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talulla

578d

I had finally gotten adjusted to having a daily routine of going to school after struggling with not only chronic health issues but also pretty bad panic disorder w/agoraphobia. I'm emetophobic so my panic attacks/agoraphobia have only been exacerbated by the fact that I'm constantly nauseous, and all the anxiety makes my health problems worse too. I was planning on taking good care of myself over summer vacation but somehow despite my best efforts my health got much worse and I am incredibly nauseous every morning again. school starts again in a couple days and I don't really know what to do to manage my horrible anxiety about the whole situation or what to do to feel less sick while I navigate having to travel across town on public transportation super early in the morning with all of my symptoms. I'm pretty terrified as this is my senior year of hs and I'll have to put in more work than ever into college apps, grades, testing, etc. my health was really detrimental to my quality of life and academic performance last year and I'm afraid this year will be even worse. any advice would be great, especially if you are someone with chronic stomach issues or especially panic disorder w/agoraphobia. thanks!

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    • notabee

      568d

      Ondansetron (/zofran?) was a pretty fast acting nausea medicine I've tried. The main one that helped consistently without an as-needed dose was marinol. It's "controlled" bc it's basically synthetic thc from what I understand but it was leagues above any of the other stuff I'd tried for years. Currently trying to get back on it with new Drs. I found that sometimes tea is helpful for the nausea and anxiety, especially if you're able to bring a tumbler with the tea on the ride with you. Peppermint/spearmint, ginger, lavender, and lemon balm would all be good choices to help with your challenges! Are you able to seek mental health care, possibly through your school, city, or county? It might really help to have someone to speak to in a safe environment, although I will say it'll usually take a little therapist shopping to find the right one. Sending Love, hope you kick so much butt this year!!

    • notabee

      568d

      Ondansetron (/zofran?) was a pretty fast acting nausea medicine I've tried. The main one that helped consistently without an as-needed dose was marinol. It's "controlled" bc it's basically synthetic thc from what I understand but it was leagues above any of the other stuff I'd tried for years. Currently trying to get back on it with new Drs. I found that sometimes tea is helpful for the nausea and anxiety, especially if you're able to bring a tumbler with the tea on the ride with you. Peppermint/spearmint, ginger, lavender, and lemon balm would all be good choices to help with your challenges! Are you able to seek mental health care, possibly through your school, city, or county? It might really help to have someone to speak to in a safe environment, although I will say it'll usually take a little therapist shopping to find the right one. Sending Love, hope you kick so much butt this year!!

    • Brgrnlx

      569d

      I’m sorry your going through this love. I went through very similar things in high school. It’s hard enough to get through it without mental illness and physical illness. You will get through it though, I promise. And you will be damn proud of yourself when you do. I still struggle to this day, even 10 years after high school. I was diagnosed with OCD in 8th grade and have also battled some other things. I still wake up nauseous and anxious. But some days are better than others. If I’ve learned anything, it is to appreciate the days that you feel good and give your body and mind a break when you feel like you need it. Don’t be so hard on yourself. If it’s any reassurance, things will work out exactly how they are meant to and the struggle is always temporary. I’m always here if you need to talk ❤️

    • finislonely

      570d

      I'm in my senior year of high school too, its really hard when you're chronically ill. i feel your pain, i have no clue how to get myself up every day and how to get on with my life when ill be on my own soon

      • talulla

        570d

        @finislonely uagh yea the whole thought of moving away is terrifying!! I cannot imagine being self reliant in an environment im not used to tbh

        • finislonely

          569d

          @talulla same, i know i should be looking forward to moving out because of my family, but i have no clue how ill function in a different environment

    • Alicia4475

      577d

      Ughh I'm so sorry! I feel your pain..I have horrible anxiety that causes nausea and lack of appetite almost all day. It makes living really hard some days. I couldn't even imagine taking public transportation! I have really bad ibs and usually spend the majority of the morning in the bathroom. I drive 1 hour to work everyday and that makes my anxiety worse. I try to lean into my symptoms but it's so hard when they are debilitating. I hope just knowing someone else feels your same pain helps a little

      • talulla

        577d

        @Alicia4475 I feel you!! It is nice to know other ppl have similar experiences, it gets so exhausting having to explain my health problems/ anxieties to people that don't get it. Best of luck to us both! :)

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