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Nausea is driving me crazy tonight

Mar 18, 2016 9:22 PM

Okay so I've tried everything in my bag of tricks tonight. Just took Benadryl in the hope that it's stops this feeling. All I have is OTC stuff right now as I forgot to ask the neurologist about it the other day. Right now, all I can do is just hold on tight until the spinal tap is done. I'm hoping that the nausea will go away after the pressure comes down already. I've tried ginger ale, flat soda(yuck), hard candy, etc. It only works for a little bit. Going to log off and see if sleep helps any. Good night and blessings.

Mar 18, 2016 9:31 PM

I'm sorry you Ferrell so sick. I had a bad spell of it this morning myself, likely due to a new med. I hope you feel better soon hugs! 🙂💕🙏🌼

Mar 19, 2016 1:15 AM

Sorry Amanda, I trust sympathize for you. I hate nausea and it is my ultimate fear to throw up. So best wishes for your stomach to return to normal. Hope you sleep good.

Mar 19, 2016 1:33 AM

Profiler, nope. It's 2:30 and I'm still awake in the bed. Nausea is settled but headache still persists. If it doesn't go away, I might need to go to either urgent care or the emergency room to get some relief. Just can't stand it already.

Mar 19, 2016 1:48 AM

I hope that goes away. I hate to hear that you have to go out in the middle of the night for a really bad headache. I would though if I had one. A headache can also make you sick to your stomach after a while. Sometimes that is all you can do to get rid of a bad headache. Best wishes for a recovery Amanda. I'll be thinking of you. 😀✌️

Mar 19, 2016 2:53 AM

Oh Amanda, sorry you're suffering at the moment. Nausea is a nightmare. Coupled with a bad headache....so much worse. I do hope you've finally dropped off to sleep now and feel better when you wake. There's not much worse than having to go out when you feel so bad. Last time I had to do that I had to drive 20ish miles to reach a community hospital where a doctor was available. At 11pm on country roads all the way. I had a temp of 38.8C and a bad chest infection with of oxygen levels down to 94%.
Feel better soon.

Mar 19, 2016 5:37 AM

I finally drifted off shortly after writing that message. Nausea has settled but headache still there. Grrr!!!!!

Mar 19, 2016 6:40 AM

Hang in there amanda, I know it's not easy! Have they started you on any of the meds yet? I'm sorry I took yesterday off on you. I was hurting pretty bad again. Who in the world putts a shoulder out picking up their pocketbook? I mean who does that? I do! :( It's finally feeling a bit better today, so I will be checking in now and then today.

I'm glad the nausea has settled down and I hope it stays that was. The nwxt week or two is still going to be rought, I'm not going to lie to you. But you can do this and soon it will be a memory.

Mar 19, 2016 6:41 AM

Oi, I can't type for beans though. LOL *next* *rough*

Mar 19, 2016 7:49 AM

Ann, no not yet. Starting Diamox after the tap is done hopefully. And I hope some kind of pain relief is prescribed as well. Advil no longer working.

Mar 19, 2016 8:14 AM

Ugg, I was hoping they would start you on it before the tap! That's still over a week away! I don't know what they are thinking! The best advice I can think of right now is to keep your head as low as you can till then, it should help to keep the pressure down a little bit. Hopefully you have someone that helps you with meals and other things.

Mar 19, 2016 9:33 AM

Ann, I do have one more question. I'm not supposed to have anything to eat or drink 4 hours prior to tap. Does this necessarily mean I'm getting some sort of IV sedation?

Mar 19, 2016 10:28 AM

I didn't have any sedation, that I remember anyway, the not eating and drinking before hand is because they don't want you to aspirate. The tap will make you very, very nauseous. I vomited after the second and third ones, but not after the first one. It was a few hours after, I'm not sure if it was the long car ride after, or if it was walking back to the car after and not being able to be completely flat for the hour and a half car ride home.

And please ask any and all questions you have. I'll try to answer each and every one, if I can.

Mar 19, 2016 10:35 AM

Thank you. Going to try to take a nap and keep the headaches at bay for now.

Mar 19, 2016 10:38 AM

I should be here later have a good rest

Mar 19, 2016 5:53 PM

Yep, I'm down for the night already. No can cope right now.

Mar 19, 2016 6:40 PM

Amanda, at the risk of sounding like a beast, I have to say this to you. It comes from a good place and I need you to remember that. I know you've been under a lot of stress with all of your abscesses, all the landings, IV antibiotics (course after course which is also killing off your "good" bacteria), the pending corneal transplant and now, going for a spinal tap because of your pseudo Tumor Cerebri. You NEED to cope!! You need to put things into a perspective that will make you look at what's happening in a less stressful way. Stress takes a horrible toll on our bodies, making our pain worse, making our moods low, making our blood pressure (among other things) to become erratic, etc.. I feel horrible all this is happening to you but you must remember that your doctors are on top of this and have a plan of action that is sound and to your benefit. I think you need to focus more on what is happening in your life during the moments that are happening NOW!! Look, we're ALL guilty of looking ahead and worrying about appointments, procedures, what's going to happen during those moments and there's nothing we can do about any of it until the moment arrives. I have done the very same thing on many occasions so believe me, I'm not in any way saying that you're not doing something that's not normal. Perhaps if you speak to your Pastor, a doctor you trust or even your Mom. Ask her to bring your 2 year old Niece to see you. That smile and get sitting in your lap and telling you that she loves you will both calm your spirit and make it soar!! Think of peaceful things. Be kind to yourself instead of staying in the pit where you're only going to feel worse. It's Spring, go outside and sit in the sunshine for a little while. Bring a chair outside your apartment and a book and read a bit. The sun with all of its benefit will make you feel better as well.
Amanda, I wish you nothing but the best and I wish that you didn't worry so much. Everything will come and be taken care of and before you know it, it will all be finished. You know that you have my hand to hold and there are many folks in the community who will offer you the same support, love and prayers that I do. So, please, Amanda. Don't let the good moments of your life pass you by with nothing but up and coming bad ones (which may not end up so bad). Try to find a reason to smile or laugh each day, remember your faith. God loves you and if he leads you to it, he'll see you through it. Listen to some uplifting music, take the time to breathe, deeply, and smell the fresh Spring air. No matter how insignificant these things may seem, they're not. They will make your days more bearable and your thoughts more pleasant. Sending you gentle, supportive {{Hugs}} and prayers that you implement some of these things into your days to make them better. Hang in there!!! 💕🙏🏻🌻😊

Mar 19, 2016 8:17 PM

Alwayz, that was very loving advice. Sometimes we can look ahead at things so much and they scare the heck out of us. The future events keep us from living now and the fear causes physical problems, at least it has me until I started changing my thinking. I use to have panic attacks two times a day. Now I have them like once a month. It helps us when we live in the moment because we can't change the future. What is going to happen is going to happen. You just have to live the best life you can.

Mar 19, 2016 8:22 PM

Thanks, Profiler!! That really means a lot to me. I appreciate your support and confident that you always instill in me. You're friendship is very dear to me and I am so glad that our paths have crossed. You're such an awesome guy!!! I always remember you in my thoughts and daily prayers. {{{Hugs}}} 💕🙏🏻🌻😊

Mar 20, 2016 4:21 AM

Profiler and Alwayz, now that I've had a chance to get some sleep and let both of your words marinate, all I can say this morning is thank you. That really helped as I have woken up in a much better frame of mind today. The words that come to mind again this morning are live, laugh, love.

Mar 20, 2016 10:30 AM

Amanda, that really makes me happy to hear. I hope your day is filled with sunshine, love and laughter!! {{{Hugs}}} 💕🙏🏻🌻😊

Mar 20, 2016 10:59 AM

Amanda, I too am sorry for the discomfort you experienced. I believe peppermint tea is good for nausea... Or stomach aches... I think nausea. My doc prescribed me something for when I am nauseated. She also prescribed me something for my headache but my Cardiologist says it's not good for my heart so I do not take it unless I feel like if I do not do something for my headache I will have a heart attack anyway! : ). I am now seeing a neurologist for my headaches and tremors. I am glad rest and relaxation along with the supportive words from your friends here has brought you to a better place.
Alwayz, WOW! I needed what you said. Were you in my diary?? You were spot on. Words of wisdom , experience, and from the heart. Thank you for saying the tough stuff I know I needed to be reminded of and to hear. So although it was for Amanda you gave me a loving well needed
"spanking" . I have had some worries about the future. And although it seems I type that calmly it has my anxiety increased. You are so right that God has us all in His hand. He tells us not to worry. He will take care of us. We need to say daily... "I trust God". So bless you Alwayz and Amanda... May God bless you both! As well as everyone else suffering with chronic pain. 🙏🏽

Mar 24, 2016 11:53 AM

If still nauseated, try OTC Emetrol

Mar 24, 2016 1:14 PM

Flappys, it seems to have subsided somewhat for now, but thank you.

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