Lack of Appetite
Mar 25, 2009I know that it's somewhat normal to not have an appetite, but I am starting to kind of worry about it more. I thought I would at least want to eat sometimes. Nope. I literally look at the clock and think I NEED TO EAT and I just have this strong aversion to food.....
I finally found something I can drink and get all of my fluids in (something I like that is). I know how important the protein is, not just for nutrition but for getting my strength back. I think that's why I'm getting a little concerned. I have started feeling weaker quicker rather than better wiith each day. My husband and my mom keep telling me "you have to eat and get your protein in" and I know this in my head but it's so hard to explain this feeling. It's like my stomach is unsettled all day long and I never know what it's indicating -- do I have to go to the bathroom? Am I hungry? Did something I ate/drank upset my stomach? It's like no matter what it's going to feel this way. I don't have nausea or pain really at all, it's just an unsettled feeling. I am eating some thinly sliced ham right now and I thought it sounded decent but as I start eating it I just don't want to. I'd like to just NOT EAT for 2 months! lol
I'm trying to get in more vitamins but it's the same thing with them. I just want to know that I am normal and I am not damaging myself. I am trying every day to be better about all of it. I've eaten things like lunchmeat, cocktail shrimp, chicken salad (just canned chicken and mayo), lil smokies & diff. types of cheese. None of this has given me any problems and I have eaten very little of it very slowly. My horrible gas pains I had initially have been gone about a week I guess so that is great. Anyone have any suggestions on all of this? Or do I just have to force myself? I am 3 weeks out today and have lost 38 pounds (insane!).