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Q. Why have I lost my appetite and eating food is making me sick and nauseous?

Answered by
Dr. Basuki Nath Bhagat
and medically reviewed by Dr. Sneha Kannan
This is a premium question & answer published on Feb 06, 2022

Hello doctor,

I stopped eating, and I cannot stand food now. Every time I eat, I feel sick or I tend to get sick. I have a 4-month-old baby that needs my care and attention. Is there anything you can suggest to me so that I will start feeling hungry and eat without falling sick later?

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Hello,

Welcome to icliniq.com.

I have read your query, and I am sorry for such discomfort. I can suggest medicines after knowing the symptoms or the pathology. Please elaborate on the following questions so that I can guide you further.

1. Can you elaborate on what sickness you feel or get after eating?

2. Since how many days have you had such complaints?

3. What symptoms do you get after eating food? Is it nausea or vomiting tendency?

4.Do you any difficulty in swallowing food?

5. Is it abdominal pain after eating?

6. Do you food regurgitation?

7. Do you have a loss of appetite?

8. Any abdominal pain?

9. Any loose motion after eating?

Thank you.

Thank you for the reply, doctor.

I do not feel hungry. I feel nauseous, and it has been like this for almost a month now.

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Hi,

Welcome back to icliniq.com.

Thanks for the reply, ma'am.

You mentioned that you feel nauseous and you have a decreased appetite for over a month. One of the reasons for decreased appetite could be because of nausea tendency. You should have sought medical attention regarding your nausea tendency since it has been present for nearly one month. The underlying pathology causing nausea after eating and decreased appetite should be appropriately investigated. You mentioned that you have a 4-month-old baby. Are you currently breastfeeding the baby?

I can suggest you antiemetic (drug effective against nausea and vomiting) tablet Ondansetron 4 mg twice a day for two to three days. Do not take this medication for a long duration, as the treatment for your condition depends on finding the underlying cause. I hope you do not have any history of allergy to this medicine. Please avoid taking this medicine if you are allergic to it. Please consult your treating physician and get the necessary lab investigations done to find the underlying cause. Knowing your medical history would help me narrow down to a possible differential diagnosis for your condition.

Hope you find my reply helpful. Please follow up if necessary.

Thank you.


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