this before so I really know how it feels. I would consider you going for a walk or jog with friends. Try to listen to your favourite musics and always keep on taking good deep breaths. I hope that this will help you. I know a tablet that might help you overcome the sickness,but I'm not sure it's authorised to say the name via this website. Its better you go to a chemist as well,he might help you if you find it difficult to eat after a while.
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I don't know the answer but I have a similar problem. I am a 15 year old female and when I eat my dinner or something I start to feel sick so I don't eat anymore. I barely eat anything at the moment my mum is getting worried because I am losing weight but I like my food and I usually eat a lot. What do I do???
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Shirley McLean answered
You may have a mesenteric steal syndrome. The mesenteric and superior mesenteric arteries are essential to digestion. If they are clogged like arteries can get, with arteriosclerosis, it can be fixed. These tiny arteries are connected to the abdominal aorta, and if you find a good gastroenterologist and ask about mesenteric steal disease, he or she may send you for an ultrasound study, where these arteries are evaluated on an empty stomach, and then after a fatty meal. Cheeseburger and fries, or even a can of Ensure. Then the arteries are re-evaluated. If the blood flow is trying to get past a blockage, the speed of flow will do one of two things: It will speed up tremendously, because the same amount of blood flow is trying to get through a partially blocked artery, and that speeds the blood flow up, or it will slow down tremendously, depending on how blocked the arteries are. Hope this helps you just think in another direction. Blessings,
Ladywitch

P.S. A clue that made me think of this is the fact you say you are depressed; most depressed people don't want to eat, and yet you do. You even have an appetite. The thought of eating making you nauseated may also lead to the thought of gall bladder problems. What does the thought of eating guacamole do to you? If it makes you REALLY nauseated, hie thee to a surgeon, guickly.
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You're a little young to have gall stones, though it is possible, you also could also have ulcers, again you are a little young for that, it also could be a hernia, as the other answer said, you need to tell your parents, you should see a doctor
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There are a number of conditions that can lead to frequent nausea. Evaluating each in turn will help you determine what might be causing your discomfort so you can stop putting stress on your system. 

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ly fen chen answered

There are a few problems of causing this kind of symptom, so firstly is the stress which made your stomach feel sick, secondly is eating too much, after eating you don't feel well and finally is your stomach is not good, so you should go and see the doctor, for why you have this kind of symptom.

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I am 24 and my mum past away over a month ago but I have had other problems along the way, its all come at the same time and I am finding it difficult to cope I am 4ft 11 weighing 7 stone however the pounds are dropping daily. I feel sick before during and after I eat my stomach tells me I need food and I just can't face it. This is so unlike me I love my food I just want to feel myself again I get embarrassed when I go out with friends and I barely touch my food. They are worried I have an eating disorder but I don't and never have felt I want to lose weight. Is there anything anyone can recommend this has been going on for nearly 2 months now.
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Exact diagnosis of your problem requires an ultrasound and blood works. There are many conditions which can cause this sickness before and after meals. E.g. Gastric ulcer, stomach cancer, H. Pylori infection, indigestion and flatulence etc. In my opinion you should visit a gastroenterologist and get popper investigations for correct diagnosis and appropriate treatment.
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Feeling sick after eating. Bad pains in my stomach - what could this be

  JessicaReeve
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I also had stomach problems. And sometimes after eating I would feel so sick  . I let it slide for a while but it caught  up with me I had to have emergency gallbladder surgery & a stay in the hospital for 5 days 3 weeks of recovery. Have your doctor check your gallbladder it could also be a bacteria called hpylori that causes alsuers  hope this helps
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It is because of the depression. You want to have controll of you life and are subconciously think that you will be sick and then you are avoding it which is becoming/is a fear. My advice is to try and small but regualer food/meals and try to over come this fear.
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I always feel sick after eating but I don't vomit , my mother vomits after she eats.But I'm only 11 years old.This might be a clue,I had a stomach virus last year and I always threw up.Now what's wrong with me?
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Maybe its something you ate or your GI tract is having problems.  Try eating something lighter.  And depression is definitely not the cause.  Get another doctor.
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The center of my chest hurts like a pulled muscle and I try to eat ,take a few bits and then fell sick. No vomiting or runs,no headache or fever. End
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I have the same problem but I also have spider bites. Quick question what food do you eat that helps just a little??

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