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Nausea is a sick feeling in your stomach that makes you feel like you have to vomit. Mild nausea can cause loss of appetite . Moderate to severe nausea usually causes some degree of vomiting .
Nausea can be a side effect of the following breast cancer treatments:
Arimidex (chemical name: anastrozole)
Aromasin (chemical name: exemestane)
Femara (chemical name: letrozole)
Evista (chemical name: raloxifene)
Fareston (chemical name: toremifene)
Faslodex (chemical name: fulvestrant)
Avastin (chemical name: bevacizumab)
Herceptin (chemical name: trastuzumab)
Tykerb (chemical name: lapatanib)
Nausea also can be caused by many of the pain medications you may be taking along with your breast cancer treatment, including naproxen sodium (one brand name: Aleve), Orudis (chemical name: ketoprofen), Indocin (chemical name: indomethacin), Relafen (chemical name: nabumetone), oxycodone (one brand name: OxyContin), D...
I have a 13 year old daughter that gets nauseated and sometimes stomach cramping with it about 4 times a year that usually lasts 2 days. She won't eat and can't go to school. She feels miserable during these times. i usually give her medicine for acid reflux (Nexium or Prilosec) with Mylanta and it has no positive effect. Could these be abdominal migraines? She has had nausea for the last day and a half with no stomach pain. She has a chronic condition of some sort. What do you suggest? Sara.
Yes, this could be abdominal Migraine. For more information, see Abdominal Migraine - The Basics .
Our suggestion? Take your daughter to the doctor to find out if this is abdominal Migraine or something else and what to do for her when these episodes occur.
Good luck, John Claude Krusz and Teri Robert
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