Relief from nausea
I have been tapering klonopin,switched to valium, for a year now. Have come a ways but still have a way to go. Nausea was one of the biggest issues, with resultant appetite and weight loss.
Tried the usual Rx (zofran, phenegran, compazine), and also ginger and CBS tincture. None worked over time. So I was lucky to get myself referred to a Symptom Specialist at Duke. He prescribed 15 remeron and 2.5 mg zyprexa. This was too sedating, so I cut these back to a tolerable dose, taken at night. The combination works better than anything I've tried.
If I have episodes during the day, I take .625 mg. zyprexa. Appetite and weight have improved.
Hope this will help someone else who is in "nausea hell".
Would like any feedback. Thanks!
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Hi, @clutch – Thane for sharing your experiences with combating nausea. Was the taper off of the clonazepam (Klonopin) the primary source of the nausea, or do you believe it was a side effect at all of the diazepam (Valium) you started taking?
@lisalucier, It started when I was tapering the klonopin, and continued with the valium. Perhaps as a result of too fast of a taper with klonopin. Hard to pinpoint, exactly. Still have episodes now, but more in control.
Would like to hear others' experience with nausea and tapering benzos.
Thanks for the response.
Let's see if perhaps some of the other members who have mentioned tapering off of clonazepam (Klonopin) or diazepam (Valium) may have experienced any nausea, @clutch, like @2bzyboys @mmussak @johnhans @falon @parus. @anniegk and @guener also may have some thoughts for you.
Are you noticing any patterns with when the nausea comes up in recent episodes?
Hi dear ladies. I've found from my dearest precious little sis, that ginger root helps with nausea, that's only natural and ginseng helps to relax from anxiety hope this helps you guy's through this winter . If you try it and it helps let me know ? Please tc keep smiling walking whether you inside or outside in your precious countryside enjoy , imagine your walking in summer if that helps write about ways to increase your walks even if you park father away from the office or your place of work or get off the bus stop before your. This makes your suffering less. Enjoy whatever you do look for positive things whether in family and friends or outside traveling, help each other open the door to better understand of others looking for good in everyone. What you can't change except , temporary this is you health I really hope this is help to some. Kind regards swift smile that you share is always happily received:-)
@lisalucier, yes usually after meals. The heavier the meal, the more nausea there is to deal with.
Ginger does help some and I use it quite often. The small ginger chess seem to work best, along with liquid ginger.
I have periodic nausea in the mornings that can be difficult to get over, even with Zofran. My unfortunate go-to solution is to inhale/swallow until I vomit. 🙁 I haven't pursued this with my physician, because the episodes are less frequent now than in the past. I should probably bring it up at my next appointment, as it has not gone away, and it does distress me.
@guener, are you tapering a benzodiazepine?
Either way, I would suggest following it up with your physician.