I'm Really Confused!
Posted 06 March 2004 - 12:32 PM
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Posted 06 March 2004 - 06:20 PM
As far as safe foods go, when i was really sick, the foods that worked for me were
plain rice, maybe with some homemade (or any gluten free) chicken broth
hot rice ceral with a little honey (like cream o' rice, just make sure the ingredients don't include wheat, oats, barley or gluten)
with ANY thing, if you suspect celiac, make sure it is gluten free.
good luck honey, keep posting. I know this board has been a warm hearth in a dark night for every one of us.
Posted 06 March 2004 - 10:00 PM
Thanks so much for your reply! Since I posted my message today, I was wondering if ANYONE would respond! I went out to the movie tonight and it was the first time I've been out of the house since Tuesday afternoon, and I was feeling fine until I got to the theater and my boyfriend got me to eat a little since I've barely eaten all week.
I was so hungry at supper that I cut up fresh strawberries, kiwi, oranges and pineapple and ate that. I managed to eat a little before I was scared to continue. It's just been really tough these past weeks, and I've never wanted to have something stop so quickly. I keep thinking about if I have Celiac...it's gonna drive me crazy to give up my favorite foods!!
This next week is gonna be the hardest of my life and I don't know how I'm gonna get through it! My boyfriend has been great, but I know it's boring for him to stay inside with me day after day since I feel too yucky to go out!
I've also been extremely tired because I can't sleep either because I'm owrried or because I'm running to the bathroom 8 times a night. Also on my mind...what if it's not Celiac?? Then what? I know that something is REALLY wrong with me and I'm worried that they won't be able to find out what it is!
I've been stressed enough the past year, and this isn't helping one little bit! The week has been okay not having to worry about school (a few days off) but going back to school Monday is gonna be so hard. I'm also supposed to go to Cancun with my boyfriend for Easter, and I'm stressed about not feeling better! I just feel AGGGHH! PLEASE help!!
Posted 07 March 2004 - 09:58 AM
Not sure i have any wise words for you, excpet we have all been there. I know how scary it is to not know what is wrong with you, and feel so crummy. Are you able to keep foods in you at all? Even basic ones? How did eating the fruit go? I can imagine all that fuit being really acidic on a tender tummy.
I know the thought of giving up favorite foods is hard. for me, I am grateful that mine disease got SO bad all of a sudden. Like an alcoholic, I have truly hit bottom. I went from a vibrant, strong (if nearly always nauseaus) happy 23 year old, to a weak, vomiting, passing out miserable kitten. Overnight. Two trips to the emergency room and a night in the hospital later, I was truly ready to embrace WHATEVER treatment there was.
We (my family) are all pretty sure my older sister has it, but since her version is more chronic, and les acute than mine, she is less than vigorous with the diet. I have no doubt, and so have no ambiguity in my diet. I am still making mistakes, but having "hit bottom" there is NO cheating for me. I know where that goes, and I HATE being helpless.
I think it is pretty natural that you feel stressed out. When you feel crappy, it is stressful, and when life is stressful, you feel crappy. Vicious cycle, eh?
Good luck in school! Having to function when feeling crummy is so hard. sometimes it makes me feel worse, but sometimes it is good, takes my mind off of things. How long until easter? damn. Again, good luck.
Posted 07 March 2004 - 10:26 AM
Thanks again for your advice. Easter break is in about a month, and I'm looking forward to it because it will be nice to get away, but also not, because I'm worried that I might not feel better.
The fruit was a little hard on my stomach, but it was better than anything else. I'll try some tea today, and see how that helps my stomach. I'm one day closer to knowing, which is great. I'll let you know how things go!
Posted 07 March 2004 - 03:55 PM
Peace to your belly
Posted 07 March 2004 - 04:05 PM
I'm really ancy about the results, and I hope they find out what's wrong soon, because I really want to be healed
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Posted 13 March 2004 - 08:48 AM
I just wanted to let you know that my mom called the hospital yesterday and they still haven't recieved my results back yet. It's frustrating because it hasn't been a good week, and I can't wait to get this confusion over with.
Posted 13 March 2004 - 12:27 PM
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