Feeling like I need to vomit post nissen.

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rrandal1
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   Posted 10/23/2017 3:43 PM (GMT -7)   
I had the Nissen surgery in July. I've had some ups and downs, but each month is better than the last. In August-September my biggest problem was nausea after I ate. It lasted for weeks. I went back to a very basic diet and it helped, not sure if it just pasted or if the diet helped. I have been on the same diet scared to jinx anything.

On Thursday and today I have had stomach upset, hurting. Followed by the feeling that I need to vomit. My mouth waters, I feel lightheaded, I gag I want to vomit so bad, but nothing happens. I felt bad for a few hours Thursday and felt fine Friday morning. No issues until today.

My GI doctor and my surgeon didn't know what to say about the nausea, I'm sure they will be clueless about this as well. They did check my gallbladder and it was okay.

Any suggestions?

Alcie
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   Posted 10/23/2017 4:45 PM (GMT -7)   
You don't want to vomit or more likely just heave and heave because of not being able to get anything up. It can mess up the surgery - did for mine. A month after surgery I was heaving and some blood came up. Now my wrap is sitting right on my diaphragm.

Ask the doctor for a prescription for Zofran and keep it on hand all the time. Many of us keep it around. I still can't vomit after 8 years and got into trouble when I got the flu. Nothing was coming up, so the ER thought I was a drug seeker. I was misdiagnosed, finally got them to give me a stomach-calming "coctail."

aero1
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   Posted 10/24/2017 4:01 AM (GMT -7)   
+1 what Alice stated. I struggle daily with some nausea, some time its bad, others not so much. I have Zofran. I keep it with me, but seldom need it. when a wave hits, I relax, breath, and it passes. this unfortunately is my new normal. its been over 2 years. this operation, can leave you, with some unpleasant side effects. which can be different, for everybody. but I don't think, many of us walk away clean, my hernia was large, and impacted a lung, and a heart chamber [ fortunately heart is good]. but a byproduct for me, was esophageal spasms. I have to live with. so some good. some not so good. I have triggers I have identified. so I try to be carful. I was scoped, barium swallows. so the cause and effect, I live with. do what you need. and do your best, to endure. good luck. [no easy answers]

Post Edited (aero1) : 10/24/2017 3:47:34 PM (GMT-6)


SharonZ
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   Posted 10/24/2017 4:43 AM (GMT -7)   
Unbelievable that the surgeon didn't know what to say about the nausea, it's very common after the Nissen. I agree with Alcie and aero1, you need a prescription of Zofran. I'm 3.5 years post-surgery and I occasionally get waves of nausea for no reason. You need the prescription especially with the flu season starting.

Sharon

tde44
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   Posted 10/24/2017 6:20 AM (GMT -7)   
I also have nausea constantly - only remember having a few hours without 1 or 2 times (for a couple of hours) over the past couple of years.

Always have Zofran on hand but try not to take it as it constipates me for at least 24 hrs. I always keep at least 2 tablets on me at all times and the entire package if I'll be away from home.

What I do is take candied ginger (aka crystalized ginger) when I have nausea and drink ginger tea a half an hour after dinner. I make up my own candied ginger and ginger tea. In addition, if I'm in a moving vehicle the nausea is pretty bad and I will usually suck on honey hard candies continuously while in the vehicle which helps.
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SharonZ
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   Posted 10/24/2017 12:34 PM (GMT -7)   
Dehydration can also cause nausea.

rrandal1
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   Posted 11/8/2017 10:18 AM (GMT -7)   
Thanks for the help. I'm still fairly miserable. It's not every day, but 2-4 days a week I have a day where I can't eat anything. It's went from just feeling nauseous to having full belly ache for hours. My mouth waters up, I feel like I'm going to vomit, but all I do is get a very small burp up. Yesterday I felt bad all day. I finally went to bed at 8 just to escape the pain. It hurts so bad. I woke up this morning feeling okay. I ate a small breakfast and I can feel the bell upset coming. Zofran, Fenergen, Pepcid, PPI's, or gas meds does nothing for the pain.

My family wants to me to have the surgery undone. I don't know what to do. I'm trying to be patient. sad

SharonZ
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   Posted 11/8/2017 12:50 PM (GMT -7)   
I still think part of the problem is gas. Not eating, will also cause nausea - you need to force yourself to eat. If you are still getting no relief from the medications that you mentioned (which is strange), I would get another surgeon's opinion before you even considered having it taken down. I had a lot of gas/bloat, but never had severe pain where I felt I needed to go to bed.
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