Vertigo after fundoplication?

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   Posted 7/3/2011 1:10 PM (GMT -6)   
I am day 8 of my recovery and I keep getting dizzy queasy spells, almost like vertigo. I am taking zophran to keep it at bay. Anyone else have this?

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   Posted 7/3/2011 1:17 PM (GMT -6)   
Could be the lower calories eaten. Be sure to drink a high protien drink like ensure to raise the calories.

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   Posted 7/3/2011 1:18 PM (GMT -6)   
There are lots of things it could be at this very early stage. You could have a little low blood volume from not drinking enough fluid, not enough salt in your drinks. Are you getting any broth? Water and tea will flush out the salts and the water will follow, causing you to feel dizzy. You're probably not on full diet yet, shouldn't be anyway, so try to get some salty fluids in.

There's lots of protein in gelatin. Milk products are pretty neutral in what they give you. Just don't try to survive on tea! It's dehydrating.

If it's really bad of course call your doc!!!!!
In addition to Zofran, your Nexium will quell nausea, and you should still be on that. If those don't work, ask for Donnatal which works differently, or maybe a scopalomine patch, like you should have had during surgery.

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   Posted 7/3/2011 4:30 PM (GMT -6)   
Does Zofran cause dizziness? I am trying to go off the pain pills and stool softeners, in case that is causing this as well. I just want to feel human again :)
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