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nausea with swimmingjwf
Sep 18, 2002 12:02 PM
I am an avid runner and biker, and want to make the next step to triathlons. My problem is that after swimming about 10 lengths in a pool I start to get nauseated. For the next few hours after I feel like I have the stomach flu. Does anyone have any tips or relevant info? thanks.
re: tell me more about that.....sctri
Sep 18, 2002 6:25 PM
Do you find yourself swollowing water?
DO you tend to eat heavily before swimming?
What kind of Nausea is it? is it like after a really hard track practice kinda puking, or more flu-ish?

Sep 19, 2002 6:48 AM
1. what kinda effort are you putting out?
2. are you prone to motion-sicness?
Sep 19, 2002 7:27 AM
or are you perhaps alergic to chlorine? Have you tried swimming in open water yet?
re: nausea with swimmingbrider
Sep 19, 2002 8:05 AM
Does this happen only with certain strokes? Also, are you using ear plugs?
re: nausea with swimmingjwf
Sep 19, 2002 11:15 AM
I appreciate the responses. I feel flu like symptoms, I dont eat heavily before, I have tried ear plugs, and wrist bands. I'm not sure if I am allergic to chlorine, that could be a possibility. I am considering consulting an ear doctor. thanks. JWF.
More Questions...sctri
Sep 19, 2002 9:04 PM
After a pool workout,
Do you feel really tired, more specifically, really sleepy?

Clorine can do that...

Also, what time of the day do you swim?

Sep 20, 2002 3:03 AM
the pool-people if they even use chlorine.... a lot of joints have already moved to bromine to avoid these problems.
More Questions...jwf
Sep 20, 2002 9:57 AM
I dont feel sleepy, just nauseated, and it doesnt seem to matter what time of day it is. Thanks for your time. jwf.
re: nausea with swimmingirongirl
Sep 23, 2002 9:15 AM
I have a good friend who does Ironman-distance tris. He had that problem and began to use earplugs while swimming. Somehow, that corrected the inner ear disarray or whatever it was and he has no problems with nausea any more.