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Old 01-14-2013, 09:45 AM   #1
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Can't eat?

Hello All I started AGAIN on Oct 30th, I am losing very well and am shocked as I am 52 and have been a yo yo dieter most of my life.
But now i can not eat, the thought of food makes me sic. I want to keep losing but I know this can not be healthy at all. Please advise
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Old 01-14-2013, 11:42 AM   #2
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You need to supply more information. What symptoms are you having? How long have you been having them? Are you in pain? Are you nauseated? Are you just having appetite suppression? Do you think that you have developed an eating disorder like anorexia, or that low carb food just doesn't agree with you, or that you need to eat a somewhat higher carb level to feel well? Have you had a physical checkup recently? Do you have any health problems (such as diabetes) that you know about?
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Old 01-14-2013, 11:52 AM   #3
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i guess i should have told history, i have been battling Pneumonia for a few months now coughing up a good amount of blood. Back has been out for 3-4 weeks now so taking pain meds every 6 hours or so,Have a strange bump on my head that swells and gives me headaches, Going to DR. AGAIN tomorrow. But even with all that I have been eating up until last week. Living on chicken broth pretty much the past 2 days.
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Old 01-14-2013, 12:37 PM   #4
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Just sending you hugs and hope you get it sorted out very quickly. Chicken broth is wonderful and you should keep it up. Let us know how you do at the doctors.
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Old 01-14-2013, 12:51 PM   #5
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i guess i should have told history, i have been battling Pneumonia for a few months now coughing up a good amount of blood. Back has been out for 3-4 weeks now so taking pain meds every 6 hours or so,Have a strange bump on my head that swells and gives me headaches, Going to DR. AGAIN tomorrow. But even with all that I have been eating up until last week. Living on chicken broth pretty much the past 2 days.
No wonder you are miserable. I don't think lowcarb per se is the problem, but that your stressed and sick body doesn't want to eat, period. Chicken broth is a good idea. Cut yourself slack on the lowcarb side to eat some carbs like noodles in chicken noodle soup, if that appeals to you. Try to eat small servings of probiotic food like active culture Greek yogurt or regular plain yogurt, to replenish your intestinal tract with good bacteria after antibiotics. Maybe sugarfree popsicles or gelatin or pudding cups would be something you could face. Maybe bring chicken broth to a simmer and add a beaten egg, for egg drop soup and some more protein.

Try to not eat real sugar and sugary foods like fruit juice, since they depresses the immune system.

Stay hydrated with water, herbal tea, seltzer, whatever sugar-free liquids appeal to you.

I hope you feel better soon. Tell your doctor about your difficulty eating. Some painkillers and antibiotics are known to cause nausea in some people; there are a variety of types available, and maybe he could switch you to a different brand that doesn't make you feel sick to your stomach.

I hope you make a full recovery soon.
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Old 01-14-2013, 12:54 PM   #6
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I have this happen on low carb and I hear it happens to others, as well. Probably has something to do with blood sugar being maintained by the liver and not having excess insulin. I don't really have any advice except to say to hang in there and you will eventually feel like eating. If you are eating fewer than 1,000 calories per day, you might want to add some kind of high fat shake or drink to get more calories in because even though you are not hungry, you do need calories.
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Old 01-14-2013, 01:37 PM   #7
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wow sorry you are feeling so poorly. I hope you get some answers tomorrow on your visit. it sure is not fun to be feeling like that and I hope everything starts to improve for you!!!
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