Nausea!!! Fatigue!!

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   Posted 7/26/2006 2:05 PM (GMT -7)   
Nausea and fatigue are interfering more and more with my work!  And getting out of the house much at all!  Just waves will wash over me, my body becomes weak, and I feel like I may faint.  I sometimes have D then, feel like hurling but I dont.  I had to leave work early today, felt like I would have to pull over on the 15 minute ride home from work.  But then, at varying times of day, I feel OK, but I never know. It's the same no matter what I eat, what time of day, etc.   If it were predictable it would be better. And by Thurs, I feel like I cant work another day, like fatigue just builds in my body even though I rest and sleep well.    I think it got worse with the imuran.   Making tea from fresh ginger helps sometimes :) but its getting to where I cant do much of anything.  Even going to pick up a movie or groceries, it has at times washed over me.   I see my gastro next week, but I hve tried several docs and they arent very versed in symptom management.  Please help with advice, suggestions, comments, let me know if this happens to you too?
I have IBD and ulcerative colitis, figure if I try both boards maybe someone can help!  Blah!

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   Posted 7/26/2006 7:48 PM (GMT -7)   
I feel your frustration, I too have felt that way, nausea and so so tired, and well it was due to not only my gut problems and the meds but Fibromyalgia...Maybe you need to visit a rhumey??? Do you have one??? I never would have thought it but I have fibro pretty bad, and yep interfers with everyday functioning, and then also the gut stuff,,,lots of fun....there are some days I am so tired I cannot get out of bed and I have twin girls who need me out of bed ,,,they are 4 years and they don't want to sit on my bed every morning and watch tv, they want to get going...wish I had their
Good luck

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   Posted 7/26/2006 8:37 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi gettinby- I'm so sorry to hear that you are going through this. I can sympathize as one of my main symptoms is nausea.  I literally thought it might kill me at more than one point in the last year.  I tried (I know this isn't what you asked but I always feel the need to include ALL details. lol!) everything from peppermint tea (gave me D- it really did.  No one was more surprised than me), to compazine, Zofran (which my pharmacist nearly strokes out over when I fill it), Reglan, diet, yoga, etc.  I was carrying bags everywhere- even though I never threw up from the nausea, every day was so bad, I was sure (even after 100 days of this) I was going to.  I slept on the bathroom floor the first week of it.  UGh.  That in turn was making me exhausted and I just suffered through it.  Now, let me get to the advice part- Zofran is the only anti-nausea med that doesn't cause fatigue, so that might be worth trying- it's very expensive (was created for cancer pt.'s, so if you're not one, like me. . .) so be prepared for some possible guff about it.  As far as energy, I don't know if you like  to take meds, but the psychiatrists I work with (I'm an inpatient psychiatric social worker) will occasionally presribe a med like Ritalin to counteract fatigue in our patients.  Now, please - I'm not trying to anger those of you who may have ADD or ADHD that need this med for those reasons.  However, I had a family member on it that had a lot of health problems and I've never seen her better!  She's awake!  I've actuallythought of asking my MD for it.  But I'm trying to hold off for now.  And again I offer this cautiously.  I always say to go over the option with your doc.  I hope on one's pee'd off about that suggestion.  I realize some people take that drug abusively- but taken as prescribed, it can be helpful in cases of fatigue.  However, I would always go with meds as a last resort.  Yoga and meditation can also be helpful with fatigue.  I wish you a lot of luck and hope to hear how you are doing.     

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   Posted 7/26/2006 10:03 PM (GMT -7)   
oh, please try ginger capsules for nausea. They work so well. Mine was unbearable and I took both ginger capsules or the combo capsules from Heathers. I liked those but they made everything taste like pepperminent and kept coming up on me so i went to plain ginger. It works so well. You might also get a thyroid blood test as it is amazing what problems thyroid can cause.
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