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Does anyone have any tips for staying healthy when having intense and sudden food aversions to most foods? A little over a week ago, my intestines started to cramp and I had issues with them for about 4 days. I started to feel better, then last night I was literally hunched over in pain from my intestines (followed by an urgency to run to the bathroom). The issue returned and was even worse. Ever since I was sick the first time, I've had a VERY hard time eating. Some examples of what I can/can't eat:<br><br><br>
Foods I can't even imagine eating without getting sick right now (things I've tried to eat): Pasta with tomato sauce, Chipotle (used to be my favorite), salad, most vegetables, anything with tomato, black eyed pea soup, sweet potato and barely stew, frozen fruit bars.<br><br>
Some foods that don't make me sick: Dry cereal (Like and Frosted Flakes), iced coffee, Quorn, french fries, hot tea, nachos, ice cream, Luna bars.<br><br><br><br>
When I even think about the foods on the "no" list, I feel nausea. I've never had this issue before. Any tips?
 

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Perhaps you got some food poisoning and you still have the bug in your system so your body is rejecting some foods? Cereals are the best things to eat anyway if you are sick. I would definitely go to the doctor though.
 

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In my experience, the doctor is useless when it comes to stomach related issues. They'll either tell you to come back if it continues or they want to do some extreme evasive tests. I think I just ate something bad too, but it's weird that the issue started to get better, then took a turn for the worse. Maybe I ate the offending food again. It could have been the chili I pulled from the freezer, although I don't see why that would give me trouble because it was stored properly. Hmm.<br><br>
I'm staying hydrating, I know that's important.
 

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any diverticulitis issues where food gets caught in little pouches in the intestine? That can be very painful and actually lead to surgery if it's bad enough. But you said it was bad enough to have you doubled over. Appendicitis? any fevers? Irritiable bowel syndrome? Has it ever happened before?<br><br>
you REALLY need to get that evaluated, esp since it's occuring over multiple days. I wouldn't call it food aversions yet, your body is telling you what it can't handle right now. Stick to a soft bland diet, and if the pain continues, get to the ER ASAP.<br><br>
Have you tried smoothies for some extra nutrition? Lots of water to push everything through too.
 

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I agree with Jess, that does sound like diverticulitis (all of the "yes" foods you mentioned are of the 'lo residue'-type...low fiber high fat), which is fairly common but can be very painful and dangerous left untreated. Do nuts or popcorn bother you too?<br><br>
It doesn't sound like you are having "food aversions", it sounds like you are having major problems with them! Go to a walk-in or see your primary care doctor if you have one!
 

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Sorry I wasn't clear, I was trying to avoid using the D word. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/tongue3.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":p"> When I was hunched over in pain, I had the sudden urge to go to the bathroom. That helped the pain go away. I haven't had the urgency since I was a kid. It's not my appendix, I don't have a fever, and while my Mom has IBS, I don't think I have it.<br><br>
I had some fruit smoothie 2 days ago and plan on having more today. My stomach is returning to normal again, I just hope it stays that way. I'm still not wanting many foods still, but I think it will just take time. I'm curious as to what the offending food was. I have 2 more chilis in the freezer, I hope it wasn't those. If I have another and the problem returns, then I'll know.
 

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I swear, sometimes I get that way, but I believe I might have a mild case of IBS. I don't know what you may have, but oatmeal always helps when I have any kind of stomach problem. It's filling, gives me energy, and always seems to help. Good luck! I hope you get better soon.
 

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Man, I only get those things when I eat something and have a stomach flu.<br><br>
And that creates the aversion towards the thing that I was eating before the "outbreak".
 

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heather, keep an eye out for if foods with skins give you a hard time....peas, beans, corn, nuts and popcorn....anything where the skin comes off the food. those are what usually gets caught and causes the irritation in the pouches in the intestine. and then causes flareups of pain. Hope you're continuing to feel better!<br><br>
My neighbor at the age of late 40s early 50s had a severe case which was brand new to him, and it was bad enough where he had to have some of his intestine removed and have a temporary colostomy placed, then reversed after he healed.<br><br>
Please don't take any residual abdominal pain lightly if it continues and you just shrug it off.
 

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My food aversions are getting better! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)"> Actually, they're pretty much gone!<br><br><div class="quote-container"><span>Quote:</span>
<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>Cinnamonster</strong> <a href="/forum/post/2944298"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style=""></a><br><br>
I swear, sometimes I get that way, but I believe I might have a mild case of IBS. I don't know what you may have, but oatmeal always helps when I have any kind of stomach problem. It's filling, gives me energy, and always seems to help. Good luck! I hope you get better soon.</div>
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I know this sounds crazy, but oatmeal is probably the least filling thing to me. Within 30 minutes, I'm starving. I got some high fiber english muffins, those are my favorite with PB <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)"> Thanks for the well wishes.<br><br><div class="quote-container"><span>Quote:</span>
<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>Envy</strong> <a href="/forum/post/2944306"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style=""></a><br><br>
Man, I only get those things when I eat something and have a stomach flu.<br><br>
And that creates the aversion towards the thing that I was eating before the "outbreak".</div>
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Maybe I had a mild case of the stomach flu because it's gone now. The soup and stew I made right at the beginning of this issue ended up in the trash, all of it. The thought of eating either made me sick. I wasn't even having issues eating before, at the beginning of all of this. Weird.<br><br><div class="quote-container"><span>Quote:</span>
<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>Photojess</strong> <a href="/forum/post/2944965"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style=""></a><br><br>
heather, keep an eye out for if foods with skins give you a hard time....peas, beans, corn, nuts and popcorn....anything where the skin comes off the food. those are what usually gets caught and causes the irritation in the pouches in the intestine. and then causes flareups of pain. Hope you're continuing to feel better!<br><br>
My neighbor at the age of late 40s early 50s had a severe case which was brand new to him, and it was bad enough where he had to have some of his intestine removed and have a temporary colostomy placed, then reversed after he healed.<br><br>
Please don't take any residual abdominal pain lightly if it continues and you just shrug it off.</div>
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Thanks <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)"> I think it was a mild case of food poisoning or the flu, honestly. I'm not going to lie, I sometimes eat questionable foods <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/laugh.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":lol:"> I'm not that bad, but things like soy milk past the expiration (smelled and tasted fine), expired dry goods (not too too old), old spices, etc. I needed egg noodles for a recipe tonight and found a bag, but they were 2 years expired. Normally, that would be cool, but they had egg in them, so I decided to just toss them. Can't risk it.
 

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ok, glad you are feeling better......must watch that soy milk issue.....maybe you're more sensitive to it as it ages....
 

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My appetite is back and with a vengeance! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/laugh.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":lol:">
 

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a Vegan with a Vengeance! haha! I crack my self up sometimes.....good to hear the appetite is back. Now start cooking so we can enjoy your pics!<br><br>
I made the most awesome tempeh with peanut-coconut sauce over ww angelhair pasta for lunch, then sauteed zucchini in a little water, soy sauce and grated ginger. I'ts a recipe from Robin robertson, but man was that good stuff....no pics though.
 

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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>Cinnamonster</strong> <a href="/forum/post/2944298"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style=""></a><br><br>
I swear, sometimes I get that way, but I believe I might have a mild case of IBS. I don't know what you may have, but oatmeal always helps when I have any kind of stomach problem. It's filling, gives me energy, and always seems to help. Good luck! I hope you get better soon.</div>
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I have IBS and oatmeal murders my stomach after eating it. Sad day.<br><br><div class="quote-container"><span>Quote:</span>
<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>Photojess</strong> <a href="/forum/post/2944965"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style=""></a><br><br>
heather, keep an eye out for if foods with skins give you a hard time....peas, beans, corn, nuts and popcorn....anything where the skin comes off the food. those are what usually gets caught and causes the irritation in the pouches in the intestine. and then causes flareups of pain. Hope you're continuing to feel better!<br><br>
My neighbor at the age of late 40s early 50s had a severe case which was brand new to him, and it was bad enough where he had to have some of his intestine removed and have a temporary colostomy placed, then reversed after he healed.<br><br>
Please don't take any residual abdominal pain lightly if it continues and you just shrug it off.</div>
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My dad had that done, it was pretty bad. A part of his intestine was abscessed and he had sepsis in the hospital.
 

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I'm eating EVERYTHING in sight now <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/laugh.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":lol:"> I seriously don't remember ever being this hungry constantly. I had a big rice sushi roll (like the one in the food porn thread) AND a wedge of sourdough bread with butter for dinner the other day and I was still HUNGRY. I ended up eating another wedge of bread. That's a ton of food. Yesterday I had another sushi roll (same one) and a big plate of potato chips. Still hungry. I think it's the heat. I'm not eating as much during the day, then I pig out at night.
 

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she's back to normal folks!
 

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I'm glad you're feeling better! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)">
 
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