Whether you struggle with anxiety or not, chances are you’ve experienced that “butterflies in your stomach” feeling before. Maybe it was before a dance recital when you were little or before giving a public presentation…or when you were going on a job interview.
It’s natural to feel just a bit queasy and nauseous and it usually passes quite quickly…
But sometimes, anxiety-related nausea can make you totally sick to your stomach. Your stomach churns so much that you have to make a dash for the bathroom. You may even reach the point of dry heaving or vomiting.
When you struggle with anxiety, the fight or flight response is triggered which means your body is preparing you to face a crisis.
This is a natural reaction to a stressful situation and, when called for, can help you survive…
The problem is…when you struggle with anxiety, your brain perceives these stressful situations as way more dangerous than they actually are.
Here are some tips to help with nausea:
✅ Eat a small amount of something dry, like plain crackers or plain bread.
✅ Slowly sip water or something clear and cold.
✅ If you’re wearing something tight, change into clothing that doesn’t restrict your stomach.
✅ Try to avoid fried, greasy, and sweet foods & mixing hot and cold foods.
Spikes in hormone and neurotransmitter levels such as cortisol can also cause stomach cramps, which heighten the nauseous feeling and cause chronic stomach upset.
Everything is not always as it seems. Please check in on the ones you love. 💙
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