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Metoclopramide anti nausea anyone?

Has anyone tried this? Got a busy day ahead and can't afford to feel this duff post MTX but equally don't want drug unless it works. I was prescribed this last summer for nausea.

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my mam takes it and i've pinched her tablets in the past when i'm floored wirh nausea- it works - but it makes me wheezy so if youre asthmatic be careful with it

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I'm not so going to have one now. I'm working in the hospital this afternoon so if I collapse I'm in the right place and I was prescribed it at least. Thanks so much for responding.

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I have these i am asthmatic and they suit me i just take one when i am feeling sick i hope this helps you xxx

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Thank-you!

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Its not a good drug to take long term for some reason, but if its only one day a week I can't see it would be a problem.

I take metoclopramide to help with slow stomach emptying, and I can't quite understand how it helps with other types of nausea, though folk say it does. With me, it really does make my stomach empty through, but then I can end up feeling too empty and hungry fairly soon after.

Did you ever get any of those seabands? I find they are great for nausea. Stopped me throwing up on the boat tonight anyway!

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Well that's kind of you to tell me your experience Earthwich. It said on the leaflet that its used for people on cancer medications who suffer from nausea so I guess its the right thing but it made no difference today I'm afraid. I see my GP in Monday so will ask him as it was prescribed by a locum. I did try sea bands but no go - I think MTX must be more powerful than even the Pentland Firth! Tilda x

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LOL

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Hope you got on ok with it. I also take it the day before and the day after my mtx injection. It does help but makes me really wiped out! I yawn for england and need to not drive. I've taken to having half a tab (5mg) on the day after as i feel better but less drugged. Do hope you got on ok on it x

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I am feeling better tonight thanks - 24 hours the nausea seems to last for. I prefer the Buccastem tablets to be honest as the metoopromide doesn't seem to make any difference with me - although I only had one (it says 3 a day on packet). Buccastem makes me very sleepy though and the rheumy told me to only take it on the night of MTX and the night after - which is okay but it only lasts a few hours as an anti-emetic. I've decided to change my MTX day to Friday as I'm finding Wednesdays impossible and I have too much work on to be this wiped out each week! Thanks to you all for the advice. Tilda xx

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I don't take it any more as it doesn't seem to work for me. Might try the Buccastem tablets Tilda, anything is worth a try if it helps with the nausea!

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Buccastem works for me but I think that's partly because of the foul taste I get and you put these tablets under your top lip and let then dissolve slowly - and this helps me with horrid post MTX taste as they taste quite nice (well its all relative!) but as I say they do make me terribly sleepy. Tilda xx

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