No more jello please
July 22, 2012 1:36 PM Subscribe
Any tips for living with chronic nausea while waiting for the doc?
posted by kathrynm to Health & Fitness (46 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
Memorial day weekend I was scratched by my cat and ended up with a systemic pasturella infection along with it in my knee. Had surgery and about 6 weeks of antibiotics (IV ceftriaxone followed by PO Cipro). I've had nausea constantly. Infectious disease doc was pretty sure it was from the antibiotics and took me off. The infection is gone. The nausea is not. I've been off the cipro almost 2 weeks now. I saw the ID doc on Friday and she changed me from Zofran (mildly helpful) to Phenergan (also mildly helpful) and added Prevacid thinking it was an acid problem (no help at all).
I'm seeing a GI consult in my future, which is painful as I'm uninsured. Until that happens and someone can figure this out how do you live with nearly constant nausea.
I can barely eat and have lost almost 30 pounds since getting sick. I'm living on jello, popsciles and gingerale for the most part. Real food makes me vomit. I'm also on Cymbalta (for depression and fibromyalgia) and Klonopin (anxiety) which have never caused me problems.
I'm tired and run down. I have no energy. I can feel myself spiraling down into depression so I'm trying to keep my mind active since my body can't.