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NAUSEA ad nauseum?

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New normal    1,273

Kinda think this is hanging around for awhile.  Not just the flu.  Don't think I'm pregnant.  Not related to l dopa management (I don't think). I have had 2 weeks of major nausea...dry heaves.  Any thoughts as it relates to PD?  Any solutions?

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afroney    124
33 minutes ago, New normal said:

Kinda think this is hanging around for awhile.  Not just the flu.  Don't think I'm pregnant.  Not related to l dopa management (I don't think). I have had 2 weeks of major nausea...dry heaves.  Any thoughts as it relates to PD?  Any solutions?

I take Zofran for nauesa. Most of the anti-nauesa drugs are contradicted with PD (including Zofran).  So, be careful if you go the Rx route - most doctors arent even aware of these interactions.

Zofran is highly effective, but is likely overkill for PD related Nausea.  It is mostly perscribed for cancer patients going through chemo or patients with severe GI issues (my case)

There are numerous natural alternatives for nausea.  Although its not the cure all that many proclaim, MMJ works pretty damn well for treating minor to moderate nausea. I think theres a few other as well.

 

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Beau's Mom    1,051

If you are losing weight and unable to eat, a visit to your PCP might be in order. I take Zofran very rarely.

Dianne

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Pathfinder    65
15 hours ago, New normal said:

Kinda think this is hanging around for awhile.  Not just the flu.  Don't think I'm pregnant.  Not related to l dopa management (I don't think). I have had 2 weeks of major nausea...dry heaves.  Any thoughts as it relates to PD?  Any solutions?

My husband has severe Gasteoparesis, he vomits a lot, has nausea and dry heaves almost daily. His Gasteoenteroligist prescribed Zofran with all meals. It helps somewhat. I would recommend you see your FP or GP for a referral since it has gone on this long. 

Wishing you better health.

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New normal    1,273

 

 

 

12 hours ago, Pathfinder said:

My husband has severe Gasteoparesis, he vomits a lot, has nausea and dry heaves almost daily. His Gasteoenteroligist prescribed Zofran with all meals. It helps somewhat. I would recommend you see your FP or GP for a referral since it has gone on this long. 

Wishing you better health.

Thank you, Pathfinder. After my last post, i continued to get worse. I realized ...again...I wasnt taking potassium...and each time I've bn hospitalized, potassium was very low.  So I started taking it...noticed good improvement...but it doesn't last long.  Dr Google via "E medicine" has a great discussion re: potassium ...reminding me potassium levels are critical to balancing cell activity and regulating cardiac.

We r in Canada...this is a holiday...all clinics r closed til Tues. most of today, i was vascillating of going to ER.  $1,000 upfront.  So, instead, I've bought pepto bismal for nausea, magneseum for muscle weakness, increased potassium prescibed , still hv waves of nausea, but am coping.   We got bananas, and fruit.  

I really appreciate responses...with over 2 thousand miles from home and doctors, forum friends are important.

Lessen learned: move potassium rx from vitamin shelf to daily rx routine as prescribed. It is more than a supplement..

Again, thanks folks,

NN

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Linda Garren    734

NN, have you tried eating a little pickled ginger?  I get the fresh kind at a health food store to have on hand.  Every once in awhile I find it helpful to have when my stomach is unsettled.  You might try it.  A little goes a long way

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ShopGuy    87

I had pretty frequent nausea from Neupro. Anything with strong ginger helped--preserved (with sugar), pickled as Linda says, good strong ginger ale or ginger beer. But then, I like ginger.

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Linda Garren    734

The freshly prepared pickled ginger at health food stores sometimes is sweet, but  sometimes needs some sweetener.  I add a little organic honey, which makes it just delicious and healthy, too.

Amazing there are so many excellent home remedies.  I've been reading a lot about organic vinegar for health in general, taking a little in a small glass of water a few times a day. 

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New normal    1,273

 

 

 

On 8/5/2017 at 11:22 AM, Pathfinder said:

My husband has severe Gasteoparesis, he vomits a lot, has nausea and dry heaves almost daily. His Gasteoenteroligist prescribed Zofran with all meals. It helps somewhat. I would recommend you see your FP or GP for a referral since it has gone on this long. 

Wishing you better health.

Thank you, Pathfinder. After my last post, i continued to get worse. I realized ...again...I wasnt taking potassium...and each time I've bn hospitalized, potassium was very low.  So I started taking it...noticed good improvement...but it doesn't last long.  Dr Google via "E medicine" has a great discussion re: potassium reminding me potassium levels are critical to balancing cell activity and regulating cardiac.

We r in Canada...this is a holiday...all clinics r closed til Tues. most of today, i was vascillating of going to ER.  $1,000 upfront.  So, instead, I've bought pepto bismal for nausea, magneseum for muscle weakness, increased potassium prescibed , still hv waves of nausea, but am coping.   We got bananas, and fruit.  

I really appreciate responses...with over 2 thousand miles from home and doctors, forum friends are important.

Lessen learned: move potassium rx from vitamin shelf to daily rx routine as prescribed. It is more than a supplement.

Again, thanks folks,

NN

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New normal    1,273

Shop guy & Linda:

DH went to end of island to get me orange flavored ginger nougats.  It has helped when nausea strikes.

i am improving. Good news, we are staying close to a blueberry farm.. I am turning blue, but enjoying lots of fruit. I pretty much have my self dx confirmed. Nausea & other symptoms return if I dont take potassium. We leave island 8/17.  Will get labs done in states.

Northwest locals? We will be nearby til middle of Sept.   I'm considering going to neuro while here. Please PM me if u hv  doctor suggestions for me.

many thanks.

NN

 

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