nausea in peri and menopause

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i'm 55 and haven't had children (polycystic) but have had nausea and dizziness for years.  it's such a drag!!  this is my first month where i have not had a period (i thought they'd never stop) and i have gotten so ill with what feels like a stomach/gut issue.  so i've gone dairy/gluten/meat free and am eating really, really healthily.  i wish i could say it was helping - i would like to think that i'm not making it worse.  for the nausea, can i suggest what sounds like capital punishment - raw ginger.  awful but it does actually help.  and interestingly, it will help with the dizziness because it has asprin like qualities that work well for dizzy/balance problems.  one other thing to try is 'yoga yawns'.  go to yawn but don't.  hear the creaking going on in your head?  that's your eustasion tubes (inner ear).  these are flexing and clearing when they creak.  do this as often as you like and it will help some of you for sure.  it's just so rough though, i shake my fist in the air and yell 'next time i want a penis!' - chances are i'll get one growing in the middle of my forehead....back to the ginger.... i take heart that many of you write that it gets better, that it evens out.....

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    Dizziness for years???   Oh my..  My dizziness just started 2 months ago and I want it to go away!!!
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      the thing is kelly, you want to think it's a phase (and for some it is) and you then go on a merry dance of is it histamine, hormones, ear infection etc., and doctors take stabs at what it could be and years later it's like you're in exactly the same spot!  seriously, do give those yoga yawns a good go (i subconsciously do about a hundred a day) and if you can stomach raw ginger (easier if you dip it into sesame oil, dulls the hotness) it is so worth doing for the benefits, both to a nauseous tummy and a head that feels like it's out at sea whil eyour body is still on shore.  being dizzy is just the worst so you have nothing to lose and it's not like you're risking anything by trying!

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      Thank-you..  I will try the 'yoga yawns' and ginger!!!  And that's exactly how I feel--my head is out to sea!!  Or even on a moving bus!!

      I will try anything to get back to normal...    This is off topic but I'm cavity prone no matter how much I brush, floss and eat my greens/ veggies so I just ordered cod liver oil with butter oil!!  YUCK  But I was reading that it helps with cavities.  I'm desparate so I will hold my nose and chug it!!  Who knows maybe it will help with oil stuff too.

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    Nice one pippygirl.lol I find ginger - in any form, to be brilliant for loads of reasons. I had endometriosis for years. It was on my gut and made me nauseous most months. I found ginger biscuits or a small piece of candied ginger worked wonders.

    I sometimes got the 'wobbles' at the same time and found a bag of crips or pinch of sea salt stopped them. Listen to your body it will tell you what you need.

    Do you take any supplements?

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      hi bobbysgirl, yes i do take supplements, vitamin b (because the adrenals get exhausted being anxious all the time about feeling so sick!) and the liquid vitamin c, the gel that disperses in the throat and doesn't mix in the acid of the stomach.  my diet's really good simply because i've come to the point where i don't feel like fats or sugars - and if i do, i must be feeling wonderfully invincible!  for the first time in a week, i have woken up feeling almost normal.  i almost can't believe it.  and while i am not a fan of raw ginger, i do think it's done a lot to help.

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