January 13, 2010 at 8:49 am
Monday night, my nausea finally went away, either on its own or because I threw everything but the kitchen sink at it. (And if I really thought the kitchen sink would have had an effect, I would have thrown that too.)
The headache clinic I go to has an in-patient program that I haven’t done, but I have heard about. Their approach is to pump you full of lots of different drugs until something breaks your headache. I decided this was a good approach to take for my nausea too, so I took every single over-the-counter remedy I’d heard of for nausea, all at once.
First, I dumped a teaspoon of ginger into my vanilla yogurt and ate it. Then I went to the Kroger pharmacy and bought Nauzene tablets which I ate in the parking lot. When they failed to work in four minutes like the box promised, I started chewing the Spearment gum I’d also bought and drove across the street to CVS where I purchased Dramamine. I tossed that back in the parking lot and drove home, where I made some peppermint tea that I’d also bought at Kroger. Then, I told my roommate everything I’d taken in case I needed to be carted off to the emergency room. Then I proceeded to chew the entire pack of gum in an hour.
And then my nausea went away! I don’t know if it was scared off by one or all of the above treatments, or if it finally petered out on its own. I don’t care. I’m just glad I don’t feel like barfing anymore because three days of that was completely, awful, though ultimately profitable for the mint industry.
Earlier: Review: “The 10-Minute Total Body Breakthrough” by Sean Foy
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