• Does anyone suffer from chronic nausea after stomach cancer surgery? If you do what have you done to help the nausea?

    Asked by Bobbiejean on Saturday, January 18, 2014

    Does anyone suffer from chronic nausea after stomach cancer surgery? If you do what have you done to help the nausea?

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    • HeidiJo's Avatar
      HeidiJo

      I didn't have stomach cancer, but I am easily nauseas in general, so I was very nauseas with my chemo treatments. I did take Zofran and Ativan that my doctor prescribed, but I didn't want to be on them all the time, so I have some home remedies that worked very well. Canada Dry Ginger Ale is the only ginger ale that has real ginger in it. Don't bother with the others. Ginger tea, just boil some ginger root in water and drink it. And I ate crystalized ginger. These both can be found at the grocery store. And the sea bands that you can get from the drug store work wonders! Good luck!

      over 7 years ago
    • HeidiJo's Avatar
      HeidiJo

      I didn't have stomach cancer, but I am easily nauseas in general, so I was very nauseas with my chemo treatments. I did take Zofran and Ativan that my doctor prescribed, but I didn't want to be on them all the time, so I have some home remedies that worked very well. Canada Dry Ginger Ale is the only ginger ale that has real ginger in it. Don't bother with the others. Ginger tea, just boil some ginger root in water and drink it. And I ate crystalized ginger. These both can be found at the grocery store. And the sea bands that you can get from the drug store work wonders! Good luck!

      over 7 years ago
    • Bobbiejean's Avatar
      Bobbiejean

      I have tried everything you mentioned except the sea band. I think I will give that a try. Thanks for your response. I am now trying accupunture and herbal supplements. I think it might be helping.

      over 7 years ago
    • sdinneny's Avatar
      sdinneny

      I had a complete gastrectomy in sept '13.... nausea was really bad at first. Took all the standarx meds offered. What ultimately was effective was staying hydrated which in turn helps any constipation issues caused by pain meds. I stopped all the meds except for senna and ativan. The key i believe now is not over eating/drinking & watching for food intolerance created by the surgery. Sugar, milk products, even proteins such as an egg would make me exhausted tho not nauseas. It is truly an exercise in trial and error. The hospital nutritionist really didnt help but i am pursuing one outside the hospital setting now. Best of luck to you.

      over 7 years ago
    • barryboomer's Avatar
      barryboomer

      Have you tried plain old Pepto Bismol?
      Lots of Ginger and foods that are easy to digest.
      Food Combining is good to...No Proteins with fruits....
      Breads and Potatoes together ok.....
      Fruit by itself always......
      B

      over 7 years ago

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