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#1 Old 08-25-2007, 10:14 AM
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Eating Ginger prevents nausea and motion sickness. It really works.
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#2 Old 08-25-2007, 10:16 AM
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I've known that for a long time. I eat a piece of raw ginger or boil a bit of ginger powder in a 'tea' when I'm feeling nauseous. Usually helps.
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I can't stand the taste, which sucks because I have chronic nausea. Peppermint works too. I take a peppermint leaf or tissue scented with peppermint oil with me on long car rides.
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#4 Old 08-25-2007, 10:29 AM
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My daughter swears by ginger tea for nausea...must be something to it! I will try it next time I'm nauseaous...luckily for me, I'm almost never nauseous because I don't like ginger, either!
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Yeah I agree that the taste isn't that good...but I bear with it because it works. After a while I got used to the taste and I don't mind it so much now.
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I've been hearing this for years. They recommend ginger ale for pregnant women and make ginger lollipops. But for me, ginger would cause nausea. I'm not a fan of ginger. Peppermint does work. I do have ginger tea that isn't bad, I admit.
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I can't stand the taste, which sucks because I have chronic nausea. Peppermint works too. I take a peppermint leaf or tissue scented with peppermint oil with me on long car rides.



Yes Silver you are right ... Iria in the Health shops and chemist (well down under there is ) You can buy capsuled ginger tabs for motion and travel sickness they might /might not help you .....no taste
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I take ginger powder in veg capsules so I don't have to taste them. But they really work for me on plane rides and other motion-related activities. I used to eat crystallized ginger for motion sickness, but now the taste of ginger makes me nauseous- go figure!
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Yes Silver you are right ... Iria in the Health shops and chemist (well down under there is ) You can buy capsuled ginger tabs for motion and travel sickness they might /might not help you .....no taste



I've been thinking about that. I mostly haven't bought any because I can't swallow once a nausea attack has come on, so I don't know how much good they'd be. Might be worth a try some day though.
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I buy candied ginger slices from Trader Joes and always have them handy.



But those capsules sound great too.
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I've been thinking about that. I mostly haven't bought any because I can't swallow once a nausea attack has come on, so I don't know how much good they'd be. Might be worth a try some day though.



The object of taking ginger capsules is to eliminate the nausea attack not to take them when you have a nausea attack you take them at the beginning of a trip .
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The object of taking ginger capsules is to eliminate the nausea attack not to take them when you have a nausea attack you take them at the beginning of a trip .



My attacks last for days at a time, beginning before I wake up. If I could predict them, I'd gladly take preventative measures.



If they're not expensive and okay for prolonged use, I could maybe take them before going to bed at night, every night. Like I said, I'm looking into it.
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My attacks last for days at a time, beginning before I wake up. If I could predict them, I'd gladly take preventative measures.



If they're not expensive and okay for prolonged use, I could maybe take them before going to bed at night, every night. Like I said, I'm looking into it.



oh I see , thanks for pointing that out ....I wish you well
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oh I see , thanks for pointing that out ....I wish you well



Thanks. It does sound like a really good idea for motion sickness, like you said. I have a long drive to school, so that's something to keep in mind.
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Yeah, ginger is amazing. Works for other types of upset stomach as well! Even *ahem* problems with the other end, and cramps too! At that time of the month, I carry around ginger tea all day and slice up a ginger root to munch at particularly bad times. It works really well!
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Hmm, that's interesting. I'll eat ginger next time I'm PMSing, since I'm almost always nauseous around that time >_>;
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I've got to try this i get the worst motion sickness of anyone I know. Riding on escalators makes me nauseous let alone cars and trains urgh.
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*barfs on this thread* Sorry, think I forgot my ginger pill today.



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I had ginger dressing on my salad last night...does that count? I'm not nauseous!
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*barfs on this thread* Sorry, think I forgot my ginger pill today.






XD That made me giggle



No more barfing for you:
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I buy ginger chews from the Ginger People. They have different flavors, but if you don't like ginger, it's not for you. Celestial Seasonings makes a tea called Persian Mint Spice. It has both mint and ginger in it, but does not have that distinctive ginger flavor. It works pretty well.
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My attacks last for days at a time, beginning before I wake up. If I could predict them, I'd gladly take preventative measures.



If they're not expensive and okay for prolonged use, I could maybe take them before going to bed at night, every night. Like I said, I'm looking into it.



You poor dear! Do you know why you are so nauseus all the time?

And, ginger is just fine to use long-term. Generally, it's fairly inexpensive as well. Eclectic makes a ginger in a vegetable capsule, here.
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Huh! It sounds vaguely familiar, but I really had no idea. I'll try to remember this next time it's applicable to me. Thanks.
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XD That made me giggle.

No more barfing for you.



*hehe* Good. Mission accomplished!



Oh no... it's happening again! AHHHH







You could totally tell a story with these smiley faces! I forgot my ginger pills so I had to spew. I felt better so I danced. Now that my stomach is empty, I'm hungry! I've got an idea! Beer! Too much beer, off to the bathroom!



So what do you think of my story?



And did you know that there is a 6 icon limit? I just found out.
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I suck on crystalised ginger during that time of the month and when I have to take a speed train.

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[QUOTE=danakscully64;1682268

And did you know that there is a 6 icon limit? I just found out.[/QUOTE]



Hee, hee...stinks doesn't it?
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You poor dear! Do you know why you are so nauseus all the time?

And, ginger is just fine to use long-term. Generally, it's fairly inexpensive as well. Eclectic makes a ginger in a vegetable capsule, here.



No one's ever been able to really diagnose it, but it's probably related to my IBS.



Thanks, I'll check out that link.
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Hee, hee...stinks doesn't it?



Yeah. I was going to make a long story using the icons. Oh well, I guess 6 is plenty I guess I could always split it up in to multiple posts. I'm fine for now though
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