Has anyone experienced waking up at night with nausea from your anxiety? my current REALLY bad (worse one yet) cause of health anxiety is over an abdominal sensation / mild pain thing Ive had for almost 2 years. I went a good part of this time not freaking out about thinking it was something minor GYN related, now that the GYN sent me to a GI doctor and the scare of Crohn Disease was put before me I am freaking out even more. My biopsies for Crohn's came back negative and I just cant believe it and move on. My symtoms have "coincidentally" gotten SO much worse since that diagnosis scare. I am Phobic about Crohn's now.
Anway, I was suffering with some nausea before (an anxious then) and would experience waking up feeling this way occasinoally but now its happening every night! I wake up, feel nausous or just sick, lay back down and fall back asleep. somtimes Ill wake up again and the nausea is fine. It usually happens around 2-3 am when I wake up to pee normally. I feel like the sick feeling /nause was there before I woke up, not like it came on in a panic after waking.
I am so afraid it is something more serious or the Crohn's that I can't chill out.
I also wonder at times if it is my Birth control that I take at night BUT, I sometimes get this nausea during the day or morning for a bit. sometimes I am still hungry through the nausea.
My first part is more of a rambling, kind of musing of how anxiety mucks with people and loosely attempts to answer the bolded above. I don't know how helpful it will be, BUT here goes my ramble.
Anxiety is much more than the mind. It makes your body react physically. All too often anxiety strikes the gut first. There is so much research out there now about the mind/gut connection that I find fascinating. You've had the tests for Crohn's and apparently you don't have it. Why is it that you can't believe the state of the art tests here? This is, imo, very indictative of anxiety disorders. Doubting tests and doctors runs rampant around here. You have two camps: one camp that runs to the doc for every little blip and the other afraid to go to a doc at all. But eventually most end up having the tests done and get it all checked out. Turns out the worry was all for not because the tests comeback negative or it some small thing easily corrected with anti-b's or an antacid... Now what happens next is typically one of three things. 1. the person is overjoyed that all has checked out and then uses the whole thing as a learning experience. He/She accepts that anxiety is really a tricky, varied creature that knows his/her fears and knows how to fling this person around like a ragdoll. The person takes this knowledge and attacks the real issue at hand--anxiety. 2. the person runs out of the office overjoyed that he/she doesn't have said disease. He/She vows to not let this happen again. But a day or two later, maybe a week, some new thing emerges and this person is once again on the whacky ride back to BEASTY land. Soon thereafter another round of tests... 3. The person gets the great news that the test was negative. The person is shocked. How could I have x, y, z happen and not be sick with horrid X syndrome. The person instantly thinks the test was faulty in some way---it was done too early, it was read wrong, the tests got mixed up with someone elses--or the doctor was too incompetent to catch what was wrong or the doc just brushed him/her off.
To answer the question about nausea etc (or give my opinion anyway
): I'm not really a person that reacts to stress/anxiety etc with nausea BUT lots of people do. I've seen numerous posts about nausea tucked in here and there here. My 3rd child is a very "nauseous" type person. We did all the tests too. The ped said that most times no real cause for stomach issues are ever discovered. Her doctor suggested (and my hubby actually did this several years before) to take a zantac daily for 30 days--upset tummy or not. She said that sometimes it is just too much acid or some little thing that gets a stomach all worked up. Taking a zantac for 30 days often seems to calm whatever it was down. After she did that, she's barely complained of stomach issues again. it has been about 18 months. The same can be said for my hubby and it has been several years. I couldn't say if your BCP is a culprit here or not.
Another thing too about symptoms: I often found myself checking for my symptoms when waking at night. I can say that as soon as I took note of whether or not I was twitching/buzzing/burning, I would inevitiably find it happening. At some point our subconscious mind picks up on the worry, not to mention the fact that our bodies are still wiggy, that we expect it to happen, so it does. Our thinking never allows our brain and body to rest. An unrested mind/body will continue hurting. This just keeps aches/pains or what have you going and our worry just escalates. At some point we lose all our logic. We become
You could have a small stomach issue over the years similar to my hubby or daughter. But your worry has made everything escalate. I, of course, am not a doctor. I can't tell you what or, if, anything is wrong. But it sounds to me like anxiety is rag dolling you around a good bit.