Has anyone here gone thru a loss of appetite along with their other problems? If so, how did you force yourself to eat and what sort of things were appealing enough for you to try? I have had no appetite for over a month and when I do feel like eating, all I want is ice cream. Period.
My daily diet right now is a bowl of yogurt (8 oz) with Flax cereal sprinkled on top. I generally eat this around 9am if I eat anything in the morning at all. In the afternoon, usually around 1pm, I have a full bowl of fudge marble ice cream. Later in the evening, I'll have another bowl of ice cream.
This is a typical day for me. Sometimes, I'll have a bit of whatever has been made for dinner. Our cat Dorie always seems to know when I'm finished eating and comes and hangs around me to see if she's getting a treat at all (and yes, she usually does!). After her snack, Dorie is usually pretty content. I'm generally content as well - I'm not hungry, I have actually eaten something, and I feel pretty good overall, as long as I've taken my meds
If anyone has experienced this, how did you force yourself to eat, and what sorts of foods appealed to you? I am a rare person, in that I can't eat when under stress but it stresses me to not be interested in eating...go figure!
Anyways, thanks in advance for any ideas. You are all so valuable when it comes to help and experience!!
(ps: so far I've lost 30lbs since the beginning of the year - I have about 20lbs more to go to hit my healthy weight of 130lbs. I am 5'2")
Conditions: Fibromyalgia, Myofascial Pain, Chronic Pelvic Pain (with permanent muscle damage), Femoralacetabular Impingement (CAM and Pincer), Reynauds, IBS, Surgical Adhesions, Ophthalmic Migraines, Severe Hot Flashes (both Surgical Menopause and medication related), plus physically unable to vomit due to the Nissen, and I have extremely tiny veins with a lot of scar tissue...a joy when it comes to having to give blood or get an IV started
Surgeries: Appendix, Uterus, Nissen Fundoplication for GERD, Left Ovary, Gallbladder, Right Ovary, TVT
Medications: Oxycontin, Cesamet, Tramacet, Cymbalta, Flexeril and Clonidine plus Laxaday, Vitamin D and a Multi-Vitamin daily