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#1 Ghost

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Posted 23 December 2007 - 04:50 PM

Last nite I either had a stomach virus or food poisoning.  My digestive system is essentially empty now.  I'm not hungry but I'm also not nauseated anymore.  I am very weak and only want to sleep all the time.  I know I need to start trying to get some food back in my system (I've been drinking fluids to avoid dehydration).  What kinds of foods are best to begin with after your digestive system has been thru this?
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Posted 23 December 2007 - 04:53 PM

I usually eat some plain loaf bread. It is bland, but it works for me.
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Posted 23 December 2007 - 05:00 PM

The good old BRATS diet:  Bananas, Applesauce, Rice, Toast, Soup.  Anything bland is fine.




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Posted 23 December 2007 - 05:07 PM

Thanks SummerGirl and WBB... looks like I need to drag myself out to the groc store for some of these staples... I have nibbled on a couple of multi-grain crackers so far.
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Posted 23 December 2007 - 06:44 PM

There's also something to be said for listening out to your body if you have any cravings - because these will usually result from some kind of deficiency, and your body telling you that you need to eat a particular food.  If it's Burger King or something, then I wouldn't pay too much attention to it (lol) but if for some reason you are craving orange juice by the carton, then go for it.

An old remedy of my Mum's which always works is lemonade with a bit of the fizz taken out.  Not completely flat, but not too fizzy, either.  I have no idea what the scientific basis for this is, but it always used to make us feel better as kids!!  Hehehe
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Posted 23 December 2007 - 06:58 PM

QUOTE (Chesby05 @ Dec 23 2007, 5:44 pm) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
An old remedy of my Mum's which always works is lemonade with a bit of the fizz taken out.  Not completely flat, but not too fizzy, either.  I have no idea what the scientific basis for this is, but it always used to make us feel better as kids!!  Hehehe

Yeah... me mum wanted to make sure that I had some Sprite or 7Up to drink.. so there must be some correlation between mum's and lemon-lime drinks for sicknesses.   icon_smile.gif

Glad you didnt recommend Vegemite!   eusa_sick.gif
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Posted 23 December 2007 - 07:05 PM

Lol!  You know it's funny - Vegemite probably would make you feel quite good, it's got lots of salt and vitamin B in it.  I know I would LOVE some toast and vegemite if I had an upset stomach.  

I take it you've tried it before and it was not quite, er, to your liking?? icon_lol.gif

On the cat forum I am on we do a Secret Santa every year.  Last year I sent some vegemite to a member who lives in Missouri - I told her she didn't have to eat it but it can make a lovely base for soups and casseroles etc, which is what she uses it for.  I think unless you've been raised on it the taste could just be VERY overpowering.
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Posted 23 December 2007 - 07:31 PM

There's lemonade with fizz in Australia? Most if not all of what we call lemonade around here is non-carbonated - made with lemon juice, sugar, and water.

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Posted 23 December 2007 - 07:35 PM

Ahhhh of course.  Yes, in Australia `lemonade' I guess is the same thing as your Sprite - but just not quite as sweet.  You can get Sprite here, too, but I don't really like it.  

There is a marketed brand of `traditional' lemonade but that's more like lemon-flavoured Sprite.  Or lemon squash, we call it here.  Still fizzy.  

If you gave a kid here your type of lemonade they would be like `waaaahhh - that's lemon cordial!!'.  Sigh.  icon_rolleyes.gif
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Posted 23 December 2007 - 08:33 PM

QUOTE (Chesby05 @ Dec 23 2007, 6:35 pm) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Ahhhh of course.  Yes, in Australia `lemonade' I guess is the same thing as your Sprite - but just not quite as sweet.  You can get Sprite here, too, but I don't really like it.  

There is a marketed brand of `traditional' lemonade but that's more like lemon-flavoured Sprite.  Or lemon squash, we call it here.  Still fizzy.  

If you gave a kid here your type of lemonade they would be like `waaaahhh - that's lemon cordial!!'.  Sigh.  icon_rolleyes.gif


Ha! I always enjoy getting little bits of knowledge like that about other countries. Thanks for teaching us something new.

Oh and Ghost, I hope you get back up to par soon.

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Posted 23 December 2007 - 08:50 PM

I love baked potato with nothing but lots of salt after a stomach ache. Lots of Ginger Ale and Gatorade for hydration too.

My last stomach virus left me puking 17 times in a day. The next 2-3 days were PAINFUL...hell it hurt to sleep...I would be waking up like every hour with my back or side killing me...
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Posted 23 December 2007 - 09:07 PM

chicken broth & crackers
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Posted 23 December 2007 - 09:14 PM

Saltine crackers are always good, followed by an Australian lemonade (Sprite)! HAHA.....get well Ghost!

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Posted 23 December 2007 - 09:18 PM

Ghost, you need some vegemite.  Get well soon!

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Posted 23 December 2007 - 09:42 PM

Lol!  Everyone - love it!

I forgot about Ginger Ale - that is a great suggestion.  Ginger is very calming for the stomach.
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Posted 23 December 2007 - 09:44 PM

Thanks for all the well wishes everyone... drug myself to WalMart and got a can of Cambell's fully loaded beef stew... so far... so good.   icon_smile.gif


BTW... WalMart on Dec 23 is quite a show!
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Posted 23 December 2007 - 09:46 PM

QUOTE (Ghost @ Dec 23 2007, 9:44 pm) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Thanks for all the well wishes everyone... drug myself to WalMart and got a can of Cambell's fully loaded beef stew... so far... so good. icon_smile.gif


BTW... WalMart on Dec 23 is quite a show!


You must be feeling ALOT better to brave that circus.   Beef stew.....good luck! icon_confused.gif

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Posted 23 December 2007 - 10:13 PM

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You must be feeling ALOT better to brave that circus.   Beef stew.....good luck! :icon_confused:

Yeah, I would  :eek:have started out with some rice or chicken noodle soup.

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Posted 23 December 2007 - 10:15 PM

I was always given chicken noodle soup which up until recently I hated because it reminded me of vomit, but it is finally good to me again  icon_smile.gif
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Posted 24 December 2007 - 12:02 AM

QUOTE (WBB @ Dec 23 2007, 4:00 pm) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
The good old BRATS diet:  Bananas, Applesauce, Rice, Toast, Soup.  Anything bland is fine.

I guess I'd have to eat RATS. (I'm allergic to bananas.)

Actually, I'm wondering if the same thing is beginning to happen to me. eusa_sick.gif I'm feeling awfully puny, and I'm really hot, which is almost unheard of for me.

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Posted 24 December 2007 - 12:11 AM

Ah, the perfect remedy for me Ghost is....Ginger Ale, Chicken Noodle Soup, and then some applesauce, that'll work for ya my friend  icon_smile.gif
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Posted 24 December 2007 - 12:13 AM

You didn't need any hair of the dog did you Ghost? icon_lol.gif

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Posted 24 December 2007 - 12:23 AM

QUOTE (KG4WIC @ Dec 23 2007, 11:02 pm) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
and I'm really hot, which is almost unheard of for me.


icon_mrgreen.gif icon_mrgreen.gif icon_mrgreen.gif   Now cmon... dont be so hard on yourself!
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Posted 24 December 2007 - 12:26 AM

QUOTE (TimHSV @ Dec 23 2007, 11:11 pm) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Ah, the perfect remedy for me Ghost is....Ginger Ale, Chicken Noodle Soup, and then some applesauce, that'll work for ya my friend  icon_smile.gif

Thanks Tim... sounds like a good remedy to me... I went with beef stew... hope I wasnt too agressive

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You didn't need any hair of the dog did you Ghost? icon_lol.gif

Ha.... well I had crab legs, shrimp, and bbq ribs yesterday... dont know which if any was the source, but I think I'll stay away from those for a while.
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Posted 24 December 2007 - 12:28 AM

QUOTE (Ghost @ Dec 23 2007, 11:23 pm) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
icon_mrgreen.gif icon_mrgreen.gif icon_mrgreen.gif   Now cmon... dont be so hard on yourself!

Aww, thank you, Ghost! You're too kind!  icon_mrgreen.gif

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It's interesting to see how people's biases totally kill any hope of objectivity in a debate...




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