Feeling sick to the stomach...UGH! VERY NAUSEOUS!!!

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   Posted 3/19/2008 10:52 AM (GMT -6)   
Hey everyone, been about 1.5 years since I have posted because lucky Tammy has been in remission.  Well, guess what?  The is the first flare up since I was diagnosed in 2005.  I was down from 9 colazal's to just 3 and now back up to 9 and 1 Imuran.  GRR!  It has reared it's ugly head once again.  I feel soooo nauseous and it hasn't stopped in days.  I started getting more "frequent" last week thinking maybe a salad bar could have triggered the flare up but of course we will never know with this lousy diesease.  So, basically called the doctor on Monday and told him what is going on and he said to up my meds and call him back in a coulple of days.  Will talk to him later this afternoon when he gets into the office.  What the HECK can you use for the nauseous feeling that just won't go away????  Tums is just a joke!!!  My flare isn't too bad like the first time and it has some "red" every once in a while but mostly just like a tablespoon of oatmeal looking stuff.  I have had the dreaded muscle spasms a couple times where you just want to tear up and then puke at the same time.  GRR! 
Any suggestions???  I just hope and pray he will give it about a week and it will get better before sticking me on that lousy PREDNISONE!  That is a necesarry evil which is definitely in my opinion, HELL ON EARTH!!!  Well, hope you all try and have a decent day today.  : )
Thanks for the ears.

Diagnosed with UC/Pancolitis Dec. 05
Imuran: 1 daily 50 mg.
Zoloft:1 daily 50mg.
Lomotil: 3 per day
Colozal: 9 per day
Ferrous Sulfate (Iron): 325mg-4 per day (Iron a little low and trying to build back up)
Prednisone: 5 mg-Tapering-every other day
Librax-3 per day before you eat for cramping
Try to keep positive and have faith!

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   Posted 3/19/2008 11:08 AM (GMT -6)   
Sorry you're having a rough time Tammy. I used to get nausea every afternoon and ginger is supposed to help with it. So I used to sip on a cold can of ginger ale every afternoon and it seemed to really help. Sometimes I was still a little queasy, but much better overall.
If you can't get anything down they also make anti-nausea suppositories. My mom had those when she was getting chemo-therapy, so you could ask your dr. about that.
Hope you feel better soon!
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   Posted 3/19/2008 1:18 PM (GMT -6)   
Ginger tea is an option, too.

I'd look into a high quality probiotic, if you're not already taking one. Natren makes powdered formulas that can work throughout the digestive tract if you're having upper GI issues.
Diagnosed with ulcerative colitis spring 1999.
Therapeutic dose sulfasalazine.
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   Posted 3/19/2008 2:22 PM (GMT -6)   
Ginger ale and saltines usually help me. I know you can take a prescription med for nausea. I had to take it last year. My brain is freezing on what it is called.....let me think and I'll be back!
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   Posted 3/19/2008 3:34 PM (GMT -6)   
I am going to post about this but wanted to let you know. My 2nd opinion doc gave me a sample of a new probiotic, Align - it's supposed to be really good. Go to http://www.aligngi.com  Good Luck

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   Posted 3/20/2008 2:57 AM (GMT -6)   
rectal meds...please consider them as well.

Ask your doc for dicyclomine...antispasmodic called Bentyl or in Canada it's called Bentylol.

*Heather*Status: mini flare Dec 28... tapered to every 4th night
~diagnosed January 1989 UC (proctosigmoiditis)
~5ASA: Asacol (6 daily) + Salofalk enemas (increase for flares tapered to maintenance)
~Bentylol (dicyclomine) 20mg as needed
~Probiotic 3(Natural Factors Protec) bedtime + 1 (Primadophilus Reuteri) occasionally
~multi-digestive enzymes as needed ....zymactive 3 - 5x daily
~Ranitidine,Pariet (reflux) Effexor XR 75mg;  Pulmicort/Airomir (asthma)
~URSO for PSC (or PBC) 500mg X 2 daily (LFTs back to NORMAL!!)
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   Posted 3/20/2008 9:26 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi Tammy!

I've been having the same problem for about three weeks. (I got scared that I was pregnant!) But, believe it's just my UC acting up. No major issues, just meals not settling right, feeling sick and very bloated. I'm not sure what to do either. Still taking my Asacol....I guess it's time I called the doc.

Just wanted to say hang in there and I feel your pain!!

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   Posted 3/20/2008 11:34 AM (GMT -6)   
The one thing that always helps my nausea... whether it be from UC, gastritis, pregnancy or just random ick... is mint. Specifically, mint Mentos! I know it sounds ridiculous, but it really works. I just suck on them until they dissolve. Give it a try!
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- Rowasa (1 enema daily, as needed)
- Folic Acid (1 mg, 1x per day)
- Calcium (600 mg, 2x per day)
- Prenatal Vitamin (1x per day)

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   Posted 3/20/2008 7:35 PM (GMT -6)   
Tammy, I have got the same thing going on...bleeding, mucus, bloated etc. I also find ginger ale soothing. Smaller meals helped me with nausea. I hope you feel better! ((hugs))
Diagnosed with Crohns/Colitis in 2004. Currently taking Azulfidine 500 mg/3 x 3 day, Synthroid. Have had joint complications such as pyroderma gangrenosum in ankles as complication of IBD.

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   Posted 3/20/2008 7:49 PM (GMT -6)   
I am SO sorry you are experiencing this. I fought an AWFUL battle with nausea last weekend. One thing I forgot to try was a dose of dramamine. This does work for me - when I can remember it!

I don't advocate eating as usually when I'm super nauseated, it just comes back up :( Sometimes a salty something helps...

Also, when are you taking your Imuran? There has been lots of talk - and trial and error - here about taking it in the evening before bed to combat nausea symptoms.

I hope something works for you! I completely empathize...
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   Posted 3/20/2008 7:53 PM (GMT -6)   
I was having tons of nausea for several weeks a while back. Ginger ale seemed to help a bit, but mostly I just had to wait it out. Nausea is terrible. I bought some anti-nausea ginger gum at the health food store a couple months ago, but haven't tried it yet, as my nausea mysteriously disappeared on its own, but it may be something to look for.
24 years old
Diagnosed with UC March 2007; yet to go into complete remission
Asacol 4 tablets 3x/day
Rowasa (generic) - nightly; Canasa (1,000 mg) in the morning
Nature's Way Primadophilus Reuteri 2/day; Chewable multivitamin; Metamucil; Viactiv

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