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Almost all breast cancer treatments have varying degrees of risk for nausea and vomiting. Some people never have nausea or vomiting, while others experience it frequently. Many people describe having "stomach awareness," a type of discomfort in which a person is not interested in eating, but does not feel nauseated. Some people have nausea that lingers more than a week beyond chemotherapy. Thankfully, these side effects can almost always be controlled, or at least substantially reduced, by a variety of medications and lifestyle changes. Learn more about the causes and ways to relieve nausea and vomiting .
Don't force yourself to drink or eat if you're nauseated or vomiting. It's a good idea to avoid eating for about 4 to 8 hours if you're vomiting often. Along the way, try small sips of water or flat ginger ale. After your stomach settles down a bit, begin to replace some of the chemicals and fluids that you might have lost because of the vomiting. Try sipping chicken or vegetable brot...
One of the comments from my last sharepost was, “A woman knows her body by the time she is 40ish.” That comment made me wonder – when do women realize that they are entering perimenopause? I, for one, sure didn’t understand the changes that my body was undergoing for quite a bit.
The thought started to dawn on me when I began realizing that I was experiencing sudden irrational displays of anger (and at times, temper tantrums and crying jags) once a month. (Just a note: I believe most of my family members and friends would have called me even-tempered throughout my life with rare blow-ups, so these sudden eruptions would have been considered unusual.) Once I started seeing a pattern and tried to analyze what was behind these uncharacteristic mood swings, I realized that the outbursts tended to happen about a week before the onset of my period – and that my period was getting heavier and wasn’t as consistent in appearing at a regular monthly time. Tha...
Abdominal Migraine is a form of Migraine seen mainly in children. It's most common in children ages five- to nine-years-old, but can occur in adults as well. Abdominal Migraine consists primarily of abdominal pain, nausea, and vomiting. It was recognized as a form of Migraine disease as links were made to other family members having Migraines and children who had this disorder grew into adults with Migraine with and without aura. Most children who experience abdominal Migraine eventually develop Migraine with aura and/or Migraine without aura. The diagnostic criteria for abdominal Migraine, as established by the International Headache Society, are: A. At least 5 attacks fulfilling criteria B–D B. Attacks of abdominal pain lasting 1-72 hours (untreated or unsuccessfully treated C. Abdominal pain has all of the following characteristics: midline location, periumbilical or poorly localised dull or ‘just sore’ quality moderate or severe intensity
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