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blue23
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Hello All,

I have been having severe nausea, and I haven't been able to eat anything except saltines and ginger ale for days and days.

My question is, do any of you know of any foods that are good to eat when battling nausea?

I'm getting to the point where I feel really weak, but the thought of food makes me sick.

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5dana8
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hi blue23

Sorry to hear about your nausea. It is the pits. [Frown]

When all else fails chicken broth
and or chicken veggie broths go down well. Sometimes it has helped me to keep on a clear diet for a while.

While others times I need something in my stomach like solid foods- oatmeal, yogurt, cottage chesse, plain chicken,corn chips and artichokes.

hope you feel better soon.

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Melanie Reber
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Good evening Blue,

The best thing that I have found for my frequent nausea is anything ginger.

Recently, I have been making iced ginger tea with a shot of lemon juice and a bit of Splenda to sweeten it. Of course, it always tastes better through a red straw! [Smile]

The other thing that I like to keep around when I make it to the grocery...is a small jar of pickled ginger slivers.

Just a couple of bites, and the nausea usually clears, or at least is a bit better.

There are also candied ginger and ginger snaps, but I'm not too sure about the sugar content with those.

I do sympathize with the not wanting to eat anything feeling, but you really do need to try and keep up your strength.

Perhaps, you can try just smaller portions?

Nausea is no fun at all...I do hope you can find something to help soon.

My best,
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Are you taking abx?

Getting the suspension (liquid) form has made a big difference for my daughter.

I asked tons of questions about tummy trouble here over the last year. You may find some good stuff using the search function and reading the previous threads.

Char

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Chinese juk-cooked rice with blended meat and vegetables in it. Also anything chicken.

The navy uses coke to settle the stomach but that has sugar.

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Thanks for the replies, those are some good ideas.


First time out of bed in a few days, I think I'll try your suggestions, I'm ready for some relief!

Thanks again!

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Hi Blue23,

My daughter has neen nauseous since December. I have asked for help on the site and got some very helpful responses from the nice people here.

Some of the things suggested helped very much. First, we tried ginger essential oil from "youngliving.com" . You rub it on your stomach area and it does give some relief. We tried this first because it was something that didn't have to be injested, since she was having such a hard time eating or drinking anything. I ordered one vial (about $14.00) and ended up ordering about four more over the course of several weeks. I was skeptical at first, but when she kept asking me to rub her belly with it, I knew it was giving her some relief.

She also lived on saltines and giner ale. (More on this later).

We also got very good relief from "Traditional Medicinals" ginger tea. You can find it in most grocery stores and health food stores. It is very strong and really does help.

Now, about the saltines. My daughter never had any type of food allergies at all before this whole lyme thing. She was recently diagnosed with a wheat allergy among others. This is pretty common with lyme patients from what I have read on this board. I have heard figures like: as many as 1/3 of the lyme patients in some practices have newly diagnosed food allergies. I don't know why this happens for so many, but I believe that this will resolve when her lyme/coinfections resolve.

So, perhaps we unknowingly made her more nauseous over the several months that she eat so many boxes of saltines. Since we eliminated wheat, corn, soy and dairy she has been less nauseous. She eats alot of rie cakes now.

Hope this helps.

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sorry for the typos...i was rushed for time and wanted to respond.
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I agree with melanie - ginger.

You can buy it at the grocery store. It kinda looks like a root - sorta. Then I cut a chunk off and brew it in tea. Or you can put shavings into the tea which I think is better but a little more work.

When my stomach isnt cooperating but is well enough to eat, I eat thet noodle soup in a box stuff.


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Hello,
I know this is the last thing you want to hear but doctors do have prescrption meds for this type of thing ( they use them for cancer patients all the time.)And they do quell neausa.

Have you told your doctor what you are telling us? He really needs to know this.You can't be getting the nutrients and vitamins you need.

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Ditto Trina's message.

Great you identified problem foods and eliminated. This will really help.

Glad the ginger route is bringing relief.

Best wishes.

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When my nausea was really bad, I discovered I could eat Indian food. I think the spices numb the stomach. Similar spices are used to treat dry socket from dental surgeries. I tried to stick with basic things like a curry chicken and rice, not too many vegetables.

I can also usually eat bananas.

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Ginger helped me, as did Chinese juk...

It also helped to avoid salads completely.

And, like Aniek, it was easy for me to tolerate Indian food. Especially dal (lentils with rice).

Hope you're able to find some relief.

While I didn't use essential oils for this, I've had a lot of success with them for other Lyme-related things. So I figure thhat would work great!

Andie

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Hi Blue ,

Heres hoping that by now you have at least been able to tolerate something other than ginger ale ( flat I hope ) and (plain) saltines, with some success.

They have worked for me along with a 25mg of Phenergan, or half of one if its not that bad.

Chicken soup also helps as an addition.

I too have a question....is your Dr. aware of this?

A change in meds might be in order, but consult first always.

Heres to better days ahead for you !
Bon [Wink]

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