If her problem with nausea seems to be like yours, would you share your experience here on the Message Board? Do you experience nausea - and yet tests come back normal?
Janet would really appreciate your help! Thank you!!
Here is her letter:
" One reason my family doctor is unsure whether or not my nausea is caused by adhesions is because, theoretically, the nausea would be caused when I get partial bowel blockages from them. Yet when I have episodes of unremitting vomiting and end up in ER, X-rays show no partial bowel blockages. Do you know if adhesions in an of themselves can give nausea? I realize that this might be a question for a doctor, but I've found out the hard way that often lay people who have researched an area know more than many doctors about that area.
You asked what medications I am on. Since the pain is infrequent and often not that bad, I am not on pain meds. Nausea, however, is a real curse. When I can't handle it anymore I take promethezine. I've tried lots of other drugs, nothing else works.
You also asked about constipation. That is only a problem if I take promethezine too often. (Since it wipes me out, I try to avoid it.) I am more likely to have diarrhea, which I have read can happen with partial bowel obstructions."