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Old Dec 13th, 2010, 08:13 AM   1
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I can't eat anything! Now I feel weak


I don't want to complain about having ms because a week ago I was praying it would arrive just so I have some symptoms, but for the last 3/4 days I have not been able to eat much at all. The smell and sight of most foods makes me feel sick. I havent actually been sick though.

This feeling seems to last all day long and I even phoned in sick to work today because I feel so weak from not eating. Anyone else have this? Anyone have any cures? Iv'e tried ginger cookies and so far it's the only thing I can eat.



 
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Old Dec 13th, 2010, 08:23 AM   2
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I've not had m/s either but the thought of actual food makes me feel sick
I find I'm fine with bad things like biscuits, sweets, mints and lollies but its actual meals i just cant bring myself to eat.
Got really bad stomach cramps as well due to hunger, just generally feel crap!
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Old Dec 13th, 2010, 08:24 AM   3
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I sooooooo feel for you - its the worst!!!

The only thing that helps is getting food down. I know it sounds impossible. I went through really bad ms (just coming out of it now) and learned that I HAD to eat a little something ever 1.5-2 hours to ward off the nausea.

Experiment with toast, crackers, mild biscuits. Get your husband to help you out (for me avoiding the fridge and just "seeing" lots of foods helped).

My husband made me toast in the middle of the night and around 6 am to help avoid my stomach from getting empty. I would force a slice down and inevitably it would help some.

Also I sipped on Perrier. Flat water was impossible.

Have you tried the pressure wrist bands?



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Old Dec 13th, 2010, 08:28 AM   4
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Thanks guys. I will try wrist bands and eating little bits throughout the day. Its so hard though

So, is this ms? I'm confused because I thought with ms you throw up, which I haven't done.



 
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Old Dec 13th, 2010, 08:32 AM   5
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I think it is! I'm like you, no throwing up in the morning, just feeling really sick all day and struggling to find things to get down. I find staying really hydrated helps, I always have a glass of water handy to take constant sips from. It's horrible tho - finding it really hard to sit at my desk and work .. . . .



 
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Old Dec 13th, 2010, 08:36 AM   6
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Raisin I had TERRIBLE ms and no throwing up! It's so weird. I was gagging and near throwing up all the time. Then I got this constant 'hole in the stomach' feeling mixed with heartburn(which i have never had before). It totally sucks.

When I say I had to force down toast, I mean it. It's soooo hard to eat but I'm telling you helps. You might get these tummy rumbles if you wait too long between snacks and that makes the nausea worse. Try your best to have a little snack every 1.5 - 2 hours. You're still likely to feel like crap but it will help make the ms way more tolerable. Check my other thread from earlier today "some good news".



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Old Dec 13th, 2010, 08:40 AM   7
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By the way. I put pb & j on my toast (which I haven't had since I was a kid) and was able to stomach it. The protein in the pb gave me a little energy. Not sure if it will work for you but might be worth a try.



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Old Dec 13th, 2010, 08:57 AM   8
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Hang in there raisin, everyone's right, you just need to force yourself to eat. I spent weeks 6 and 7 not eating anything, and found after ween 8 that even though the sickness was not getting any better, i learnt to manage it better by forcing myself to eat. Just get OH or someone close to you to go to the supermarket and get a whole bunch of random foods that you *might* enjoy. Even if you manage a nibble of one of them it will help.

I still feel sick all day every day (and actually throw up a couple of times a day too), but i dont have that tingly weakness that i did in the first couple of weeks.

Good luck to you hun, i know how hard it is xxx



 
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Old Dec 13th, 2010, 08:57 AM   9
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I think m/s must be so varied that it really depends on the person- I'm not physically being sick but I feel queasy all day long- the worst when I wake up, which I think is when I have an empty stomach. The thought of most foods turns my stomach but I am able to eat some things and then the next day I can't stand the thought of eating the same meal again- I'm running out of options now. Food smells make me gag and I hate the thought of having to cook a thing, when I normally love cooking.

There are a couple of things I like for a few days and then that begins to turn my stomach too- toast is now off my radar but I'm loving plain croissants for the moment. I'm sure that won't last long.

I also have the worst taste in my mouth- so when i do find something I can eat, I tend to over eat it to try get rid of the taste- I'm probably the only pregnant woman with morning sickness that will put on weight - grrr!!

I don't think I have it as bad as most though- I'm able to function, and I work from home- Thank-God!



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Old Dec 13th, 2010, 08:58 AM   10
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Although the MW told me to avoid energy drinks. I used take little sips of lucozade when I felt sick and it kept my energy levels up a little.. Hope you feel better soon babe! x



 
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