Advertisement

What are your best tips for coping with nausea?

Amber Blackburn

Migraine Patient Leader

Patient Leader, Amber Blackburn, shares her tips for coping with migraine-associated nausea.

Reviewed by WEGO Health Medical Review Board on
Advertisement
Full Transcript

Amber: My name is Amber, and I am a migraine patient leader and advocate. I’m responding to the question, “What are your best tips for coping with nausea?”

This is a question I have received a lot in recent years. As most who have migraines seem to agree that the nausea is one of the worst parts of dealing with migraines. While I have found there is no black and white answer to what works best for migraine nausea, it has become abundantly clear that the best way to find what works best for your nausea is through trial and error. And that is what I have done. Through the years I have tried everything from medication and a western medicine approach to acupuncture and a more holistic medicine approach and I always seem to come back to my tried and true. I have medication available, but that is not the first thing I reach for. I have found for me, lying very still, in a cold dark and quiet room with my eyes covered and either a cold rag or ice pack on my forehead and at the back of my neck to be most efficient. I also like to have a full cup of ice chips near me when I'm ready to munch on them. I have recently been introduced to peppermint essential oils. Before that, I had never found anything that could actually prevent nausea. It doesn’t always work, but if I can catch a migraine early enough and apply the peppermint oils to the tip of my temples and the nape of my neck, sometimes I can stop the nausea before it starts. Otherwise, diffusing it in the room while using my tried and true methods will ease the nausea.

More

Related Posts

Disclaimer

WEGO Health Answers is a by-patients-for-patients platform built to empower patients and caregivers to learn more about their health and to advocate for their best care. The information given on this site is never a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment.

WEGO Health Answers does not provide medical advice by medical professionals, diagnosis, or treatment. Patient Leaders are not licensed medical professionals, they are patients, caregivers and community advocates.

Never disregard professional medical advice or delay seeking medical treatment because of something you have read or accessed through this website. If you’re facing a medical emergency, call your local emergency services immediately or visit the nearest emergency room or urgent care center. You are encouraged to confirm any information obtained from or through this web site with other sources, and review all information regarding any medical condition or treatment with your physician.

Your access or use of this site does not create in any way a physician/patient, confidential, or privileged relationship, or any other relationship that would give rise to any duties on our part or the part of our Licensors.

You should consult your healthcare provider before starting any nutrition, diet, exercise, fitness, medical or wellness program and speak with them regarding any medical conditions, procedures, or treatments, whether it is a prescription medication, over-the-counter drug, vitamin, supplement, or herbal alternative.

Health conditions and drug information contained are subject to change and are not intended to cover all possible uses, directions, precautions, warnings, drug interactions, allergic reactions, or adverse effects.

Our website services, content, and products are for informational purposes only. All content, including text, graphics, images and information contained or made available through this web site is for general information purposes only.

WEGO Health makes no representation and assumes no responsibility for the accuracy of the information contained on or available through this web site, and such information is subject to change without notice.

More