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rodneydel Wed 01-Jun-16 13:24:07

I have been suffering from awful nausea for about a week. Been sick too. It's got quite bad as one thing I have gone off is fluids and drinking. I am now quite badly dehydrated.

My doctor has given me 3 days of nausea pills in the hope that they mean I drink more. I am forcing myself to sip water but it's a struggle.

Are there any other ways that I can rehydrate? I've gone off tea, squash, fizzy drink etc.

dementedpixie Wed 01-Jun-16 13:24:34

Ice lollies?

rodneydel Wed 01-Jun-16 13:26:44

Ooh I could manage them!! Thanks will get the oh to get some smile

SmallBee Wed 01-Jun-16 13:29:42

Jelly and ice lollies. Watermelon. I remember crying for an hour after I had an ice lolly because I couldn't believe how much better I felt.

sizethree Wed 01-Jun-16 13:31:18

I second ice lollies or sucking on crushed ice. Can you stomach cucumber sticks or melon cubes? Even freezing ice cube trays of diluted Ribena to nibble on? I always found it easier to sip sparking mineral water than flat water. The fizziness seemed to help settle my tummy I suppose in a way similar to those effervescent salts.
I know it's not soup weather at the mo, but I couldn't get enough of miso soup when I was pregnant and nauseous. I got those little paste sachets by a company called itsu (just from Tesco) and you add hot water.

cheekstime Wed 01-Jun-16 13:35:58

You can make you're own electrolyte drink OP. It has salt, sugar/honey, lemon juice topped with water. Check online for recipes. Balancing electrolytes lost through dehydration can make the difference. (you can leave the lemon out I think). Sorry I haven't got my old recipe but used this when I climbed snowdon....as taxing as what we are doing now I'd say.

Belager Wed 01-Jun-16 13:50:20

I was at a stage where even water wasn't staying down. My OH mixed up diaoralyte and froze. He then crushed the ice cubes for me to suck. Worked wonders!

Highlove Wed 01-Jun-16 18:15:30

Lucozade sport in ice cubes? Think it's better for rehydration than water/squash alone.

Also, I like frozen grapes. Sounds weird I know but it works.

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