Stomach bug 5 months after nissen!!!

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   Posted 8/10/2012 4:09 AM (GMT -6)   
Ouch did not realise how much pain would be in. Somehow picked up a 24 hour stomach bug and even after taking anti-sickness tablets nothing was going to stop me being sick. The pain was horrible and I ache all over now with the effort of it all. In space of 3 days have lost yet another 3 pounds in weight (18lbs in total and not overweight to begin with!!) and appetite seems to be back where it was just after op in March 2012 which is very frustrating

Not a happy bunny as was starting to feel really good, do just hope this passes really quickly

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   Posted 8/10/2012 7:15 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi Eileen,
Sorry to hear you had to suffer through a stomach bug.  I've had two bad ones since my surgery, and know it's not fun.  Both caught me unaware, and each time I vomited (yes, after some work, my stomach was able to actually get rid of some food.)  I have always found that Compazine suppositories work better for me than Zofran or other oral medications. 
Once I knew I had a bug, I popped one in, and had to repeat at exactly the time frame allowed to keep myself from getting sick again.  Even now, I do whatever I can to avoid vomiting, and carry anti-nausea meds with me always.
Hang in there.  It'll take some healing to get your wrap feeling comfotable again.
Best wishes!
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   Posted 8/10/2012 8:36 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi Denise
Thank you for your reply. Not so easy here in the UK to question the type of medication given and get it changed. I don't know where it came from I was fine except for feeling bit spaced out but put that down to beta blockers am on to help with over active thyroid. Then all of a sudden the pains and nausea started. Thought it might be hunger as had been in meeting and not eaten at normal time but had to give in an drive almost an hour home with the dry heaves! Couldn't take medication before driving as it says they cause drowsiness!

I truly hope I don't get this any time soon as feel as though am almost back at start of recovery again. No appetite, no energy and aching muscles from the heaving.

This forum has been so helpful before, during and after recovery and although don't post very often I do read all the time.

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   Posted 8/13/2012 6:02 PM (GMT -6)   
H Eileen
I'm in England, Northamptonshire. Have you tried domperidone? My gp gives them out ok. No use against a full on sick bug but ok for nausea. Shouldn't worry about the sick bug, if you gotta go... I've had two separate bouts, terrified both times but no harm. The other name for that pill is motillium.

Good luck

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