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trouble eating

  1. schoolgirlforreal profile image82
    schoolgirlforrealposted 5 years ago

    I just wanted to share, that I've experienced "eating issues" for a very long time, and no- it's not intentional at all, I'm not purposely "starving myself".

    I think it began with a medicine I'm taking

    For years and especially recently, it's getting worse.

    When I took it at night, I'd get ravenously hungry
    but during the day had little appetite and needed to movitvate myslef to eat.

    Currently I keep "easy to eat" foods on my kitchen counter.
    The easiest food for me to eat w/ minium or no prep:

    chobani yogurt
    cottage cheese
    hot dogs
    hard boiled eggs

    those are a few.
    and I'll drink milk, juice, (thinking of ensure for viatmins) and water and seltzer water.

    I was finiky eater as a kid. And I don't care for sugar or much flavor though I enjoy a delicious meal out

    I drink my tea black
    I don't require a whole lot of flavor but I have my fav dishes my friend cooks.

    I'm not sure what to do, as I feel i have to literally force myself to eat when I can't take the hunger anymore and when it affect my brain functioning

    Any suggestions?

    My doctor refused to belive it's the med, but I myself have noticed it getting worse and I have acid reflux too.

    thank you . smile

    1. aguasilver profile image82
      aguasilverposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Take a look at this:


      It sounds as if you are to acidic, which given your 'diet' is to be expected, but acidic bodies are not good news, so change to a diet that will provide natural organic (as opposed to chemically produced) vitamins and minerals.

      Hummus is a good way to start getting raw vegetables into your body, and broccoli, cauliflower, cucumber and carrot are all excellent veg to use to scoop up hummus, and get the veg you need.

      Water is essential to life, but tap or bottled water is normally full of chemicals, I have a pure water tester and tap water will register off the scale (i.e. over 1000 parts per million) of 'other' solids in it. Bottled water is not much better, pure water will register less than 3ppm.

      Drink reverse osmosis or distilled water, your body will respond in months as the clean water removes the toxins you have that cause the trouble.

      Consider getting a live blood analysis done, you will probably find that you have higher than acceptable mercury poisoning and possibly other problems which can only be seen in live (dark field) blood analysis.

      http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=en … 7UDbeNyTIs

      If you do have mercury toxicity, cilantro (fresh leaves of coriander herb)  and chlorella will leach it out of your body.

      Most of us have mercury from vaccines and old tooth fillings.

      Email me off the profile page if you want more info.


  2. Lisa HW profile image78
    Lisa HWposted 5 years ago

    I don't know  if any of these ideas will help, but here goes...

    When I was going to have my daughter I had lots of acid "issues" the whole time.  If my stomach got empty it got worse, of course, and then I'd feel too sick to even be able to imagine eating.  I stuck with very bland foods.

    The same foods don't cause everyone acid problems; but based on what I know about the list you have there, both pepperoni and hot dogs are likely to cause heartburn.  I love hummus, but if I was feeling heart-burny I wouldn't be able to eat it.  It's a little harsh.  Boiled hot dogs are less likely than fried/grilled to cause heartburn.  Tap water can cause some people heart burn.  Plain spring water can cause it in some (and adding a hint of flavor, like a tiny bit of Tang) can help.  Anything carbonated (eve water, and maybe especially water) can cause heartburn.  Some juices are more likely than others to cause it, so doing something like adding a little water to orange juice and staying away from the really "sharp tasting" juices, like pineapple, may help.

    I have my tea Black too, but if I didn't put sugar in it, it would give me heartburn.  So does letting the tea get too strong.  Or what about adding some milk to the tea?

    This isn't the most low-calorie thing in the world, but when I was having my daughter I found that I had to have something like light, white, toast (bland and "gentler" than wheat or dark white toast), plain noodles, or saltine crackers with or without whatever else I ate, because it just seemed as if that helped fend off the acid.  Something like a thin layer of a light margarine or (gross as this is) a slice of American cheese with the toast or crackers meant it wasn't completely starch only (and made the toast more edible).   I could also often eat an iceberg-lettuce (again, milder) and tomato sandwich on white bread.  Something easy (and "mild") might be a Nutrigrain waffle with some blueberries.  Are you, maybe, (or might you want to) put the boiled egg in a sandwich?   Since you eat meat, what about, maybe, the ready-to-use chunks of chicken sold  in those boxes near the meat counter (maybe with a small roll as a sandwich), or what about ready-to-eat tuna cups, or something like a basic peanutbutter (thin layer) sandwich?  Or - like - Kraft Old English cheese spread (which is milder than Wispride and some others) on bread or bland crackers (like, maybe, the buttercrisp Toasteds?).

    I'm not prone to heartburn (at all), but even these days when I don't really feel like eating or don't feel all that great; I'll resort to eating the noodles out of a can of Campbell's chicken noodle soup.  I always scoop out of the 9-13 pieces of chicken (roll), add just a hint more water than they recommend, and may/may not drink at least a little of the "juice" on the side.

    When I was going to have my daughter I could at least fend off the borderline nausea from the acid, so then I'd be able to eat some vegetables  (sometimes, anyway)

    It just looks to me like, maybe, you have a very acid-aggravating list of foods there; and I'm wondering if you have something going on like I did when I was expecting my daughter - the thing with your stomach not getting "lined" enough to fend off the borderline nausea that makes a person feel like she can't imagine what on Earth she could eat.  hmm Some medicines do aggravate acid, so I'm just thinking the list of foods and whatever medicines you have could be a bad mix.

    I'm just wondering if you "bland up" what you eat when you get so you feel like you can't imagine eating, whether you'd later be able to go back to the foods you like (at least sometimes).

    1. schoolgirlforreal profile image82
      schoolgirlforrealposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      I took my pill, prescribed, that I mentioned about 9pm and around 11pm I started enjoying eating. I swear it's that pill!!!

      A peanut better sandwich sounds great!!

      smile maybe I'll show my docotr this thread roll smile LOL

  3. tirelesstraveler profile image81
    tirelesstravelerposted 5 years ago

    Ask a pharmacists or look up the side effects for the medicine you are taking. Pharmacists are more knowledgeable drug interactions than doctors. 
    Humus is on your list, do eat it with with celery or crackers.  I love it that way   It tastes good with eggs too.
    If you don't want to talk to a pharmacists at least Google the side effects.
    Years ago I was taking Motrin for a back injury.  About the 5th or 6th day I could hardly move I was so numb..  I went to the doctor; he said some people do become numb while taking Motrin. .

    1. schoolgirlforreal profile image82
      schoolgirlforrealposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Thanks tireless smile

  4. Mighty Mom profile image86
    Mighty Momposted 5 years ago

    Not every day but I get that way, too.
    Where I just have to force myself to eat because I need to. And nothing sounds good.
    I always keep a can of nuts in the cabinet to snack on.
    An apple and some peanut butter is quick and satisfying, too.

    If the acid reflux is really bothering you (regardless of whether certain foods are aggravating it) have you thought of taking an acide reducer? They really do work!


    1. tirelesstraveler profile image81
      tirelesstravelerposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      The young adults in our house eat only what sounds good.  When presented with anything they don't have to prepare they frequently change their minds think what's before them sounds good. I guess I am the same way.

  5. tussin profile image59
    tussinposted 5 years ago

    If you think it's the meds and the doctor doesn't, see a different doctor and get a second opinion. Another doctor can prescribe you an alternative medication for whatever it is that you are taking pills for. Maybe a different med won't have this annoying side effect.