Sick - no appetite

By Sherelle112 Latest Reply 2014-03-25 07:25:06 -0500
Started 2014-03-23 00:04:02 -0500

I wk up at 230am yesterday morning throwing up w/ diarrhea. I haven't thrown up in many, many years. Even though I havent had any more episodes, I still can't eat. I had a bottle of Canada Dry 10, but I'm scared to eat. Any suggestions. I know I need to eat bc of my diabetes & bc I have noo energy at all.

13 replies

GabbyPA 2014-03-24 10:11:25 -0500 Report

Oh, I hate being sick that way. If it persists, you may want to see your doctor. Keeping hydrated is important in things like that and I use coconut water, unsweetened.

The thing I find helps me thru that stuff is egg drop soup. Very simple, low carb and easy on my tummy. Just boil two cups of chicken stock and add two beaten eggs. Stir to let the egg cook and take it off the heat. That gives you broth and protein.

Sherelle112 2014-03-24 10:17:01 -0500 Report

Thanks Gabby!!! Oddly enough, I'm not big on soup. I don't eat eggs either :/
I did have ramen noodles, but no fear - I only ate half the pk, if that! I'm on the up & up!!! I can eat & shower & stay out of bed for more than 30 mins!!

GabbyPA 2014-03-24 10:44:26 -0500 Report

That is good to hear. Well, I guess my suggestion was a bust. I like those Ramen noodles too, but they are crazy high in carbs. Good for you to eat just half the package. I have them in storage for emergency foods, but they stay out of my pantry.

jayabee52 2014-03-24 12:57:18 -0500 Report

they are crazy high in the sodium department if you use the little packet that comes with them. To eat unflavored Ramen is cruel and unusual punishment. I haven't had Ramen for years now.

Sherelle112 2014-03-24 11:06:32 -0500 Report

I don't like ramen noodles usually!! But desperate times call for desperate measures. They're easy on the tummy.

Glucerna 2014-03-23 15:24:37 -0500 Report

I'm so sorry to hear you're sick. James and Lou gave you excellent advice. If you find you can't keep anything down, call your doctor. It's also important to keep testing regularly as well, and call your doctor if you're dropping too low or staying high. ~Lynn @Glucerna

Sherelle112 2014-03-23 15:27:39 -0500 Report

Thanks. Also, I tried the Glucerna choc shakes a couple weeks ago… BEST EVER!!! I've been wanting choc milk for months, but has too many carbs, but that's perfect!!

Type1Lou 2014-03-23 11:14:17 -0500 Report

What was your blood sugar at that time? Nausea can be caused by high blood sugar readings. Diarrhea and vomiting can be especially dangerous for us diabetics because it can result in severe dehydration and dangerous BG levels. It's essential to test frequently when you are sick so that you don't over-treat by eating sugary foods if your BG's are high. Or, to make sure to eat enough to keep your BG's from going too low. I learned the hard way back in 1978 when I had the flu and drank too much OJ and wound up hospitalized with DKA due to too high BG's.

jayabee52 2014-03-23 03:17:40 -0500 Report

Howdy Sherelle
I am sorry to learn of your acute illness. I pray it goes away quickly with no lasting effects.

I looked up "sick day guidelines" on the DC search engine and the first hit I got from that search was an articleby John Crowley ~

Since you are most concerned about food you may read what he wrote here - "Food Ideas to Help on Sick Days:

Clear broth soups
Clear Fruit Juice
Soft Drinks (be sure to avoid caffeine)

Saltine or Club Crackers
Graham Crackers

(as a former Certified Nurse Aide I was taught to avoid giving milk on sick days due to it promoting phlegm)

Do you have someone in your living quarters who checks on you from time to time? Or at least a neighbor?

God's best to you


Next Discussion: Just a laugh »