I'm new to this SE site and did some poking about in meta to see if I could determine if my question was on topic or not. I couldn't be 100% sure one way or the other, so I thought I'd just ask directly. Would the following question be considered on topic?
How to control the vomit response?
I came down with the flu about three days ago. Mostly typical symptoms: fever, chills, body aches, extreme exhaustion, etc... The only symptoms that haven't been an issue is nausea or upset stomach. What's hitting me the hardest is the exhaustion. The reason that is the biggest deal is because I absolutely must take the dog out at least twice a day. Even a short five minute walk of just 100-200 feet leaves me with dry heaves. It's like I tried to run a marathon without any practice.
I've looked online for options to control the vomit response and found almost everything refers to ways to counter upset stomach, nausea, motion sickness, side effects of other medications, and so on. Other solutions are meant to calm things down after the vomiting event.
I would like to prevent the vomiting before it even starts. Are there any methods or medicines that can suppress the general vomit response?
General purpose vomit response control?
Is there a general purpose antiemetic for vomit response control? Many vomit control solutions are focused on specific causes for the vomiting. Some examples along with treatments:
- Illness: bismuth subsalicylate(Pepto-Bismol, Kaopectate), clear fluids
- Upset stomach: bismuth subsalicylate, clear fluids, peppermint tea, bland food such as crackers or toast
- Nausea: ginger, breath control techniques, acupressure, Lorazepam, aromatherapy
- Motion sickness: Dramamine, scopolamine, dimenhydrinate, dexamphetamine
- Side effects of other medications: Zofran, cannabis, Anzemet, Kytril, Sancuso
- Pregnancy: ginger, pyridoxine, doxylamine, accupressure
- Alcohol: Vitamin B6, clear fluids, bland food such as crackers or toast
What I'm interested in is medicines or methods to suppress the vomit response in general. Does such a thing exist?