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    Is there any otc nausea meds that will help with the nausea i feel from taking all the pain meds? I always feel sick to my stomache all day and all night. But if I dont take my pain meds, the pain is so unbarable. Thanks for any help
    Tracey Babbitt DX 2005

  • #2
    Hi
    I called my pharmacist yesterday with this exact same question. He recommended Bonine (aka Meclizine Hydrochloride) and sure enough it worked like a charm for the nausea and dizziness I've been experiencing from taking hydrocodone. It's been so bad this week that it was messing with my sleep but it is completely gone now!

    You should check with your dr or pharmacist to make sure it won't interact with the meds you are taking. I took a double dose of the Bonine on recommendation from the pharmacist, as he said that would be equivalent to a prescription dose.

    You should be able to find it inexpensively OTC and most drugstores have store-brand which makes it even less expensive.
    Last edited by Briza; 01-16-2011, 11:10 AM.

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    • #3
      sick

      Dramaline works real good and you can get it at the dollar general store cheap.
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      • #4
        I suggest you call your doctor tomorrow and ask if they can prescribe something. I take phenergan 25 mg tablets any time I need pain meds.


        Donna
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        • #5
          If your ins will pay for it, zofran is really good. I haven't found anything otc that helps me. Sorry you're having these problems.
          Katie-46 yr old female dx'd with IC after 15 years of symptoms off and on long term antibiotic use, GERD,IBS and now IC diet, gallbladder removed, endometrial ablation w/tubes tied
          Lexapro-20 mg
          Aciphex
          Ambien-as needed
          Percocet-7.5 up to 3 per day as needed
          Valium-10 mg x2 per day
          Phenergan-1 at night
          Prelief w/everything
          Now recovering from acute pancreatitis

          Currents treatments that help somewhat:
          Heating pad
          Hot baths
          Ice
          Being VERY still while lying down with legs elevated

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          • #6
            I too am having nausea after pain meds (but they are helping) my Dr. said it should go away after about a week, but if you can try baking soda it will also have the added benefit of removing acid, just don't use it too much. Fell better soon.

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            • #7
              That's true. Many times the intial side effects of pain meds will go away with continued use. So I was caught off guard when mine made me dizzy after taking it almost daily for several months. It turned out I had a sinus infection brewing that I wasn't aware of at the time. I think that may have been contributing to my nausea and dizzieness this month.

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