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.
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.
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?
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.
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?
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!!!!!
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?
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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Oh the joys of nausea. So why are yours caused? Because of gas or IBS?
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I get nauseous and have D with my cycle quite often. However, I'm also prone to nausea & D. 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.