Y’all probably know that severe nausea is one of my biggest problems. So this post is going to be a compilation of all the tips and tricks I’ve collected over the last few years. I hope it’s able to help you guts. Here goes:
Medications- These are the most helpful for me, personally. Common prescription medications for nausea are Zofran, Phenergan, and Benadryl. However, in more severe cases Domperidone or even Reglan can be used ( these are more serious drugs, and aren’t prescribed as often). There are also some great over-the-counter medications available. My favorite is Emetrol, but Alka Seltzer, Gaviscon, Tums, Pepto Bismol, and Zantac are good too.
Fluids- A common cause of nausea is dehydration. So to combat this, and help nausea, it is important to drink fluids. It is best to drink liquids with electrolytes, such as Pedialyte or Gatorade (just watch the sugar on these, as it can be upsetting to some peoples’ tummies). Coconut water, diluted juice, decaffeinated tea, and of course water are other great options.
Some fluids in particular can be extremely helpful for nausea; ginger ale, mint tea, and lemonade can sometimes be incredibly powerful nausea fighting options.
Alternative/ Natural Therapies- My @ favorite natural options for controlling nausea are Seabands, ginger mints or gum, and putting a cool cloth on my forehead. It can also be helpful to suck on an ice cube or slice of lemon.
Please keep in mind that this is just based on my personal experiences. Always ask your doctor before trying any medication/ supplement change. Sending love to your tummies.