IBS and Nausea?

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shoeaholicanon
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   Posted 11/19/2006 6:54 PM (GMT -7)   
Hello,
 
I have IBS and I also have Functional Dyspepsia.
I wanted to find out how many of you out there with IBS suffer with nausea as a symptom.
If you do, can you explain how it affects you?
 
Much appreciated!
Barb

carell
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   Posted 11/19/2006 7:29 PM (GMT -7)   

hi Barb- I only have the diagnosis of IBS and for many months my only symptom was nausea.  No one knew what to do with this.  I was miserable.  (I do not have funcitional dyspepsia) It affected the way I ate (practically nothing), drank, slept, and functioned.  I did my best and adjusted the best I could.  I was given compazine, zofran, reglan, etc.  Nothing seemed to help that much.  However, I am grateful to my doctors for trying.  They were all excellent and treated me well.  I finally did a 100 day CD/ hypotherapy sessions that are supposed to help with IBS symptoms.  Hynotherapy is supposed to be helpful for nausea.  I also started acupunture too.  All in all, i have improved.    A couple of people have asked me to report on my results and now that I am through the 100 day sessions and have had a few acupuncture treatments, I will soon be writing about my experience just to let others know and hopefully to help a few.  The tests I've had are endoscopy, colonoscopy, and a gastric emptying test.  Make sure you've been thoroughly checked out before embarking on any set treatments.  Sorry to hear that you are going through this.  Good luck to you and hope you feel better soon.


Canyonbabe711
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   Posted 11/20/2006 12:08 AM (GMT -7)   
I had what was diagnosed as IBS though I am not really sure that is what it was. I had terrible nausea especially at night during the night toward morning. I found that Ginger capsules worked better for me than anything. Pepto also helped. After taking acidophalous things pretty much returned to normal or at least not something that couldn't be dealt with. My stomach is still sensitive and I occassionally have nausea but it usually just means I need to get back on the acidophalous and ginger. All those pills the Dr. gave me just had too many other side effects whereas the ginger and Pepto had none and worked well.

Banje
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   Posted 11/20/2006 6:30 AM (GMT -7)   

I have nausea daily! Sometimes before I eat and sometimes after I eat. It used to be certain foods but it's getting worse as time goes on.  I have eliminated alot of foods from my diet which helps with the nausea and other things.  I dont eat red meet, dairy, fatty foods, no junk foods, no spicy foods.  I eat lots and lots of hummus, salads, chicken.  I live in Canada, so we dont have the same meds as you have available to you, so I havent tried any of them, I use a herbal blend that takes the nausea away completly and gives me appetite, I wouldnt be able to live without it. 


shoeaholicanon
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   Posted 11/20/2006 6:44 AM (GMT -7)   

Thanks eveyone for replying!

Banje can you tell me what this herbal thing you are taking that's taken away the nausea?

I've been dealing with chronic nausea for 3 years. And after many tests and trial and errors with medicines I have Functional Dyspepsia. Though I'm going to be going for a second opinion about this. I've also been taking ginger caplets for when I get nausea but it would be nice to ward off the nausea. It's not as bad anymore...but I still live with it almost on a daily basis just not as chronic and not as strong. Some days go by and I don't have to live with the nausea. I also get some acid reflux. I have been taking Domparidone (not spelling right?!) so that I digest the food quick in my stomach which seems from time to time to really help but it doesn't cure the nausea...I woudl love a few weeks to go by and not feel nauseated. So any tips would be GREAT. I've learned a few things here and there that work but some times out of the blue, I'll get intense nausea and I cannot even place why this time and not the last time.

I take medications also for my IBS.  Dicetel. Recently I've been looking into it a little more and nausea (although not a star role in symptoms) are listed. So I am trying to feel out whether or not my nausea is directly linked to IBS or some thing else as my gastro is telling me. Though I feel like it's some thing else...not Dyspepsia. Dyspepsia's symptoms are largely about stomach pains which I hardly deal with. My problem is my nausea...and now of course IBS - gas, bloating, cramps...and everything else that comes with that!

Appreciate all the advice and help...it's great to be able to share a few tips.

Oh and i have takend Acidophalous in the past - do you recommend I start taking this again? Did it help with the back side?? IBS?

thanks.

Barb


MommyKimmie
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   Posted 11/20/2006 10:41 AM (GMT -7)   
I have lots of nausea too, for YEARS and I go to my gastro tomorrow so I just might ask if he could give me something for that. But I was wondering if the RXs for nausea cause drowsiness. I have 2 kids (3 and 20 months) and I just cannot be too drowsy during the day. I've taken ginger capsules and drink ginger tea when it's really bad, and it usually works but I'd like to try something else.
Thanks-
Kim

Sarita
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   Posted 11/20/2006 11:24 AM (GMT -7)   

Nausea is one of the worst symptoms out there, in my opinion.  If those of you with frequent nausea haven't had an abdominal ultrasound, I'd recommend it, since gallbladder issues can lead to this symptom. 

Of the drugs that are out there to treat nausea, Reglan is the classic and least expensive one.  Can cause mild drowsiness.  Zofran is more expensive but is pretty good and I never experienced any significant drowsiness while taking it.  I've also heard that Pepto Bismol can relieve symptoms (although watch out, it will make your stools black because of the bi****h in it). 

If you do have it very frequently, though, I've heard acupuncture can work wonders, as can those ginger capsules. 


Keriamon
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   Posted 11/20/2006 12:23 PM (GMT -7)   
Reglan was what my mother was given ages ago for her upset stomach (can't remember if that was before or after her gall bladder removal, but she now has acid reflux and sometimes needs it for that). She says it makes your stomach empty, and I have some that I take when something will just get on my stomach and sit and sit and not go anywhere. It will make you very hungry by the time it's through emptying you out.

Canyonbabe711
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   Posted 11/21/2006 12:15 AM (GMT -7)   
I found most my nausea was caused by too much acid which caused the gas. You can take Phenergan but it will really make you goofy and put you to sleep. I haven't found anything that works except the Pepto and ginger. Sometimes Peppermint, ginger and fennel capsules work to prevent. I hate nausea. I get it when my stomach is out of balance so have to go back to acidophalous.

shoeaholicanon
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   Posted 11/21/2006 8:15 AM (GMT -7)   

I have acid reflux from time to time too and I can feel some times I have excess stomach acid but the medications (inhibitors) haven't ever helped me. Ugh. Some times the nausea is so intense I feel like vomiting at any moment and that can last upwards to 1/2 hour to 1 hour.

Anyways - I have had ultrasound and x-ray.

I asked my doctor to prescribe me medication to prevent nausea but so I'm told is they cannot do that. They only prescribe it to people with like cancer going through chemo. How is it that those of you got your prescriptions? Also, how effective were they? were they taken as a preventative?

Thanks,

Barb


Keriamon
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   Posted 11/21/2006 8:59 AM (GMT -7)   
I think you need to get a second opinion because I've never heard of anyone with chronic upset stomach not being given medicine to help control that. My mother had no problem getting phenergan and reglan for her ongoing stomach problems. I've only taken them on the rare occasion that I am feeling sick, so I think you don't take them as a preventative, but I guess it all depends on if you're nauseated everyday. But both do cause drowsiness as a side effect, thus why I don't think you can tolerate taking them everyday. Has anyone tried you on any acid inhibators to see if they help calm your stomach?

Phenergan is *very* often given to people when they go to the hospital with vomiting because it gets rid of the nausea that causes the vomiting. It even comes in suppositories and IV forms for people who can't keep the medicine down long enough for it to act. I've had too many family members given some to know that it's not *just* for cancer patients.

shoeaholicanon
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   Posted 11/21/2006 10:02 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi Keriamon,
 
I have been given medications. I did use Nexium and Prevacid but it didn't help my nausea at all!!! And when i was taking it, I was nauseated on a daily basis. Wake up nauseated, go to bed nauseated. I hardly ate so i could enjoy a few moments of the day!!! Then i took this acid test called 'apple cider vinegar test' and aparently I have a high tollerance for acid. So yes, I get acid reflux but it doesn't seem I have GERD which was my first diagnosis.
And I agree that meds should be given to control nausea. I couldn't believe when my dr. said there was nothing she choudl give me! Even my gastro said the same. Just take ginger pills and yes it helps but it is not preventative.
I would just LOVE for my nausea to leave me and never return. I never had ANY stomach problems before 3 years ago. NEVER!! So aparently this was onset by stress and having Functional Dyspepsia I just have to deal with it because not enough research has gone into it for there to be any cures or meds. I take domparidone that empty's my stomach quick which, yes helps but doesn't cure. So some days, I can eat fine all day. And another day I can hardly eat or else I force myself and feel sick all day. I HATE THIS!!!!! GRRRRRRRRRRRRR

Canyonbabe711
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   Posted 11/22/2006 10:35 PM (GMT -7)   
What about Donnatal? It has Belladonna in it to calm the stomach. I don't know why he won't give you anything. I was given Phenergan by the walk in clinic at one time. You are not looking for something as strong as for chemo. What about your PCP doctor if you gastro won't give you anything. Phenagran has been around for years as has Donnatal. They do make you sleepy though. I believe the Phergan is available as a children's cough syrup over the counter(well, it was at one time) Maybe that low dose would be all you need. I HATE NAUSEA. Who gave you the apple cider vinegar test? I have never heard of that?
 
Have you been tested for H. Pylori? That was causing nausea and gas for me.

shoeaholicanon
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   Posted 11/23/2006 1:12 PM (GMT -7)   

CAnyonbabe711 - yes I have been tested for a lot of things. H/Pylori I'm sure of too. that is a bacteria or some thing? What is it again?

the apple cider vinegar was from my natropath doctor - you take a table spoon of apple cider vinegar and drink it one day - the next day u have 2 table spoons...u increase it by 1 every day until you feel you've hit your tollerance to the acid. there is a scale to determin if you have low or high acid production or normal in your stomach. I was able to take 6 tablespoons with no reaction so I was actually able to handle more than average. So that sorta would throw my GERD theory out the window!

I hate nausea too....so much. This has affected my life greatly. And the IBS. I just want to feel good on the inside and I don't. Eating is stressful so of course dinner functions are nerve wracking. I HATE IT!!!!!


Canyonbabe711
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   Posted 11/23/2006 11:49 PM (GMT -7)   
Yes, h. pylori is a bacteria that causes acid. I tested negative for it but when the Dr. did the endo he said he didn't care what the test said my stomach showed by the polyps and I don't know what else that I had it so he gave me the treatment anyway. My previous endo the year before had not shown any polyps. Well, most were removed and then I was retested showed negative and next endo stomach showed no more irritation. I had a lot less bloating after that and no nausea. There has to be a reason for the nausea. Have you tried the peppermint, fennel ginger capsules before you eat? Those seemed to keep it from coming back but I have to say that overall I think the acidophalous did as much as anything as I do think it is an imbalance. I know with me that when I had the nausea I had a lot of gas also in the stomach. I don't think the doctors have a clue but I don't know why it is so hard for you to get something to help from your Dr. Only problem is they all make you sleepy. Where do you that you get Dompiridone(Motilium) as it is not available in the states. I have gotten it from New Zealand.

shoeaholicanon
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   Posted 11/24/2006 7:00 AM (GMT -7)   

Yes, so I was tested for that bacteria and it came back negative. I have nausea and bloating, gas and IBS symptoms. I get the runs often.

Nausea is my worst complaint. It isn't always onset by foods though it can. Some times shortly after eating. And of course, i get nervous some times eating. If I'm out at a restaurant or over at someone's house and the nervousness I think helps bring the nausea on.  So you are saying they tested for the bacteria and then your doctor was not satisfied with the negative results and had you tested again? How was the test made?

I have been taking ginger caplets for about 2 years now. I use it when I feel nauseated. It works wonders but I really wish there was a preventative so I can eat in peace when there is a dinner function. Or better yet! A cure! LOL. I'm not comfortable with my gastro saying I have Functional Dyspepsia and the reason I say this is because I don't really have the primary symptoms. Hardly do. My biggest problems are the nausea ( i get acid reflux but rarely ) and the gas/runs. My bowl movements are bothersome. i've been taking Dicetel and I think it's getting me on track. I notice an improvement but if it's coincidence or not we'll find out. The Domperidone I get here in Canada. It's readily available for prescription. It's not the only medication that aids in digestive mobility...are you from the US?


Canyonbabe711
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   Posted 11/24/2006 10:22 PM (GMT -7)   
Yes, I am in the US and people don't always know regarding the acid. Motilium is not available in the US. No money in it, my Dr says. LOL I found that I really had to keep myself cleaned out when i was getting the nausea as it was most often caused by gas. I stay away from all dairy, red meat and hard liquor and it has really helped.

I was originally tested with stomach biopsies as the blood tests are not very accurate. After I was tested with the breath test and then had the endo when he then said my stomach was not longer inflammed.

Banje
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   Posted 11/27/2006 7:13 AM (GMT -7)   

I have a vapor machine, it comes with a sample herbal mix that helps with the nausia.  I dont know if I can speak freely of what I use, I dont want to offend anyone.  I've tried the ginger, it helps a little bit but not for long, I find whatever I use the nausia comes back. 

I, most mornings wake up feeling nausiated, I have a hard time making my kids lunches without feeling ill.  Some mornings are worse then others, but once I"m able to use, I'm able to go on with my daily activities. I'm a stay at home mom, makes it easy. 

I hope this didnt offend anyone, if it did I'm sorry I didnt mean too.  Just giving some of my personal experience in dealing with IBS.


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shoeaholicanon
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   Posted 11/27/2006 8:58 AM (GMT -7)   

Oh the joys of nausea. So why are yours caused? Because of gas or IBS?


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shoeaholicanon
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   Posted 11/28/2006 6:42 AM (GMT -7)   

hah! got caught being naughty!!

 


caregirl
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   Posted 11/28/2006 8:27 PM (GMT -7)   
I have IBS C and I only fell nausea when Its a week before my cycle thats the only time I have the D
and its very painfull. and Im sick for about 2 hrs after I go.
has anyone had that prablem before? any one know why I fell that way at that time?
I guess I may need to see a Gasto DR.

shoeaholicanon
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   Posted 11/29/2006 8:25 AM (GMT -7)   
caregirl - i've never felt nausea associated with cycles. This might be some thing else related and not IBS.

BTW - what is IBS C and D ???? There are differences in IBS? I've never read that online!

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   Posted 11/29/2006 9:24 AM (GMT -7)   

I get nauseous and have D with my cycle quite often.  However, I'm also prone to nausea & D.  tongue   Our hormones are raging and it causes a fluctuation in appetite, BM's, moods, acne, etc.  I would assume that your nausea is all part of PMS.

Shoeaholic, IBS-C is IBS with constipation and IBS-D is IBS with diarrhea.  There is also IBS-A which is alternating between C & D.



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shoeaholicanon
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   Posted 11/29/2006 12:07 PM (GMT -7)   
Oh wow - Ok. That makes sense 7Lil. I have Alternating. Though these days its D. It use to be C. I dunno which I'd rather have :P
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