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Perimenopause, Nausea and Cycling

Trekhawk2010-12-12 17:40:04 +0000 #1
Any tips for dealing with nausea associated with perimenopause? I have read on a menopause forum that dandylion tea helps. I had planned to do a 200km ride this year but the nausea makes eating on the bike a little harder and so I struggle on longer training rides. The nausea comes and goes a bit like morning sickness and some days I don't get it at all but if I could find some natural method to ease the bad days it would be great.
emily_in_nc2010-12-12 17:44:39 +0000 #2
No ideas to help, sorry; just curious...I'm in full-fledged perimenopause, according to my doc, but have not heard of nausea as a symptom, and haven't had that one myself. Are you sure nothing else is wrong?

Good luck with it, regardless....
snapdragen2010-12-12 17:52:46 +0000 #3
From here:: www.menopauseinsight...006/05/31/95733.aspx

•Herbal Teas - peppermint tea, dandelion tea, hot water with lemon, ginger tea and licorice tea.

•Crackers - saltines, dry Melba toast or any type of non-salted cracker.

•Antacids - or Milk of Magnesia.

•Supplements - ginger capsules or Licorice root extract (or DGL).

Ginger is supposed to work very well for nausea. It helped my mom when she had a horrid case of nausea inducing vertigo.
malkin2010-12-12 18:52:29 +0000 #4
Sip on a Coke and nibble saltine crackers.
moonfroggy2010-12-12 17:59:12 +0000 #5
i am dealing with first trimester pregnancy nausea but it sounds a bit similar. both related to hormone levels. for me ginger tea helps a lot but so does exercise. exercise is supposed to help regulate hormones. when the nausea gets bad i have gotten on the trainer and ridden for 20 minutes and it helped. then i started having spotting and got afraid to exercise

we found out the cause and so far my baby is fine and exercise is supposed to be safe but i am still anxious about it.

ginger tea really has helped me. also a lot of women dealing with pregnant nausea use unisom and vitamin b6 which you could google not sure if it works for perimenopause but might be worth looking into. if it is really bad it seems to me a doctor could prescribe something to help pregnant women who have really sever nausea take stuff to help deal with it.
crazycanuck2010-12-12 19:38:52 +0000 #6
Thawk-a friend of ours works as a naturopath & if i can track him down, he may be able to assist.

Otherwise, there's a naturopath near you in Kal but the name escapes me at the moment...
shootingstar2010-12-12 18:56:09 +0000 #7
Has it been confirmed by a doctor that the nausea is perimenopause-related? Wouldn't hurt to get yourself checked out at this stage in life.
Trekhawk2010-12-12 18:51:21 +0000 #8
Apparently nausea is quite common in perimenopause and yep have seen a doctor.

Here is a link to one article but there is a stack of info on it once you start looking.

www.suite101.com/con...e-and-nausea-a196265

I just thought I would check in at TE and see if any others had suffered from this during perimenopause and what worked for them.

Thanks everyone for your helpful advice.

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