Nausea almost 3 weeks after surgery.

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   Posted 5/7/2009 9:15 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi. I am still feeling pretty ok after surgery but this week I have been having a lot of nausea. At first the nausea was just in the morning, but now it's off and on all day. Also, I must have such low blood pressure because every time I get up I get so dizzy!

Has anyone else had this? I am a bit worried about the nausea.


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   Posted 5/8/2009 2:55 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi Ladybug, Yeah i was the same for ages after my op woke up feeling sick and gradually it would just come on through the day i wouldn't be sick just felt it its horrible i mentioned this at my follow up and now have anti sick tabs to take when i get it. i don't know what causes it but im ok now i don't get it very often Maybe someone else on here can give us the answer take care Bev x smilewinkgrin

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   Posted 5/8/2009 11:16 AM (GMT -6)   
hi--I hope you've called your doc and mentioned the nausea. I don't know what kind of surgery you've had--worst case scenario is that nausea is being caused by a blockage of some sort.

Otherwise, likely culprits are low blood pressure, dehydration, low iron, low protein, building your circulation and endurance after surgery, needing more potassium. Do you have a visiting nurse? s/he may have some ideas after checking your vitals. Do you take a lot of meds--maybe taking them at different times and with plenty of fluids will help.

Also, you could be still reacting to pain killers or the anesthesia.

Please talk to your doc. Something like low iron or low blood pressure can be remedied and you'll feel better soon.

thinking of you!
24+ years with Crohn's/colitis; fistulizing crohn's; ileostomy and proctocolectomy; propranolol and xanax; been on a ton of crohn's meds; praying to get through each day.

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