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a couple of weeks ago i was diagnosed with fibroyalgia. one of the more prominent symptoms for me is nausea. what can i use long-term to combat this problem? i've already tried ginger tea using fresh ginger...i must not have made it strong enough cause it didn't work like i thought it would.
 

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hi there,<br><br>
i glanced in my fibro book and looked up nausea. it mentions to really watch your fibro diet. my gramma has it, and she has found certain foods make her really ill. in addition, try to avoid any alcohol, as it really increases your symptoms (well, in most people)<br><br>
have you tried pepto bismol? it works very well for nausea.<br><br><br><br>
there is a brand of tea called Tradional Medicinals; I have used a few of them (nausea, digestion) and my sister has used the cranberry aid, and they are very, very good. try one of the nausea varieties.<br><br><br><br>
fibro is a tough disease. my thoughts are with you.
 

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Peppermint works great for me and some friends for calming mild nausea. I've heard that licorice root is good too, but I'm pretty sure there are some contraindicators for some folks using licorice, whereas peppermint's good for all. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)">
 

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Thanks for starting this thread-- I don't have fibro, but other stuff going on means nausea is an ongoing problem for me, too. I'm glad to hear suggestions of how to manage it.<br><br><br><br><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/grin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":D">
 

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I've never been able to manage mine, aside from avoiding some triggers (like dairy). The problem for me is that anything strong-tasting, like peppermint or pepto-bismol, is impossible for me to stomach when I'm nauseous.<br><br><br><br>
Hopefully more people will come in with good ideas. Good luck!
 

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I am currently a bit morning sick due to pregnancy. I have ordered some Sea Bands which are bracelets you wear to reduce nausea - I will let you know if they work. Ginger and garlic tablets are also supposed to be very good.
 

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I've noticed that ginger by itself, as in fresh, or in large quantities can actually be rough on the tummy. I think that sticking with low amounts of ginger is better, and also mixing it with herbs/flavors that are soothing to the tummy and taste buds. I really love ginger for when I feel sicky, but I never let it seep too long or drink too much. Hope this helps.
 

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thanks for the replies everyone! i really appreciate this. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)"><br><br>
laurie--the only possible trigger food i've id'd is chocolate. *sob* almost every time i've had dark choc in the last month, i've started to feel slightly nauseated. i don't drink. i've tried another tm tea and i could barely get it down. but i'll try just about anything. pepto, huh? gross, but i'll try it.<br><br><br><br>
iamjen--thanks for the tip. i'll wait til the nausea really kicks it up a notch to see how well it works. i loathe licorice, so that's out.<br><br><br><br>
iria--do you have fibro, too, or were you talking about nausea?<br><br><br><br>
veggielove--i've heard of seabands, but didn't know if they worked.<br><br><br><br>
sushi8kat--maybe that was it...for about two weeks when the nausea was unbearable, i was drinking two cups at a time several times a day. i guess i need to start mixing it with something else, but what? chammomile maybe?
 

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marijuana? often that is what cancer and aids sufferers take to combat nausea.<br><br><br><br>
i don't know if you're in a position to be able to obtain it, tho.
 

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chammomile is very good, as well as green tea, or maybe lavender, peppermint, regular mint, or really whatever you enjoy. You definitely want to enjoy the flavor of the tea you drink or you're definitely going to feel worse instead of better after drinking it. I really love rooibos tea. It is a red african tea that is very smooth and yummy, and it is really good when mixed with a ginger tea and it always make my tummy feel better. I don't have nausea, but I do suffer from IBS, which can really make my stomach feel awful, and this tea combination has always helped me. Good luck.
 

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iria--do you have fibro, too, or were you talking about nausea?<br></div>
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No, I have severe nausea that is probably due to my irritable bowel syndrome. I've had it my entire life and doctors have been no help whatsoever. I've mostly had to learn on my own what makes my symptoms better or worse. I've never found a food that really helped (as I said, I can't eat anything strong-tasting, and I usually can't swallow pills, when it's bad). I'd offer more advice on what I've learned, but it's mostly specific to me: dairy is bad, no food between 9 at night and 8 in the morning, no clothing that touches my neck... One thing that might help you is that it's best to relax when you feel a wave of nausea coming on. My throat starts spasming, my jaw clenches, and my whole body tightens up. If I can my mind off my stomach and let my muscles relax, I'm less likely to gag or puke and the nausea will lessen. If no one's around, I tap the wall and count the taps until it's gone. If people can see me, I clench my fists and count silently. Just concentrating on the movement and the counting helps, as opposed to concentrating on this mantra: "Please don't puke, please don't puke..."
 

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catswym--i dunno about that.<br><br><br><br>
sushi8kat--i started mixing the ginger with green tea just last week, actually. i'll try chammomile and see how that goes. rooibos is a bit too strong for me.<br><br><br><br>
iria--yeah, i tend to tense up, too. in fact i'm tense most of the time. distraction works sometimes, though.
 
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