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Nausea during relations

3 August, 2014

Question:

I experience nausea during relations. Even thinking about being together brings on waves of nausea almost like pregnancy. Although I'm never actually sick, this obviously has a huge impact on my attitude to intimacy. I also experienced nausea during breastfeeding and I'm wondering if it's related. It's definitely hormonal, so I'm wondering if you have any ideas for me. Many thanks.


Answer:

We are sorry to hear of your situation.

We suggest that you discuss this concern with your health care provider. These symptoms may be treatable; possible options include both hormonal intervention and psychological intervention such as bio-feedback. As the mind and body are connected, it is often possible to train the mind to overcome physical symptoms.

Please feel free to get back to us with any further questions.

B'Hatzlacha!


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