Nausea is a common symptom during your period. For some people, it’s just a mild annoyance. But for others, it can be debilitating and make everyday activities very difficult.
If you’re one of the unlucky ones who suffer from severe nausea during your period, don’t worry – there are ways to treat it! In this article, we’ll discuss some helpful tips from a gynecologist on how to ease the nausea and feel better during your period.
1/11 – Eat small, frequent meals instead of large ones
This will help to avoid indigestion and making your nausea worse.
Try to eat foods that are easy on your stomach and won’t make you feel more nauseous. Good options include crackers, toast, ginger tea, clear soups, and yogurt.
If you’re feeling too nauseous to eat, try sipping on some clear or ice-cold fluids like water, sparkling water, or ginger ale.
2/11 – Get some fresh air
Sometimes, getting out of the house and getting some fresh air can help to ease nausea.
If you can, go for a walk or sit outside for a few minutes.
You might also want to open the windows in your house or office to let some fresh air in.
Inhaling some fresh air often helps you feel better when you are feeling nauseous.
3/11 – Take deep breath
Deep breathing exercises can also help to relax your body and ease nausea.
Try to take slow, deep breaths in through your nose and out through your mouth.
Inhale for a count of four, hold your breath for a count of four, and then exhale for a count of four.
Repeat this exercise until you feel better.
If you’re feeling nauseous and lightheaded, lying down in a dark room with your eyes closed can also help.
4/11 – Avoid spicy, greasy, or fatty foods
Spicy, greasy, or fatty foods can make nausea worse.
If you’re feeling nauseous, it’s best to avoid these types of foods.
Instead, try eating bland foods that are easy on your stomach.
Good options include toast, crackers, rice, oatmeal, or bananas.
5/11 – Drink plenty of fluids
It’s important to stay hydrated when you’re feeling nauseous.
Drink lots of water, clear broth, or sports drinks.
Avoid caffeine and alcohol, as they can make nausea worse.
If you’re vomiting, stick to small sips of fluid at a time.
Sucking on ice chips or popsicles can also help.
6/11 – Try aromatherapy
Aromatherapy is a popular alternative therapy for nausea.
Essential oils like ginger, peppermint, or lavender can help to calm your stomach.
You can inhale the scent from a bottle of oil, or add a few drops to a diffuser.
You can also apply diluted essential oil to your skin.
Just be sure to do a patch test first to make sure you’re not allergic.
7/11 – Try over-the-counter medication
There are a few over-the-counter options that can help with nausea.
Antacids like Tums or Rolaids can help to settle your stomach.
You can also try an antihistamine like meclizine or dimenhydrinate.
These can be helpful if your nausea is caused by motion sickness.
8/11 – Apply a cold compress
If you’re feeling nauseous, applying a cold compress to your forehead or neck can be soothing.
You can also try holding a cool, damp cloth on your wrists.
The cooling sensation can help to calm your stomach.
9/11 – Get plenty of rest
When you’re feeling nauseous, it’s important to get plenty of rest.
Try to take it easy and relax as much as possible.
Getting a good night’s sleep can also be helpful.
10/11 – Drink clear or ice-cold drinks
Sipping on clear or ice-cold drinks can help to relieve nausea.
Some people find that drinking ginger ale or chamomile tea is helpful.
You should avoid drinking fluids that are very hot or very cold.
11/11 – Try acupressure
Acupressure is a form of massage that involves applying pressure to specific points on the body.
There are several points on the body that can be used to relieve nausea.
Applying pressure to these points can help to relieve nausea and vomiting.
If you are experiencing nausea during your period, there are a few things that you can do to help make yourself more comfortable. While the cause of nausea during menstruation is not completely understood, there are some treatments that have been shown to be effective.
Talk to your gynecologist if you are having trouble with nausea and vomiting during your period. There may be other underlying causes that need to be addressed. In the meantime, try some of the tips we’ve suggested to see if they help you feel better.