Can GERD cause nausea?

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   Posted 6/5/2005 6:49 AM (GMT -6)   
My husband has been getting nausea quite a bit lately. He often has diarrhea also. He has alot of acid problems too, so I feel he should be on Nexium. He had a colonoscopy last year and was diagnosed with diverticulosis. Any ideas? Thank you.

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   Posted 6/6/2005 7:26 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi greyhound,
When does your husband get nausea? Before or after he eats? I believe GERD causes nausea because of the overproduction of stomach acids which puts your stomach in overdrive and causes pain and nausea (at least for me). Also has he been tested for H.Pylori or ulcers? When my ulcer flares, I get really bad nausea especially if my stomach is empty and goes away after a small snack.
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   Posted 6/6/2005 2:39 PM (GMT -6)   
Hey Greyhound!

I have acid reflux and ALWAYS get nauseous right before I get heartburn. It's sort of a "heads-up" for me.  I think that excess acid could definitely cause nausea, as well as other digestive maladies.  My doctor forewarned me that Nexium can cause diarrhea, so you may want to see if there are other medications your husband can take; the Nexium may make his diarrhea worse. I also agree with Dbab: have your husband tested for H. Pylori, which can cause symptoms mimicing acid reflux and also cause diarrhea.
Best of luck!

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   Posted 6/16/2005 10:08 PM (GMT -6)   
Depending on how bad your symptoms are, you may want to live with the possibility of diarrhea. I've never suffered much from it, unless it's a really bad bought of reflux, want to talk about a burning sensation, anyway..

I find that the nausea will affect me most times if I try to eat first thing in the morning, off and on. But over time goes away. Usually, you will feel very nauseated when the reflux is in full swing, the stomach is burning, and you feel the esophygus eating it's way out of your chest. This is usually when the nausea hits me.

Why do they need so many letters in medical words.. Arg.. lol

Good luck. Nexium is an options, but I'd recommend using it as a last choice. The rest didn't work for me.. But it sure works.

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   Posted 6/28/2005 2:59 AM (GMT -6)   
ihave nausea too and for me its especially bad in the morning ....and should i eat a bit too much then i will vomit it all.....
CREEKAHOLIC how do you manage the nausea ?does it make you weak? i also started getting diarrhoe when i started the nexium(one week ago)
its all so new for me but i am glad i have discovered this has been scary for me ............

Deborah M
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   Posted 6/28/2005 6:29 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi......I started getting nauseated really bad too one day and it just got worse and worse to the point that I could not eat anything anymore at all.. Doc sent me in for a whole lot of tests and an ultrasound showed that I had gall stones. ugh! Boy was I sick from them and had the gallbladder out and have not had one sign of the nausea since. Other problems with the GERD cause me doctor messed with my medicine after the gallbladder was out saying I did not need as much medication anymore. Like duh.......I had Gerd long before the gallbladder was taken out. Keep an eye on the nausea and don't be afraid to ask your doctor to do some further may not be all Gerd related. Good luck!!
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