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OTC for nausea

Sitting here at work and feeling really nauseated for some reason. Already tried Tums, didn't work. I'm going to run to the store and get something to take care of it so I can finally eat a late lunch. What's the best OTC for nausea? [more inside]
posted by windbox on Aug 6, 2010 - 24 answers

Whatever happened to house calls?

Gross Filter: How do I get myself to the doctor when I'm too sick to leave the bathroom for more than 5 minutes? [more inside]
posted by ohyouknow on Jun 18, 2010 - 35 answers

I don't want to be sick ever again.

Help me from getting sick over and over again....What are your best long-term, cost-effective methods of staying healthy? [more inside]
posted by unexpected on Jun 17, 2010 - 48 answers

Do I just have a bug or something funky? Should I see a doctor? Specialist?

Got back from a trip five days ago and stomach still isn't sitting right. Should I see a doctor? A specialist? Recommendations in the DC area? TMI and longer version below the fold. [more inside]
posted by kat518 on Jun 8, 2010 - 11 answers

Chicken Soup for the Girlfriend's Stomach

What can I cook my girlfriend when she feels sick? [more inside]
posted by rebent on Apr 9, 2010 - 43 answers

The best times are when I'm both hungry and nauseated. Double fun.

I need help managing persistent nausea. [more inside]
posted by prefpara on Mar 14, 2010 - 31 answers

How can I stop this recurring cold?

I get a cold every 3-4 months. Runny then stuffy nose, dry throat, maybe a little coughing, low energy, mild headache. Just a run-of-the-mill cold, but it keeps recurring, and it's driving me nuts. [more inside]
posted by Slinga on Mar 11, 2010 - 21 answers

Time off for depression

I think I'm depressed and need some time off from work, but I'm also a new employee. What do I tell HR? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Mar 11, 2010 - 11 answers

Why I'd get sick?

What was going with my body that caused me to get so sick yesterday? (WARNING: somewhat gross details) [more inside]
posted by bcreative on Mar 5, 2010 - 15 answers

I don't think you're ready for this neti

How much is too much, with regards to neti potting? [more inside]
posted by oinopaponton on Feb 20, 2010 - 15 answers

Arrggghhh!

Stressed out only grown up child of an on again/off again ill Mom. Is my extended family helping or hurting me? Lots [more inside]
posted by phox on Feb 16, 2010 - 7 answers

Too late for a basin or a mop: pretreating vomit soiled laundry

NSFSS (Not Safe For Sensitive Stomachs): What is the best way to pre-treat bedding that have been soiled by copious amounts of chunky vomit? [more inside]
posted by echolalia67 on Feb 8, 2010 - 12 answers

How to help pet with IMHA

My cat has Immune Mediated Hemolytic Anemia. YANAV, but please tell me your experiences with a pet diagnosed with IMHA. [more inside]
posted by motsque on Jan 28, 2010 - 3 answers

Sick cat, unavoidable trip, every option wrong.

Sick cat; vet suspects brain tumor. Uncancellable strip starting tomorrow. Wife loves this cat more than life itself. I am going insane. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jan 8, 2010 - 27 answers

Lowering the bar on the definition of "healthy"

Why haven't I fully recovered from bronchitis, six months later? [more inside]
posted by The Winsome Parker Lewis on Jan 6, 2010 - 17 answers

I never get sick when it's convenient. It's not convenient and I'm sick.

Iknowyou'renotmydoctorfilter: I have been sick since Thursday. No fever now(It was 102.5 then) but it still hurts to swallow and my lymphnodes under my jaw hurt and are swollen. I called my doc and wound up on VOICE MAIL so am not even going to try to get in to see her. [more inside]
posted by St. Alia of the Bunnies on Jan 6, 2010 - 28 answers

sick in mexico.

sick in mexico. need advice [more inside]
posted by ebesan on Dec 27, 2009 - 13 answers

Movies to watch while sick?

I'm home sick today and probably tomorrow too. What are your favorite guilty pleasure movies to watch while incapacitated? [more inside]
posted by kylej on Dec 21, 2009 - 73 answers

I want to stop coughing, damnit!

A few years back I was diagnosed with pneumonia after being sick on and off for about three weeks. When I was finally diagnosed I seem to recall that they gave me antibiotics and a codeine based cough syrup. This combo worked like a wonder. The codeine knocked out my cough and let me sleep, and the antibiotics killed the pneumonia. At least that's how I remember it. [more inside]
posted by Reverend John on Dec 19, 2009 - 14 answers

Why is my feverish kitten twitching?

Why is my feverish kitten twitching? [more inside]
posted by wo on Dec 14, 2009 - 13 answers

Can we ask a sick person to leave?

Can we ask a sick person to leave? [more inside]
posted by MorningPerson on Nov 30, 2009 - 12 answers

What's wrong with my cat who is now mostly unresponsive after a day of vomiting?

What is wrong with my cat? We've been to both the regular and emergency vets in the last 24 hours, and we still don't know what's wrong or why she isn't improving. (Details within.) [more inside]
posted by enoent on Nov 22, 2009 - 37 answers

How can I kill a cough that lingers for a month?

Why do I always have a cough that lingers for about a month after I've had a cold, and how can I get rid of it? [more inside]
posted by joshrholloway on Oct 30, 2009 - 25 answers

Can employers tell people when employees are sick?

My employer just asked us to contact HR if any of our employees are diagnosed with H1N1 flu. Is this allowable under HIPAA? [more inside]
posted by um_maverick on Oct 27, 2009 - 10 answers

Should I attempt a long bike ride even though I'm sick?

I had plans to ride my bike from Chicago to Milwaukee tomorrow with my husband and two friends (about 100 miles). Now I've come down with a pretty bad cold. Should I cancel or try to power through? Have you ever done a lot of physical activity while recovering from a cold, and how did you fare? [more inside]
posted by misskaz on Oct 23, 2009 - 20 answers

Most comforting things in the world

What are the best ways to comfort someone with a bad cold/flu? [more inside]
posted by mthomps00 on Oct 20, 2009 - 21 answers

Mystery illness??

Never-sick person + sickness = hell. [more inside]
posted by I_Love_Bananas on Oct 17, 2009 - 45 answers

Comfort foods for the sick around the world?

What are different cultures' versions of comfort foods that are prepared for people who are sick and feeling under the weather? [more inside]
posted by illenion on Oct 15, 2009 - 67 answers

mystery diagnosis

Did the hospital save my blood samples and could they be retested? Would swine flu cause a positive test for regular flu? [more inside]
posted by WeekendJen on Oct 9, 2009 - 6 answers

Does Norton offer a *human* anti-virus?

My mom has been in constant pain for the past two months (likely from a virus). I'm hoping someone may have a suggestion to help her get back to a normal life. Details to follow... [more inside]
posted by Kippersoft on Oct 4, 2009 - 14 answers

Anybody have a stomach flu horror story? How long did it last?

Does any one have stomach flu (gastroenteritis) horror stories? I am going day 5 and I have never heard of anyone having it longer than 2 days.
posted by burlsube on Sep 29, 2009 - 28 answers

If I'm so healthy, why do I feel like crap?

I'm thirsty, fainting, dizzy, and cold. Do you know why this might be? [more inside]
posted by motsque on Sep 28, 2009 - 9 answers

Was there something in my drink?

Is it possible that something was put in my drink? If so, what? [more inside]
posted by emilyd22222 on Sep 12, 2009 - 42 answers

flufilter....

With all this flu talk, it got me wondering...I got a really bad case of it back in March. (Doctor confirmed.) Could it possibly have been of the swine variety? [more inside]
posted by St. Alia of the Bunnies on Sep 9, 2009 - 8 answers

Ddifferences between colds in adults and children

Are there differences in the symptoms of a common cold with age? Are cold symptoms worse in adults than children? [more inside]
posted by graventy on Aug 28, 2009 - 7 answers

Please help us help a dog.

A question about a dog. (posting for a friend) [more inside]
posted by prefpara on Aug 26, 2009 - 16 answers

How can I prove my workplace is making me sick?

I think my work place is causing respiratory problems for me. How do I go about proving it? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Aug 16, 2009 - 8 answers

Should I be worried about my mom?

YANMDfilter: Do these swine-flu-like symptoms require a trip to the emergency room? [more inside]
posted by alona on Aug 12, 2009 - 12 answers

What chance does our cat have of recovery after seizures and coma?

Cat in recovery from suspected poisoning. Came out of post-seizure coma, now has suspected blindness, partial paralysis. What do we do next? [more inside]
posted by geekgirl397 on Jul 23, 2009 - 20 answers

Better the flu you know?

At what point should I consider (responsibly) getting myself inoculated with the flu? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jun 25, 2009 - 10 answers

Why does my dog have no interest in any kind of food?

Why does my dog have no interest in any kind of food? [more inside]
posted by geeky on Jun 15, 2009 - 25 answers

I just want him back.

Oh joy, it's another cat piss question! Sort of. Please share your experiences with cat perineal urethrostomy (PU) surgery, or other advanced treatments for urinary blockages. [more inside]
posted by notquitemaryann on May 28, 2009 - 11 answers

Help me absorb my vitamins & prevent my cold!!

How fast do vitamins & Minerals absorb into the body? [more inside]
posted by Black_Umbrella on Apr 13, 2009 - 16 answers

Heal me, Hivemind!

I'm unbelievably sick, probably from running around in the freezing rain. What can I do to get better by tomorrow? [more inside]
posted by dejah420 on Mar 13, 2009 - 36 answers

Bedridden Gift Ideas

I am looking to buy a gift for a long-time acquaintance who just got out of the hospital after a cardiac arrest. [more inside]
posted by nosniW on Mar 9, 2009 - 7 answers

To Grandmother's house we cannot go

What can we do to help our constantly car sick dog? [more inside]
posted by AlliKat75 on Mar 4, 2009 - 13 answers

Estoy enferma, maestra!

How do you say "I feel sick, teacher!" In as many languages as possible? [more inside]
posted by By The Grace of God on Mar 2, 2009 - 35 answers

Go to work or stay home?

Flufilter: It hit me like a freight train on Friday-went to the doc, and yes, it's the flu. My question for the hivemind is this: Do I try to go back to work tomorrow? [more inside]
posted by St. Alia of the Bunnies on Mar 1, 2009 - 15 answers

Help an ailing bunny rabbit & his owner.

Can you help me keep my bunny fed? He has head tilt and has trouble getting food. [more inside]
posted by Salmonberry on Feb 23, 2009 - 7 answers

How can I not get the flu?

How can I avoid getting the flu? I have gotten spooked by a couple coworkers who got SICK from the flu, which they caught from their kids, and I am very intent on avoiding the same fate (trouble coming out of both ends). Short of covering myself in saranwrap and lysol, and then hiding in an ICBM silo, what do you suggest? [more inside]
posted by allen8219 on Feb 23, 2009 - 21 answers

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