For the past two years I have been struggling with chronic nausea. It isn't something that I have really publicized to very many people, mostly because I don't usually like to put my troubles on other people or sound like a complainer. However, recently my nausea became so bad that I would start gagging out of the blue.
For a long time I had suspected that a medication I was taking was the cause of it all, but I had been putting off going to a doctor. The one time I had brought it up to a previous doctor, I was dismissed that it was nothing. But almost everytime I would eat something, I would feel sick. It was terrible. It made me miss important events, and not enjoy what I was doing in the moment. It made me so upset that it would often make me depressed to the point where I wouldn't want to do anything.
After crying for multiple days on end about how I felt, I finally did something about it. I went to my current doctor with these issues and basically just told her I had it and needed answers. It wasn't normal whatever was going on, and it needed to end. She took my complaints very seriously and did tests and took me off my medication.
As of right now, she hasn't found anything serous, and thinks my medication may have caused me to develop acid reflux. I started on some medication to help with the nausea for a couple days, and after a few I felt so much better I could stop taking it.
Now, I am feeling a lot better and am just taking it day by day with the medication.
Life lesson? You may have a million lists, but make sure you are on top of them all.