Hi, I am a 33 year old male, I work shift work, 12 hour shifts, 4 days on, 4 off, 4 nights, 4 off repeat. For the last 6 weeks approx, I have vomited every night shift, in a strange way. Always the same manor, and only when I work night shifts. The symptoms start with a cough, now I am a smoker, and I do cough, but these coughs that cause the sickness are very gentle coughs, no force, no phlegm moves, the gentlest cough one could imagine. With in seconds my mouth starts to excessively salivate and I feel nauseous. I will be sick within a few minutes, pretty violently, and will generally feel nauseous until after I have slept. I do not eat different foods when working nights, or do anything different other than the obvious, be awake at night and sleep during the day.
I do have some history with heart/chest problems and diagnosed ‘borderline diabetic’, but I don’t feel these would be a factor to consider, if you disagree I am happy to elaborate more.
I have a tendency to start to accept things, and I realised I was starting to accept this vomiting as normal. I have recently moved home and as yet, do not have a GP in this town.