Nausea in the elderly

ginnierApril 21, 2007

Just checking in to see if there'd be some cause of this nausea that my elderly mom is experiencing... I think she's eating okay, she's had trouble with a cough, and is almost over it, but she's still coughing up some crud. My hubby thinks it might be just taking her meds on an empty stomach. This morning after breakfast, she said that "she was trying" to throw up. To me, that means more than nausea. But she's trying to pass if off as nothing. I say, Hmmmm something amiss.... Any opinions??

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alot of meds are made to be taken with food or milk and can cause a upset stomach when not taken as directed,can also be a side effect to any new meds.
you said your mom is getting over a cough, could be sinus drainage running down makes some people fill sick to there stomach, this time of year its very common and the cough seems to hang on, if thats the cause of her cough she might need something to help with getting the mucus up.
just some ideas for you to check out, hope she feels better soon

    Bookmark   April 22, 2007 at 9:05AM
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let her doctor know about this. It could just be a drainage from her sinus, or it could even be a side effect of some of her medication. There is a blood pressure medicine that will casuse coughing.

From my own personal quirky experience, I cannot handle the big multi-vitimins pills. No matter when I take them or how, I will get very nauseated a short while afterwards. So I take the Flintstones chewable kid vitimins instead.

    Bookmark   April 22, 2007 at 12:15PM
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She's still coughing up a bit of phlegm, but doesn't seem to be hockering it into a kleenex like she was before Easter. Maybe it's getting into her tummy and upsetting it a little. Luckily this morn, she seems to be feeling pretty perky. And the idea of the big vitamin causing some stomach upset is possible...I just started her back on her Centrum Silvers. She just does not eat very much; but she doesn't DO much either...luckily she can still walk down to their dining hall (and back again). Their room is 150 yards from their elevator, so she gets a bit of a walk each day. Other than that, it's sit and watch TV or do sedendary things. Thanks everybody!!

    Bookmark   April 22, 2007 at 3:54PM
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Connie Kru

I know that my nephew was having stomach problems-nausia and throwing up. Come to find out it was his tonsil-very infected. So I would think a sinus infection might do the same thing.

    Bookmark   April 22, 2007 at 7:43PM
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