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Any suggestions for vomiting and acid reflux cure?

My nausea is persistent, vomiting at least once a day and my acid reflux is horrendous at the moment to the point where even drinks make me feel sick. I've got stage 3 ckd and been diagnosed with iga nephropathy and on adipine BP tablets, not taking my anti sickness as they don't work anymore. Past couple of days I've been feeling a lot worse, went to go get my trusty gaviscon and read on there it's not to be used with kidney patients due to the high sodium levels etc so guessing that might be why I've felt worse! Now I'm stuck because it's the ONLY thing that helps my reflux and vomiting, anyone got any suggestions for anything else to try? Thanks in advance, Bex

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Sorry that you are going through this. I have it too but not consistently. When I get the nausea I have a cup of warm water with a teaspoon of apple cider vinegar and then a good squirt of fresh Lemon juice. I don't know why it works but it does for me.

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Hi Becks,

Sorry you feel so miserable. Have you tried ginger? Apparently ginger tea is especially good for nausea. Could this problem be related to a digestive issues rather than CKD and have you talked to a gastroentologist? They might be able to help. Hope you feel better soon.

Also, as we've discussed before, many ( though not all) IGAN patients have food sensitivities. By eliminating the foods you are sensitive to, you can reduce the reflux. I had reflux for years and it was before I knew I had kidney disease. I ate Tums a s Roland's and took Prilosec and Nexium and everything else. Only helped a little. Once I got the intolerances controlled it went away. Certainly there are many causes, but this could be a possibility. Here is a study done regarding gastrointestinal issues among IGAN patients. ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/209...

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Becks, Zazzel is so right about ginger. I cant believe I left it of my list of things that make me feel better. I buy fresh ginger root which is not expensive and keeps for ages in or out of the fridge. I cut up a few thin slices and add that to my hot water and lemon and cider vinegar and that always make me feel better.

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I just bought some ginger chews from VitaminShoppe and they do help me. I will have look for some ginger tea. Something about ginger is very soothing. How many of you sipped ginger ale when you were a kid and feeling sick😀 My Nephro also prescribed Phenergan which helps tremendously, though is also sedating.

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Thanks for all of your replies, I'll definitely try the lemon and ginger hot water I'm sure I even have some lemon and ginger teabags in somewhere! I actually ended up down at urgent care today and turns out I have an infection and my new BP tablets had caused it to take hold almost instantaneously so that would explain why I was feeling so horrendous! Going to speak to my nephrologist tomorrow to discuss other meds as none of the BP tablets seem to work! Thanks again for your help guys, much appreciated as always x

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And I will definitely try cutting some foods out too Zazzel to see if that helps going forward, just going to have a read of the article now thanks again for the info! X

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So glad you found the cause!!!! Hope you can find bp meds to work. Did they try you on Lisinopril? I went on it starting in July and it has not only helped my bp, but reduced my protein leaks and helped with anxiety.

Also, when I wrote this to you, I had been starting to have chest pains and stomach issues as well. I realized I had been eating apples daily. At certain times when ragweed pollen is high I can't eat apples. They are related somehow. In any case. I didn't eat apples the last few days and I'm back to normal! Crazy how one thing can affect so much else in our bodies.

Take care!

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Me too, I honestly felt on deaths door it was so strange! I haven't tried those but I will mention it, I'm seeing my nephrologist on Wednesday to get some ideas on what we do next, so far I've tried Adalat LA and Adipine but the adalat had no effect and the adipine didn't either! :(

Wow that is weird but at least you know the reasoning behind it and can check the pollen counts etc to keep an eye on it! I must admit I can't wait to be able to have your level of understanding of my own body, when I'm cutting out the certain foods is there a normal amount of time I need to be cutting them out for before I should notice any difference? Thanks again for your help!! Xx

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After 2-3 weeks of eliminating the food you should see a difference. Then you can try adding them back in one at a time to see if you get a reaction. For me, I noticed a much quicker negative reaction once my body was cleaned out from the food. It's still hard because I can eat some foods sometimes, but if I eat too many foods I'm sensitive within too short of time I can get just as bad of a reaction as if I eat a food I'm really sensitive too. There are a lot of helpful elimination diets on the web that might get you started. Good Keep us posted.

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When I feel nausea I chew a Tums and it goes away. I also pay close attention to the foods I eat at night. You did not what you drink. I only drink water. I use to drink wine with my dinner but I quit that over a year ago. I feel much better since then.

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Hello, I am an ESRD patient and I have a similar situation to you. I get nausea, vomit or gag when eating, and I vomit some times 1-2 times a day. My doctor recommended Prilosec (for acid reflux) as she said Gaviscon might not be good for kidney patients. And when I get nausea or dizziness I take ginger tea as well (as mentioned above) or chamomile tea. Hope this helps! And I hope your situation gets better !

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Becks,

Just checking in. Are you feeling any better? Did you find a solution? If you did, please share with us as it might help someone else. Thanks!

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Hi Zazzel!

I had been doing quite well up until a few days ago, hadn’t had much vomiting just the general nausea but the past few days have been awful even water doesn’t want to stay down and the acid is horrendous! I haven’t found anything that’s made a major difference yet but I’ve been taken off my BP tablets because they weren’t doing much to help and been referred to another nephrologist at the beginning of December so see what he says... how have you been? Hope you’re well! X

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I'm glad you felt good for awhile, but sorry you are feeling poorly now. I hope your new nephrologist is able to help. Hang in there!

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Just check if you have low stomach acid. Strangely, low acid can cause reflux too:

avogel.co.uk/health/digesti...

Years ago my naturopath said I had low acid production and wasn't digesting food properly. I went off the supplements he suggested. Later, I was tentatively diagnosed with IgAN (very early stages). I've been thinking - since IgAN is thought to be caused by circulating immume complexes, which in turn are caused by antibodies entering the bloodstream via the gut, perhaps digestion is the likely culprit.

I've begun drinking half a lime diluted with water in the mornings. I've found blood pressure flareups are helped by a teaspoon of activated charcoal with water at night. I cannot be sure if this will help you, but consider it.

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