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kops2da
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   Posted 8/22/2009 5:12 PM (GMT -6)   
Well, I need some good remedies for nausea - pepto bismal helps but would like some more ideas without taking more pepto.  Pretty much same feeling as before diagnosed - before I had my gall bladder out - every morning and now sometimes during the day.  I take Priolosec for GERD.  Maybe more would help.  Just any ideas?
Thanks!  I would so much rather have diarrhea or cramps!!
ElaineNY
 
Senior - diagnosed with proctosigmoiditis - 6/2008   
No prescriptions as of yesterday!  Hoping for best and possibly adding other supplements.
 
Probiotic Align, Prilosec for GERD, Gas-X, vitamins, Calcium/D
Tylenol for knees and arthritis.
 
 
 


Mitzo
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   Posted 8/22/2009 5:56 PM (GMT -6)   
I'd rather not choose between D and nausea LOL! I find Imodium gives me nausea - are you perhaps reacting to some other med you have been taking? I see your sig indicates no prescription stuff.
23 years of UC which started after quitting smoking. In and out of flares which are usually triggered by antibiotics. Latest issue is endless diarrhea without blood or mucous.

 


kops2da
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   Posted 8/22/2009 6:19 PM (GMT -6)   

Mitzo - no prescription drugs for UC.  I have some rectal meds but I reacted to them using them two to three times a day so doctor told me to stop - about a month ago.  I was tapering prednisone and now I am off for about 3 weeks.  I do take Inderol for high blood pressure, prilosec or GERD, vitamins (including calcium w/D), Lipitor, but have taken them for years with no problems.  It is that "morning" sickness a lot say they have with UC.  Guess it just returned worse since stopping medicine.  I need to see my GI doctor about any other mediine I can try for UC - still have minor symptoms.  The only thing new is Omega 3 enteric capsules - maybe that is it! Imodium has never given me any side effects.

ElaineNY


 
Senior - diagnosed with proctosigmoiditis - 6/2008   
No prescriptions as of yesterday!  Hoping for best and possibly adding other supplements.
 
Probiotic Align, Prilosec for GERD, Gas-X, vitamins, Calcium/D
Tylenol for knees and arthritis.
 
 
 


jujub
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   Posted 8/22/2009 7:42 PM (GMT -6)   
Elaine, your doctor can probably give you something for the nausea. Compazine usually works well and comes in either pills or suppositories.
Judy
 Ulcerative colitis forum co-moderator
 
Moderate to severe left-sided UC diagnosed 2001. Flared for 5 years, finally in remission with Remicade since March 2006. Colazal,  Remicade, Nature's Way Primadophilus Reuteri.
Avascular necrosis in both shoulders is  my "forever" gift from steroids.
Chronic joint/connective tissue/muscle pain; TKR 05/09 
"My life is an ongoing medical adventure"
 


kops2da
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   Posted 8/22/2009 7:48 PM (GMT -6)   

Thanks!  I believe we have three kinds of anti-nausea medications in the house.  My husband used two when he had chemo.  I react to everything.  Looking for something I can take or do that is not medicine besides pepto.  Guess I will go back to pepto.  Everything else makes me sleepy and I am tired enough after going off prednisone!

ElaineNY


 
Senior - diagnosed with proctosigmoiditis - 6/2008   
No prescriptions as of yesterday!  Hoping for best and possibly adding other supplements.
 
Probiotic Align, Prilosec for GERD, Gas-X, vitamins, Calcium/D
Tylenol for knees and arthritis.
 
 
 


quincy
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   Posted 8/23/2009 12:23 AM (GMT -6)   
Elaine...there is a nausea patch called Trans-V I think...only it takes 24 hours to work.

You could try 500mg Ginger capsules...or Gravol ginger (I don't know what it's called in the US, however).

You could also try what's called Sea Bands...you put them on your wrists...maybe all of the above can help; since you're sensitive to the antinausea meds.

quincy
*Heather* Status: ...Asacol 3 twice daily; Salofalk enemas every 3rd night
~diagnosed January 1989 UC (proctosigmoiditis)
~UC meds: Asacol (3 @ 2x daily); Salofalk enemas nightly for flares & taper to maintenance 
~Bentylol (dicyclomine) 20mg as needed; Ranitidine (reflux);  Effexor XR 75mg(depression);  Pulmicort/Airomir (asthma) 
~vitamins/minerals/supplementsProbiotics....(RenewLife Ultimate Flora Critical Care + Primadophilus Reuteri). @ bedtime
~various digestive enzymes as needed
~URSO for PSC (or PBC) 500mg X 2 daily (LFTs back to NORMAL!!)
My doc's logic.. "TREAT (FROM)BOTH ENDS"  worth it !!!
 


Lou95
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   Posted 8/23/2009 1:18 AM (GMT -6)   
I would also recommend ginger. I like ginger ale when I'm nauseated. Also, I put a cold cloth on the back of my neck. I don't know why it works, but it does every time. I'd rather have anything than nausea!!
Age/Sex:  52 & female
Diagnosed:  2005 pancolitis
Medications:  800 mg. Asacol twice a day - in remission; Two 1200 mg. fish oil supplement nightly.   Effexor-XR 150 mg. daily
 


LondonGirl
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   Posted 8/23/2009 5:25 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi,

I use acupressure travel bands and they seem to help my nausea as I am on immunosuppresants.

This is what they look like:

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Design-Go-Acustraps/dp/B000LN3PL2/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&s=sports&qid=1251023009&sr=8-3

kops2da
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   Posted 8/23/2009 10:13 AM (GMT -6)   
Thanks for all the great ideas.  I never thought about the seasick patches and bands for this since I don't get seasick, etc.  My son uses the bands when traveling by air.  As for ginger - ginger ale makes me sick (told you I was strange lol).
Last night I did not take my fish oil capsule AND I took another Prilosec (usually just take one every morning) and guess what - ever so tiny nausea about 4 a.m. but none later when I got up - what a great feeling.  I will try that a few nights and then add the fish oil and/or no Prilosec and see what happens.
By the way, doing pretty good with the UC with NO medication but last night I used an Anusol suppository before I went to bed.  I feel I should be doing something for My UC.  I may also try the cortifoam a couple times a week.  No blood though for a few days since vacation and all that Imodium and pepto.  BM's about normal (finally not black) and no left side pain (which is great).  Most problems I have are nausea and night sweating and gas (some of this is from IBS so trying to watch my diet). I need very much to lose weight.  I would love to have my knee replacement before another year - getting very difficult to walk - prednisone was so great for that - darn!
ElaineNY
 
 
Senior - diagnosed with proctosigmoiditis - 6/2008   
No prescriptions as of yesterday!  Hoping for best and possibly adding other supplements.
 
Probiotic Align, Prilosec for GERD, Gas-X, vitamins, Calcium/D
Tylenol for knees and arthritis.
 
 
 


quincy
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   Posted 8/23/2009 10:38 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi Elaine...I find using oily supplements don't go over too well for me, and find the fish oil a tad difficult. Now, it could be coincidence, however...but there seems much consistency.

My doc mentioned that middle aged women have a natural predisposition to have difficulty in digesting high fatty/oil, and I would thing that it might include supplements. I didn't ask him about that, however.

something to consider anyway.

Regarding the ginger...use the supplement, not the ginger ale....too gassy probably.

quincy
*Heather* Status: ...Asacol 3 twice daily; Salofalk enemas every 3rd night
~diagnosed January 1989 UC (proctosigmoiditis)
~UC meds: Asacol (3 @ 2x daily); Salofalk enemas nightly for flares & taper to maintenance 
~Bentylol (dicyclomine) 20mg as needed; Ranitidine (reflux);  Effexor XR 75mg(depression);  Pulmicort/Airomir (asthma) 
~vitamins/minerals/supplementsProbiotics....(RenewLife Ultimate Flora Critical Care + Primadophilus Reuteri). @ bedtime
~various digestive enzymes as needed
~URSO for PSC (or PBC) 500mg X 2 daily (LFTs back to NORMAL!!)
My doc's logic.. "TREAT (FROM)BOTH ENDS"  worth it !!!
 


kops2da
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   Posted 8/23/2009 10:43 AM (GMT -6)   

Thanks first of all for including me in "middle age women" as you know I am a senior - 69.  HEE HEE!!

Yes, I have considered ginger in supplement for nausea.  I will find out about it.  I have to stock up on a lot of stuff this week from the pharmacy and will check everything out.  I am calling tomorrow about an appointment with my "old" doctor before I go to the doctor in Albany again.  Not sure who is supposed to be treating me - (not sure they know either LOL)  Been treating myself lately but time will come when I need a doctor again.  Wish I lived closer to Albany.

ElaineNY


 
Senior - diagnosed with proctosigmoiditis - 6/2008   
No prescriptions as of yesterday!  Hoping for best and possibly adding other supplements.
 
Probiotic Align, Prilosec for GERD, Gas-X, vitamins, Calcium/D
Tylenol for knees and arthritis.
 
 
 


quincy
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   Posted 8/23/2009 10:45 AM (GMT -6)   
You're welcome...maybe I should have said...after middle age?
It was weird when my doc said...."welcome to middle age".  Ive grown older it seems..lol!
 
sucks when winging it....but at least it's good you have a doc you can trust.

q


*Heather* Status: ...Asacol 3 twice daily; Salofalk enemas every 3rd night
~diagnosed January 1989 UC (proctosigmoiditis)
~UC meds: Asacol (3 @ 2x daily); Salofalk enemas nightly for flares & taper to maintenance 
~Bentylol (dicyclomine) 20mg as needed; Ranitidine (reflux);  Effexor XR 75mg(depression);  Pulmicort/Airomir (asthma) 
~vitamins/minerals/supplementsProbiotics....(RenewLife Ultimate Flora Critical Care + Primadophilus Reuteri). @ bedtime
~various digestive enzymes as needed
~URSO for PSC (or PBC) 500mg X 2 daily (LFTs back to NORMAL!!)
My doc's logic.. "TREAT (FROM)BOTH ENDS"  worth it !!!
 


kazygirl
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   Posted 8/24/2009 8:41 PM (GMT -6)   
london girl... how long have you been on immunosuppresants? does the nausea ever go away?
i just started imuran and have changed the time i take it to bed time as i get so nauseaus and dizzy that i vomit and feel awful.

i was hopign it was a temporary side effect. cuz its bad.
steph - 33 - female - gold coast australia - UC since 2000
im in remission ~ wOOhOO !  no symptoms for last 2 weeks!
waiting for blood test to see if i can start imuran
just finished 3 months of prednisolone (worked) -tapered with no issues -left with moonface + fat! o.0
mesalazine granules 3g x1 a day (much nicer than a million tablets a day)
tumeric capsules, vitamin d3, enteric coated fish oil, xango juice 30ml x3 a day
pre-conception vitamins and minerals (cuz we trying to make a baby)
i still eat what i want, when i want, if i feel like eating at all ... diet doesn't affect my UC.
 
 
 


fruitgirl
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   Posted 8/24/2009 11:24 PM (GMT -6)   
Hey Elaine, did you know that pepto can turn your poo black? I'm not sure, but I thought I'd mention it anyway, because it's probably what's been causing that and I didn't want you to be worried about it!
Status: Remission since May 2009!
Symptoms began in November 2008, ~4 weeks after giving birth to my son.
Diagnosed with pancolitis on 1/30/09
Currently meds: Apriso (4 0.375g pills ONCE!! daily), mesalamine enema twice weekly, Natural Factors Ultimate probiotic 12/12 Formula, and Zoloft (currently tapering; 12.5 mg).


kops2da
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   Posted 8/25/2009 9:43 AM (GMT -6)   

Thanks fruitgirl - yes, I know that but some do not!  It masks the bleeding problem too so I only take it when absolutely necessary so I will know what is really going on down there!  I have a call in for the doctor - hoping to get to see him (my doctor here) about all this and what to consider next.  I have appointment in Albany October 8 but that is a long time not to do anything - or at least try something! My symtoms are very mild considering what most on here go through but I hate the nausea most and hard to get my chores done and go places I need to go.  That is hard enough with my bad knees, etc.

ElaineNY


 
Senior - diagnosed with proctosigmoiditis - 6/2008   
No prescriptions as of yesterday!  Hoping for best and possibly adding other supplements.
 
Probiotic Align, Prilosec for GERD, Gas-X, vitamins, Calcium/D
Tylenol for knees and arthritis.
 
 
 


fruitgirl
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   Posted 8/25/2009 10:11 AM (GMT -6)   
I can't imagine having nausea like that. I only had a tiny, tiny bit of morning sickness (nausea) when I was pregnant with my son, and I am so glad it wasn't any worse than that!
Status: Remission since May 2009!
Symptoms began in November 2008, ~4 weeks after giving birth to my son.
Diagnosed with pancolitis on 1/30/09
Currently meds: Apriso (4 0.375g pills ONCE!! daily), mesalamine enema twice weekly, Natural Factors Ultimate probiotic 12/12 Formula, and Zoloft (currently tapering; 12.5 mg).


jujub
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   Posted 8/25/2009 10:11 AM (GMT -6)   
Elaine, I'm sure you've tried all the old morning sickness remedies? You know, eating a few saltines before you sit up in the morning, eating your meals and taking fluids in between meals?
Judy
 Ulcerative colitis forum co-moderator
 
Moderate to severe left-sided UC diagnosed 2001. Flared for 5 years, finally in remission with Remicade since March 2006. Colazal,  Remicade, Nature's Way Primadophilus Reuteri.
Avascular necrosis in both shoulders is  my "forever" gift from steroids.
Chronic joint/connective tissue/muscle pain; TKR 05/09 
"My life is an ongoing medical adventure"
 


kops2da
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   Posted 8/25/2009 10:41 AM (GMT -6)   

Judith - you might have something there that could help me.  I rarely drink anything between meals.  I drink a glass of water with pills twice a day - 1 or 2 cups of coffee for breakfast and MAYBE a little water during day (usually to take Tylenol for my arthritis.  That is it!  I have no desire to drink anything much and I cannot tolerate water on an empty stomach.  I will try to drink a little more!  It is common for seniors to get dehyrated because we are just never thirsty.

ElaineNY


 
Senior - diagnosed with proctosigmoiditis - 6/2008   
No prescriptions as of yesterday!  Hoping for best and possibly adding other supplements.
 
Probiotic Align, Prilosec for GERD, Gas-X, vitamins, Calcium/D
Tylenol for knees and arthritis.
 
 
 


Nor_TX
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   Posted 8/25/2009 2:12 PM (GMT -6)   
kops2da, the absolute best, wonderful nausea drug is something called Zofran. Ask for the generic and it is much more affordable. You let it dissolve on your tongue and within 3 or 4 minutes, nausea is gone, gone gone. It sort of tastes like a baby asprin and calms the nausea so quickly. I keep them in my purse, at work and even in the bathroom. Sometimes when I have D and start to feel sick at the same time, I just let one dissolve and the nausea is gone. The generic name is Ondansetron. The only side effect I have noticed, is that on a bad day when I have had to take 3 or 4 during the day, my eyes are a little blurry. Other than that, no side effects. Ask your doctor for a script... you will be amazed.
Presently on: 600 mg. Remicade every 5 weeks
                   Venofer infusion every 5 weeks
                   B12 every 5 weeks              
                   15 mg. Methotrexate/injection weekly
                   12 Asacol daily
                   10 mg. Celexa daily
                   Zofran as needed


qwerty1
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   Posted 8/25/2009 5:36 PM (GMT -6)   

Yuck I feel nauseous most of the day and night. I take pepto bismol and also Motilium for it, but it doesn't always have much effect, and the nausea often returns as soon as the tablet wears off. I often need to actually be sick with it but can't which is the worst. Its my worse symptom at the moment...it was one of my very first symptoms in the first place. My GI doesn't seem to think its the Imuran any longer.

For me I think it is often caused by the constant uncomfortable feeling in my insides, and the crampy pain we all so often get. So if I can nip that in the bud by taking paracetomol before it gets too bad I find it stops the nausea progressing too much. Maybe thats the same for you?!


23 year old female from the UK. Diagnosed with Ulcerative Proctitis Jan '08 (plus mild inflammation in sigmoid) Hospitalised Jan '09 for 3 days; Hospitalised Feb '09 for 7 days.
  
Currently taking daily: 
(Just finished course of Prednisolone), 100mg Azathioprine, Asacol suppository x 2, Pentasa enema, 1g Pentasa granules x2, Movicol x4 sachets (for right sided faecal impaction)
Motilium (anti sickness), 10mg Citalopram (anti-anxiety), Probiotic Multivitamins, Fybogel.
                             
                             

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