In the 2007 FLM I became nauseous at 7 miles after taking a Gel, and it continued all the way to the end, getting worse and worse. By the end I had chest pains and took myself off the medical tent.
I was also puzzled because after my three longest training runs I'd felt sick when I finished, and rough for the rest of the day.
Talking things through with my GP I've tried Lansoprazole, which are gastro-resitant capsules. The idea is that they inhibit too much stomach acid being created, because it looks like I have a reflux problem, and when I'm running long distances it creates the problems I suffered in London and my training. Presumably the acid splashes up instead of remaining in the stomach, and causes the pain/nausea.
When I took a dose earlier this year it made a tremendous difference to some races I took part in, although a second supply seems to be having slightly less effect. I'll see how it goes.
Posted: 06/09/2007 at 15:04