Wife having bad nausea problems, anyone else?

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   Posted 9/8/2010 5:08 PM (GMT -7)   
My wife is into her 5th week of treatment for chronic Lyme and has been having some bad nausea issues for the past few days. She is taking 300mg of Doxy daily and just started IV Rocephin yesterday. The nausea started prior to the Rocephin and did not get worse after.  No vomiting yet, but very close. Is this typical with Lyme disease? What are some good remedies? Magnesium? Thanks for your input. Jeff

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   Posted 9/8/2010 5:33 PM (GMT -7)   
I'm so sorry that your wife has been suffering with those issues.

I have tried several 'scripts for nausea over the years. They would only work for a few weeks & then I was right back where I had started. The one that helped me the longest was Phenergan.

I have found out that 5 grams daily - broken into three different does- of ground ginger root (from the health food store), has hands down been the best by far!!

Another thing you could try would be an acupressure thing - one brand name - Sea Bands - could help. I have seen them at my pharmacist and at Walmart for a reasonable price - usually under $10.

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   Posted 9/8/2010 7:23 PM (GMT -7)   
I've found it's typical of a Herx reaction from antibiotics. I got a prescription for generic Phenergan (very inexpensive) and it works like a charm. If you need something in the meantime, ginger often works very well for nausea and motion sickness... Hope your wife feels better soon!

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   Posted 9/9/2010 6:31 AM (GMT -7)   
I even broke my no sugar rule to nibble on crystallized ginger to help the nausea. Eat small frequent meals of easily digestible food (broth, eggs), take Essential Enzymes before or with food, and add a variety of probiotics to the diet (I assume she is taking a lot of acidophillus, but things like kefir and greek yoghurt have other organism to contribute to the gut flora).

Hope she feels better.

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   Posted 9/9/2010 7:49 AM (GMT -7)   
Phenergan is the only thing that has helped me. I keep a bottle in my desk at work and one at home. I take 1/2 tablet so I don't get too tired.
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