How many times do you think someone vomits in their lifetime? Hundreds? Thousands? Babies puke more than Cocker Spaniels and some of us continue to do so for the rest of our lives while others develop "steel stomachs" but no one seems non-plussed by vomiting.
For me, personally, if my body even smells something it doesn't want anything to do with on a bad day it's puke-a-palooza, but despite the repetitive nature of this act we never get used to it do we? We never think, "just a few more times and then this will be a breeze." Unlike learning to drive or ride a bike, vomiting doesn't require lessons or concentration. It's a natural reaction, much like blinking, and even necessary for the body's protection, but it's always, ALWAYS horrible. It doesn't feel like your just expunging partially digested food and some stomach acid, but your will to live as well.
Human beings are such adaptive creatures- within a relatively small amount of time we can get used to just about anything- except for something as natural as puking apparently, and I have to call BS on that. Why can't we just react like "oh, this again- no big deal" to vomiting instead of it throwing us completely off-kilter and oftentimes leaving us feeling worse than before we puked?
There are a few things that I can do to help with nausea: ginger ale/ginger, preggo/sour pops, CBD oil, medical cannabis, etc.- but nothing ever takes it away entirely and I haven't had much luck with any Rx's I've tried. According to Doctors my nausea is my body's reaction to the stress Fibro puts on my body so Rx's for nausea usually do more harm for good for me :(
What are your favorite anti-nausea medications/tips/tricks that you can share?
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