Friday, August 5, 2011

Nausea, Vomiting and Relief - dōTERRA Essential Oils

I've been meaning to post this one for a while since it is something we deal with on car trips and sick days. Our daughter Sadie is a "Super Puker" on windy-roaded car trips and I know others are too. This caused us to look into ways to alleviate the nausea and reduce our messy moments in the car (don't worry, we have a "puke bucket" for the car now on all trips).

The trouble with Sadie is she doesn't know how to recognize and discuss a problem in her tummy until it is too late. She'll start acting lethargic and quiet until the final moments. This means we still rely on Dramamine for her to cover the trips.

But for those able to speak there is hope! Stephanie finds great relief from simply smelling Peppermint oil while in the car. She has a 5/8 dram vial in her oil pouch she just whips out and sniffs on the way. It has been a big help for her.

Another great option is Ginger oil. This one is a bit strong smelling, but it is a miracle worker for nausea. A couple of drops on the bottom of the feet and your body calms back down. We tried it on the last trip with the adults and have had great success.

One other method is the dōTERRA blend DigestZen. This oil blend includes both Ginger and Peppermint and helps settle sad stomachs. Our sister, Jen, was throwing up a lot today and wasn't getting any better. She needed to eat in order to get her body back in order, but that is hard on an upset stomach (especially a reverse action one). She tried a couple drops in a little bit of water at first, but didn't keep it down. Then she just put the oil in her mouth without water (2 drops at the back of the throat) and it stopped the puking. She finally ate and didn't throw up for several hours. She has fibromyalgia and it makes life hard so once a throw up session begins it often doesn't end for a while and is horrible.

FOLLOW UP (NEXT DAY):

Throughout the night Jen continued to feel ill, but swears it has been way more calm than previous "fibro" fits. She used Peppermint or DigestZen in the mouth during the night and it made her puking fit a lot less than it usually is. I didn't realize it had made a difference, because I just judged it by whether it happened or not, but the frequency, duration and strength have all been diminished according to her.

5 comments:

  1. I too have fibromyalgia and frequently have 'puking fits' like your sister- I am anxious to try the digest zen next time! (Although I'm not so anxious to have a puking fit! LOL) Thank you for your post! My son is having the zooks tonight (just weird kid pukes) and I rubbed digest zen then peppermint on his belly. It settled things down and he actually fell asleep within about 5 minutes- this stuffs no joke! :) thanks again!

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  2. I tried putting a drop of DigestZen in the mouth of my 6 year old, but within seconds she started throwing up, so I guess it wasn't effective for her if she can't get it down. Wonder if there is another way to use this at this point?

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  3. I have fibromyalgia and my doctor checked my Vit D 3. I am seriously low and when I keep my levels on the high end of normal I am pain free! I take 5000 to 10000 units a day with arginine and it has helped me feel at times that I am cured...until I get negligent about my D3 level and then when I get it back up I feel great again...

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    1. Thank you for sharing this! I will let my sister know asap. She has a Dr appt next week and I have some D3 lying around that she can try in the meantime. I am certain she is deficient. She rarely goes outside because of her pain levels and difficulties with managing her body temperature. Thank you!

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