Nausea and vomiting often occur after surgery
or after an infusion of chemotherapy
. Some say that ginger
helps, others use peppermints, while some try acupuncture
. What have you tried - other than prescription drugs
- that helps you prevent or cope with nausea? Share your nausea coping tips here.
- I didn't have too much trouble with nausea after surgery or chemo but I did find that having a semi-full stomach (that is, never getting too hungry) seemed to keep me on an even keel. I found that salty snacks - like plain corn tortilla chips - helped me through the especially tough days directly following chemo when I had that 'metallic' taste in my mouth.
- I found that peppermint helped settle my stomach, so I sucked on a lot of hard candy and drank peppermint tea. I also found a few foods I could tolerate and pretty much ate only those until the worst of the chemo was over.
- —Guest KayOC
- What always seemed to help me when going through chemo was sucking on popsicles. I wasn't in the mood to eat anything at all, but was suffering from dry mouth all of the time, so I was eating popsicles for that main reason, and then later realized that it help my nausea too.