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PostPosted: Sat Oct 23, 2010 3:30 pm 
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Any tips for dealing with nausea? I learned two days ago that I've got the beginnings of a kidney infection and was put on an antibiotic that doesn't agree with my stomach so much. I've tried to eat bland foods, but I had to take an hour nap this morning to cope with the nausea as I was finishing up my breakfast of toast with applesauce! I was already successful with mashed potatoes and tapioca pudding (with almost no sugar, just tapioca and soymilk), but I've gotten tired of those things already. I'm chowing down on Town House crackers now but need ideas of things that will not make me feel sick and give me energy to get healthy.


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Any tips for dealing with nausea? I learned two days ago that I've got the beginnings of a kidney infection and was put on an antibiotic that doesn't agree with my stomach so much. I've tried to eat bland foods, but I had to take an hour nap this morning to cope with the nausea as I was finishing up my breakfast of toast with applesauce! I was already successful with mashed potatoes and tapioca pudding (with almost no sugar, just tapioca and soymilk), but I've gotten tired of those things already. I'm chowing down on Town House crackers now but need ideas of things that will not make me feel sick and give me energy to get healthy.


Ask your doctor for an anti-nausea prescription. I forget the name of the stuff I always get, but it works well except it does make me super sleepy. A lot of doctors automatically give it with certain other meds; I also had it after surgery.

I have the same issue with antibiotics. I suspect it is worse for vegans because we don't have a huge built up tolerance for antibiotics found in animal products to correspond with the larger doses that are now being prescribed.

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 Post subject: Re: dealing with nausea
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Ginger! Ginger beer. Crystallized ginger. Ginger tea.

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 Post subject: Re: dealing with nausea
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Ginger! Ginger beer. Crystallized ginger. Ginger tea.


I second this. Strong ginger beer makes me feel good when I'm nauseous. The ginger bite and the bubbles are a great combo.

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 Post subject: Re: dealing with nausea
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This might sound gross, and it is, but my mom used to give me water that had maybe a teaspoon of baking soda in it. It always worked!


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Everyone always recommends lemonade to me. I can't remember if it's ever really worked or if it's just an old wives' tale, but it could be worth a try.

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Another ginger vote!


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 Post subject: Re: dealing with nausea
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I find that a tablespoon or so of apple cider vinegar in a glass of water is pretty helpful for nausea. (I completely got rid of my acid reflux that way, too.) It doesn't taste that great, but 5 minutes after I drink it, I feel totally fine. I'd imagine that the Braggs ACV ginger drink would be awesome for that, too, and probably tastes better.


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 Post subject: Re: dealing with nausea
PostPosted: Sat Oct 23, 2010 8:39 pm 
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Ginger is my first choice. Chamomile or peppermint teas can also help. When I have to take antibiotics, I make a concerted effort to add probiotics and prebiotics to my diet. Stick with bland foods and don't let your stomach get completely empty if you can help it. Ages ago I read an article about visualizing anti-nausea by "pushing" the nausea down your esophagus towards the stomach. I know it sounds goofy, but it works for me (unless I have the flu).

Good luck! Kidney infections are awful, so hugs and healing vibes to you!


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 Post subject: Re: dealing with nausea
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LebaLu wrote:
When I have to take antibiotics, I make a concerted effort to add probiotics and prebiotics to my diet.


I do this too.

Seltzer water usually makes me feel better when I'm nauseous. My mom used to always make congee/rice porridge for me when I was little and sick, and I was usually able to stomach that no matter how nauseous I was. I hope you feel better soon!

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 Post subject: Re: dealing with nausea
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paprikapapaya wrote:
mixmaster_mo wrote:
Ginger! Ginger beer. Crystallized ginger. Ginger tea.


I second this. Strong ginger beer makes me feel good when I'm nauseous. The ginger bite and the bubbles are a great combo.

I always have ginger tea when I am nauseous.

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 Post subject: Re: dealing with nausea
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Everyone always recommends lemonade to me. I can't remember if it's ever really worked or if it's just an old wives' tale, but it could be worth a try.


flat, room temperature lemonade. does wonders.

ondansetron will do in a pinch if you can scam it from a doctor ;) (and you can afford it. ka-ching!)

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 Post subject: Re: dealing with nausea
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I have chronic migraines with aura & nausea, and I've been loving Badger Balm's "Headache Soother." It's got peppermint, lavender and eucalyptus and all I have to do is smell it to cure my queasiness.

Here's the link! http://www.badgerbalm.com/p-436-headache-soother.aspx


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Steffers! wrote:
This might sound gross, and it is, but my mom used to give me water that had maybe a teaspoon of baking soda in it. It always worked!


this totes works.
even better: Peppermint tea+baking soda.

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 Post subject: Re: dealing with nausea
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lavawitch wrote:
simplybecause81 wrote:
Any tips for dealing with nausea? I learned two days ago that I've got the beginnings of a kidney infection and was put on an antibiotic that doesn't agree with my stomach so much. I've tried to eat bland foods, but I had to take an hour nap this morning to cope with the nausea as I was finishing up my breakfast of toast with applesauce! I was already successful with mashed potatoes and tapioca pudding (with almost no sugar, just tapioca and soymilk), but I've gotten tired of those things already. I'm chowing down on Town House crackers now but need ideas of things that will not make me feel sick and give me energy to get healthy.


Ask your doctor for an anti-nausea prescription. I forget the name of the stuff I always get, but it works well except it does make me super sleepy. A lot of doctors automatically give it with certain other meds; I also had it after surgery.

I have the same issue with antibiotics. I suspect it is worse for vegans because we don't have a huge built up tolerance for antibiotics found in animal products to correspond with the larger doses that are now being prescribed.

Phenergan (Promethazine)? This stuff is awesome. I try to keep it on hand for anytime I'm horribly nauseous whether or not I'm taking antibiotics.


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Phenergan (Promethazine)? This stuff is awesome. I try to keep it on hand for anytime I'm horribly nauseous whether or not I'm taking antibiotics.


Yes, that's it. All the homeopathic remedies like ginger are great for normal nausea, but if it is really debilitating, one of these will do the trick.

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 Post subject: Re: dealing with nausea
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Phenergan = win for severe nausea BUT you have to accept the fact that it will put you in a coma.
Ondansetron is good too without the coma, but it is costly, and my current insurance is whiny about paying for it.
I've found compazine does nothing, and reglan makes me angry and tired but gives me insomnia.

Outside of the realm of prescription pharmaceuticals, ice cold flat coke with crushed ice sipped slowly works great. If you can get to a pharmacy (or make someone else go for you), Coca Cola Syrup is perhaps more effective since it isn't watered down. You pour about a tbsp over crushed ice and then suck the syrup off the ice. Works great. Ginger is good, encapsulated works if you don't like the taste, but that stuff is pretty strong and I've found can give me heartburn sometimes (especially if I haven't eaten). I also like mint tea, and Celestial Seasonings makes a "tummy mint" tea that's chamomile and mint and fennel and all sorts of belly soothing things. It tastes not so great, but is pretty good on the belly (I don't like chamomile!!). Really, a few days of rice and crackers and toast isn't going to kill you either!

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 Post subject: Re: dealing with nausea
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I am a big fan of ginger and mint. A drop (teensy) or two of peppermint extract in a glass of cold water often fixes me right up, as does smelling peppermint oil. Tea is good, too.


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