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Can nausea and insomnia be a PEM symptom?

Discussion in 'Post-Exertional Malaise, Fatigue, and Crashes' started by Lucy1996, Oct 28, 2017.

  1. Lucy1996

    Lucy1996

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    I was doing alright until the other night when I spent too long studying and since then I've had trouble sleeping and I feel nausea all the time and a little brain fog/disorientation/lack of spatial awareness. My old symptoms pins and needles aren't present though.

    Does this sound like PEM? Or have a got something on top of CFS?

    Thanks.
     
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  2. ukxmrv

    ukxmrv Senior Member

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    What are your activity levels like since then?
     
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  3. Lucy1996

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    Lower than usual, feel like I have no energy.
     
  4. PatJ

    PatJ Forum Support Assistant

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    Trouble sleeping is a sign for me (and others) that I've overdone it. If I push too much then I get nausea, poor balance, poor spatial awareness and coordination, and worse brain fog. I get different types of PEM based on physical vs. mental exertion.

    Studying is just another kind of exertion. Many, or most PWME can feel more tired, or even quickly exhausted from mental exertion.
     
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    NelliePledge plodder

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    Yes definitely get worse insomnia when I have gone over my limits and sometimes more nausea too
     
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  7. mhrps

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    I think - yes. When I exert too much I definitely have troubles with getting asleep. Also, after exertion I have a symptom that I would call it a "nausea cough".
     
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    Definitely yes. I think we all have different cicles of symptoms. For me is like monthly. And that month the PEM follows pattern then changes. Example this month is headaches ( I never almost have headaches).
     
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    alex3619 Senior Member

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    In some individuals, yes.
     
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  10. Lucy1996

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    Thanks for your answers. Reassured me I'm not the only one x
     
  11. Lucy1996

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    I feel like I can't get enough air and every time I breathe I feel queasy and coughing a little. Is this anything like your nausea cough ?
     
  12. Lucy1996

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    I have an exam on Monday I'm hoping I feel a bit better by then :(
     
  13. mhrps

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    I don't think so. It is something between nausea & cough, a deep cough.
     

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