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Warning: Be careful using ginger!

2EyeGuy
Level 5
I just discovered (the hard way) the very painful possible side-effect of ginger. :oops:

My doctor just said I have gallstones, and a gallstone probably got stuck in the tube leading from the gall bladder, which is why I had terrible abdominal pains for three weeks. (The pain is gone now, but I still have gall-stones).

Ginger is considered very suspect because it increases bile production. It's not unanimous that ginger is bad for gallstones, there is a minority that says it might be good for them, but it is definitely interferes with normal gallbladder operation in some way.

Remember, just because a drug is "natural", doesn't mean it doesn't have serious side effects, and doesn't mean it's not still a drug. Things that have an effect, usually have side-effects too.

BTW, my doctor had heard of the Oculus Rift and its kickstarter development kit. He keeps asking me about it. 🙂
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Zenbane
Level 16

360FOV said:

I would rather eat a serving of the Devils testicle dipped in hot sauce



snowdog
Level 16
I bought some Ginger Nuts a few days ago. One of my favourite biscuits, especially when dunked in tea. B)
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CrashFu
Level 12
Mmmm, I love ginger in all its forms.   Never needed it for VR sickness though, because I've never gotten VR sickness. :tongue:

But now I could really go for a bag of crystallized ginger..

Careful around really strong ginger products on an empty stomach, though.  That's not a good time. :grimace:

It's hard being the voice of reason when you're surrounded by unreasonable people.

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Moved this to offtopic lol .. what a necro thread!
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bauuubass
Level 3

CrashFu said:

Mmmm, I love ginger in all its forms.   Never needed it for VR sickness though, because I've never gotten VR sickness. :tongue:

But now I could really go for a bag of crystallized ginger..

Careful around really strong ginger products on an empty stomach, though.  That's not a good time. :grimace:



How lucky you are 😄 I do not only get VR sickness but often, also first-person game sickness  :s maybe I will get used to these types of games after some time, but right now it's pretty brutal

snowdog
Level 16

bauuubass said:


CrashFu said:

Mmmm, I love ginger in all its forms.   Never needed it for VR sickness though, because I've never gotten VR sickness. :tongue:

But now I could really go for a bag of crystallized ginger..

Careful around really strong ginger products on an empty stomach, though.  That's not a good time. :grimace:



How lucky you are 😄 I do not only get VR sickness but often, also first-person game sickness  :s maybe I will get used to these types of games after some time, but right now it's pretty brutal



Just don't do too much. Simulation sickness comes from the brain believing that your body has been poisoned because what's happening in your ear isn't happening in your brain because your eyes are seeing motion that isn't there. So your brain thinks you're being poisoned.

The best way to build up a resistance to simulation sickness is to do the following:

1) Play in VR until you START to feel a little odd or uncomfortable and then STOP IMMEDIATELY (pressing the Oculus button or the pause button in-game is the easiest way to do this.

2) Keep your headset on and relax yourself for a minute or two.

3) Remove your headset and have a LONG break, preferably overnight but at least a couple of hours.

4) Repeat steps 1-3.
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