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BelleyAche
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   Posted 2/13/2011 1:48 PM (GMT -6)   
Hey all
 
I think i may have asked this before but for a couple of months I have been having nausea, loss of appetite and last night woke up in a cold sick sweat, I had to go have a BM which was formed but very skinny.     When I was on Pred I had night sweats but I am not on it now.  I have asked my GI about my meds causing nausea but she doesnt seem to think so.   The nausea gives me a loss of appetite so I have been eating very little.   Does anyone else suffer loss of appetite and nausea with their UC?    My BMs are 1-3 a day,  they go from formed to somewhat loose, no blood.   Today I feel pressure in my rectum, maybe I should go back on the hydrocort enemas? 
 
At this point the nausea is my biggest issue and my Dr has been no help other than prescribing something for me that puts me to sleep.  

quincy
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   Posted 2/13/2011 1:50 PM (GMT -6)   
Can you not take any of the 5ASA (mesalamine) oral or rectal meds?

Yes, of course, if you can't take the 5ASA meds...get back on the cort enemas.

What have you been given in the past for nausea? Dicyclomine is of great help to me.

You could also try something like Gravol ginger caplets or ginger or peppermint tea.

q
*Heather* I give suggestions, do with them what you will.
Status: ...Asacol 3 @ 2x daily; Salofalk enema @ 3rd night (nightly/ flares, tapered/maintenance)
~diagnosed January 1989 UC (proctosigmoiditis)
~Bentylol 20mg as needed; Zantac 150mg; Symbicort/Airomir (asthma);Effexor XR 37.5 (depression)
~vitamins/minerals/supplements; Probiotics....(RenewLife Ultimate Flora Critical Care+Primadophilus Reuteri capsules @ bedtime)
~Metamucil capsules 6 twice daily with meals; Vitamin D 4000 IU
~URSO for PSC (or PBC) 500mg X 2 daily (LFTs back to NORMAL!!)
My doc's logic.. "TREAT (FROM)BOTH ENDS" worth it !!!

BelleyAche
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   Posted 2/13/2011 3:45 PM (GMT -6)   
Q,

I am on apriso, I am wondering if that is what is upsetting my stomach. I have been given Levsin and Phenergan, both of which is hard to take during the day.

I am wondering if other people suffer from nausea with UC.. I rarely see anyone speak of it. I am beginning to think I may have other issues.
50/f DX with mild pancolitis 6/2010
Currently on:
Apriso 4 daily
Rowasa/Hydrocort enemas (rotating nightly)
1 baby aspirin
Synthroid 75 mcg

quincy
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   Posted 2/13/2011 4:09 PM (GMT -6)   
low rectal inflammation can cause nausea...I have flares where I'm severely nauseated. Actually continual nausea can be my symptom of a flare.

Bentylol is my best friend..lol.

As well...to note that if I have too much fat with garlic, nausea is something that happens to me. ugh.

Forgot to mention that reflux can also cause nausea.

You're still rotating the enemas..one night Rowasa, the other steroid?

q
*Heather* I give suggestions, do with them what you will.
Status: ...Asacol 3 @ 2x daily; Salofalk enema @ 3rd night (nightly/ flares, tapered/maintenance)
~diagnosed January 1989 UC (proctosigmoiditis)
~Bentylol 20mg as needed; Zantac 150mg; Symbicort/Airomir (asthma);Effexor XR 37.5 (depression)
~vitamins/minerals/supplements; Probiotics....(RenewLife Ultimate Flora Critical Care+Primadophilus Reuteri capsules @ bedtime)
~Metamucil capsules 6 twice daily with meals; Vitamin D 4000 IU
~URSO for PSC (or PBC) 500mg X 2 daily (LFTs back to NORMAL!!)
My doc's logic.. "TREAT (FROM)BOTH ENDS" worth it !!!

wavey
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Total Posts : 156
   Posted 2/13/2011 4:48 PM (GMT -6)   
I think lots of UC sufferers feel nauseas at times.

Sometimes I feel nausea during BMs, other times when my transverse colon is moving.

BelleyAche
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   Posted 2/13/2011 5:09 PM (GMT -6)   
Well I havent really been keeping up the enemas.... because my BMs were good.... but the nausea I suffer daily. I am starting back on the hyrdrocort enemas tonight.
50/f DX with mild pancolitis 6/2010
Currently on:
Apriso 4 daily
Rowasa/Hydrocort enemas (rotating nightly)
1 baby aspirin
Synthroid 75 mcg

imagardener2
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   Posted 2/13/2011 7:11 PM (GMT -6)   
Hmmm. Are you female? Your age + night sweats could = menopausal. My UC started at almost the same time as peri-menopause and was confusing to say the least. Nausea could also be hormonal. Just an idea.

One of the few (only?) benefits of UC is that my menopause symptoms felt like a vacation compared to UC. But then I never had nausea. Sorry you do.

edit: I just noticed you are female. :-)
In remission April 2010 after 10 years of UC with no remission ever
Jan 2010 began SpecCarbDiet (modified to remove dairy, fruit & juices,)
Gluten-free=bleeding stopped in 3 days, 95% remission in 5.5 months on SCD
SCDiet: Gluten/grain-free, starch-free, low carb, honey as sweetener
(9)Balsalazide+(6)Citrucel+VSL#3 daily, mesalamine enema as needed
Curcumin/turmeric pill, D3 5000, L-glutamine

Old Hat
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   Posted 2/13/2011 7:42 PM (GMT -6)   
I agree with Imagardener re likelihood of night sweats coming from hormone changes in middle age. Are you taking any multivitamin supplement daily? If you're in the US, I'd recommend trying Centrum Silver for a couple months at least. Getting your body chemistry in good balance should chase away nausea, too. In the meantime, you could try sipping a little natural cranberry juice in the AM. Have some plain water, too. That has helped me to overcome nausea in the past. Nausea & loss of appetite can & must be overcome in order to get UC under control-- because, obviously, the body needs essential nutrients & adequate hydration to function properly. Pressure in the rectum can have many causes, not all that serious. Be sure to keep hydrated at all times while on 5-ASA med. I know that Apriso contains some ingredient that can really dry a person out-- because I'm hypersensitive to it! / Old Hat (30 yrs with left-sided UC; presently in remission taking brandname Colazal)

BelleyAche
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   Posted 2/13/2011 7:55 PM (GMT -6)   
Thank you all for your responses. I am 51 and had my last period 8 yrs ago due to graves disease (Hyperthyroidism). can you still have night sweats this many years later?

I wnt to try home remedies for the nausea as I have to work and cannot take Phenergan during the day. While on oral Prednison back in September I put on 10 lbs. Now that 10 lbs is gone and I am back at my beginning weight but I am afraid if I cant control the loss of appetite and nausea I will lose more. I am open to any home remedies you all may be trying. Again thanks again!
50/f DX with mild pancolitis 6/2010
Currently on:
Apriso 4 daily
Rowasa/Hydrocort enemas (rotating nightly)
1 baby aspirin
Synthroid 75 mcg

Old Hat
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   Posted 2/13/2011 8:11 PM (GMT -6)   
Try starting a new thread calling Judy2 for advice-- because she has experience with UC and Graves and is a recently retired RN, besides. She used to be a co-moderator here, but now moderates on the thyroid forum. However, she still visits here from time to time and always gives very helpful advice. / Old Hat (30 yrs with left-sided UC; presently in remission taking brandname Colazal)

De
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Total Posts : 352
   Posted 2/14/2011 1:22 PM (GMT -6)   
I have the nausea and SERIOUS cold sweats when I don't feel well.  It's a cold, clammy sweat and it is definately linked to my UC because it's a symptom that occurs only when I have a flare (no matter the degree) ... or just an unpleasant bathroom trip.
 
I'm 35 so I'm pretty sure it's not hormones.  I almost wish it were!
Denise
Left-sided Ulcerative Colitis

Imuran - 100 mg daily
Lialda - 1.2g, 4 pills daily

Nor_TX
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   Posted 2/14/2011 3:08 PM (GMT -6)   
Dump the Phenergan in a drawer and ask your doctor for the generic form of Zofran.  It is called Ondansetron.  They are sublingual - melt on your tongue.  Taste a little like a baby asprin.  They come in 4mg or 8 mg.  I have both.  I take whichever one I think I might need.  Obviously the 8 is stronger than the 4.  The only side effect from the 8mg is a headache. I do not get headaches from the 4mg.  If I take several in a day my eyes get a little blurry, but other than that there is no side effects.  They do not make me sleepy.  This is a drug that people getting chemo often take.  You can even take it if you are pregnant.
 
Be sure to ask for the generic form though as the brand name are hundreds of dollars more.  I get a 3 month supply at 4 per day through Medco for 80.00.
 
They work in 3 or 4 minutes.  It is a miracle.  I keep them stashed in every pocket, purse. jacket, at work, even in the potty where the nausea often hits me suddenly.
 
You won't ever take Phenergan again!
Presently on: 600 mg. Remicade every 5 weeks
Venofer infusion every 5 weeks

B12 every 5 weeks

12 Asacol daily

Zofran as needed

Dealing with Colitis since 2003, Gastro-Paresis, Reflux, IBS, GERD and Gluten and Dairy Intolerance and last but certainly not least - Arthritis. Am officially a senior citizen - how lovely :P
"Food is in my dreams and in my nightmares!"

BelleyAche
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Date Joined Nov 2010
Total Posts : 117
   Posted 2/14/2011 4:41 PM (GMT -6)   
Nor_Tx,

Thank you so much! I will call my GI and ask about it!
50/f DX with mild pancolitis 6/2010
Currently on:
Apriso 4 daily
Rowasa/Hydrocort enemas (rotating nightly)
1 baby aspirin
Synthroid 75 mcg

BelleyAche
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Date Joined Nov 2010
Total Posts : 117
   Posted 2/17/2011 6:28 PM (GMT -6)   
I am just amazed how 3 nights of hydrocort enemas can make the world of difference. No pain, no nausea and I am eating. My only concern is how long can I stay on them. <sigh>
50/f DX with mild pancolitis 6/2010
Currently on:
Apriso 4 daily
Rowasa/Hydrocort enemas (rotating nightly)
1 baby aspirin
Synthroid 75 mcg

quincy
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Date Joined May 2003
Total Posts : 25775
   Posted 2/18/2011 12:51 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi..good you're improving. Maybe now's the time to start alternating again...or, continue them for maybe up to a week, then alternate.

Keep improving!
q
*Heather* I give suggestions, do with them what you will.
Status: ...Asacol 3 @ 2x daily; Salofalk enema @ 3rd night (nightly/ flares, tapered/maintenance)
~diagnosed January 1989 UC (proctosigmoiditis)
~Bentylol 20mg as needed; Zantac 150mg; Symbicort/Airomir (asthma);Effexor XR 37.5 (depression)
~vitamins/minerals/supplements; Probiotics....(RenewLife Ultimate Flora Critical Care+Primadophilus Reuteri capsules @ bedtime)
~Metamucil capsules 6 twice daily with meals; Vitamin D 4000 IU
~URSO for PSC (or PBC) 500mg X 2 daily (LFTs back to NORMAL!!)
My doc's logic.. "TREAT (FROM)BOTH ENDS" worth it !!!

Sara14
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Date Joined Mar 2007
Total Posts : 3766
   Posted 2/18/2011 1:23 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi. I suffer nausea too. Lately, I rarely get it, but for about a year or two I was gettng nausea almost daily. This was when I only had mild rectal inflammation and very few UC symptoms. I was never sure if the nausea was related to the UC or my UC meds or what. I asked my GI's nurse about it and she said it isn't from the meds but who knows. All I know is it sucks! Hope you feel better soon.
27 years old; diagnosed March 2007

Asacol, 6 tabs, 2xday; Rowasa every other night; multivitamin; Ortho Tri-Cyclen

susans53
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Total Posts : 218
   Posted 2/18/2011 2:52 PM (GMT -6)   
I don't know how long you have been of pred, but I was nausea for months after weaning off.
Try candied ginger.
UC 1996
5 asa, predisone, 6 mp
X-mas present- Dec 26, 2000, Emergency j-pouch surgery
Multiple complications, J-pouch redo- July 3,  2001.
Take down-Jan 3,  2002
Chronic pouchitis: cipro, pentassa, xifican, cortioam, canassa, leviguin, lexapro, vit D, fish oil, probiotics, lot's of other vit's
Gall bladder out-Oct 1997
Latest flare April 27 2010 Hosptial for 1 week-remciade
Possible CD, Possible pouch removal-anxiety-can you blame me?
Adhesions

tryingtokeepmyheadup
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Total Posts : 215
   Posted 2/18/2011 4:28 PM (GMT -6)   
I had nausea for a little over a month but it got to the point I couldn't keep water down. I went to the hospital and got nutrition in a bag and I stopped getting sick. I have night sweats too, they started when I started Remicade but I don't know if it's related. Also, since Remicade my hair has been falling out :( Weird...
DX 2/10 UP. DX 10/10 UC. Hospital 10/10, 01/11 dehydrated/anemic. Arthritis, sjogrens, very dry skin all came w/colitis. On Asacol 4800 mg (doesn't seem to be working!), Tramadol, Xanax, Imodium, Remicade since 01/15/11. I've tried Canasa, Prednisone, (doesn't help, just bad side effects!), Bentyl (I couldn't tell?), Flagyl, Morphine/codeine sulfate, Imuran, Prozac

SpaceCadette
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   Posted Yesterday 7:51 AM (GMT -6)   
I'm dealing with the same nausea issues. When I was younger, 14-19 Zophran (ondansetron) was my go-to for nausea, and occasionally phenergan. I remained in remission for 7 years until this past July (I'm 26). No amount of Phenergan (suppository or oral), helps, sublingual or pill Zophran, Reglan, or Bentyl helps my nausea. I gag several times a day, and will even vomit often - even if I haven't eaten anything. I've tried ginger candies and peppermint as well. Nothing works. I'm hoping people There are other people who will suggest drugs for nausea. Someone mentioned Dicyclomine. I've never tried that and will ask about it asap.

Sierratrinity
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Total Posts : 82
   Posted Today 3:10 PM (GMT -6)   
It's very common for people with UC to get night sweats. Our colons are inflamed, therefore with any kind of inflammation in the body sweats can occur. When I was in a terrible flare I get them every night. Since going into remission they are less and less. Once I started on Hyrdrocordisone enemas they have been coming back. It can be a predisone thing as well since steroids can make you have night sweats.

jovana
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Date Joined Sep 2012
Total Posts : 56
   Posted Today 9:31 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Bellyache
 
If you have UC, why are you taking aspirin ? I didn't think we could take this.
 
Could this be the cause of your nausea, as it could be acidic on your stomach area ?
 
How long have you been on the aspirin, compared to how long have you had the nausea ?
 
PS I could be completely wrong also :)
Jovana 42
Diag UC August 2011
Current Meds: 4.8g Mezavant and 175mg Imuran
Rectal Meds when bleeding Pentasa Supps and Salofalk Enema
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