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From: Bama
Date: 10-06-2006, 08:20 AM (1 of 20)
What's a good over-the-counter medication for nausea? I came down with a stomach virus yesterday. The throwing up has stopped, but I still feel like I'm going to. And we're having an anniversary party here for my inlaws tomorrow.
I'm about to go sanitize my house so no one else will catch it, then I'm off to the pharmacy to get some medicine. What's any on else tried?
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From: Corinna29
Date: 10-06-2006, 08:27 AM (2 of 20)
My mom swears by Pepto Bismal. I think I spelled that right. I hate taking meds of any kind, I go for the clear pop (7-UP, ginger ale) and Saltines.
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From: MaryW
Date: 10-06-2006, 08:33 AM (3 of 20)
Popsicles and jell-o.
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From: Patty22
Date: 10-06-2006, 08:46 AM (4 of 20)
A little bit of blackberry brandy on ice (my father-in-law's rx)....

Steep some anise seeds for some hot tea (my rx)....
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From: toadusew
Date: 10-06-2006, 09:30 AM (5 of 20)
Ginger is supposed to be very good for nausea. Some folks take ginger pills, but if that doesn't appeal to you, try some ginger ale. Hope something works and you're feeling better quickly!
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From: Bama
Date: 10-06-2006, 10:00 AM (6 of 20)
I tried Pepto and saltines yesterday. It didn't help. I started sipping on ginger ale last night and feel some what better. Stopped throwing up anyway. I thought I might try something from the pharmacy now. I have some popsicles. I'll try to eat one of those first.
Hubby will start smoking some Boston butts tonight and my SIL will be in my kitchen cooking up cajun food tonight. I hope I can handle the smells. I haven't eaten anything but a few saltines since Wednesday.
Of all times for me to get sick. :mad: I just hope no one else gets it. I've been preaching to family to wash their hands and stay away from me.
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From: Sancin
Date: 10-06-2006, 03:32 PM (7 of 20)
You can purchase substances such as 'travel aids' - name varies from one place to another. You may have to ask the pharmasist as in most places is behind the counter. Also ask her/him about antinausea substances. However, the basis for these chemicals are antihistamine and will make you very sleepy, something you probably don't want if you are having an event. I have found ginger the best. I tried tiny pieces of candied ginger worked last time I was nauseated and worked like a damn. Ginger ale actually has very little ginger in it, it is the effervesance that seems to work. Drink lots of fluids. Ginger is used in many cultures for nausea and vomiting and is quite safe. Unfortunately if and once you start to vomit it is difficult to stop it and treatments don't work.
*~*~*~* Nancy*~*~*~* " I try to take one day at a time - but sometimes several days attack me at once."
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From: siwian
Date: 10-06-2006, 05:10 PM (8 of 20)
Chicken broth without fat or heavy seasoning. If you can keep that down try chicken soup with pasta/rice, still easy on the fat and seasoning.
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From: sewingrandma
Date: 10-07-2006, 01:46 PM (9 of 20)
Don't laugh, but when my stomach is queasy I eat a baked potato with lots of sour cream. I've had stomach problems since I was a kid (2nd grade) and the potato never fails. Go figure.
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From: AndreaSews
Date: 10-07-2006, 08:26 PM (10 of 20)
I hope you're feeling better by now. If not, I second Toad's comments about the Ginger. Forget about ginger snaps and ginger ale, which are made with flavorings. Cook with fresh ginger root--think stir fry tonight, or grate it and make a marinade for steaks. Or buy a bag of dried (candied) ginger root. When I was pregnant, I walked around with a baggy of that stuff in my purse for the first 5 months! You can just eat it plain, or you can cut it up and make some nice muffins with it, or sprinkle it in your apple pie.... lots of options.
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From: lizzybugsmommy
Date: 10-08-2006, 12:26 AM (11 of 20)
I always tell my patients to breath in through their nose and out their mouth. It some how relaxes you enough to calm the symptoms. I learned it from a wise old dr. whom was living in the dinosaur era. The only other suggestion is to take dramine or get a Rx for finergan. But both of these are going to knock you out for quiet a while.
Catherine lb_pml&cb=PW

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From: Sancin
Date: 10-08-2006, 02:51 AM (12 of 20)
How extraordinary. :smile:
I have always done this and showed patients and students as well, particularly if they are about to vomit and to keep their head up as they do this. Sometimes breathing in and out through an open mouth also works. I have never read or heard of it anywhere else!! A lot people don't believe it and are surprised when they try. It is especially good if someone has to move when feeling nauseated. I am a dinosaur and only in the past 20 years learned about eating ginger. I find it is particularly good for ongoing nausea. :bluewink:

Bama with all this advice you should be all fixed up. If it was a flu, I hope it has passed and your event was successful
*~*~*~* Nancy*~*~*~* " I try to take one day at a time - but sometimes several days attack me at once."
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From: Bama
Date: 10-08-2006, 01:10 PM (13 of 20)
Thanks for all the advice. I feel sooooo much better now. I got some generic anti-nausea medicine at the pharmacy and it helped. It was hard getting through all the cooking smells, but by last night I was actually getting hungry. I lost 3 pounds the last few days. One of my SILs helped me finish getting the house ready. Our party was alot of fun. :up:
Two out of three of my friends that I was around Thursday have called to tell me that they have the bug now. One is feeling better, but the other one is still feeling crummy. I'll tell her some of these suggestions. She can't take many medicines.
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From: sewingrandma
Date: 10-09-2006, 11:10 AM (14 of 20)
A local elementary school was closed on Friday because of nausea, vomiting, diarrhea. The kids/staff started getting sick on Weds and by the end of the day on Thurs more than 150 people were ill and the decision was made to close for Friday and they had the school cleaned over the weekend. The health dept still hasn't determined what the cause of it was.
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From: Sewhappie
Date: 10-09-2006, 11:22 AM (15 of 20)
When I was still doing Girl Scouts with DD they had to do research on American Indians for a Summer Camp Project.

One of the things we learned was Indian Cooking. I was able to get a cookbook from the local Indian Council and it had in it to use Mint for nausea.

Well when one of my family members came down with the flu that year I made them peppermint tea. They sipped it slowly and it works. Now that's the only thing I use for upset/nausea stomachs. It also mentioned using ginger root steeped in hot water, but I like the tea better. The mint also calms the nerves so they relax enough to sleep.

It's all natural too!!!!!!
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From: DorothyL
Date: 10-09-2006, 11:52 AM (16 of 20)
I've always heard mint tea is good for nausea but even if I feel fine it upsets my stomach -- and I enjoy the taste so that's not it.
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From: MotherInLaw
Date: 10-10-2006, 02:17 AM (17 of 20)
Bama I'm sorry I'm so late on this one but I keep Emertrol in my medicine cabinet. The doctors told me to get it one time when my son was sick and complaining about his stomach hurting and it always worked well. It's an over the counter product.
I'm regressing back into my youth, I just have to figure out how I'm going to convience my body to come along with me.
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From: Magot
Date: 10-10-2006, 05:00 PM (18 of 20)
I have never dared tried the ginger solution as it is a known trigger for me for - yes, nausea, diarrhoea, belching,bloating, intestinal cramps.....

and i LIKE ginger!

Mind you I used to get all that with brocoli as well but have cut it out of my diet for a year and started to reintroduce it with no side effects. In fact I ate it 3 days in a row and was fine so I think I am OK with that now. I am getting up my courage to try ginger again - been off that for 2 years now - and actually had a chinese black bean sauce with ginger listed within with no ill effects last weekend.
love and kisses, Jan
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From: Sancin
Date: 10-10-2006, 06:23 PM (19 of 20)
Dorothy - Mint is known for it relief of gassy innards. If you look at infant colic products and any clear liquid gas reliever mint is in it to some degree. I have never heard of it being used for nausea, but certainly gas, from either end, can cause nausea. As a Mat/child nurse I have used it a gazilion times with great effect on all ages. Often second time c section mothers arrive in the post partum area asking for mint tea or a teaspoon of mint before anything else! :wink:
*~*~*~* Nancy*~*~*~* " I try to take one day at a time - but sometimes several days attack me at once."
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From: Longblades
Date: 10-24-2006, 01:39 PM (20 of 20)
I'm surprised nobody mentionned Gravol, which is available over the counter. You can get it as a suppository, useful when vomitting has already started. I have presciption medicine to prevent vomitting when I have a migraine but often find that Coke helps quell the queasy feeling. It has to be carbonated, not flat. For me anyway. The old standby for morning sickness, tea, preferably without milk, and unsalted soda crackers often works for mild nausea too.
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