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Dr. Kathryn Peper
Board Certified, Internal Medicine
32 years in practice
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Sudden nausea out of nowhere throughout the day, only waiting it out helps. Tums don't help. Waking up in the night sometimes, what are the causes?

Dr. Kathryn Peper
Board Certified, Internal Medicine
32 years in practice
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Sudden nausea out of nowhere throughout the day, only waiting it out helps. Tums don't help. Waking up in the night sometimes, what are the causes?

Rule out pregnancy: There are many, many causes of nausea. In women with nausea, the first and easiest thing to check is whether you are pregnant. Vitamins and birth control pills can cause nausea. If it is persisting more than a few days, see your doctor for a check up. ...Read more

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Dr. Linda Delo
Board Certified, Family Medicine
30 years in practice
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Nausea before and after eating, terrible acid, nighttime vomiting. Tums useless, famotidine helps a little. It's been weeks. Help?

Dr. Linda Delo
Board Certified, Family Medicine
30 years in practice
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Check gallbladder: You should see your doctor. I would most likely start with an ultrasound of the gallbladder. ...Read more

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Dr. Albert Pizzo
Board Certified, Family Medicine
55 years in practice
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The past 4 or 5 days i've been experiencing nausea and headaches when i eat. Tums and Zantac don't help, and it is worse at night. Help? Not pregnant

Dr. Albert Pizzo
Board Certified, Family Medicine
55 years in practice
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The past 4 or 5 days i've been experiencing nausea and headaches when i eat. Tums and Zantac don't help, and it is worse at night. Help? Not pregnant

Nausea, headaches: There are many possibilities. You may have an infection or reaction to something you are using or substance you are taking or exposed to. Best to see your doctor for a check up about this problem. ...Read more

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Dr. Mary David
Board Certified, Obstetrics and Gynecology
2016 years in practice
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Heartburn. .indigestion. .nausea.. stomach gas and then I vomit EVERYTIME its time for bed.. water helps alittle.. (33wks) takes Zofran & tums.. help!

Dr. Mary David
Board Certified, Obstetrics and Gynecology
2016 years in practice
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Heartburn. .indigestion. .nausea.. stomach gas and then I vomit EVERYTIME its time for bed.. water helps alittle.. (33wks) takes Zofran & tums.. help!

Elevate bed: Elevate the head of your bed. Avoid spivey foods and caffeine. Simethicone can help. Frequent small meals but nothing for about 3 hours before bed. All of these can help and remember that it will end and will all be worth it when you are holding that beautiful baby. ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Board Certified, Psychiatry
20 years in practice
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Does Tums treat nausea?

Dr. Heidi Fowler
Board Certified, Psychiatry
20 years in practice
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Does Tums treat nausea?

Tums –: Tums (Calcium Carbonate) is indicated for the treatment of indigestion, stomach upset & heart burn (as well as calcium deficiency). However, some people report that it helped with their nausea. ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Board Certified, Psychiatry
20 years in practice
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What is better for nausea Tums or pepto?

Dr. Heidi Fowler
Board Certified, Psychiatry
20 years in practice
532M people helped
What is better for nausea Tums or pepto?

Nausea: Indications for Tums is Tums indigestion, heart burn & calcium deficiency. Indications for Pepto Bismol is indigestion, heartburn, nausea, diarrhea & upset stomach. Pepto Bismol is more likely to impact nausea. ...Read more

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Dr. John Baker
Board Certified, Neurology
9 years in practice
434K people helped
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Having nausea side-effect with Lexapro even if taken with food. Can i take Tums or another antacid to address?

Dr. John Baker
Board Certified, Neurology
9 years in practice
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Having nausea side-effect with Lexapro even if taken with food.  Can i take Tums or another antacid to address?

N: That is a good first choice of tx. Make sure you feel completely normal before retaking it. ...Read more

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Dr. Charlene McEvoy
Board Certified, Pulmonology
30 years in practice
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Why do I get nausea every night? Me and my body are getting tired of having to take pepto bismol or Tums to deal with it, just to sleep. :(

Dr. Charlene McEvoy
Board Certified, Pulmonology
30 years in practice
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Why do I get nausea every night? Me and my body are getting tired of having to take pepto bismol or Tums to deal with it, just to sleep. :(

Gastritis or GERD: I suspect you may have either gastritis (inflammation of the stomach lining) or gerd (gastroesophageal reflux disease or acid reflux). Diet (caffeine, chocolate, alcohol), tobacco, medications (ibuprofen for example), and infections (h. Pylori) can all be possible causes for the inflammation. I would suggest you see your primary care doctor to discuss symptoms and possible treatment options. ...Read more

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Dr. Humaira Hashmi
Board Certified, Gastroenterology
19 years in practice
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I have a dull pain in my upper abdomen indigestion, nausea and feeling of fullness. Have tried Maalox, tums, Pepto bismuth, all to no avail.

Dr. Humaira Hashmi
Board Certified, Gastroenterology
19 years in practice
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I have a dull pain in my upper abdomen indigestion, nausea and feeling of fullness. Have tried Maalox, tums, Pepto bismuth, all to no avail.

Reflux: Try taking Prilosec over the counter . Avoid spicy food and limit caffein intake . If symptoms worse advise to see a physician ...Read more

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Dr. Jeffrey Oppenheimer
Board Certified, Neurosurgery
32 years in practice
332K people helped
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Went to bed with terrible stomach pain and nausea. I took two Tums and two extra strength Tylenol. I woke up at midnight still in terrible pain so I took 4 ibuprofen. Then I woke up at 2am and was still feeling miserable so I took a xanax. I fell back

Dr. Jeffrey Oppenheimer
Board Certified, Neurosurgery
32 years in practice
332K people helped
Went to bed with terrible stomach pain and nausea.  I took two Tums and two extra strength Tylenol.  I woke up at midnight still in terrible pain so I took 4 ibuprofen.  Then I woke up at 2am and was still feeling miserable so I took a xanax.  I fell back

No ibuprofen: Could be indigestion caused by increased acid in your digestive tract. Ibruprofen, naprosyn, advil- all of the class of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory agents, would be the wrong choice for medication. Try alka selzer, baking soda or water or peptobismal. If persists, ER visit might be indicated as there might be something going on such as appendicitis or an acute problem in your abdomen. ...Read more

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