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Left knee replaced, nauseating sensation after dinner, tingling in the operated area. Taking vitamin supplements. Advise?

Hi Doc, my mom had a left knee replacement on 4th April. Recovery is good, she is doing her regular exercises, but she has nauseating sensation in the night after dinner and cannot sleep due to heavy tingling sensation in the operated and non operated leg. She has stopped all the painkillers since last 4 days. She is only taking vitamin supplements ie refiner on and gem cal and vit C. Can u advise.
Asked On : Sat, 27 Apr 2013
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Hi, nausea could be due to antibiotics and pain killers, can persist for a few days after stopping. It could also be due to vitamin supplement (it has a typical smell). Lastly, Gemcal could be taken a half hour before meals, calcium when mixed with food can form insoluble salts and result in nausea & flatulence. Tingling in the legs points out to a nerve/ spine related problem (also could be related to Diabetes if she has the condition), and will benefit from Pregabalin+ Methylcobalamin preparations like Lyrica75 in consultation with you doctor.
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