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What is the best thing for nausea?

Asked by Deja_vu (4157points) August 26th, 2010

I have swimmer’s ear and I have to take Vicodin, and it’s making me really really sick. Any suggestions for my nausea? I tried ginger and it didn’t help.

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Jude's avatar

Ginger. Ginger tea.

Austinlad's avatar

Ginger ale, Coke or plain club soda has always helped me.

mrentropy's avatar

Coke syrup. How that’s supposed to help is beyond me, but there you go.

Deja_vu's avatar

@jjmah I tried ginger, and ginger tea :(

Deja_vu's avatar

@Austinlad I think I’ll go get some.
Thanks you guys!

Jude's avatar

Huh. :(

Peppermint tea works, as well.

Austinlad's avatar

@Deja_vu, hope you feel better. My suggestions were my mother’s remedies and they’ve never let me down. :-)

Cruiser's avatar

Valerian root does it for me, try what the others above have mentions…peppermint tea and ginger tea…also eating a good meal can help. Maybe ask for some other pain med…I am taking Davocet for the same reason I couldn’t stomach the Vicodin…The Vicodin just landed me in bed feeling awful.

Austinlad's avatar

Vicodin is a killer. Oh, @Deja_vu, be sure to sip the drink, not chug it.

syz's avatar

I’ve found that chamomile tea helps a bit.

Adirondackwannabe's avatar

@syz My exact thought. That or plain cold bottled water.

Zyx's avatar

Weed, hands down.

Nothing helps against nausea like weed and weed doesn’t help anything more than nausea.

Seaofclouds's avatar

Have you tried to eat something before taking the Vicodin? It doesn’t have to be a big meal, just some crackers or something light to get something else in your stomach before the Vicodin.

Adirondackwannabe's avatar

@Seaofclouds GA Saltine crackers come to mind.

Deja_vu's avatar

@Seaofclouds I had some scrambled eggs. Not everytime though. I should. I’ve been getting really sick from it. I’ll don’t that. Last time I didn’t cause of the time. I wasn’t thinking. thank you :)
@Zyx It probley would help. If only I smoked Weed, but I don’t. Plus Weed and Vicodin? Doesn’t sound like a good combo. Thanks though :)

marinelife's avatar

Peppermint tea can also help.

Or call your doctor and have him prescribe an anti-nausea medication.

mrentropy's avatar

A slice of dry toast.

john65pennington's avatar

A teaspoon of plain yellow mustard.

ANef_is_Enuf's avatar

Are you eating before you take your medication?

Frenchfry's avatar

Flat coke. Helps me. They have swimmer’s ear stuff you can buy at the pharmacy. I hope you feel better.

llewis's avatar

Don’t know if it’s still available, but there used to be something called Emetrol (not sure of the spelling). It was a green liquid that was mostly phosphoric acid (same as Coke syrup), kind of a light mint flavor. I guess there’s a cherry version out now, which sounds horrible to me and also has red food coloring, but if you can find the old green one I would recommend that.

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janbb's avatar

Nibble on dry saltines.

deni's avatar

@Zyx is right. Smoke weed.

CMaz's avatar

Smoke weed?

Only thing that will do is is give you the desire to want to eat after puking.

mrentropy's avatar

One of the reasons marijuana was prescribed by doctors was for nausea after chemo therapy, I had thought.

ANef_is_Enuf's avatar

She already said she doesn’t smoke weed.

CMaz's avatar

It helps you eat. The munchies.
Something chemotherapy deprives you of.

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MissAnthrope's avatar

Man, I can’t believe ginger didn’t work.. that always helps me. I had e. coli earlier this year and it was the only thing that got me through. I respect your not smoking cannabis, so feel free to disregard this, but you might consider making a tincture or baking it into cookies or something. It does help nausea.

@ChazMaz – THC is widely used as an anti-emetic (Marinol), though its appetite-inducing properties are not to be denied.

Deja_vu's avatar

Thank you so much for all your good advice :) I got my Ginger ale, 7up and saltines. Still a bit nauseous. I’m heading to the doctor in a bit to ask for something other than Vicodin. Plus my ear still is all jacked up. Blah :P

Deja_vu's avatar

I would smoke weed, but I’m a one hitter quiter. I don’t like the feeling of being stoned.

CMaz's avatar

@MissAnthrope – I understand that.

My brother had cancer. The pot did not do much for his nausea. But it did motivate him to eat. And, smoke pot. :-)

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