(Closed) How to keep my meds down if I can't keep my food down?

posted 4 years ago in Wellness
Post # 2
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

CestTresJolie14:  Have you tried taking Gravol to get the vomiting under control first? Often when people are vomiting, they are unable to keep Gravol tablets down, but it also comes in suppositories. You could use a Gravol suppository, wait for it to take effect, then try your Ibuprofen and Oxycodone.

In some countries you can also get Ibuprofen in suppositories. Your pharmacist could tell you if they are available where you live.

Post # 3
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Sugar bee

Oxycodone is frequently prescribed with zofran or phenergan which are medications for nausea. I’m not sure where you’re from, OP, so the name of the anti emetics there may vary.  Can you call your doctor and let him or her know you’d like something for nausea to help you keep the meds down?  It’s a very common reaction, so they shouldn’t have a problem with sending something in for you.

Post # 4
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: March 2016

I second zofran. I had my dr call in a script for it at 10pm when I couldn’t keep the prep liquid down for a morning colonoscopy….worked like a charm. :/ 

Post # 5
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Busy bee

And if you don’t have any of those things on hand, try ginger… I’ve been on the verge of vomiting many times, took a ginger pill, and 5 minutes later been fine. 

Post # 8
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Busy bee

Yeah I’m not a fan of the flavour either, that’s why I got the little capsules. The only downside is you burp ginger for a few minutes but hey, they work really well, and there’s no side effects ๐Ÿ™‚ They sell them at any whole foods or health store place. I believe gravol had a ginger pill version too (“natural gravol” I think they call it) but they’re about half as strong as the ones in health food stores. 

Post # 10
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2015

Sometimes Dairy can be the cure or the curse. You might try a milkshake, the fat can help settle the stomach and neutralize the free acid or….not. It’s a bit of a gamble but if it works for you freedom!

Post # 11
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2015

CestTresJolie14:  I have been through what you are going through, so must sending you an e- hug hoping you feel better soon. I take Zofran before I take my pain killers as it helps so much with the nausea, and ask your doctor about this but they gave me 800 mg ibuprofen to take the week before my period in order to cut down the inflammation build up. 

Post # 12
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

CestTresJolie14:  Gravol is dimenhydramine. I think you call it dramamine in the USA. It is non prescription in Canada. I think it is in the USA also.

Post # 13
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: January 2011

Gravol works pretty well for me.  There are also prescription antiemetics, oral and suppository if you need them.

I would guess you’re already trying things will foods.  For me it depends on the problem, sometimes fruit is good, sometimes something heavier, and other times I need bland carbs like crackers or rice.

If things get really bad you can get pain meds via various injection methods, but hopefully you can find a solution so you don’t need to do that.

Post # 14
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 1993

Pain meds make me sick. Zofran done not work at all for me but phenergan does.  since you are in the states you should be able to get either.  

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