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I love avocados, but when I eat a whole one (this happens rarely, but when I have nobody to share with, I eat the whole thing) I feel nauseous. First I start losing my appetite, then I have to force myself to keep eating (I need the calories), then I just get sick. I have read that this occurs with some people who have the same problem with bananas. I have no problem with bananas or any other vegetarian food. This happens whether it's on a salad, a sandwich, or by itself. Last week I had to drink Pepto to hold down my guacamole salad. I thought maybe the restaurant had cross-contaminated my food, but today I felt like hurling after eating a plain avocado. Does anyone else experience this? Could it be too much fat for me to handle?



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I'm not allergic to latex. I've been tested for allergies to everything and luckily I'm not allergic to anything. I have tried organic ones too and I always make sure they're ripe (otherwise they have no flavor). I do have extremely mild abdominal pain, but it's not as bad as the nausea.
 

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If you get upper right quandrant abdominal pain after eating fatty foods, you might suspect gallbladder. Especially if you have the risk factors of Female Fat Forty and Fairskinned.
It's usually severe pain though, not mild like you describe.

Btw, I love avocados and had guacamole for lunch!
 

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I also feel nauseous if I eat a whole avocado. I figure it just means I don't like them - simple as that. I'd love to be able to eat them, but I just can't get them down. I also have trouble with avocado in salads, but strangely enough, I can eat guacamole without problems. Well, I can't eat too much of it, but I can eat the amount that comes with a portion of nachos.

I have the same "problem" with very ripe bananas. So in my home, bananas that I don't get around to eating when they're green-ish and delicious turn into banana cake.

I don't think that your nausea (or mine, for that matter) is a symptom of any sort of allergy or disease. I think it just means that we don't like them. I've heard a dietitian say that if there's a type of food that you really just can't get down, you don't need it. I figure this means that if you were desperately lacking the vitamins and nutrients in avocados, you'd be able to eat them without problems. But since that's not the case, there's no need to worry about it and force yourself to eat it.
 

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I have the same problem eating avocados! I can tolerate them in small doses (veggie sushi or a small serving of guacamole), but every time I've tried larger slices on a sandwich or tucked into a salad, I definitely get a really bad stomach ache. I thought it was only me! I've wondered if it's the high fat content or if it might be an intolerance of some kind?
 

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Not sure if it's related but you mention avocados and bananas specifically and myself and several migraineur chums all find that those two are real triggers for migraines ( which come with nausea ). Migraines can be 'silent' , aka make you sick to your stomach and feel spacey and weird but lack the headpain, in some people? Are you okay with other high fat foods? I am.
Interestingly, any migraine trigger in moderation seems to be okay for me ( except tea. Which is sad. I love tea! But coffee's now my vice..) , a banana is fine but two makes me ill. Avocado is fine but only ever about a quarter.
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When I was little I had some avocado and got terribly sick! I stayed away from them until reading about all avocado love here!
I took about half to work in a sandwich, kind of had to force it down. Within the hour I had pains and just wanted to throw up. I left work, went home, and threw up worse than I could remember.

I've never been known to have a latex allergy. Now I'm worried.
 
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