Nausea after eating
Posted 10 March 2008 - 08:26 AM
I am currently being worked up for CREST. I have a titre of 1:640 centromere pattern. I already have the R, and today I went to get an x ray of my hands which I believe will show the C (I have multiple hard nodules on the palm side of my hands). I believe the E is starting. For the past 3 weeks I seem to get nausea with the smallest amont of food and a lot of burbing. Is this the start of another set of symptoms? Thanks
Posted 10 March 2008 - 08:47 AM
It does sound that what you are experience could certainly be the beginning of E. That part of the disease is quite common amongst us all. Here is a link that discusses some of the problems that can take place with the Esophagus. I hope that it helps.
Posted 10 March 2008 - 10:59 AM
I have been diagnosed with CREST. I do have the Raynaud's, also the calcifications but on my arm as opposed to hands. As far as the "E" part of it, I take Nexium, but to be honest, I think it's also due to the fact that I like a great deal of acidic foods.
It is what it is...........
Posted 10 March 2008 - 11:17 AM
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Posted 11 March 2008 - 03:47 AM
I have diffuse scleroderma and this was one of the very early signs with me. I used to have a huge appetite and ate just about everything. However, rather suddently, I was unable to eat foods, even a small amount gave me nausea and I began to vomit regularly. At times I had to be placed on TPN or IV nutrition, although the chemo didn't help matters either in this regard. I ended up losing alot of weight. I have also found that Nexium has helped, although since my ins. co. won't pay for it, I have switched to Protonix, which I don't find helps as much. I also wake up regularly in the middle of the night coughing with an acidic mixture in my throat. Sucrulfate has helped this somewhat. My eating habits have changed dramatically. There are certain foods I just can't stomach anymore. You just kind of have to find what foods work for you and change your diet around. It is really an ongoing struggle. I have found that activia yogurts work for me, banannas and things of that nature. Breads, pizzA, red sauces and things like that I have alot of difficulty with. I have gone from eating steaks, burgers, PIZZA, big time italian dinners to yogurt, banannas, chicken, soup and eggs. I guess it is healthier eating, but I sure miss that stuff. You just have to keep testing and see what works for you. Good luck.
Posted 11 March 2008 - 04:26 AM
Posted 11 March 2008 - 06:31 AM
A big part of my diet consists of soup, small dry sandwiches and bananas. I do have some stored fat I can live off of in the meantime.