Originally Posted by ml1227
Aussiegirl2 and idwkia,
I seem to have the same problem. My nausea started with what I thought was a stomach bug back in July. The nausea just keep coming back. I would have a few good days and then the nausea would be back. Now i have it everyday. It seems to happen when I eat. When I wake up in the morning I am not nauseated. I have to eat very plain and lowfat foods which helps a little. I had an endscope, bloodwork, abdominal ultrasound, abdominal cat scan and they found nothing wrong with me. My GI Dr told me there was nothing he could do for me because my stomach is fine. I am now looking for a new doctor. I am begining to develop anxiety from this and it is making the nausea worse. I have been prescribed remeron. Do you have any experience with this drug. Any other advice would be greatly appreciated.
Ml1227 - welcome to this thread. Sorry to hear of your problem. It is very frustrating when a doctor says he cannot help.
I was also prescribed mirtazapine (Remeron), it is supposed to be very good for anxiety. It can also be very good for nausea. I have come across a few people who had their nausea almost cured by mirtazapine at 30mgs per day. Like all anti depressants it takes up to about 6 weeks to get the full effect.
During my illness I have come across other people who have had nausea and found various solutions. I will share them with you and you can perhaps work through them:-
1) You need to have a HIDA with CCK scan to check your gallbladder function as this can cause nausea when eating fatty foods. This would be useful for you as you say you feel sick after eating.
2) You could also have a gastric emptying study which checks to make sure your stomach is emptying properly as if it isn't this can cause nausea. This is called gastroparesis.
3) You could also try taking digestive enzymes as perhaps your system is not producing enough which can cause nausea when eating.
4) You could have become intolerant to certain foods. Intolerance can happen at any time in life. Check out food elimination diets. And also chack out fructose malabsorption.
5) If the Remeron doesn't work you could try Olanzapine. This is good for anxiety and nausea. Aussiegirl has found it very useful at 10mgs per day.
6) Anti-nausea drugs are: promethazine, ondansetron, metoclopramide, domperidone, cyclizine, prochlorperazine. Some people find relief from anything with ginger in it.
This should be enough to keep you going. Let me know how you get on.
Do you have any other symptoms other than nausea.
By the way, what country are you in?