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Date Joined Apr 2008
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   Posted 10/2/2009 6:39 PM (GMT -7)   
I am having nausea 24/7, and I have no idea how to keep it at bay. I've taken nausene and gone to lie down when it gets especially bad, but it's making it so I can barely get through one meal a day (if you can call it a meal).
It's not as if I simply cannot function, BUT it would be nice to not want to vomit every waking moment. I'm really afraid I'm going to in the middle of class or something. Looking back I'm sure it would be funny, but not so much right now..

Just wanting any advice from you guys. Especially women who have been pregnant, please!!!
Diagnosed with Crohn's in May of 2008.
Currently taking: Prednisone, pentasa, omeprazole, and humira. Using probiotics and a multivitamin.
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   Posted 10/3/2009 7:24 AM (GMT -7)   
How about some Ginger Ale. Ginger is supposed to help with nausea. Also an old GI had said for me to try the Ginger flavored Altoids. He said at the time (about 3 years ago) that that was the newest things pregnant Mom's use to help ease their nausea. Hope that helps.

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Crohn's Disease for over 33 years. Currently on Asacol, Prilosec, Estrace, Prinivil, Diltiazem, Percoset prn for pain, Zofran, Phenergan, Probiotics, Calcium  w/Vit D, and Xanax as needed. Resections in 2002 and 2005. Also diagnosed with Fibromyalgia, Osteoarthritis, and Anxiety. Currently my Crohns is in remission, but my joints are going crazy!
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   Posted 10/3/2009 9:11 AM (GMT -7)   
When all else fails for me, some saltines with a small smear of butter. Something about the plain cracker, the salt and the bit of fat from the butter calm my tummy down. It usually works and if it doesn't it is very mild if it comes back up. Also, sipping chicken broth. I take one of my thermos cups with chicken broth in it everywhere I go. People just assume I have coffee in it, but actually its bullion made a bit strong, once again, the salt just seems to help. Hope you feel better soon.

CD 20 years officially, 30 unofficially. 3 resections '93, '95 '97
Managing with strict low residue diet, keeping symptoms to a minimum. All test show small amount of ulceration, still have occasional blockages. But still have a great time with my 2 daughters and husband!

Prednisone, 6MP,Prevacid, B12 shots, Bentyl, Xifaxan.....

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   Posted 10/3/2009 3:33 PM (GMT -7)   
* _Flat_ lemonade or ginger ale can help.
* Mint or ginger tea
* very cold / frozen liquids are also helpful - e.g. frozen fruit juice, iced water, whatever
* try sipping through a straw instead of drinking normally

Nausea can be worse on an empty stomach, so do try to get (and keep!) something down. This is what I'm doing at the moment:

* I keep a tin of enteral feed by my bed (or Resource, or Ensure, or whatever is available and works for you). If I'm too queasy to think about getting up, I try taking a few sips of that over the course of 30-60 minutes, until I feel stable enough to start moving.
* I then progress to flat lemonade and mint tea
* by about 11am I *might* be able to eat a few dry corn flakes - again, it's important to get anything down, as nausea will be worse without it
* more flat lemonade / frozen juice / mint tea
* maybe a very light, small main meal later in the day
* more flat lemonade
* snack instead of dinner; crash early.

Oh, and if you can avoid meal prep, please do. atm I'm subsisting on anything I can defrost from the freezer (thank heavens I did a big cook-up in July), microwaved porridge, and eggs on toast.

Hang in there,

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