Nausea tips and trades!

Discussion in 'Fibromyalgia Main Forum' started by omm, Apr 27, 2003.

  1. omm

    omm New Member

    Dear Folks,

    I've suffered from vertigo-dizziness-nausea on and off for the past thirty
    years. I have had to stop reading altogether unless it's a paragraph here
    and there. (I use audiobooks). If I read the computer monitor for too long I
    suddenly get woozy, then nauseous which means for 3-6 hours I'm totally

    For those of you who suffer from nausea here's a list of things which have
    worked for me at different times:
    1. sucking on lemon
    2. peppermint tea with lemon and honey
    3. chamomile tea with lemon and honey
    4. ginger ale with ice
    5. sucking on ice
    6. sucking on strong peppermint candies
    7. taking a ginger capsule (the type you get from a health food store)
    8. eating candied ginger
    9. various homeopathics like nux vomica
    10. toast with jam
    11. accupressure points, such as pressing the hollow of both elbows

    I know that there are more, but my memory has taken a sabbatical. Here is
    my question: Can anyone offer other tips that help with nausea? I really,
    really would appreciate it.

    Thanking you in advance.


  2. VickyB

    VickyB New Member

    I drink green tea with a teaspoon of ginger root. I juice the ginger root and save in the frig.
    This is the best remedy that I have tried so far.
  3. Shirl

    Shirl New Member

    The only thing I can add to this list you have is;

    Crushed ice, just let it slide from the back of your tongue.

    7UP and dry toast.

    Thats all that has ever helped me.

    HOpe others can add to this list, nausea is so horrible. I rather have FM pain than nausea!

    Shalom, Shirl
  4. MemoryLane

    MemoryLane Member

    By chance have you been diagnosed for Meniere's Disease?

    I don't know what other meds you take, but my son went to an Neuro-Otologist ("Ears only" specialist) and he recommended that he take Meclizine (brand name Dramamine). If you buy it in the generic form it is much cheaper than the brand - it's OTC, so just ask the pharmacist for it. It helps with the dizziness and nausea, but it can make you drousy.

    You should get regular hearing tests, too.

  5. omm

    omm New Member

    Dear Vicky, Sandy, Shirl and Lane,

    Thank you so much for having taken the time to share your tips on nausea. I really do appreciate it.


  6. leokat

    leokat New Member

    sipping iced water

    Ice cold soda water

    a dry cracker nibbled

    a cold flannel on my forehead

    and if it's really bad - 1 tsp baking soda in 1/2 a glass of water.

    All help depending on the cause of the nausea.

  7. tansy

    tansy New Member

    Can cope with most of the pain and other physical symptoms pretty well considering their severity.

    But nausea's a different kettle of fish it really gets me down.

    Can't add anything to the list but my doc has Rxd metaclopramide (may have got spelling wrong) but that only helps with some forms of the nausea I get.

    Hope you get some more useful replies, I shall be keeping an eye on this board.


  8. pam_d

    pam_d New Member

    Try brushing your teeth---same principle as the peppermints, but if you're ever out of candy, this can help!

    I don't get nausea much, but I do with migraines, bigtime (in fact, the nausea's usually worse than the headache). I use 25 mg. OTC benedryl, or dramamine--anything with diphenhydramine in it. Granted it's not a "natural" cure, but I like this better than a stronger prescription med, and it usually does the trick for me....can tend to make you sleepy, though...

    Good luck to you! I absolutely hate nausea; it's the worst feeling....