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beansy
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posted 08-23-99 04:43 PM           Edit/Delete Message
Hello, I am so glad to have found this site!!!My question is..What can you take for IBS when you are nursing?I have times when I am so sick to my stomach that I can barely care for my three children.My doctor is not much help.He says there is nothing I can do but if I believe that I sink into despair. Please help if you can.Thank you so much

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kitty
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posted 08-23-99 05:40 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for kitty   Click Here to Email kitty     Edit/Delete Message
Hi beansy, If you feel nauseous drink hot ginger tea with honey (it really helps). If you have diarreah, start taking Caltrate Plus (a calcium supplement). Start out with two and if that doesn't work go up to three per day. I hope this helps and that you feel better soon!

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beansy
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posted 08-24-99 12:12 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for beansy     Edit/Delete Message
Thank you for your response Kitty!I am sending my husband out to get me that tea.I will also try the caltrate.
Beansy

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Ty
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posted 08-24-99 03:32 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Ty   Click Here to Email Ty     Edit/Delete Message
The thing that has helped my nausea is eating six small meals a day. When even that fails (or I haven't been following my eating schedule) I just make myself eating something bland (crakers, etc). That actually helps get rid of the nausea for me. I've tried the ginger tea, but I can't handle hot things when I'm nauseous. But definately try it - or other forms of ginger!

Ty

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kitty
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posted 08-24-99 10:32 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for kitty   Click Here to Email kitty     Edit/Delete Message
I forgot about those things Ty! I've always heard that ginger ale and saltine crackers or soda crackers help with nausea.

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