Linx Surgery Nausea.

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Linxcat
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   Posted 3/12/2014 2:25 AM (GMT -6)   
Linx Surgery Day 11

l have had Nausea for about 2 days solidly… before that l had a very sore throat after the operation, damage from the breathing pipe or a viral infection.
Anyone any ideas about the Nausea…? this was my main reflux symptom before the op. Thanks.

dencha
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   Posted 3/12/2014 8:59 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi Linxcat,

At Day 11, even in the LINX realm, you're in the midst of lots of healing. If nausea was one of your pre-LINX symptoms, it's likely that you're suffering from gastritis, which is often the cause of nausea. Actually, nausea is one of the most common symptoms of gastritis.

While I know it's always a goal to stop acid reducers immediately after surgery, if you're suffering from nausea, I'd recommending picking some up to help calm your stomach.

Gastritis is an inflammation of the stomach lining, and acid (particularly rebound acid, if you're off PPIs for the first time) can do a number on it. During this early healing stage, taking PPIs for a month or two longer, might make a real difference. At least, how about Zantac, and (spaced properly--I think it's 30 minutes) antacids like Maalox/Gaviscon. Anything that reduces the acid in your stomach.

I assume your diet is bland and soft at this point. If you're eating chewable foods, be sure to chew them to a liquid before swallowing. You won't want any chunks to get mashed into the stomach lining when the stomach is digesting. Stay away from any irritants like spices and alcohol, although if you've got nausea, I don't you're even tempted.

Have you asked for anti-nausea drugs? Zofran is a good one for nausea that doesn't involve vomiting. When I'm in the midst of a stomach bug, Compazine suppositories are the only thing that works, as I can't keep anything in my stomach.

Healing gastritis is a long-term process, so patience is a virtue. Baby that stomach, and try to relax into your recovery. Stressing over it isn't going to improve things.

Hope you get it cleared up soon. Congrats on your new LINX!yeah yeah yeah

Happy healing,
Denise

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Linxcat
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   Posted 3/13/2014 5:53 AM (GMT -6)   
Thank you for the wonderful advice…

LC

Newyork
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   Posted 6/27/2014 7:55 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi dencha,

That was great advice that you gave. I have been suffering from chronic mild gastritis for half my life. (I'm 32) with terrible terrible nausea and severe vomiting during attacks. Have you ever heard of, or taken Carafate for gastritis? Are there any specific medications that can help with Gastritis aside from diet?

Thank you!

dencha
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   Posted 6/27/2014 8:13 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Newyork,

Yes, Carafate suspension is a wonderful help with gastritis. I have a reactive stomach, and always have it on hand. Whenever my stomach is uncomfortable, Carafate helps it feel better.

If I have a full-blown gastritis, I make sure to take it at least 3 times a day. It's hard to take because of the need to separate it from medications (two hours before or two hours after) and food (an hour before or two hours after eating). Still, it's the very best thing I've ever found. If I have pain or discomfort, Carafate generally makes me feel better right away. The Carafate helps your stomach lining heal.

Whenever my stomach becomes inflamed, I take PPIs (40mg Protonix) an hour before breakfast and an hour before dinner. I also take Zantac at bedtime. The point is to keep the acid down, so the lining of the stomach isn't awash in it.

Zofran is good for nausea. I use that when needed for nausea, but keep Compazine suppositories for when I get a vomiting bug. I've had the Nissen fundoplication surgery, and it's not good to vomit repeatedly after that surgery.

Good luck with your stomach!
Best wishes,
Denise

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"Whatever you fight, you strengthen, and what you resist, persists.”

“Worry pretends to be necessary but serves no useful purpose”

“Accept - then act. Whatever the present moment contains, accept it as if you had chosen it. Always work with it, not against it.”
Eckhart Tolle
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