I was wondering if anyone had any good techniques or even more information for managing nausea while on narcotic pain meds. I'm on oxycodone and get terrible nausea with it. I do better if I take it with food in my stomach, and if I keep my head completely still. The problem is the whole point in taking the pains meds is so I can be up off the couch and doing stuff, but any type of movement really sets off terrible nausea. I also get extremely car sick when I take it, so if I have to go anywhere I can't take it which is pretty problematic.
Do you think switching to a different type of pain med would make any difference? Is it pretty normal to have such severe nausea? I'm on a low starting dose, and have been on it a few months and some of the drowsiness and other side effects have gone away, but the nausea is still pretty bad. Is there anything else I can do to try to keep the nausea to a minimum?