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SarahBear9708
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   Posted 12/20/2009 10:00 AM (GMT -6)   
Ok...I have a question for all of you.

I have alot of severe issues with nausea, including nausea that seems to come on for absolutely no reason. I was reading on another site somewhere that someone believes that you can get nausea from having GERD, and that it's sometimes just the acid without the burning. This would make sense, since acid medication sometimes works better then the nausea meds, but I'm not sure if this is logical.

What do you all think?
~*~Sarah~*~

"You were only given this life because you are strong enough to live it."

Dx: Fibromyalgia, Chronic Fatigue, Trigeminal Neuralgia, Migraines, Anxiety, Insomnia, Acid Reflux, RLS, Asthma.

Rx: Celebrex, Buspar, Savella, Lyrica, Requip, Nexium, Symbicort, Compazine, Lunesta.

Supplements: Vitamin B12, Vitamin D, Vitamin C, Ginseng


stkitt
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   Posted 12/20/2009 5:31 PM (GMT -6)   
Hello Sarah,


The symptoms of uncomplicated GERD are primarily heartburn, regurgitation, and <a target="_blank" href="/script/main/forum.asp?articlekey=24732">. Other symptoms occur when there are complications of GERD.



When acid refluxes back into the esophagus in patients with GERD, nerve fibers in the esophagus are stimulated. This nerve stimulation results most commonly in heartburn, the pain that is characteristic of GERD. Heartburn usually is described as a burning pain in the middle of the chest. It may start high in the abdomen or may extend up into the neck. In some patients, however, the pain may be sharp or pressure-like, rather than burning. Such pain can mimic heart pain. In other patients, the pain may extend to the back.



Since acid reflux is more common after meals, heartburn is more common after meals. Heartburn is also more common when individuals lie down because without the effects of gravity, reflux occurs more easily, and acid is returned to the stomach more slowly. Many patients with GERD are awakened from sleep by heartburn.



In patients with unexplained nausea and/or vomiting, GERD is one of the first conditions to be considered. It is not clear why some patients with GERD develop mainly heartburn and others develop mainly nausea.



I would revisit my physician if this continues to be a concern for you. Good Luck and know we are here and we care



Holiday Greetings,



Kitt

SarahBear9708
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   Posted 12/20/2009 7:23 PM (GMT -6)   
Thank you so much Kitt, it's so great to have some answers! I do get the burning on occasion, but I feel like I get the nausea more often. I have recently been put on Nexium for my GERD, so I hope that starts to be of some help soon. The burning I can get rid of with some zantac or whatever, but the nausea seems to be a constant problem. It's hard because nausea really can be debilitating even though it might not seem it. But thanks so much for the help and support. :)
~*~Sarah~*~

"You were only given this life because you are strong enough to live it."

Dx: Fibromyalgia, Chronic Fatigue, Trigeminal Neuralgia, Migraines, Anxiety, Insomnia, Acid Reflux, RLS, Asthma.

Rx: Celebrex, Buspar, Savella, Lyrica, Requip, Nexium, Symbicort, Compazine, Lunesta.

Supplements: Vitamin B12, Vitamin D, Vitamin C, Ginseng


girl_geek
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   Posted 12/21/2009 1:40 PM (GMT -6)   
Nausea was my first GERD symptom. It happened most often at night (not to gross you out but it felt like my dinner was going to come back up, I kept thinking I was going to vomit but I never did!) but sometimes occurred during the day too. When it happened at night, sitting up always felt a little better -- some nights I even slept in an armchair when the nausea was really bad!

Now that I'm taking Nexium and have modified my diet to avoid common GERD triggers, I almost never get nausea. Unfortunately, I've started getting chest pains (likely due to GERD as skitt described and/or my hiatal hernia).... but at least the nausea is better! :)
Diagnoses: GERD, small hiatal hernia, anxiety, allergies
Medications: Nexium (GERD), Lexapro (anxiety), Singulair (allergies), Tazorac (acne)
Note: I suspect my GERD was caused by taking antibiotics for acne. Please be careful about taking antibiotics when not necessary!


SarahBear9708
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Date Joined Jun 2009
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   Posted 12/22/2009 9:28 AM (GMT -6)   
Ok, it probably is related for me too. That makes sense. I was wondering why I was nauseous all the time! I also take Ginseng, which I have recently heard can make stomach acid worse. I think I'll be stopping that. Anyways, I'm glad the Nexium has helped you out, and I hope it will do the same for me!
~*~Sarah~*~

"You were only given this life because you are strong enough to live it."

Dx: Fibromyalgia, Chronic Fatigue, Trigeminal Neuralgia, Migraines, Anxiety, Insomnia, Acid Reflux, RLS, Asthma.

Rx: Celebrex, Buspar, Savella, Lyrica, Requip, Nexium, Symbicort, Compazine, Lunesta.

Supplements: Vitamin B12, Vitamin D, Vitamin C, Ginseng

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