Intense Nausea After Small Amount Of Salt (sodium)

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  1. JanP

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    I get very intense feeling of fullness and strong nausea every time I eat anything that contains sodium. It will often mess my digestion for the rest of the day.

    I can handle acidic foods with no problems (lemons, oranges, vinegar), I can handle most spices with no problems, very warm and cold foods with no problems, but even the smallest pinch of salt or baking soda will trigger a horrible stomachache.

    What might be the cause?
     
  2. Slaweknysa

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    not sure but having similat symptoms (i just signed up to ask the same question)
    I used to be able to eat copious amount of salt but last few weeks i get nauseated instantly after having just a bit.
    I have stomach cramps and feel like throwing up shortly after eating salty foods. Ususally i use pickling salt for my own meals (grind it myself) and thought maybe the type of salt is the problem, but i have same symptoms when using sea, regular and pink salt.
     
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    Are you getting enough potassium?
     
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    @RWilly I assume I am. Potato and OJ are my staples. I didnt mention it in the previuos post, and not sure if thats related, but i started urinating frequently about 3 weeks ago amd my bp jumped to 150/100 (my normal is 130/90). i'm 50 btw
     
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    Frequent urination can be related to diabetes.
     
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    Or stress / high adrenaline / low aldosterone. That would be congruent with the blood pressure increase. Do you feel stressed / are you going trough some struggles recently, @Slaweknysa? Are you aware of anything that happened 3 weeks ago, that might triggered this problem? Any change in diet / daily regime / general lifestyle?

    I'm also struggling with frequent urination btw. I also have symptoms of dehydration like extreme thirst, dry mouth, dry skin, chapped lips and dizziness, altrough I'm getting fair amounts of liquids.
     
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    @JanP, actually......yes
    im häving some personal problems keeping me awake at night for a past 2 months

    ive been eating lost of carbs to deal with stress and keep my energy up
     
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    This is a total shot in the dark, but topical magnesium chloride might be worth trying. It can't hurt.
     
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    I'm really sorry to hear that! Hope things will get better soon.

    I think the symptoms you are describing are caused by sodium loss triggered by stress hormones, but I have no idea why the same mechanism also prevents us from digesting enough sodium to replete the loss :(
     
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