Nausea, huge weight loss

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    Edited by: Salloukd - 22/11/2015 08:36

    My mum's has rapidly deteriorated, for the last 3 weeks she has been bringing up all her food, she's tried most supplement drinks, however even these she is bringing up. Her dr has told her to he doesn't want to prescribe fortisip for some unknown reason. He hasn't referred her to hospice, she used to go to hospice when first diagnosed with cancer. Would a syringe driver with anti nausea meds be a solution? If so, how could we get her on one? The Dr has been over a few times to visit, but doesn't appear to think that her vomiting is a problem, however it's leaving her very weak. Any advice would be great.

  • Moderator - Posts: 18
    23/11/2015  16:14

    Hi Salloukd, I'm sorry to hear your mum is having these problems, it's distressing as well as leaving her feeling weak. We aren't able to give specific medical advice on the community, so you would need to talk to a health professional about the vomiting. Besides going back to your GP, you could talk to your district nurse who may be able to help and may also refer your mum to a specialist nurse (such as Marie Curie or Macmillan). It might also be worth getting in touch with the hospice again as your mum is already known to them.  

    We do have some information on our website about managing symptoms including vomiting https://www.mariecurie.org.uk/help/terminal-illness/manage-symptoms/feeling-sick-vomiting which might also be helpful. I hope the symptoms start to improve, let us know here on the community how you get on. Jane

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