Your doctor or nurse should be able to work out what is causing the nausea and vomiting and suggest treatments (eg. adjusting your diet or medications).
Write down what you want to tell your doctor:
Write down what you want to ask your doctor:
If you are prescribed medicine to help you with nausea or vomiting ask:
The following may be helpful to manage nausea or vomiting:
Some people find that keeping crackers at their bedside is useful in case they wake up in the middle of the night with nausea.
Recent research has found that half a teaspoon of ground ginger a day can reduce nausea associated with chemotherapy when used along with anti-nausea medications. http://www.medpagetoday
As nausea and vomiting decrease, foods can be slowly reintroduced, beginning with simple, bland foods that do not irritate the stomach and intestines. The BRAT diet previously suggested for diarrhoea is also recommended here.
Life, Hope & Reality was developed and written by Afaf Girgis, Claire Johnson, and Sylvie Lambert with funding from the NHMRC and Cancer Council NSW.Last updated 30 August 2015