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Embarassed PT logger needs help with an uncomfortable situation...
I am a bit (understatement) embarassed to ask, but has anyone else ever felt like food in your stomach won't digest? I'm not talking about not being able to..um poop...I'm talking about even though it's been maybe six or seven hours since you last ate, your food is stilling sitting in your stomach and you feel full as if you just ate ten minutes ago. It's a really uncomfortable feeling being full like this all day. And it makes me not want to eat any food at all period even though I know I need to eat...it's just that how do you bring yourself to eat more and just add to what fills likea big lump of food in your stomach?? Any information on why the food won't go down or helpful (safe) tips on how to make it? And no, I"m not eating some insane amount of fiber...
Wed. Aug 15, 2:13pm
I'd probably treat it somewhat like an upset stomach. Maybe try eating a couple saltines or some tea or clear fluid (chicken broth or juice). Not that some of those are diet foods, but in small amounts, the calories won't add up. Just try eating a little bit at a time, and see if you start to feel better.
Likely, the food isn't really sitting in your stomach at all, and you just feel like it is. So don't pile a ton of food in, just try a few bites of something that's appealing (or slightly appealing), and see how it goes.
If it continues, go to your doc.
Wednesday, August 15, 2007, 2:17 PM
what did you eat? I'm wheat intolerant, and if I were to eat a plate of pasta, I would feel like I ate a brick. Occasionally, if I wind up eating a meal that is incredibly heavy on the wheat, I won't eat for 16-20 hrs (I know this isn't healthy) simply because I feel full and like I ate a brick.
Wednesday, August 15, 2007, 2:32 PM
You could have a stomach that is slower to empty. My husband has this problem. Because of it, his stomach produces more acid which then causes extreme heartburn/GERD. Check with your doc.
Wednesday, August 15, 2007, 2:56 PM
i know exactly what you're going through. i have to take medication for the issue... you have a nerve isn't letting your stomach pull the food into your upper intestine. mine will sit there for days if i'm not careful! call your doctor, you might need an endoscopy to clarify the problem... good luck and keep us posted.
Wednesday, August 15, 2007, 3:17 PM
I have felt what sounds like what you are going through. Especially in the very beginning of my diet. The thing I did was to have something acidic to help the food digest. Like vinegar or cranberry juice.
I sure hope it ends quickly for you. It is not a fun thing to have to go through,
Wednesday, August 15, 2007, 7:35 PM
I heard drinking lemon in your water is a good idea too!
Wednesday, August 15, 2007, 7:37 PM
delayed gastric emptying
the previous poster is right about a damaged nerve in your stomach. My husband has this condition as a result of diabetes. Other things can cause it as well. High fat meals also delay gastric emptying. It is a very uncomfortable condition. Talk to your doctor about it. Good luck.
Thursday, August 16, 2007, 7:34 AM
High fat foods go right thru me.
Thursday, August 16, 2007, 11:31 AM
Something easy and inexpensive to try. . . . papya enzymes. You get them at a health food store. It works well for me and it is no harm to try.
Wednesday, August 22, 2007, 12:39 AM
Go see your doctor. No one can diagnose you except a physician. If your doctor doesn't seem like he/she knows or you feel like they are wrong, then get a second opinion. Until then, drink plenty of water and eat mild foods slowly in small amounts. But get to your doctor.
Wednesday, August 22, 2007, 2:01 AM
If this is a continuing problem you need to see the doc. If this just happens every now and then then you should start tracking what your eating when it happens. You could have a gluten issue or something else you might be allergic to.
Wednesday, August 22, 2007, 11:57 AM
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