Vagus nerve and nausea

I've been researching the the connection between nausea (not with gastroparesis) and vagus nerve issues - is anyone familiar with this?

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I researched this with dizziness, neck injuries from a whip lash, and weak front of neck muscles.. they turned out to be so weak they caused the off feeling and nausea. It can be that easy.

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Wow. What did you do about it? What is the fix?

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I thought vagus nerve damage was linked directly to gp, at least with diabetes.

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Lotsa it is linked to GP, but it's a really long nerve that innervates many organs so I'm assuming this post is asking about areas of it that are not connected to the stomach.

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Thanks. I would like to know myself

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Thanks for the info....

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Although few articles directly linking vagus nerve damage to GP/stomach function, it does not take many logical steps to make the connection. The vagus nerve is cranial nerve (beginning innervation above spinal cord) and travels thorough out Gi system ending with the colon. Poor innervation, poor function of organs/Gi system.

Vagus nerve supports inner ear/balance, parts of heart, stomach, liver, kidneys, upper and lower GI tract.

There are many things that can damage this nerve: diabetes (which impacts all nerve function), surgical trauma (nicking, cutting, etc), trauma to body (car accidents, body blows, flu) and then there are genetic and auto-immune disorders that also disrupt proper nerve function. Depending other issues that are going on with each individual, the impact of vagal nerve damage varies with it's impact on body systems but also weather its dysfunction is permanent and/or chronic.

A fix? It appears there is none. There are ways to improve all nerve function assuming that they have not been severely damage, cut, or destroyed. Magnesium is a big one, on the molecular level, it helps with the chemical functioning of the nervous system.

It is so surprising to me that more neurological research is not focused on this one nerve as it is VITAL to human survival.

Peace to all

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Thank you all for bringing this up and commenting. I am now in 4th year of 24/7 migraine and gastroparesis and IBS -AR and also pre-diabetes. Nobody in the medical community has any idea of the tie ins and association of these conditions, and i also determined that the vagus nerve was the common denominator. Somehow mine seems to have been damaged and all my listed conditions came screaming in full bore at the same time...pain..yuck.

I am now trying Stemtech SE 2 supplement as recommended by my physiatrist which Possibly can help with repair at a basic cellular level........anybody have any experience with this product?

I just received new inversion table to maybe help stretch spine and relieve pressure on disks which may contribute to the med conditions stated. Anybody have any experience with inversion table for these conditions?

Again, thanks for posting

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great info - thanks!

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What sort of medical provider would one seek if suspecting vagus nerve dysfunction? Neurologist?

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I went to two neurologists for Migraine & Gastropareses. Neither knew didly squat about Vagus nerve "connections". My physiatrist who is a pain specialists said" most likely their is a connection" between the two conditions....but there is no medical "help" available.
That is why i am going to try inversion table to take pressure of spine and discs and Hope that stretching the spine helps settle the Vagus nerve issues. I also have other nerve related medical conditions....cross your fingers...

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Neurologists SHOULD know but it is many folks' experience that they are not helpful. I never sought out one as I have had previous experiences with the one practice in my area and was NOT happy with how they treated me. One of those "It is all in your head" experiences….

I got the most help from my D.O.--between supplements and cranial-sacral therapy.

My third GI specialist also was/is tuned into the neural-GI connection and added two meds to the cocktail that I take.

Some people have gotten significant relief with chiropractics--I tried and it made things worse. Acupuncture too seems to have helped some.

Again, it seems to depend on what is behind the diagnosis. . If diabetic, need to take one route; if autoimmune, there is another. Me, I got a horrible flu that turned in to pneumonia which then "sat" on my vagus nerve and left me vomiting/extremely nauseous. IP GPer, which means, they had no clue as to how to treat me :-) Unlike most GPer's I never had the bloating/pain--just the ceaseless vomiting and nausea.

Good luck with the inversion. Seems like a good idea, as this is sort of what the chiro attempted to do with me---stretch out my neck to relieve pressure on the vagal nerve.


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Collie Guy: Please keep us posted on how you make out with the inversion table. I give you credit for pushing forward to try & find an answer. I have currently curled up in a ball & am just riding out this bad spell. I need to take a page from your book.
Good luck!

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Tummy's article site reminded me... Is kangasue still posting? What brought me to the inspire site was a search for information on help for chronic men's pelvic pain and gp--was there a connection ? Searching for help for my son. In some convoluted way I ended up in a discussion somewhere on this site, the commonality possibly being blood supply. Kangasue was on something not available here in US, , used for heart issues, or was it seisure? .. having talked her general doc into letting her try. (Kangasue , if I have this all wrong, please excuse me and straighten me out) if my memory serves, she remarked that she might have tried niacin, had she known about that.
(Also in other discussions here at inspire, there has been mention of vagus nerve surgery. )
A dear dr. friend gets impatient with me for insisting that there has to be a common denominator at the bottom of the gp, colon problems, cpp, and lack of immunity but I believe there is and someone diligently searching is bound it find it..
In the meantime,.. after reading up on niacin, that we all need it, well, it's worth a try.
So much hope reading these posts. Thanks to all!

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I have suffered with Nausea for the past 4 years and it has only been in the past twelve months that I have had GI issues. I think I damaged my Vagus Nerve 5 years ago due to a bad fall from a horse. I have been told that I will get progressively worse over time due to the damage. I have lost my gag reflex, my resting heart rate can be as low as 40bpm and it am no athlete, I do not ever feel hungry, I have pyrexia of unknown origin, I have serious bouts of sweats, headaches daily, an overwhelming desire to lie down as my body can feel fine one minute then the next I don't have the energy to lift my arms up or hold onto anything. I have also suffered from oesophageal spasm and what I can describe as forgetting to breath and gasping for air whilst I am awake. I have tried everything to get my life back on track and am looking into transcutaneous vagus nerve stimulation. A Germany company are producing an earocular device that instead of having an implanted to stimulate the nerve you put this device into your ear. I just wondered if anyone has tried this or has had success with the implanted vagus nerve stimulator.

I am also trying deep breathing techniques along with Autogenic Therapy as I have been told that both of these can help stimulate the vagus nerve. Currently I am being treated with conventional medicine for each individual symptom but I also wondered if anyone has been given something specific for treating the dysfunctional Vegas nerve?.

Thanks :-)

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