Why can't I stomach non-bland foods sometimes?
March 17, 2014 12:52 PM Subscribe
Every now and then, I'll reach a period where eating anything that isn't extremely bland, like buttered noodles, will make me throw up. It's happened often enough that I'm curious about what's going on with my stomach. Slightly TMI inside.
posted by dean_deen to Health & Fitness (19 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
Sometimes, I won't be hungry for anything, and eating flavorful food is not at all appealing. In the past, when I've felt like this and forced myself to eat, I had to throw up afterwards.
On Saturday, I had what I thought was a mild bout of food poisoning--diarrhea (sorry) and watery gurgling noises but thankfully no stomach pain. I bought some Gatorade and apple sauce, since both are recommended for the recovery period. But after trying to consume a little bit of both today, I had to stop, because I couldn't stand the way they tasted. So I think I may have had some stomach unpleasantness in the beginning, which coincidentally got mixed in with another round of "dean_deen's stomach is going to be a prejudiced bastard again."
This has been happening to me a couple times a year, probably for the past two years or so. It lasts usually only around a day, so it doesn't concern me too much. YANMD, but I am wondering if anyone has some theories about what's going on, since it keeps on popping up. Has anyone gone through something similar? Could the fact that I have a somewhat limited, repetitive diet have something to do with it? (Being on a budget with little cooking experience, I've probably been cycling through like 10 or 11 dishes over the past few months). Also, any ideas for bland foods I can eat until my appetite is back to normal? I'm a little worried that I'm not eating enough. I have little desire to eat. But the physical signs of hunger (low blood sugar) are there. I've been eating what I can of pasta with butter and plain baked potatoes. Yet those can only go so far...