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cableguy

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My gastro doctor prescribed me Ondansetron oral solution. Has anybody had good or bad experience? I am a lineman and I am in the air on poles does it affect judgement? Thx everyone
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Read the warnings on the label.  This is generic for Zofran and usually suggested for the prodromal (warning) phase or active phase (vomiting) of a CVS episode.  Some find this medication to help with the actual vomiting but prolong the nausea.  Others do fine. For some it can make them drowsy.


 I am not sure at all about using this rather than more traditional medications for prevention of a cycle.  

Be sure to try this medication before you drive or climb or do anything that could be endangering yourself or others.

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I have to take zofran orally as a preventive medication. If I take it during the prodrome phase (an hour or so before vomiting starts) or during the active stage, it's too late and comes right back up. I get a bit of a headache but it seems to help.
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Oral solution? That could possible be difficult for someone during an episode. Some even struggle with the dissolving under the tongue pill. Can't imagine that drinking a solution would be easy if you were already emitting. 

I also agree that you see how you tolerate it before taking during or before work hours. 

Let us know how it goes.

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you have been doing this longer than me, I have done line work in the 80's 440v for dewatering trenching. as far as it goes for me zofran does nothing, just gives you something to say to the ER docs. you asked about the paper work once, you do not need to answer the questions if you go in with a binder of papers that answer all their Q's there is no need to be ashaimed or afraid to be there, the ladies here can advise you on the doc's. your last Dr should be able to give you records and there is no need to redo all this again.stop this and go back to you last Dr get your records and go in with the paper work you asked about months ago. it will answer all their Q's and if they will be willing to be humain they will give you the drugs your DR recomends to stop the episode. it is so simple! stop this!
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My records have not been released to my new doctor 4 months later. I probaly owe money to the hosp. Many years ago no one knew what CVS was. Barely a name back then. So many ER visits over the years. It went into remission once I left Md to come to Florida. Once I got to Go it came back with a vengeance so my research seemed like they were learning this was a problem and not an act. My new gastro doc in Florida has said no ATIVAN period. I asked for enough to stem a episode. Not a daily dose as addiction is very common. I went out of town to purchase another dog and of course the excitement started an episode and the ER doc did everything I asked and episode didnt last anywhere near normal.
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The out of town ER was able to stop the cycle or at least shorten it?  Hopefully you can get a copy of those records.
I am not at all sure the hospital ER can not send on your records to the requesting doctor.  A private MD can request the costs for copying and preparing the file but I would check with the treating facility regarding the reason your records are not being properly transferred.

If the doctor is part of the hospital system s/he should be able to access the records electronically.

There are more and more controls being put in place on potentially addictive medications.  Makes it difficult for those who do need these meds.  Maybe an anti anxiety off label med can be used along with something that also has sedating effects.  Benadryl or another sleepy type of antihistamine might be an option.  Several of the antiemetics are anti histamines.



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I will also add that you should ask for a different type of Anti-emetic (anti-nausea) besides zofran. There are several. We had to fight to get some of them out of the hospital.. but they work 1000xs better than Zofran. At times we rotate two different ones to keep the nausea at bay. 

I will also mention that we had difficulty with records at one point.. So I pay each time to get my own records. It can be costly.. but it was worth it to have all the information in one spot. 

I will also say that if the hospitals use the same systems.. (epic) then it shouldn't be hard to get the records transferred. Usually just a form saying you agree to the transfer. Try to stay on top of them processing it. Ask how long and call to followup.

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scooky1

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as far as I know all of your ER records are on line, mine are! those records belong to you and can not be held for ransum. please understand I in no way ment to make you feel bad or P.O. you, stay strong. zofran is a joke for us! you know as well as me, when you are in the room and the meds go in the tube, you can feel it and it stops.you know what I am saying. Stay Strong and go in with enough paper work that makes it so you have to say very little. dont fall off the line!
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