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I've always heard that Pepto-Bismol can help settle an upset stomach but any time my stomach was bad enough to need it, the obscenely pink liquid looked so vile that drinking it would surely trigger just the response I was trying to prevent.

Pepto-Bismol Pepto-Bismol

Well, one of my girls spent last night throwing up and I've got a premonition that could be me tonight. So I screwed up my courage and am dosing myself with the stuff. And you know what? It's not as bad as it looks!

I wish I'd tried it years ago on a sound stomach so I'd have been used to the idea all the times I needed to take it for a queasy one.

time 2004.01.21 link


(Almost as vile as that animation.)

Prentiss Riddle [riddle cxe io punkto com] • 2004.01.22
Prentiss, one of the best things about aprendizdetodo is your tendency to comment on your own posts. I love it.

(That could be because I do it myself.)

Anyway, I hope you feel better. I can tell you, I had the same approach as yours to Pepto AND Tums. I have tried to get over it with Tums, but have not yet been successful.

christina [ataraxy cxe jeskey punkto com] • 2004.01.22
I dislike the smell of pepto too much to ever get it down in the midst of heave-fervor. However I cannot speak highly enough of candied ginger or peppermint-ginger tea.

oddmonster [oddmonster cxe madlinguist punkto com] • 2004.01.23
I have some candied ginger and a bottle of real Jamaican ginger ale on hand for experimenting some time, but I didn't realize they were intended for nausea. I'll keep that in mind.

I have a friend who swears that Pepto-Bismol in pill form just before each meal in Mexico keeps Moctezuma at bay. He skipped that precaution on his last trip and came down with the evidence to support his theory. I don't know -- if P-B acts like latex paint and keeps even the bugs from entering your system on their way through the GI tract, wouldn't it keep out the nutrition as well? (If so, maybe it could be sold as a diet aid.)

Prentiss Riddle [riddle cxe io punkto com] • 2004.01.23
Ginger is okay, but what really makes you stop barfing is Dramamine, bonine, etc. Any motion sickness pill with meclizine in it. The chewable kind are good.

badger [lizzard cxe bookmaniac punkto net] • 2004.01.24
Does dramamine come in chewable form now? I've missed the boat on motion sickness technology, yet again. I just use the candied ginger for both. Perhaps there's some candied ginger addiction side effect that should be looked into.

oddmonster [oddmonster cxe madlinguist punkto com] • 2004.01.24
Last I heard, ginger was good for you, so I wouldn't worry.

I think I've heard of a motion-sickness patch, presumably available only by prescription.

And then there's the simplest (possibly quack) remedy for motion sickness: a rubber band around your wrist which you snap from time to time. I haven't tried it but I have my doubts.

Prentiss Riddle [riddle cxe io punkto com] • 2004.01.24
Pepto Bismol is terrible for you and it should be avoided at all costs!

smitty [smittytimmers cxe hotmail punkto com] • 2005.01.26
Smitty, tell me more. How is it bad for you?

Prentiss Riddle [riddle cxe io punkto com] • 2005.01.26
you all smell

Anonymous • 2005.01.27
@oddmonster -

I think there may be something to the candied ginger addiction. I have formed a habit of eating lots of "crystallized ginger"

matt • 2005.09.02
Tell me if there is any basis for thinking that you may be addicted to crystallized ginger. I can't seem to stop eating it, at least once a day. Is there any basis or info on this?

Angie [mimi1233 cxe aol punkto com] • 2006.05.12
I am addicted to candied ginger. I crave it and go through loads of it. I am currently trying to go without it but am really having a hard time. Weird! What chemical is in it that causes this I wonder?

Jude [hey-jude cxe telus punkto net] • 2007.07.26
Is there any proof that pepto is addictive or harmful to your body if taken say your whole life? I have ulcerative colitous and it seems to be the only thing that makes me feel better

Alex • 2007.08.14
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