Sick (17)

1 Name: Anonymous : 2008-09-09 22:13 ID:87mtdgBw

Hey, everyone!

Basically, I'm sick every morning and I'm not sure why.
I started college 3 weeks ago, and the first week I was fine, but from the second week on, EVERY morning I have woken up with severe stomach pain and (sometimes) nausea. I've had to start getting up a lot earlier than I would normally have because I've got to use the bathroom every 3 minutes for half an hour, and it's really becoming more than just an annoyance.
What's weird is that I'm not sick at all the rest of the day. It's just for that half hour in the morning, and the rest of the fine I'm completely healthy.
I thought it might be nervousness for awhile, but I wasn't sick at all the first week, so why would it suddenly start a week after the fact? Beyond some romantic tension, there isn't really anything stressful going on in my life so I can't think what could be causing this.

Has anyone experienced this kind of thing before, or know how to make it stop?

Thanks, everyone!

2 Name: Anonymous : 2008-09-09 23:54 ID:yJ1cg6NL

It's stress.

3 Name: Anonymous : 2008-09-10 00:16 ID:Iotk0V4G

do you drink?

4 Name: Anonymous : 2008-09-10 01:01 ID:87mtdgBw

I'm not really stressed, though... I've been in worse situations and have been perfectly fine. I mean, I guess moving is a different type of situation, but why would I have been fine for that first week?

No, I don't. I don't drink or smoke or do anything like that.

5 Name: Lucas-kun : 2008-09-10 02:08 ID:ZRE50/b1

You should probably consult your doctor.

6 Name: Anonymous : 2008-09-10 03:19 ID:WwJeW+QD

If you eat the food they serve in the cafeteria or whatever I know they put mild very small amounts of laxatives in all of the food they serve at my college. I also know this is common and almost all colleges do maybe you're just really sensitive to it or your body isn't used to it or something. I doubt it would cause what you are experiencing but I thought I would throw it out there as an idea.

7 Name: Anonymous : 2008-09-10 03:31 ID:87mtdgBw

Mehhh, I really hate the doctor. (>_>) I mean, it doesn't affect the rest of my day, so I'm really reluctant to do that...

Laxatives?! I don't think that's true... (x_x;) They wouldn't really do that... would they!?

8 Name: Anonymous : 2008-09-10 07:36 ID:Heaven


>They wouldn't really do that... would they!?

Strangely I think that if I was to work in a college cafeteria that would be one of the first stupid ideas I'd think of pulling off.

Now for what other purpose than seeing hundreds of students shit themselves would one do that, I have no idea.

9 Name: Anonymous : 2008-09-10 17:52 ID:WwJeW+QD

It's a very small amounts its to prevent people from getting food poisoning and sueing the college its not that the food is actually bad its just a precaution. It really shouldn't affect you that much.

10 Name: 43 : 2008-09-11 08:20 ID:j0V+rAG7



11 Name: Anonymous : 2008-09-11 09:10 ID:i1x5e4+0


it's either stress or anxiety. You may not think that it's stress because you don't feel stressed out, but what I've discovered that it's really a sub-conscious thing; although you may feel fine, you're probably pretty nervous deep down. I know it was for me,because when I started college, my ankle would hurt alot, but I also thought it wasn't stress or anything like that. I actually thought it was because it was really hilly and I had to walk up and down on it. When I talked to my mom about it (she's head RN) she said it was cause I was stressed out and my body wasn't taking it very well. Lo and behold, after becoming used to my surroundings, it went away. So even though you think it might not be stress or whatever, it just might be.

12 Name: Anonymous : 2008-09-11 11:47 ID:Jc8UNvIO

I'm never using this board again because of >>1 >>2 >>3 >>6 and >>11. JUST GO SEE THE MOTHERFUCKING DOCTOR OR DIE, IT'S NOT THAT HARD.

13 Name: Anonymous : 2008-09-11 12:37 ID:f723QyE7


>Lo and behold, after becoming used to my surroundings

Sounds like confirmation bias to me. >>1 Should go and see a Doctor asap.

14 Name: Anonymous : 2008-09-11 17:44 ID:TLsXH12x

Any chance you might be pregnant?

There is absolutely ZERO chance that any school would adulterate their food. Do you realize what a shitstorm that would cause in the media, and all the lawsuits and so on? It could be other people though.... >>1 should be really careful about eating or drinking anything that others might have had a chance to tamper with. Opened or prepared stuff, drinks left on the table while you go to the bathroom/bedroom/kitchen... stuff like that.

15 Name: Anonymous : 2008-09-11 19:42 ID:87mtdgBw

I still don't think that would legally be allowed...

I mean, stress does seem like a probable answer, but I mean, it just really seems like I'm fine. And even in the past when I've been extremely stressed nothing like this has happened.
I guess it still could be the reason, though.

It's not serious enough to go to the doctor, and I don't have any insurance and can't really just pull out that money all at once.

There's no chance I'm pregnant, I've never had sex. And, I never leave my food unattended... My roommate isn't here most of the time, and I never leave anything alone when I'm out.

Sub-conscious stress is looking like the most probable answer, but I'm still kind of at a loss as to why. Like I said, my body has never reacted this way before, and I really don't feel stressed at all...
Luckily this doesn't persist throughout the day, but I'd really like to get back to having quiet mornings. (x_x);

16 Name: bingo : 2008-09-12 23:59 ID:yr1lFyZU

One thing about being a student is you have access to a clinic and you can get therapy. You can talk to a docter and tell him/her about how you feel in the morning and since they have medical knowledge and experience with other students they could probably give you a good idea about what is going on. Not only that, it's free!

17 Name: Anonymous : 2008-09-13 08:07 ID:Heaven


>Do you realize what a shitstorm that would cause

I laughed on the inside.

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