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Nausea after knee replacement therapy
TMM92 posted:
My mom had knee replacement surgery on her left knee a little over 1 month ago. She has been experiencing severe nausea since coming home from the hospital. Her doctor advised her to stop her pain medication and see if that took care of the has not. She was prescribed phenergan for the nausea, but it doesn't help. She has lost about 18lbs and has to force herself to eat at all. She has no appetite and the nausea lasts all day and night. Has anyone else experienced this, and if so what did you do about it. Her doctor said she is stumped by it. My mom is becoming frustrated and experiencing depression because of this. Appreciate any help. Thanks!
1wareaglefan responded:
I wonder if it's a reaction from the anesthesia. I'm so sorry she's going through this. I had my right knee replaced a month ago. It's pretty rough!

Is she also having a lot of pain? It could also be the pain making her feel that way.
An_247274 responded:
Hello. My mom also just had a knee replacement and she has nausea very bad. She too has lost alot of weight, and was given zofran. It is not working. She is in a lot of pain and cries all the time. And my mom is not a crier she is more of a "Suck it up" kind of woman. She always says that when other people get sick. LOL I am wondering if you found a solution, If she goes off her pain meds then what is she going to do about the pain? Especially since the pain meds are not even helping her that much now. With none, I am afraid it will hinder her recovery. She is very depressed also. Any help or suggestions will be appreciated.
countrydarlin replied to An_247274's response:
How is your mom doing? Nausea is common after I threw up for 2 weeks and wasn't hungry for another 3...It does come back.and calm down..But make sure it's not her pain meds making her sick. and you said she cries with pain..tell her to take the pain medication...I know we all want to get off them but this is true pain she will need them. Like everyone says we're all different, but at least for now when the pain is so bad take the meds..AND don't let the pain get really bad before she takes her medication ,it's harder and longer for the pain meds to work and calm the pain down. Yor mom is NOT alone, beleive me. There are many of us out there, and no one needs to suck it up.we had our legs cut off and then rods hammered in them and put back together SO pain we will have.I guess we just want to see the good results too soon, But I'm sure we are going in the right direction! Give your mom my blessings and remember Don't let that pain get the upper hand take the medicine AND ICE them lots of ice and on all day and night if she needs it! Good luck!
Nauseashelp replied to An_247274's response:
I have had sever nausea for 2 months after my knee replacement. I don't know what to do anymore. I have lost 20 lbs and the doctors have not been able to help. I am starting to lose it.
stuartalanmartin replied to Nauseashelp's response:
I was given Opiod tablets very strong after my new knee (Due to i have a painkiller allergie)and was taking them from Sept until Dec and Wow what stupid dreams I was having I could not get a good nights sleep i was so to say filling imaginary boxes and turning round and round in bed all of the time ! I got myself off them in January thank god ! I think this Nausea is to do with your Painkillers try and get them changed or try and get off them
the pain is not that bad is it ? I would sooner pain than Nausea
arbob5 replied to stuartalanmartin's response:
Pain meds can cause nausea and constipation. So you win some, lose some. So frustrating, I know. With my surgeries, I decided I didn't like the side effects of pain meds so only took Tylenol. It worked so well and I was happy that I didn't have to put up with what the other pain meds can cause.
bluesalvia55 replied to Nauseashelp's response:
How are you feeling now? I am only 2 weeks post op with terrible nausea. I quit all pain meds one week ago, and still feel bad. Just hoping things got better for you.

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