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Food when sick

Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
I have no idea at all what's going on:

Yesterday, I woke up with stomach cramps, which lasted all day. When I tried to eat something, I promptly brought it up. I've eaten a few times today and have either vomited or my stomach cramps have just worse. I am hungry; but really don't want to (yet again) attempt to eat my dinner - because I have a feeling I'm going to throw up.

Is there any food I should try eating that won't make me sick again?

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  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    When I have been sick, I have small bites of toast with no butter. If I still feel ok I have another bite.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    .Leanne. wrote: »
    When I have been sick, I have small bites of toast with no butter. If I still feel ok I have another bite.

    This.

    Also sips of lemonade help.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    *hug* sounds rough for you :(

    This is just from my experience so no idea if it will work for you or if it is advisable....

    I had an operation and pretty much vomited every half an hour for 24 hours after it. When I got home I attempted to eat again, but couldn't keep anything down. Eventually I discovered fruit shoot to drink (even water by itself seemed to set me off), and mini wheetabix (with just enough water to make them soggy).

    Hope you feel better soon *hug* Is it worth giving NHS Direct a call? Sometimes you get put through to someone helpful :)
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Apparently fizzy drinks are good when you're sick cos the sugar stops you throwing up. Good if you cant even keep water down
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    dry crackers :yes:
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    My mum used to make me mashed banana sandwiches with brown bread when I was being sick.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Thanks guys. :) I'm ok with liquids - it's just the food that I'm having problems with. I've had some cereal this morning and just have stomach ache for now.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    try and keep rehydrated more than worrying about food.
    Flat coke is good, full sugar, or lucozade. Even full sugar squash with a little salt in it
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    avoid dairy it makes u worse, and like the others said just try sips of drink i always give my children dry cream crackers until they have stopped being sick x also flat cola stops vomiting x
  • Indrid ColdIndrid Cold Posts: 16,688 Skive's The Limit
    When I'm sick and it weakens my stomach, my diet consists of pretty much nothing else than bread and crackers (and water). I think you're intolerant to wheat though so that's a problem...
    Why not ask a doctor what a good alternative would be?
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    When I'm sick and it weakens my stomach, my diet consists of pretty much nothing else than bread and crackers (and water). I think you're intolerant to wheat though so that's a problem...
    Why not ask a doctor what a good alternative would be?

    That's correct - I am wheat intolerant; but we do have wheat free bread.
  • Indrid ColdIndrid Cold Posts: 16,688 Skive's The Limit
    Melian wrote: »
    That's correct - I am wheat intolerant; but we do have wheat free bread.
    Are you ok eating just that until you're better, then?
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Are you ok eating just that until you're better, then?

    I'm starting to feel better now, thanks.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    try and keep rehydrated more than worrying about food.
    Flat coke is good, full sugar, or lucozade. Even full sugar squash with a little salt in it

    This. It's liquid and salt that you need to replace.
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