Posted 12/4/2011 9:58 AM (GMT -7)
Not sure where else to post this, but figured many of you have had experience with similar diets.
I was put on a modified elimination diet 3 weeks ago in the hopes of finding the cause of my years-long migraines, dizziness, and general fatigue and unwellness, and bringing down inflammation. Basically can't have most common allergens, especially milk, gluten, eggs, soy, peanuts, and anything processed. Food sensitivity tests showed I have the typical leaky gut stuff and react especially to all dairy and eggs, and even some veggies, garlic, onion. I should be at the stage where I start adding foods back in, but leave out the "no no's" from the tests.
In the last few days, though, I've suddenly had a lot of stomach pain and constant nausea, throwing up when I try to eat solid meals. Even on an empty stomach, it hurts a lot! That seems to be from gas/bloating, since taking a Gas-X helps for a little bit, but nausea is constant. I have no clue what brought it on, since I've been so careful not to cheat in the diet.
The problem is, I'm quite skinny, tend to be hypoglycemic and NEED some nutrition! I can't keep anything down. I don't know if this is a stomach flu or some weird reaction to the new diet and just to wait it out, but I need to eat something in the meantime, and have no idea WHAT, since I'm so restricted. Normally I'd drink a slimfast shake or chicken noodle soup with a stomach bug, but those are off the list. I contacted my doctor and she said to stop even the protein shake powder she has me on, in case that's what is causing a reaction...but in the meantime, what CAN I eat!? I'm a little frustrated and don't know what to do...I'm really hungry and weak...this has now been going on for a few days. I've been living off those shakes and a little brown rice when I can tolerate it, but I'm not sure it's enough.
Can anyone give me guidance on what I can eat on this diet that my stomach might tolerate, without hurting it more? Is there maybe a smoothie I can make or something, or do raw fruits and veggies irritate the stomach?