Why Do I Feel Nauseous Around Ovulation?

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2012
Apr 6

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There are many different signs that women experience around the time that they ovulate. There are chances in cervical mucus that all women experience, where the cervical mucus becomes clear, sticky, and abundant. A woman’s basal body temperature rises just after ovulation, by as much as a degree and a half. For some women, sex drive increases around the time of ovulation. Occasionally, women experience pain around ovulation. Some women even feel nauseous around ovulation.

The changing hormone levels that take place during ovulation, particularly the increase in estrogen levels and the surge of luteinizing hormone, can cause some women to be nauseous around ovulation. Sometimes, a woman’s stomach will produce extra digestive juices due to the changing hormone levels that take place. For other women the pain they may experience during ovulation, known as mittelschmerz, can create a nauseous feeling around ovulation, as well. For women who take certain medications or supplements, such as those undergoing fertility treatments, those taking an anti-inflammatory, or those who take larger does of vitamin C may be more susceptible to feeling nauseous around ovulation.

If you feel nauseous around ovulation, there may be things that you can do to easy your nausea. Anti-nausea medications may help out, although in some cases these medications have side effects that may not be tolerable. In addition, if you are trying to conceive, you should talk to your health care provider about safe anti-nausea medications. Many women are able to get relief from their nauseous feeling through the use of herbs such as ginger, spearmint, peppermint, or chamomile. These herbs can be made into teas, or you can use them in an aromatherapy recipe. Sometimes, staying away from greasy or spicy foods around ovulation may reduce that nauseous feeling.

If your nausea is severe or persistent, you should see your health care provider to determine if there is some other problem or issue that is causing you to feel nauseous, rather than ovulation.


  • Becky

    How long does this last? The sick feeling…

  • Kelsey

    I experience this every month but I have noticed how much worse it is every OTHER month! I get irritable and very unfocused. Drained feeling that will not go away and feeling like your going to throw up the who week I’m ovulating. I literally think I’m pregnant every time I ovulate because of the nausea, bloating, water weight, cravings, increase calorie intake, and the thoughts of taking a nap while at work.. I have no idea what kind of pregnancy I will experience when I decide to have my first child but it scares me to think I could feel like this for 9 MONTHS STRAIGHT! A few months ago I was on the bathroom floor feeling like I was dying! I was crying and my entire body was in pain and my poor husband was in a panick not knowing what was going on (I never complain about pain like that much less CRY about it so he knew something wasn’t right). I had just started my period the day before.. I crawled to the toilet and threw up continuously.. I was burning up and was sweating like you wouldn’t believe so he pulled all my clothes off and was trying to cool me down.. About an hour later I was fine. I don’t know what I’m doing wrong here but I have a wicked uterus!!!!!!!

  • Dublishious

    I’ve very similar symptoms, it started when I was 16 and I was really ill for a year, I couldn’t be prescribed the pill until I was 17 as it was / is illegal to give it to a woman under 17, so I was sick an entire year before they would prescribe me it, I lost about 2 stone. While on the pill I wasn’t sick at all. I’m 28 now and decided to come off the pill as it was giving me terrible anxiety and killed my sex drive, it was almost non existent. The first month off the pill I was like a rabbit, my sex drive has calmed since, but the illness is gradually getting worse, I will be off the pill a year in April. At the moment I’m nauseous every two weeks, during my period and ovulation. I’ve not been physically yet, sometimes it feels like if I was sick it would just pass. I’m pretty much living off motilium at the moment to ease the feeling. I’m not pregnant, but as mentioned above, I dread to think of what it will be like!! I’ve no intention of conceiving any time soon so my next option is the copper IUD implant, hopefully that will ease my symptoms and it doesn’t contain any hormones.

  • Casey

    I am the EXACT way!! Every two weeks I’m nauseous for about 4 or 5 days straight. Sometimes it’s debilitating. I had to explain it to my bosses and it was embarrassing. I don’t know what to do! I eat zofran like candy. Also not on the pill- had mirena IUD for 3 years and only started getting nausea about 1 day out of the month the last year I was on it. Had it removed and now my symptoms have escalated. Help ?

  • Beth

    I was the same way. I went on BC for 3 years, then hubby and I got married. Been off it for 3 years now. The first year was horrible. I was completely useless while on my period and while ovulating. Crying unable to move from the pain. I was desperate for anything to work. I ended up switching to a menstrual cup since I heard they helped, and within 3 months my cramps had eased off to a manageable level. I am on my second year with the cup now and my period is 4 days shorter, bleeding is lighter, and I hardly get pain or nausea from cramps! Ovulation occasionally makes me nauseous, but that nausea is greatly reduced too. I think my issues came from the chemicals in tampons and pads. Try all of your options. You never know what might work!

  • Nichole Justice

    Im having all this right now my cervix (i check mine) told me i ovulated and so did my mucus buuuutttt i just had a baby 10 weeks ago and have not had my first period yet so idk what is going on i thought i might have already been pregnant but i kept getting negitive results so i am trying to see if other women feel like they are pregnant the week before they ovulate