Not Eating or Drinking

By Latest Reply 2014-04-16 16:06:56 -0500
Started 2011-06-12 18:26:19 -0500

Hey Folks~~ I have a question. I have not eaten or drank anything in who knows how long? I have completely lost my appetite. Has this ever happen to any of you guys? Even the site of food, makes me nauseous. Forget the odor. I'm dry heaving for hours. I don't drink, because I'm not thirsty. Has this ever happened to any of you guys? I don't know if there's a Dr on this site, but I don't know if this is wreaking havoc on my diabetes. Is it?

106 replies

Anonymous 2014-04-16 16:06:56 -0500 Report

I can honestly say this has never happened to me. First you have to check your glucose levels. Then call your Dr. and have this checked out. There are a multitude of things than can be causing this…it maybe a simple fix. But do not procrastinate. Praying for you and hoping this problem can be resolved by you Dr. soon.

nycutiebaby 2012-01-15 14:12:24 -0600 Report

have you checked may its your kidneys have you checked your levels your grf and creatin and protein i had that be sides what are your glucose levels? are they out of control ?i went into dkadue to the fact that my dr put my on steriods at one point ect… check your blood levels on your kidneys
if you haven't eaten nor drank anything ect sounds to me kidneys those of signs of it but i cnt say im not a doctor go and see

Richknowbody 2012-01-15 08:53:24 -0600 Report

What is your blood glucose level at? What you are describing is how I feel if I have not had my insulin for a while. I am way over due for my shot. What does your doctor say?

2011-07-04 14:29:18 -0500 Report

Hey all you (Washington)D/C ers out across this GR8 country of ours~~ It really feels great 2B typing on a real computer than a phone. Here's hoping that all of you have a FANTASTIC 4th. Please, don't eat that much junk food. It may taste good, but it's not worth the higher b/s #s or the # on the scale. I"m really proud of myself. I finally got a sponsor for the 12 step program I'm in. It's called J.F.A. What you guys never heard of it B4? Never heard of "Junk Food Annon"? :D Just kidding guys, but they really should have a J.F.A. or a F.A. (Food Annon.) or even a S.A. (Sugar Annon.) It would (I guess) help some of us on this site. Well I hope every one of you has a happy, healthy and safe July 4th. Will talk w/U guys 2omorrow!

2011-07-03 19:52:41 -0500 Report

It's 5:40 pst. and this old broad got home exactly at 12:34pm. If I see another IV bag, another damn stethoscope, friggin medical personal, it'll be to damn soon. I now can go and have at least 1 beer (even tho the doc told me not 2) sit back enjoy the cold brew, and have a few friends over 2nite. Cause their ain't no way I'm gonna miss celebrating Americas birthday. I love fireworks. As well as spending the day w/family & friends, and a helluva lotta fun!! Food is really immaterial. Besides, I have 2 go shopping 4 the stuff anyway. So I'll do that on Tuesday. But ladies & gentlemen of the D/C crowd I'm back, I'm healthy, & my 1st stop on Tuesday, is the gym. Can't W8!!

Jim Edwards
Jim Edwards 2011-07-04 08:25:58 -0500 Report

Just remember to keep your clothes on if you are strutting down Main St! I was gonna send you a gift, but didn't. It was a new stethoscope, a years supply of IV bags (with all the fixins) with assorted blow up medical personnel! Glad you are back in the saddle. Jim

2011-07-02 14:05:49 -0500 Report

HEY THANX EVERYONE!! As far as I'm concerned. tomorrow isn't coming fast enough!! Its like WHEN CAN I GO HOME MOMMIE????? Believe me at times, it felt like I was never coming home.

granniesophie 2011-07-02 13:43:59 -0500 Report

That is so cool you get to come home. It's your Independence Day!! Enjoy it all, and don't worry about food-it's not the most important thing right now-the most important thing is that you are free :)

2011-07-02 13:56:03 -0500 Report

thanks GrannieSophie. Food has been, and always will be last on my mind. Tomorrow isn't coming fast enough!!

MewElla 2011-06-30 07:23:11 -0500 Report

So happy you can come home on the 3rd…Take care and enjoy your holiday, this year it is a special one, right??

nanaellen 2011-06-29 21:59:48 -0500 Report

Oh I can so relate!! I hate the IV's & not being able to eat…Have had pancreatitus 5 times since Nov. Wouldn't wish it on my worse enemy! (Not that I have enemies! lol) I spent my B-day in the hospital too! Hope your feeling better soon!! I'll keep you in my prayers so you can be home for the fourth!!

2011-06-29 20:28:37 -0500 Report

Again, A big thank you, to all of you, who passed along, good wishes, speedy recoveries & well wishes. I'm sure it helped in it's own weird way.

2011-06-29 20:21:57 -0500 Report

ATTENTION ALL YOU DCers OUT THERE~~ I'M COMING HOME!! My release date is July 3rd. I guess they're all sick & tired of me. God knows I am!! :-> Just in time for the 4th. Ask me if I'm happy. Sh**, I'm ecstatic!! No more damn IV fluids. I actually get REAL food. I almost 4got what those veggies taste like. MMMM can't wait. YUMMY!! :}

GabbyPA 2011-07-01 09:26:23 -0500 Report

This is great news. I was not off by too far. Go shoot of some fireworks and have a good time.

2011-07-01 11:39:16 -0500 Report

Sorry Gabby, No chocolaty goodness for you. All that sugary goodness. Sounds deeleesh but think of your b/s levels. Not too mention your waistline. Don't know which is worse, a high b/s reading, or a high number on that scale. Maybe they're both equally as bad. HMMM :->

GabbyPA 2011-07-02 08:39:19 -0500 Report

I don't get the chocolatey goodness comment, but that does remind me....having fun without food is easy. Just shoot those fireworks off and oooooo and ahhhhhh all night long.

2011-07-02 12:35:53 -0500 Report

I AGREE wholeheartedly Gabby. When it comes to the 3 F's Family, friends, & fun, I don't really care if I have the 4th "F" or not. (food). For me, it's not that important.

Graylin Bee
Graylin Bee 2011-06-29 22:53:44 -0500 Report

Woo Hoo, you get to escape in just a few more days. Fresh air and freedom and foods of your chosing. So glad I was wrong by 3 days too long.

2011-07-01 11:43:28 -0500 Report

Yeah, both you & Gabby are out of receiving the chocolaty goodness. But you do win a livable b/s reading, as well as maybe a normal number on the ole bathroom scale. But that was the prize the runner-up got. :->

ochibeachgirl 2011-06-29 16:01:58 -0500 Report

Hope you are getting better and getting back to yourself. Hope too that you are eating and drinking again. I went through that a few years ago in reaction to new meds - didn't eat anything, but was drinking a little - could not stand to run to the toilet with diarrhoea every 5 minutes. Almost needed Desitin! LOL! Anyway, my doc said to drink as much as I could for the dehyration which was making my BS go haywire. It corrected after I started to eat again.
Strange but when I don't eat properly, my BS goes higher than usual…don't know why!

2011-06-28 16:06:56 -0500 Report

Well all of you people out there in D/C land, as far as predictions go, Pynetree, is pretty darn close. Well, let's just say I hope they are. But if any of you have kids it's more like, "MOOOOM, I WANNA GO HOME!!" Well the Dox, don't know how much more antibiotics my poor system can take. Well, I'll soon find out. Talk 2 U guys soon.

Teresa Rose
Teresa Rose 2011-06-28 10:50:40 -0500 Report

Hello! Hope you are feeling better today. Just wanted to tell you that alot of hospitals have laptops for their patients to use. You might want to ask them if they can bring you a laptop in. You might have to be persistent though because sometimes they get really busy & forget to bring stuff when you ask for it. Let us know if they bring you a laptop to use. - ☺ - Blessings to You - † - Teresa Rose

2011-06-28 15:55:47 -0500 Report

Yeah, I wish mine did. There's some areas in this place where you can't even get a phone reception. So thank god I'm on a floor that has cell phone reception.

Pynetree 2011-06-28 08:20:25 -0500 Report

Been reading all the posts, but not commenting, as it sounded too close to my summer of '05. Now refered to as "The Summer Of My Discontent" . Some stubburn infection, followed by allergic reaction, slow healing, picked up staph, then streph, morphed into MRSA, long ugly saga!
Sending hopes and prayers that you will heal faster and get out of there while there is still summer to be enjoyed!
Putting my $ .01 wager on 7/13.

2011-06-28 15:59:49 -0500 Report

Well Pynetree, you might have the closet prediction yet. My infection was pretty much the same as yours. But thankfully, no MRSA.

Graylin Bee
Graylin Bee 2011-06-28 10:00:35 -0500 Report

Seems all of us who dealt with MRSA endured a long ugly saga. Sorry you had to face the nasty beast. MRSA contributed to what I refer to as "The Year I Lost" last year.

Pynetree 2011-06-28 10:56:31 -0500 Report

Yes, MRSA is a nasty, scary monster…I'm thankful I only lost 5 months, and not my life.
Happy you are here too!

Graylin Bee
Graylin Bee 2011-06-28 12:22:15 -0500 Report

Thankful and happy to be here and trying to make the most of the extra time I was given.
Seems there are a lot of people here on DC who have had 2nd chances from various life threatening events. We are a band of survivors.

2011-06-27 21:14:25 -0500 Report

Hey to all of you at D/C land~~ I'M BORED!! Being in a hospital purely SUX!! Now that I've gotten that off my mind, the Dox say that I won't be leaving this here hospital unti this here infection is COMPLETELY gone. So folks, in other words, I don't know when I'll be in the land of the free. Thank god I have internet access on my phone, and a friend of mine brought me my charger, or else I'd be bored to tears. Yes, I have TV but no cable. So I'm on my phone, either playing games, talking or being online. So all you D/Cers out there, keep posting. Cause I'll keep reading.

Wandalita 2011-06-28 12:10:22 -0500 Report

OMG gurl what happened? I hope your feeling good health wise…what is it that you had I never heard of that, all the abbreviation confuses me, sorry, I'll try and keep you company for as long as I can, hope you have your charger!

2011-06-29 20:14:46 -0500 Report

Hey Wandalita~~ To make a long story short, and not to bore every1 who's heard it, I had a hole in my pancreas Dox fixed it, but in the end I got this raging infection, where they had 2 reopen me, only to find out that the infection was more than just skin deep.

2011-06-26 13:33:59 -0500 Report

Well D/C Land~~ Well the infection has gotten REALLY BAD!! I'm on really heavy I.V. antibiotics. The old heavy version ONLY put a dent into the infection. So what the Dox are thinking, if the old 1 put a dent in the infection, then the heavier meds "might" do the trick. Lets hope, that by mid July I'll be home. Thank god I have insurance!! Well this newbie med, is knocking me for a loop! My speech is slurred, I'm so shaky, that it looks like that I have P.D. My bucket is 1/2 full &my Doc is coming in. I'm EXTREMELY tired. It's only 11:30 (west coast time) & I'm ready 4 my mid morning nap. Well the Dox are hopeful. But I'm being very cautious. So as of now, that's all the news, that's fit to print.

cavie2 2011-06-25 02:24:59 -0500 Report

I have no idea how on earth I missed this conversation when it first started, just came across it about 15 minutes ago. annalease so sorry to hear what has happened to you. I pray God will keep you safe in the shelter of his loving arms and make you well again. Everyone here is rooting for you. I wanna that prize so am gonnie say Friday 1st July at 11:00am

Anonymous 2011-06-24 22:28:17 -0500 Report

Well Folks~~ It' day whatever. & I'm still here w/ more drugs going into my veins, than the local heroine addict. But the Dox still don't know. Even after the not so grand reopening, The infection is so raging, they actually had to call in an infection disease Doc to see what the hell is going on. (Pardon my French) So my friennds must go now Take care all you viewers.

Graylin Bee
Graylin Bee 2011-06-23 17:57:24 -0500 Report

My bet is for July 6. Not that I'm wishing you an extended stay at the hospital. It's just it took about 4 weeks of IV antibiotics to take out the MRSA I had last year. Your infection sounds stubborn, but since you haven't said it's MRSA two weeks should take care of it. But I really hope it is gone by this weekend.
PS. If I win everyone gets a share in the prize candy. Might work out to 1 piece per person on DC per the year.

2011-06-24 22:09:12 -0500 Report

Well we are both happy to know that it's not MRSA. (thank god) and I'm hoping that your prediction is correct. But I can tell you 1 thing, it won't be gone by this weekend. Even if it was 1 pc per person, your b/s would be off the chart!!

GabbyPA 2011-06-23 16:41:20 -0500 Report

Let me see? My penny is on June 30th at 11:05 am

2011-06-27 13:07:51 -0500 Report

Sorry Gabby. The Dox said the infection is REALLY bad. I'll 4 sure will B spending the 4th here. Hey, maybe they'll give me some red, white & blue I.V. fluids. No? :->

GabbyPA 2011-06-28 03:10:51 -0500 Report

LOL! I don't suppose they would let you put off a few fire crackers in the halls. Bummer. I am sorry to hear that. Have they told you where you got the infection from? It is crummy when you go in for one thing and end up with something else.

2011-06-24 22:13:21 -0500 Report

Well Gabby, I would absolutely love to be out of here by 6/30. I'm shocked. U've even included the time. :-> But 6/30, is a little on the early side, 4 my guess. But I love your prediction!!

2011-06-23 15:55:28 -0500 Report

Well folks of D/C land~~ When I saw the Dox this a.m. I'll be lucky if I'm out B4 my birthday. The infection has spread. At this point, it doesn't matter where, anymore. So now I'm on a sh** load of antibiotics, pain killers, and a whole lot of other I.V. meds. So now I'm just bidding my time, on when I'll be discharged. So folks I'm giving you permission, to start a pool, as to when I'll be discharged. The winner will get… a years supply of Sees regular chocolate candy!! (lol :->) So penny up my friends & see if you can win this lovely FICTITIOUS prize!! :->

Anonymous 2011-06-23 05:38:33 -0500 Report

I am sorry

2011-06-23 15:33:59 -0500 Report

Hey Trudie Ann~~ I am NOT trying to lose weight. I have lost my appetite & thirst completely. If you read further, you will see why.

Anonymous 2011-06-24 22:33:20 -0500 Report

I am sorry. My attempt to cheer you up back fired on me. Please forgive me and accept my appoligy. May God Bless You and I pray for you a speedy recovery & that you forgive me.

2011-06-22 22:44:37 -0500 Report

Hey all you D/Cers out there~~ I've got approx. 10 mins B4 they come in 2 change my dressings. I'm assuming that the grand reopening went well w/o a hitch. I'm still in isolation, and the phone is my only friend. The Dox aren't sure what in the blankity blank happened but hopefully, it'll turn out okay in the end. As always, I will keep you informed. So it's TTFN (think Tigger from Winnie the Pooh) I see them coming. And like always, all of your thoughts, prayers, & well wishes are kept in my heart.

Graylin Bee
Graylin Bee 2011-06-23 03:40:59 -0500 Report

Still praying for you and your Drs. Hope you will feel better soon. Glad you have your phone so you aren't totally isolated. Thanks for keeping DC updated.

2011-06-21 21:58:16 -0500 Report

Hey all you folks out in D/C land~~ It's been confirmed. They're doing a not so grand reopening, tomorrow. It has to be done. Cause if the infection gets into the blood stream, then I don't really want to know what's gonna happen. Well @ 8am they're gonna reopen me, to see what happened, To see why the infection happened. Is it the diabetes, or isn't? Only time, & my Dox will tell. So I will keep you guys updated, & let you know what's going on.

2011-06-21 12:49:05 -0500 Report

Well Folks of D/C Land~~ It's been voted on by all the Dox in this here hospital. I have 2 go back under the knife. The infection is deeper & more invasive than they thought. So my original plan was to go home at the end of this week, but that doesn't look like it's gonna happen. Now I don't know when I'm coming home. (I hope it's before the 4th. I like that holiday.) But who knows? I'm not really sure how deep & how wild the infection got inside, but as that old saying goes, "Well here we go again folks". Let's just hope they can find out the problem, and FIX IT RIGHT!! I not like it in here. I WANNA GO HOME!! WAA~WAA!! :(

2011-06-20 17:06:31 -0500 Report

Hey All You Nice People~~ I'm making this quick, cause they're taking me away 4 more tests. I just want to thank all of U for all of your kind thoughts, prayers, & well wishes. I'm still feeling like sh**. But will keep all of you guys updated on my well being. (Infection is still raging.) Here they come. Gentleman start the tests!! :->

2011-06-19 12:13:56 -0500 Report

Thanks diabetesfree~~ I take all of your well wishes, prayers, & good thoughts w/me to heart. I don't know how long I'll be in here. The Drs don't know if the infection went further than skin deep. If it has, then I'll have to be reopened to see what's going on. They (the drs) do not know how this happened, or why it happened. I'll keep all of you informed, as to what's going on. Again, thanks for all of your good thoughts, prayers, & well wishes.