My husband suggested for me to take my 2nd Zegerid at 3pm instead of waiting until 5pm. It seems lately that if I wait until 5pm, it is too late and then I have trouble eating dinner. I am thinking he has a good idea.
I have been having really bad days lately. It doesn't matter what I eat I'm suffering waiting to have an endoscopy and a colonoscopy scheduled. Normally though if I' m having a bad a day a plain baked potato works.
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Thanks for your responses. I think the bananas really did me in yesterday. They are usually okay but while my tummy is being fussy I will forgo them.
I like the idea of soft pasta. I've got some steamed shrimp which might be okay with it.
Even though I call my digestive issues acid reflux, I don't actually get much reflux, I get pain at the sternum area which sometimes gets very severe. Yesterday when I was out shopping, I had to stop because of the pain. I took some Zegerid and sat down for about 20 minutes. If I didn't know better (from seeing a Dr.) I would think I were dying from a heart attack. It gets really bad.
My weight has gone down below my goal. Yesterday I ate only about 800 calories. I was at the mall yesterday because my pants were too small. Everything I bought was in a size 6.
I'll have to plan what I'll eat today.
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I don't dare do oatmeal even on good days, for the most part. The roughage is just too much.
Eggs are great. I eat those all sorts of ways. My favorite breakfast is soft boiled. Any method that gives me a set white and liquid yolk is good.
I use Designer Whey™ protein drinks mixed in almond or coconut milk. I can't tolerate animal milks. Knowing the benefit of coconut in general, I think that putting some of that in my agitated tummy is probably not a bad thing to be doing anyway.
Sometimes getting back to "normal" needs to be a series of steps. The first step for me is usually gelatins. Luckily, I love the stuff, so it's no bother at all to me to start there. I will also eat some popsicles, since the cool can be soothing.
And then, there are the times when warm is more soothing. Tea is a nice balm. For a more nutritious warm food, broths are excellent. I make a lot of bone broths, and eat/drink that on any occasion. It's so incredibly simple, too. I make a big vat of the stuff and portion it into containers I freeze. It's easy to just pop one of those in the microwave when my stomach is exceptionally grumpy, or else use it as a base for a more hearty soup when I think it will agree okay with me.
We aren't permitted many carby things on our Rx diet... but for anyone who doesn't have that restriction, mashed potatoes or other veggies are mostly simple to digest. I like a combination of sweet and white mashed together. I like each individually too.. but the combination of a little sweet with the white gives an interesting and tasty alternative. I also love mashed winter squashes. Another thing off *our* list is soft-cooked pastas. None of that "al dente" stuff, but if you can get it the soft consistency of something like mac-n-cheese it may circumvent some rebellion in your stomach. Just use either cream sauces or cheese sauces (or herbed butter) on it - not anything tomato, which aggravates any GI upsets, usually.
I very rarely ever "plug" a product - and I have no association with this one, other than as another consumer! But I've recently found something called "Esophageal Guardian™" which has been very useful for me. It's a large chewable tablet which you take after your largest meal of the day, followed by at least 8 oz of water. The concept is that it creates a stabilized layer of foam, like a raft, on the surface of your stomach contents, and prevents any of that from refluxing back into your esophagus. I don't use it all the time, but I've used it several times so far, and it does work for me. It doesn't taste bad, although it will start to foam in your mouth if you don't hurry up and chew and chase it! It's made by Life Extension™. You can see a better description on their website. I've also seen it offered on eBay, Amazon, and nutritional supplement sites. I think the container is 60 tabs, and they suggest 2 per dose... I'm going to see how a single works; some reviewers have said that worked for them. In any case, it costs about $20-25 for those 60 tabs. I don't find that prohibitive if it enables me to eat without distress. It's worth a try, in any case.
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I have had a bunch of bad days since Easter. I went off my diet a bit then. Four birthdays and Easter...
Now it seems as though I am having pain most every day even after eating things that normally don't bother me. Bananas are usually ok but now they seem to be an irritant.
What do you eat when you are trying to recover and have had a series of bad days? I am looking for one or two easy to digest foods that give a lot of nutrition in small amounts. Oatmeal and eggs? Sometimes I have tried nutrition drinks (vanilla or strawberry not chocolate) just so I can have something nutritious that won't cause pain.
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