Tips for Dealing with Nausea

Tips for Dealing with Nausea
lisa burks There is no shortage of symptoms associated with Crohn’s disease and they can be difficult symptoms to control. One of the worst is nausea. Everyone has been nauseous at some point in his or her life. It’s the feeling of an unsettled stomach, as if your intestines are twisting and twirling, antsy, excessive mouth-watering, and ultimately feeling you are about to throw up. Sometimes the feeling of being nauseated takes time and grows gradually, but other times nausea hits suddenly just before vomiting. Nausea can occur because of many conditions, such as acid-reflux disease (GERD), Crohn’s and ulcerative colitis or  viral infection. Other triggers of nausea are pregnancy, motion sickness or as a side effect of medications. These are just a few potential causes of nausea.

How to treat nausea

As a child, I had a lot of stomach problems, not from Crohn’s, but more from GERD (gastro-esophageal reflux disease). I had a hard time with stomach pain and nausea. My mom always used her “magic tricks” to make me feel better. Of course, it wasn’t magic, but the tricks certainly did help. For stomachaches she would have me lie on the kitchen tiles, so the coolness could help ease the pain and discomfort. For nausea, she would give me flat ginger ale or something with mint, such as peppermint or spearmint gum or candies. Nowadays, having Crohn’s has led me to have nausea on a regular basis. There are both prescription and non-prescription routes to fight the feeling of sickn
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