Nausea from back pain?

Nausea from back pain?

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Nausea from back pain?

Hi All -
Does anyone else get nausea from their thoracic back pain? Sometimes I feel like my pain in so deep in my back it feels almost like it's reached my stomach internally and is making my back hurt. It's hard for me to tease this apart though, because occasionally my back hurts so bad it's almost like the pain makes my stomach hurt, plus my pain causes a rapid heart rate which can make you sick to your stomach as well. Add to all that icky pain meds that make the tummy oh so unhappy and it's really confusing!

So can anyone help me clear this up? Is it possibly that it's my back pain itself that's making my stomach hurt? If so, what can I do other than eat pepto (which really doesn't help all that great). I've lost 17 pounds in the past month alone because of this - I just have no appetite, and have been experiencing lots of vomiting when I do eat which I'm attributing to my Lyrica and Fentenayl. I was only 120 pounds to start with, so I just look terrible now that I'm at about 100lbs. I really want to gain weight back, but with my tummy feeling icky I have to force myself to eat anything during the day.

I went to my PCP about this, and she gave me two meds: one that's normally Rx to take every day to treat acid reflux, and another to take when I'm having these episodes of vomiting to treat the nausea. It's normally Rx for people dealing with nausea from chemotherapy so I know it should be strong enough, but it's really not working. I go back to my PM doctor on Tuesday, so I'll ask him about it too.

Any suggestions would be so appreciated....

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Joined: 06/19/2008 - 5:23pm
hi Janiel

ohh man sorry for the nausea. it only gets that way round toward the end of the week,and only if ime pushing the red so to speak, theres obligations in life and sometimes ya gotta power through...but dang to have this all the time? ime sorry for that, maybe check with a nuero to see if there is a connection..i hope you find releaf real soon!
If you can try to find foods wth a high BV(Biological value) that way you can keep your strength up.
keep that chin up and i hope you find waht you need from the docs.ask the pharmacist about those liquid protien drinks,or meal replacement drinks,and see if they are compatable to your meds and dietary needs

TerriJV (not verified)

I have gotten very nauseas from being in pain.
Pain to my knowledge will do that to alot of ppl. Especially when certain meds are involved also.
It hasn't happened lately to me. But I did loose 30 lbs when I was in alot of pain and knowone seemed to figure out the problem. (mabye tests would of helped) but hey some ER's are just lazyyyyyy..
This is something to really bring up to your dr.
It could be something else causeing you to be nauseas and not your pain.
After taking years of motrin etc. I developed very big ulcers and was so nausea's I could only get down soup.
Not saying what it is at all. But just an example.

Please call that dr and tell them whats up hun.
Hope you feel better soon!!! I feel your pain.

Take care
Terri smiley ;)