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LMS

Nausea after eating

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Hi Everyone,

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

 

 

Loren

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Hi LMS,

 

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.


Warm and gentle hugs,

 

Pamela

ISN Support Specialist

International Scleroderma Network (ISN)

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Hi LMS:

 

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.


Tru

 

It is what it is...........

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Hi Loren,

 

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.

 

Dave

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I've been trying to stay away from things that will give me a terrible reflux in the middle of the night and then I have to be up all night after drinking this GI Cocktail to stop the burning. But just last night all we had was steak and rice and I was so nauseated all night it was terrible. I'm finding that eating anything at all leaves me nauseated. I also have to force myself to eat as I never am hungry and could easily go without eating. Before I thought it was from the chemo drug but I haven't been on that for some time now and still have it so I have no idea. It's just frustrating.

 

Warm hugs.

 

Peggy

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Thanks Dave,

 

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. :lol:

 

Loren

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