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Unread 02-14-2005, 08:41 AM
Am I normal?

I had surgery one week from today and i am still SICK TO MY STOMACH. I can't handle it anymore. I hate it. I throw up when i eat and have NO appetite at all. I just hope that this is normal and eventually it will go away. Just have to say that after I had my ds I went through the same thing I am now with the crying, sleeping, and sickness to the stomach. I guess maybe thats just my body after something like this. Did this happen to anyone else?

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Unread 02-14-2005, 09:14 AM
Nausea survival

Your post does not say what you had done or what meds you have been taking. Often the meds cause the nausea.

I was extremely nauseated for the first week or so after the surgery. I had a bad reaction to the anesthetic and the pain meds and the meds they gave me to take care of those reactions. I feel for you because the heaving for hours and inability to keep food down makes the pain and recovery much worse.

I found that eating no more than a couple bites every couple hours helped. I also drank lots of cold water and once a day sipped on a fruit smoothie made in the blender with OJ, banana, frozen mango, and some other fruit or berry plus soft tofu and ground flaxseed. The fruit shake gave me a bit of energy and as long as I drank it very slowly, I was able to keep it down. Cold and sour seemed to help. I also used suppository medication to fight the nausea.

By day 10, I began to improve and now I am only sick some of the time. I keep a small basin with me at all times so i am always prepared in case the nausea catches me by surprise.

If you ae taking medication, you might want to consider switching to something else or stopping it altogether. Perhaps you could talk to your doctor or his/her nurse about other alternatives.
Unread 02-14-2005, 09:14 AM
Am I normal?

Aww, I'm so sorry you are still feeling sick. I had no appetite for a long time. Smells bothered me too. Your nutrition is important for your healing. Is there any chance your meds are making you sick? I'd say try 6 small meals, instead of three, but with no appetite, you may only feel like snacking. Maybe try nibbling on nutritious snacks through the day would help. Sometimes I got nauseous when my stomach was empty. If nothing seems to work you might want to give your dr. a call and see if there's something to make you more comfortable.

Hang in there. Hope you feel better soon.
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Unread 02-14-2005, 09:37 AM
Am I normal?

Sorry about not saying what meds i am on. Today is my last day for my antibiotic for a UTI and i take tylenol for pain but thats it. i think that i am queasy because of all the nerves i am having. i dont know.
Unread 02-14-2005, 09:45 AM
Am I normal?

I had nausea in the hospital and got a WONDER DRUG called Zofran. Relieved my nausea immediately, unbelievably effective! I guess it's a newer drug and used in cancer patients for their nausea and it's expensive, the nurse told me. Maybe your doc could prescribe some for you!

Hope you feel better SOON!!!!
Unread 02-14-2005, 09:56 AM

I hate that more than any other symptom. The Dr. can also write a RX for Phenegran. It makes you really sleepy, but it works well. It also helps you get your appetite. I had to have it every four hours the first 24 hours after surgery. You can take it orally, or get a suppository. I am 5 days out, and still no BM. Not as bad as your problem. Thanks,
Unread 02-14-2005, 11:13 AM
sick to stomach

Hi, I have been very sick to my stomach off and on as well. I was given Zofran also and the results are amazing. I haven't had to take any for about two weeks. I still have queezy moments but not as bad as it was. I will be four weeks post op on Wednesday and still have to keep saltine crackers handy. I am only taking Advil and Tylenol at this point and am not too sure what brings on the nausea either. I hope it keeps getting better for you. Take care and take it easy, LeeAnn

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