The nausea left after having a session of chemotherapy is relentless. Many suffer from waves of sickness and nausea saying it feels a bit like a bad hangover. But unlike a bad hangover there has been no fun beforehand and it’s unlikely a good fry up will help either.
Whilst not everyone is physically sick, most will at least experience an unwanted taste in their mouth or go off their all-time favourite food or drink because it simply doesn’t taste right. There are a number of anti-sickness drugs that can be prescribed by your breast cancer care nurse or oncologist, as well as some practical ways to reduce the nasty effects of chemo (take a look at my blog Chemo For Beginners – an A-Z on all things C)
One product that worked really well for Anikka was Queasy Drops and Queasy Pops. Conceived and developed by health care professionals as a natural alternative to prescription drugs (although can be used in addition with) to ease nausea and unsettled tummies. Queasy Drops and Queasy Pops come a in a number of flavours and also have a sugar free option for those who are diabetic or reducing their sugar intake.
Flavours include peppermint, cinnamon, sour lemon, papaya, ginger, and green tea with lemon. We love them all here at Not Another Bunch Of Flowers, but if we had to pick our favourite flavour it would be sour raspberry. It really cuts through the horrible taste left by chemo, not sweet and sugary but fruity and fresh. These make a unique gift on their own or as part of a larger gift package. There are a limited number of stockists in the UK. We sell them in packs of two for £11.95 including gift wrapping and a handwritten note to ensure your gift is lovingly received (compare to Amazon as £12.39 for one pack).
Not Another Bunch Of Flowers obviously came about these as an aid to sickness during chemo and other treatment regimes that cause nausea, but since discovering them has found that they cover a multitude of uses – and are loved by people and families around the word for:
Morning sickness: Mums-to-be or even new mums who suffer this dreaded symptom, have reported that Queasy Drops were a life-line, especially in the early days when you’re trying to keep it a secret.
Travel Sickness: travelling land, sea or air for school trips, holidays or even popping to the shops. It is an “in car essential” for one of the girls in the office!
The hangover: for those “one too many” moments. At Not Another Bunch Of Flowers, we obviously couldn’t comment as to whether they work… and no one has ever had to raid the stock cupboard following a Christmas party, honestly!