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Reglan, how effective is it and what other options are available?
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Mebs2468 posted:
My Mom was admitted to the hospital this past Monday due to severe nausea. She has undergone several tests and all have returned negative. The doctor seems to think she has neuropathy affecting her stomach causing some paralysis. He started her on Reglan last night but I understand this is a medication that can only be used for 4-12 weeks and may cause signficant side effects such as spontaneous involuntary movements. Question: Following the recommended use of Reglan, will the nausea return? If so, what other medication options does she have since she will no longer be able to use Reglan, provided Reglan is effective for this condition? Thank You!
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An_198114 responded:
I have been on it since December with no side affects. It has not help though! Good Luck!
 
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lynns1979 replied to An_198114's response:
I have taken it on and off for years and the only thing that has happened to me is that i have a B12Deficiency which I give myself shots. They had thought that I possibly had
Neuropathy but my B12 level came back well below normal. i have a book on it and it says that Neuropathy can sometimes be diagnosed when it is really the B12 deficiency. I would tell her to ask her Dr to check that, its just a simple blood test!
 
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lynns1979 responded:
I have taken it on and off for years and the only thing that has happened to me is that i have a B12Deficiency which I give myself shots. They had thought that I possibly had
Neuropathy but my B12 level came back well below normal. i have a book on it and it says that Neuropathy can sometimes be diagnosed when it is really the B12 deficiency. I would tell her to ask her Dr to check that, its just a simple blood test!


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