Monday, November 5, 2007

Lemon!

Not only is it one of my favorite U2 songs, but I recently looked up - and only because I was absolutely desperate - tried this remedy for nausea:

Suck on slices of fresh lemon sprinkled with salt

Yes, it makes your face contort in a manner that has your "supportive" husband making fun of you AND tastes vaguely like the lemon-flavored Sour Patch kids candy (not a bad thing in my book). But, I swear, try 2 or 3 of these slices of goodness when you are feeling at your lowest and it gives you some temporary relief.

Word of caution: remedy does not work when you are starving and therefore caught in a cycle of nausea and low blood sugar. It just makes you retch more quickly.

Any other tried and true remedies out there?

8 comments:

megan said...

no remedies to offer really. have you tried ginger-ale? it always seems to soothe my tummy.

Erin said...

Along the same lines - lemon flavored frozen fruit bars. Saved my life a couple times.

JJ said...

Thanks for that tip! Always good to know how to get rid of nausea!

Kim said...

Sounds yummy - even without nausea!

A said...

Ginger ale, crystalized ginger, lime popsicles

Mrs. B said...

Sorry, no help here. I was always fortunate that I never got m/s, (maybe that was a sign, hmmm...)

Good luck though!

seussgirl said...

This isn't a tip for nausea, but it's lemon-related. I found that the only thing I can take my pre-natals with that covers the taste is lemonade. And even then, the size of them give me issues.

Watson said...

Have you seen that Metro Mint water they have?

I loved that stuff! I couldn't drink a whole bottle of it, but always kept a few (in peppermint) on hand to sip when the nausea came on, and it always made me feel better :-)