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Unread 07-18-2003, 05:12 PM
Appointment with surgeon

You guys are so sweet to be so concerned for me I promise you that if I lose much more weight, I will try to bump up my surgery. I am going to give these other meds a try......the Reglan and the Protonix/Mylanta combo and see if that helps at all. If not, I will call my doctor back! I guess losing a pound a day is a little too fast, huh???
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Unread 07-19-2003, 12:14 AM
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Hi there!

Sorry I've not been on, but I wanted to pass on our experiences with Reglan. My DD had her entire large intestine removed when she was two days old, and has suffered from reflux along with me since then. The pediatric GI specialists use it all the time, seemingly without side effects, and it's helped her enough that I'd like to try it when I see a new GI (soon!).

It's definitely worth a try. BTW, I found that the Mylanta (or Pepto-Bismol sometimes helped me) worked better in the tablet form...the liquid just made me throw up...



Audrey
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Unread 07-19-2003, 07:35 AM
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Pasdechat

Glad you appt went well and hopefully things are moving sooner for ya!!! Hope you feel better and the meds do help!!! We are all worried and just want you to be real soon!!! Be well!!!

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Unread 07-20-2003, 09:25 AM
stomach probs

Since you ladies all had probs with your stomach...maybe you can offer advice to me.

I have a stomach ulcer...been on meds (prevacid) for that and its somewhat better. I also have probs with chronic diarreah (although my weight has not gone down) and have been given nulev for that (but cant take due to glaucoma).

I am struggling with morning sickness now - the naseau is really bad from morn to about noon - when my stomach acts up - my face is flushed.

I see the gastro in a few weeks.....is there anything I should ask him about or any advice you can offer?? thanks
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Unread 07-20-2003, 10:41 AM
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I don't think I have any advice.....I don't have an ulcer, but I have almost constant nausea from my stomach/esophagus problems. What I have been doing, which helps with my nausea, is I have been eating only a few bites at a time, every hour or so. If I eat too much at one time(too much for me, is a small meal for most people), I get really sick. I don't know if eating like that would make a difference for you or not, but just a suggestion.

Just make sure and mention it to the doctor. I can't think of any questions you should ask the doctor, but make sure you are thorough in telling him all your symptoms. I tend to forget things when I'm at the doctor, so a list of symptoms is always a good idea. Let us know what the doctor says
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Unread 07-20-2003, 01:16 PM
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Thanks..... I have learned to eat more but smaller meals. I had a party Fri night and ate and drank NONE of what I served and still wound up sick the next morning. Still draggin today - usually feeling better by now. Headache too and wondering if the ibuprofen is affecting my stomach.
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Unread 07-20-2003, 05:35 PM
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I know for a fact that Ibuprofen affects my problems. I haven't taken it since my hysterectomy a year ago. I noticed I was getting lot's of heartburn then, so I stopped taking it and the heartburn went away. So, it's pretty much on my list of things I can't have.....that list is getting longer and longer
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Unread 07-20-2003, 07:36 PM
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What pain med can ya take that doesn't affect the stomach? I have many Rxs and OTC and need something for my neck and back.......any recommendations?
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Unread 07-20-2003, 08:55 PM
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I usually take Tylenol.....but if the pain is really bad, I take vicodin. I have tendonitis in my knees and ankles and need to be able to take an anti-inflamatory, but I just can not take ibuprofen or any other NSAID.....so I just "deal" with that pain. I guess it's part of a dancer's life
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Unread 07-21-2003, 07:02 AM
Re: stomach probs

LaurLaur,

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Originally posted by LaurLaur
Since you ladies all had probs with your stomach...maybe you can offer advice to me.

I have a stomach ulcer...been on meds (prevacid) for that and its somewhat better. I also have probs with chronic diarreah (although my weight has not gone down) and have been given nulev for that (but cant take due to glaucoma).

I am struggling with morning sickness now - the naseau is really bad from morn to about noon - when my stomach acts up - my face is flushed.

I see the gastro in a few weeks.....is there anything I should ask him about or any advice you can offer?? thanks
LOTS of advice. Of course, it's up to you to find out which is useful and which useless:

I went off dairy and that helped the diarrhea and the ulcer symptoms. My dad just did the same at age 76 and can't believe the difference. I had to
do it for five days before I saw a difference. So it might be worth trying for you. You can be dairy sensitive without its being obvious.

I couldn't tolerate any NSAIDs (alleve, ibuprofen) well, but they were the only thing that worked for my pain. I started taking them with the amino acid L-Glutamine, and that helped me tolerate them. Take at least a gram with each dose. Bodybuilders take amino acids these days, so it's not too hard to find. But usually they tell you not to take any NSAIDs when you have an ulcer.

LOOSE WAISTBANDS. Loose waistbands help take pressure off the tummy and can ease symptoms enormously, especially if it turns out part of your problem is really reflux.

Finally, talk to your doctor about any hormones you're taking. I had nausea, diarrhea, depression, and panic attacks (!) on birth control pills.

I hope somewhere in here is something that helps you. Stomach pain is miserable.
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