15 May 2009

Suggestions?

I am not here to complain about my stomach issues as of late, although I fear it may sound like it. I am looking for suggestions. I am really struggling here. EVERYTHING I eat is giving me heartburn, and my food aversions (particularly with meat) are causing great difficulty.

I just made taco meat for everyone else to have tacos. It was all I could do not to...umm...toss my cookies while I was making it. Andy just called because he was on his way home, and offered to bring me anything I wanted, but literally NOTHING sounds good to me. I just don't know what to do. I am trying not to sound whiny, I am just looking for some suggestions to get me through what I hope is a temporary issue. Any ideas?

11 comments:

Nancy said...

Honestly, the only thing I could eat with 2 of my 3 pregnancies was cheese...good, old fashioned cheddar cheese!
I also could tolerate popcorn. I think if you're really having a bad aversion to meat....you should just stay away from it....even cooking it.
How about a loaded baked potato...you know...butter, sour cream, cheese, chives...(I was going to say bacon but I know you're not into meat)?
Can you eat some granola?? You know, the really good kind you can get at the health food store?

Also, do you have the book "Fertility, Cycles and Nutrition" by Marilyn Shannon?
I know the Couple to Couple League sells it. I read it while pregnant and it talks a lot about vitamin B6 being important with pregnancy nausea. Are you taking any?

Just as an FYI...ice cream helped me during chemo. I know that kind of nausea is different, but, if you were ever looking for an excuse to eat ice cream.....

Hang in there Therese!

Shawna said...

A friend of mine swears by lime flavored tortilla chips. Personally, I couldn;t stand the thought of them early on, but she promised me that the citrus helps, but I associate citrus with heartburn. I'm not much help, am I?

I could only eat mac and cheese for weeks and weeks. Seriously, three times a day. Think you can choke some down?

Amy said...

OH girl, I had heartburn for both of my girls and I KEPT a mouth full of saliva. My mouth would water all the time and get even worse when I ate something. I say eat some Tums to control the heartburn and eat 6 smaller meals instead of 3 larger ones. Heartburn is supposed to mean your baby will have lots of hair! LOL!

Sarah said...

Ask your doctor? Try ginger root . . . look into it and/or peppermint.

Gramma 2 Many said...

It has been so long ago for me, I have no idea what to do. Sorry.
I did pick up a book at my mothers today about drinking Cider Vinegar and honey or molasses mixed together. I claimed to cure everything, even to stop hair loss and at the same time to thicken it and encourage it to grow back. Maybe it is good for acid reflux too:)
Thanks for your encouragement and prayers for my mother and our family. We are all very strung out over her care and being able to do it completely and well.
Love ya, Evy

Herd Momma said...

I agree with the smaller meals. I was told, when prego with twins, that the stomach is sort of pushed up and leveled off. That causes everything to back up and give you heartburn. I hated it with a purple passion. My doc let me take zantac. It saved me. I never had food aversions. When sick I ate oatmeal, pasta, bread. I liked drinking root beer when prego with second, William. Sorry I'm not much help. But, looks like you have lots of great things to try. Check with the doc on the zantac, truly was great for me.

Frizzy said...

Have you tried Tofu? I've made tofu tacos with black beans and all the seasonings and such. It provides nutrients and holds the flavor. The beauty of tofu is that it takes on the flavor of anything you season it with. It's not a texture for everyone though. Just a thought.

Sydney said...

Therese I've been having an aversion to meat too! It's so weird, I wasn't like this with Alex at all. I don't know if you like hummus, but hummus has protein in it. You can eat it with toasted pitas, pita chips, or veggies. You can even spread it on toast and make a sandwich. I've been able to eat ground meat, but not much else. Meat on pizza has been okay too. Beans are a good subsitute for meat...

At this point just eat whatever you can keep down!

Kim H. said...

Honey, I'm not even pregnant and I can't stand MEAT -- handling it, preparing it, smelling it, blech!!!

Do you like cottage cheese? I lived on it when I was prego. That and other kinds of cheese. What about beans of any kind? High in protein and mild in taste. Tortillas with melted cheese?

Keep hangin' in there.

Meghan said...

hmm, i have absoultly no idea, seeing that ive never been pregnant obviously...lol!

Cassie said...

I thought it was funny that a couple people mentioned mac n' cheese because that was my first thought to tell you! Also, I agree with the smaller meals. Another thing that helped me was ginger, esp. ginger tea and these little gigner hardcandies I found at the organic market. Good luck! Hope you feel better!