Problems with Abdominal Pain
GI Dr. recommended IBgard (peppermint slow release pills) 1 tab 2x a day—I don’t weigh very much and I react poorly to almost all medications, so I start off very cautiously. Going to have an Upper GI done sometime soon, if they can get me in, very busy. He also gave me suppositories for nausea.
I’ve had some severe abdominal pain with some medications and I have found that changing the generic brand has helped. Generics are required to have the amount of medication for it’s purpose but then use “fillers” for the rest. Every company uses different fillers. Check with your pharmacist and see what other company’s generics they can supply you with. It was like day and night for me! Hope this helps.
The IBgard seems to be cutting down the gas. I had severe nausea again yesterday so I went to Walgreens and got those anti-nausea/sea sickness wrist bands. The bands helped, however, I am worried they are too tight for my arm since I have lymphedema. Does anyone else use them?
I quit the Tamoxifen because of side effects. Felt better almost immediately but am still having stomach issues and have lost a lot of weight for me. I battled weight gain most my life because I like cookies and food. Now, I have lost about 30 lbs over the last 6 months due to nausea and just can’t seem to eat very much. They did CT scan on my head and MRI of my trunk area and say no cancer anywhere but didn’t say what was causing my problems. I see my PCP in Sept if I can hold out that long. Been threatening calling for an appt sooner.
I had a CT scan of my chest and abdomen, they found nothing and blood tests came back with low potassium, which is all good but not getting to the root cause. Nausea and gas are out of control. Lots of fatigue and lost more weight, three pounds in one week, eating causes such bad side effects that I am not consuming enough calories.