Author Topic: Please Help. Can't eat.  (Read 1625 times)

[Buddie]

Re: Please Help. Can't eat.
« Reply #40 on: February 16, 2022, 02:16:30 am »
When my stomach is really bad, I puree everything, even meat.  I just make a pureed soup out of something like ground beef and green beans.  I can usually get more of it down that way.  It kind of tastes like pea soup or something.  It's not bad.  So maybe if you're better able to tolerate the chicken and rice, make a puree of that and try to thin it down enough that it goes down easy.  You can thin it with something nutritious and tasty like veggie or chicken broth.  I thin mine with the broth I make with the green beans. 

Also, I try to eat something raw with each meal for the enzymes.  If you really need extra enzymes, green papaya is loaded and can really help.  You can make a juice out of it or just grate it and eat it like a salad. 
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[Buddie]

Re: Please Help. Can't eat.
« Reply #41 on: February 16, 2022, 05:16:50 am »
Thank you sage. I'll see if I can manage that
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[Buddie]

Re: Please Help. Can't eat.
« Reply #42 on: February 26, 2022, 08:18:37 pm »
If your body won't allow more than a bit of food before nausea and gagging, you may have some gastroparesis. I have had this, myself. I don't know if it's possible to request a gastric emptying test, but that could help. Gastroparesis is when the contents of your stomach don't empty fast enough into your intestines, and I've been learning that it is somewhat common in w/d. It causes all the sxs you are mentioning. There are treatments for it, typically prokinetics. Have you been evaluated for this? It's also called "slow gastric emptying". I feel for you and hope you are getting enough calories. I lost a lot of weight at the end of last year, myself, and could barely eat, and was also afraid I would need a feeding tube ...


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[Buddie]

Re: Please Help. Can't eat.
« Reply #43 on: February 27, 2022, 04:27:42 am »
Thank you [...], a feeding tube is a fear I have as well. Did your stomach emptying get any better?
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[Buddie]

Re: Please Help. Can't eat.
« Reply #44 on: February 27, 2022, 04:36:45 am »
It did get better (for now). My journey has been kind of winding (like all of ours!) so I'm not entirely sure what helped it out as I tried a lot of things. I have been taking different prokinetics (both prescription and herbal). Something finally clicked. Have you been evaluated by a motility specialist? That may be in order if things aren't moving through.

Currently, I'm taking an herbal motility supplement called Iberogast. You can look it up on Amazon. I believe it is helping, but we are all different.

I know you have a lot of food restrictions, but here are some guidelines for the gastroparesis diet - you can see if they feel useful to you: https://my.clevelandclinic.org/-/scassets/files/org/digestive/gastroparesis-clinic/diet-for-gastroparesis.pdf?la=en

I hope you can get some support with this. It is really rough when we can't eat!
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[Buddie]

Re: Please Help. Can't eat.
« Reply #45 on: February 27, 2022, 04:46:09 am »
Thank you so much [...]. I hope you continue to see improvements. Thank you for taking time to post the link.
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[Buddie]

Re: Please Help. Can't eat.
« Reply #46 on: March 09, 2022, 03:51:29 am »
Healing to you as well [...]. Thanks for stopping by. It's very hard physically on us, but seeing ourselves like this is mentally scaring. I will try to eat the best I can. Best wishes to you.

Hey what smoothies are you making that have 600-900 calories in?
Please can you share ingredients?
Thanks

I'd like to know too about the smoothies. ..I am already underweight and since starting taper a couple months ago I can't hardly eat anything!  I too am scared because I have eating disorder and nausea 24/7 I am losing weight already. Barely 100 pounds at 5'4 .
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[Buddie]

Re: Please Help. Can't eat.
« Reply #47 on: March 09, 2022, 04:46:53 am »
Okay smoothies I used in acute I did not taper.  I would put yogurt blueberries spinach banana tangerine and milk or almond milk and blend and drink it.  I also ate peanut butter by the spoonful or nuts applesauce anything.., you have to eat thatís just a fact just get anything you can get in your body donít get caught up in the whole diet stuff.  Just eat as healthy as you can. 
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[Buddie]

Re: Please Help. Can't eat.
« Reply #48 on: March 09, 2022, 05:31:24 pm »
You can get a lot of calories from nuts. They are very calorie dense. This could help someone temporarily who has no appetite and needs to desperately stop losing weight or even gain.
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