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Problems eating solid food?

Discussion in 'Gastrointestinal and Urinary' started by Stitch, Oct 21, 2012.

  1. Stitch


    I'm not doing too great (a world of pain at the moment) and seem to have a problem with eating solid food.

    I'll feel hungry but as soon as I take maybe a mouthful of whatever it is, it's like my body just does NOT want to know. The hunger vanishes and even though I'm tired and weak and know some energy from food might help, I just *can't* eat. I've been sustaining myself on milkshake for the past couple of days.

    It's not a problem with swallowing. As soon my brain registers something is going to take effort to digest, BAM! It's like my stomach closes up.

    Any advice? :-(
  2. taniaaust1

    taniaaust1 Senior Member

    Sth Australia
    If you cant eat.. and are trying to survive on normal kind of milkshakes ... you best get some suitable liquid or powdered nutritional protein which you can make up, to be taking which can sustain you properly so you dont end up with deficiencies or more then you may already have (eg like something they use for liquid diets in hospitals)

    eg Pharmafood's Isowhey Complete is one complete mix and the one my specialist told me to take when I wasnt able to eat well .. (ask your local pharmacy they may have another complete power formula they can suggest to you).

    Also consider making yourself soups you can blend up and then drink. (I often make up stews and then blend up the whole lot).

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