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Constant nausea after eating, heartburn, pain in hands and feet, burning sensation in throat. Pregnancy test negative

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hi, i am experiencing constant nausea especially after eating, and kronic pins and needles in my hands and feet only at night when i am asleep, therefore this is waking me also heartburn, and i am very gassy so also burping creating that burning sensation in my throat, i am terribly lathargic aswell. i have done a couple of pregnancy tests but these are negative,
can you please help this has been going on for 9 days now and i am getting to the point where i dont want to eat because of the sickness feeling, but obviously then i feel worse.
Posted Sat, 7 Jul 2012 in Digestion and Bowels
Answered by Dr. Rakhi Tayal 2 hours later
Thanks for posting your query.
The symptoms you are having are not likely to be due to pregnancy as you are taking the pill microgynon.
The symptoms which you have described can occur possibly be due to acute gastritis, peptic ulcer disease, hiatus hernia. The pins and needles in hands could be due to electrolyte imbalance.
The best way to control these symptoms would be lifestyle changes with the following tips:
1. Change and develop good dietary habits including eating several small meals daily.
2. Diet should include fresh fruits, fiber XXXXXXX foods. Avoid spicy foods, fats and fried foods. Also avoid coffee, tea, alcohol, colas, and smoking. Avoid processed foods (Junk foods from refined carbohydrates). Eat freshly cooked food from whole grains.
3. Adopt proper posture.
4. Don't eat for at least three hours before you go to bed. If you have symptoms at night, try raising the head of your bed six to ten inches.
5. Maintain adequate hydration.
6. Adopting a sitting upright posture for 1 hr post meals will help in relieving the symptoms.
7. Avoid foods to which you are intolerant.
8. Start walking and reduce stress. You can also practice meditation techniques.

In addition to dietary and lifestyle changes, you can try the following medications to reduce your symptoms as follows.
1. Antacids (Tums, mylanta) can be taken to relieve the acidity.
2. Proton pump inhibitors such as pantop can be continued for few weeks.
3. Activated charcoal will reduce the bloating sensation.
4. Probiotics and digestive enzyme supplements will help to improve indigestion.

As some of these drugs can be obtained by prescription, I encourage you to consider visiting your physician and use the following medications after discussing with him.
You can start taking vitamin B complex supplements and electrolyte XXXXXXX fluids till then.

Hope this answers your query. I will be glad to answer the follow up queries that you have.
Please accept my answer in case you do not have further queries.
Wishing you good health.
Dr. Rakhi Tayal.
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