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   Posted 5/29/2010 3:05 PM (GMT -7)   
Ok, scope is my white cell count is high. My doctor isnt in, my naseau medication is NOT working. I'm so naseauated I vomit anything that I eat. I barely held down orange juice. Right now glucose is at 80. I called the doctor's office, and their advice was the stupidist... told me to "make my meds work." Heck, I'm taking them, but it wont settle the stomach. I'm popping rolaids like candy, taking 16 mg of Zofran and using 20 mg Phenagrin.... as a diabetic, I got to watch my glucose carefully (hey we all know that). So does anyone have any ideas on how to settle my stomach long enough to get food into me?
I've tried medication, 7up, Sprite, flat sodas. And I don't have a car, nearest store since I live out in the outskirts of town is 6miles on foot. I'm hoping some idea here will work long enough to work. It is too risky for me to go to the hospital unless I dress my patient and get her ready to take with me. Oh, that sounded odd, hey I'm a live in caregiver as well and work 24/7.  I can't trust my patient to be on her own, she might "wonder off" and lose where home is. 
So does anyone have any other ideas how to settle my stomach enough to where I can eat? I tend to drop 30 pts every hour and half. I don't know if that is good or bad to know your body so well to be able to say that. So, I know we got at least an hour to work on things. If it gets too low, I will eat a glucose tablet, but that won't hold a person up long and a diabetic shouldnt rely solely on gluce tablets. 
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   Posted 6/1/2010 3:33 PM (GMT -7)   

You may want to try the "recipe" below.  This was give to me years ago and it has worked great for vomiting for my family.  It seems to settle the stomach and keeps you from becoming dehydrated.  My adult children still use it!  Your blood sugars will rise but usually you don't need much of this to settle your stomach.

                 For Nausea and Vomiting

                      1/2 Cup Gingerale

                      1/2 Cup Orange Juice

                      1 Tablespoon Karo Syrup (Light or Dark)

     Mix together and give one tablespoon every ten minutes for six doses (if needed).  Then give every 20 minutes until 2-3 doses are retained and nausea stops.

My kids continued to sip on it because it tasted so good to them!  Hope this helps.

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   Posted 6/2/2010 8:12 AM (GMT -7)   
Feeling nauseated is awful.  I've always suffered from motion sickness, so I understand.  Ginger in any form is supposed to help with that.  Dramamine may help also.  This is diphenhydramine, the same ingredient in Benadryl and its generic clones.  Some herbal teas like chamomile may help too.
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   Posted 6/6/2010 10:01 AM (GMT -7)   
Peppermint tea (herbal) is also good for tummy woes :-)
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   Posted 6/17/2010 9:54 PM (GMT -7)   
I always drink the juice from the dill pickle really works. I would rather have somelone pull out my teeth with a pair of pliers then to feel nauseaus.....That is the worst.....

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