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Any thoughts on why I might feel very queasy every day around 4.00 pm ish?

(20 Posts)
Wills Tue 29-Jul-08 19:07:28

I'm not someone who forgets to eat by the way and am permanently in battle with my weight. So why is it around 4.00pm for the last year or so I always feel sick for a couple of hours. It couldn't come at a worse time of day since its when I'm full on with the kids etc. Can anyone provide some insight and possibly a dietry way of overcoming this?


NorthernLurker Tue 29-Jul-08 19:08:37

Are you eating enough at lunchtime - I know you say you don't forget to eat - but are you eating enough to keep you going?

Wills Tue 29-Jul-08 19:08:38

Having really thought hard I would say this started after the birth of my last child 2 years ago. And can also occur at other points during the day when close to or during my period.

lazaroulovesleggings Tue 29-Jul-08 19:09:28

Stress related by hte sounds of it. Do you eat anything at that time? What time do you have tea? Perhaps you need a sandwhich or something just to keep the nausea away.

Wills Tue 29-Jul-08 19:09:32

Hmm possibly I'm not eating the right stuff. It varies. But thinking this might be the issue I've been turning to fruit at this time of the day but it doesn't have the desired effect.

lazaroulovesleggings Tue 29-Jul-08 19:10:31

Have some slightly burnt toast instead, the carbon will settle your stomach.

LyraSilvertongue Tue 29-Jul-08 19:11:11

The same thing happens to me. I put it down to not keeping well enough hydrated.

Guadalupe Tue 29-Jul-08 19:11:32

I sometimes feel sick in the afternoon if I have bread or a lot of wheat for lunch.

Guadalupe Tue 29-Jul-08 19:12:12

common low blood sugar time too, that's why people have tea and cakes!

oxocube Tue 29-Jul-08 19:16:30

I have this at about 3am lots of mornings. I have always put it down to low blood sugar as I often skip dinner blush

thirtysomething Tue 29-Jul-08 19:17:57

you could be slightly anemic - this is the time of day when it peaks and it can make you queasy. also fact that it started after pregnancy suggestive of low iron. worth getting checked by GP as it's a simple blood test then iron tablets for a while.

StarlightMcKenzie Tue 29-Jul-08 19:21:17

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jimjamshaslefttheyurt Tue 29-Jul-08 19:22:23

Me too. I think its low sugar. I have a cup of tea and something to eat.

littlerach Tue 29-Jul-08 19:28:47

<Saddo alert>

I get shakey about the same time, and have discovered it is if I don't have much protein at lunchtime.

I am veggie and often have cheese at lunch. if not, if I have veggie in a pita for eg, then I get shakey later blush

I have dried apricots.

Wills Tue 29-Jul-08 19:33:23

Hmm I did wonder if it were low sugar hence the banana but hadn't thought of low iron. AND I like the idea of slightly burnt toast.

Gemzooks Tue 29-Jul-08 21:28:19

agree might be low blood sugar. do you drink coffee? or have a choc bar around that time? I used to have coffee and a biscuit at 4 and then crash by 5 and feel terrible..

I would try nuts and raisins or something.. but could be high blood pressure, maybe get checked by the doc just to reassure yourself..

Wills Tue 29-Jul-08 23:22:41

hmm I have suffered from high blood pressure and given that I'm going through a lot of stress at the moment that wouldn't surprise me.

cremolafoam Tue 29-Jul-08 23:30:51

4pm is my low part of the day.usually need to sit down for 15 minutes and eat some toast.Always feel the tiredest,edgiest and most irritable at this time.Occasionally feel a bit nauseous and headachey too- brain running on overtime trying to remember things for the next morning.
I think you need a minute or two to build yourself up for the final furlong(make tea, tidy up,serve tea,wash up bathtime, bedtime, make pack lunches,make another cup of tea) and collapse.

BlingLovin Wed 30-Jul-08 17:51:26

A form of indigestion? If you've got a hiatus hernia it could be mild enough to cause no significant symptoms but makes you nauseaus (sp?) because of extra acid lurking in your tummy? Fruit probably wouldn't help - apples and pears maybe. Do you find it's worse after certain lunches? And if you're stressed that definitely has an impact on acid production.

GreatGooglyMoogly Wed 30-Jul-08 17:57:23

Are you drinking enough water? Could be dehydration, though that is usually more headachey than queasy.

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