Post # 1
Hey ladies.. I’m starting to get a little worried about my wedding day. I have an extremely nervous stomach when I’m in anxiety provoking situations, which I’m sure my wedding day will be one of them! When my stomach starts, I sweat and feel the immediate urge to throw up! I’m getting married in a large cathedral where there will be no close bathrooms! I have head that taking gravol ginger works without making you drowsy, but am wondering if there are any other recommendatoins out that? How can I calm my stomach down without putting myself to sleep??
Post # 3
Try Organic Chamomile with Lavender tea, I drink it and it helps me. I love this brand (highly recommend the throat coat too for sore throats!)http://www.traditionalmedicinals.com/chamomilewithlavender
Post # 4
I feel your pain! I also have a nervous stomach!
Various herbal/decaf teas–camomile, ginger, mint, or fennel can definitely help soothe a nervous stomach.
Some people swear by peppermint capsules, though they never did much for me.
You could also try pepto-bismol, which is a good, all purpose stomach calmer.
Best of luck!
Post # 5
While it is not recommended, I had a small supper the night before and only had crackers and powerade the day of the wedding so I would have much on my stomach.
Post # 6
I have a severe nervous tummy, and when I get anxious and overwhelmed, I get nauseous and throw up. I felt like this the morning of my wedding, and I SO regret not doing something to prevent it. I read online about all-natural remedies like teas and such, and ended up buying valerian root before the wedding day because I had used it in the past to help me sleep. I took like six of the pills, and they did nothing.
I talked to my doctor about it after the wedding, and I was prescribed some anxiety meds (low dose daily pill), and I’ve been in stressful situations since that would normally give me a nervous tummy and I haven’t had one.
Contrary to belief that anxiety pills make you feel like a zombie, mine don’t at all. I just feel more relaxed during stressful situations. I’d highly recommend talking to your doctor about it, and if you do go this route, be sure to take the meds at least a month prior to the wedding so you know of any side effects you may have.
Post # 7
Immodium! I took about 4 pills throughout the day before my 5 pm wedding. My stomach is psycho-nuts all the time. I only ate bagel pieces that whole day until the wedding. By the time dinner came, I was all set. Wine seems to help me too.
Ok, looking back at my advice, I feel terrible recommending it! Take pills, barely eat, and have wine! Oh nooooo….
Post # 8
I feel for you – when I get too nervous, I have to throw up. Like, no choice in the matter, it just happens.
I actually have an anti-anxiety Rx for times like that, which does not make me drowsy or blah feeling or loopy. Just calmer.
When the anxiety is mild, peppermint tea helps, as does taking ginger capsules (I get them at the natural food store). I don’t like the flavor of ginger tea that much, but I think that would probably help too. But, when the anxiety gets bad, nothing but the Rx helps.
Post # 9
@Heathaah hahah that’s definitely a great set of recommendations lol.. I’ll make sure I drink white wint though so I don’t throw up red wine AHAH! just kidding!
as for a couple of you that mentioned prescription pills, do you mind me asking what they are? i talked to my doctor a couple months ago and she said there wasnt really anything she could prescribe that would help…
Post # 10
I just joined this site and it’s so comforting to know many brides are going through this same problem! I feel like all of my friends who have recently gotten married really relished the spotlight and for me it’s completely terrifying. I suffer from social anxiety and dread walking down the aisle in front of 150 people.
I take Xanax from time to time when I’m having a panic attack, but feel so worried about my actual wedding day. Like everyone else here, my nervousness makes its debut in my stomach (think opposite of throwing up, though). I just pray that I don’t get sick in front of all of the guests. I imagine myself running down the aisle to the bathroom in the middle of our vows.
I will try some of the natural recommendations mentioned above with regard to the peppermint and ginger. 🙂 Thanks for the tips and if you think of any others, please post. At this point, I am debating whether I should have a couple glasses of wine before the ceremony or an anxiety pills. I don’t know which would work more effectively. Has anyone else thought of having a drink or two to cool nerves rather than anxiety meds? I hate the idea of not being able to enjoy a cocktail on the big day once the ceremony (stressful part for me) is over.