Has anyone else thrown up for weeks after surgery no matter what you take for nausea or pain and any other medication? I have taken meds that I have had before that I never threw up on, but seems after brain surgeries I throw up for weeks. I hate it so much. Makes my head feel that much worse w/ all that movement. I gotta get off here as I am nauseated and in so much pain right now. I threw up not long ago.
I am so sorry to hear that you are having so much nausea and vomitting, I am pre-op but I can understand that the nausea and vomnitting constantly is just so miserable. My thoughts and prayers to you :)~~
Yes! I'm 3 weeks post-op and still struggling with finding the right medication combo. I (naively?) thought that by this time I would be getting off the medications, but it's not working out that way. The headaches are ridiculous. I actually stopped ALL of my medications after not being able to get ahold of the doctor. My stomach felt so much better, but my neck and head - not so much. Finally my husband got through to the doctor after 3 days and they subscribed a promethergan suppository to take with dilaudid (my new pain med after surgery) and carisoprodol (soma - my muscle relaxer before surgery). The combo seems to help, but the time period between taking them leaves a lot of gaps in relief. Motion, movement, etc, just worsens the dizziness, nausea, and vomiting. These symptoms all started in the hospital where I literally woke up in the middle of the night, hit the button, and said "I'm gonna be sick." Fortunately, my mom was in the room and grabbed the ole pink bucket in time to let it loose. Holy crap that hurts. And it got even worse at home. I have no idea how to really try to get medications that work for me, so I'm doing my best to suck it up. It makes it extremely difficult to be a mommy of 3 right now, for sure. I keep telling myself it gets better but I just don't know. My kids are home schooled and it has always worked so well for us. But now I find myself wondering if putting them in school would take some of the pressure off of them and get them involved in the activities we used to do. We always had so much fun just digging into facts and learning what we wanted to and how it related to now. And I'm having a hard time doing that anymore. Not sure if any one else has this problem, but speaking is difficult. It hurts my head if I talk too much. I have 5, 8, and 10 year old kids. Talking is sooo important. We've always been very close, but I've also always had them involved in other activities to see how others handle things. I'm having a hard time with that. We used to start and end our days with long walks or bicycle rides. Those have been few and far between since our accident 9 months ago. The kids used to play sports and dance, and I can't get them there! I feel like such a failure! But now I see that I can mix up a lot of this exploration and discussion just by really exploring our many magazines and writing and art projects. I'm looking forward to feeling better and being more of the guiding force that they're accustomed to, but I'm also thankful for their experiences of having to look at these things in new ways and question everything. My 5 year old was reading at a late 1st grade level and so excited about it, now he's just not interested. I'm working on it as best I can. Homeschooling really works best for my kids - pick a project, learn as much as you can about it, and enlighten the rest of us. I sometimes think sending them to school on a daily basis would take a load off of my mind, but I would miss them and constantly wonder if they were getting what they need. I always keep that option open and none of them want to go back to that.
they like the freedom to choose what to study. They like that I can guide them on research principles, They like that I'm here. And you know what? I like that they're here! We used to do all kinds of crazy field trips and fantastic experiments. I'm looking forward to getting back to that. We're taking April off of serious learning and just trying to do fun stuff and slide our way back into our routines of painting and creating and analyzing and serious discussion. And I'm just so thankful that they're been through this journey with me and understand that sometimes I Just need to lay down in a dark room with a million ice packs before we can proceed. I have good, compassionate kids. And I want to make sure they get as much out of this as they can. I'm a work in progress. And for someone that has always been known as the person who has it together and always has answers for anyone, this has been a difficult realization. But I'm still me and I'm confident that I can still do what's best. My kids will ask me a question (want to play clue) and I cry because it just seems like too much. Me - the former play anything, any time momma, just can't do it. Me, the bake goodies and experiment in the kitchen - I just can't do it. I t's hard. It's so hard. And I keep praying that it'll get easier. My older girls (8 and 10) seem to understand pretty well, but my 5 year old son gets his heart hurt <-- his words. He deals with anger toward the guy that hit us last June. But he's so sweet.
Wow, I completely rambled and I am so sorry. I just guess this has been on my mind. To make a long story short, YES,, I have 3 weeks post-op and I still deal with nausea and vomiting and it is miserable. I, too, have not found a good medication combo that really helps. I wish you all the best!!!! If you find something that works, let me know :)
I came across this diaxuasion looking for answers abt my mom. She had a tumor removes from her brain on dec 7 2012. She has since then been throwing up conatantly. At least 1 -2 times a hr. she is dehydrated and has been in the hospital in ICU since then. She can't keep any food down and is so weak. It is draining her. She has had tubes down her throw, a trach put in, and has since gotten pneumonia which complicates everything. She has been life flighted and is doing okay for now. But continues to throw up. Anyone has this and maybe help! All the doctors are stumped and have tried adjusting we meds, etc. nothing helps. Thank u for ur input! My family is all at a loss right now.
Hi ...I am so sorry ur mom is going thru so much....
This is a support forum for those with Chiari, and we do have surgery which could be similar to what ur mom had, but I am not sure if the way we respond to surgery could be the same as many of us do have related issues as a result.
Vomiting post op could indicate a CSF leak....have they checked ur mom for one?
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