nausea??? please help......

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   Posted 3/6/2008 6:08 AM (GMT -6)   
help please.... is nausea a common symptom? my GI thinks i have acid reflux and put me on nexium but i have no heartburn or chest pains, only the nausea and feeling sick to my stomach. is this normal for anyone else or should i see my GI again and find out what else it could be. it woke me up tonight feeling sick at the stomach and i am miserable!! Any opinions or advice is welcome!!

thirty-something y/o female
dx crohn's 1987 dx UC 1999
Rx: colazal 9/day, imuran 150mg/day, prednisone 20mg/day, cymbalta 60mg/day

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   Posted 3/6/2008 7:25 AM (GMT -6)   
How long have you been taking the Nexium? I had a lot of the same symptoms as you. Nexium really helped me. If you are feeling that bad you should call your GI. Keep us posted. Oh when are you taking your Imuran? I switched mine to nighttime b/c it was making me nauseous during the day.
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   Posted 3/6/2008 8:21 AM (GMT -6)   
I had problems with the colazal.  No problems on 6 a day, then went up to 9, and am nauseaus a lot.  Got even worse when I switched to generic.  Switched back to name brand and am slowly feeling better.  Could be that.

diagnosed with left-sided UC in 1997.
Currently on 10mg Prednisone
12 caps of colazal
rowasa enema nightly
35 years old, white, female

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   Posted 3/6/2008 9:43 AM (GMT -6)   
I am always nauseas. My Gi can't figure out why. I do have acid reflux but am on protinix for it. We have switched around all my meds but no results. I have tried compazine but that didn't work. Now i take zofran every six hours. It helps some.

Let me know if your doc thinks of anything else!!
Kelly, 29

Left sided UC diagnosed 1/98 age 19, Pan colitis diagnosed 1/07
Currently on 4x3 Asacol, started at 60 mg 1/07, 15 mg pred, down to 10 mg 1/11/08...down to 10/5...
75mg Imuran starting 8/23/07---bumped to 100mg 10/8/07--bumped to 125 11/14/07...
Taken off of Imuran temporarily 1/11/08-back on 1/16/08 now at 150mg imuran
waiting to be scheduled for remicade.
Prontonix once daily for acid reflux, zofran twice daily for nausea, darvocet for pain
antispasmodics didn't work.

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   Posted 3/6/2008 11:12 AM (GMT -6)   
Nausea seems to be a common complaint. I blame most of mine on my GERD and the rest on my UC. I will take Dramamine on occasion when it's bad and I need to get stuff done; however, it's not something that you want to take often as your body can get hooked on it.

Are you flaring? Nausea can be worse when flaring.

The middle-of-the-night wake up makes me think acid reflux as well...

I understand how miserable that is - I hope you find a solution soon!
Pan-colitis and GERD diagnosed May 2003
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Osteopenia (hip and spine) from prednisone use.  Started Azathioprine because I was steroid dependent.
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   Posted 3/6/2008 11:51 AM (GMT -6)   
I would suspect the prednisone. I used to get nauseous every afternoon while I was on it. Ginger is known to do wonderful things in treating nausea. I used to sip on a cold can of ginger ale every afternoon and it really seemed to help.
Good Luck!
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Forvia once a day
Probiotic twice daily
Methotrexate 3 pills once a week
Actonel once a week
Calcium supp.
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Omega-3 once daily
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