During ra flares, I find myself having zero apetite, i could pass days and days without eating, food doesn't appeal to me, and even if i sit down to eat because i have to, then i feel full and a bit nausea. Generally, i love cooking and i m eating healthy, but right now it's my fifth day of having trouble eating (or even drinking). I m in a flare these days, and i think this lack of apetite is another ra syptom. I had it much worse in bigger flares, and it comes and goes... Does anyone have the same? Do… read more
Sing this instead of reading::: * : *...* I wish I had ah ha that kind of eaten problem ,,, It's an eating problem ... So it hurts when I 'am not active as I once ...used to be... yeah ... I know it's caused by my R.A problem ... Cuz I find myself less active and just as and I'll find myself more hungry then I used to be ... Then I say ... HEY.. let us just "Forget about the pain" Maybe just for a little while .. Yeah... ah ha I ain't as young as I once was,.. or tough as I used to be .... So I say , I'll find pleasure in something that smells so good .. Ah ha mmm Cause it's good just to forget about the pain ... Dang now I find myself more hungry than I ever used to be ... Yeah ... So ya can count you can count yourselves lucky ...But for me I'll be as hungry 'll ever be... So ...Bring me two more hamburger coladas .... Excuse me but I been writting and listening to many county music songs ...
I keep either Carnation Instant breakfast to mix in my almond milk, or some type of protein shake on hand, just so I can get some vitamins and protein in me when I'm so flared that cooking is impossible.
I know we're all sick of meds, but I did get an rx for nausea too. It's called promethazine 25mg tablets, and they really help!
I get ravenous, but also food seems disgusting and I have nausea, which is a shitty and confusing combination. :-/
I drink shakes made with protein powder, almond milk, mineral water, and greens+ powder (so that I'm getting vitamins, protein, and calcium.) And I take an iron supplement. I also keep a bag of powdered electrolytes handy, they help with the nausea and prevent dehydration.
Pre-made breakfast replacement drinks (e.g. "Up and Go" by Sanitarium) are good to have in the fridge for those days too. If you're up to it physically and liquids are easier to consume then remember that you can blend pretty much any vegetable and fruit into a smoothie. :-)
If all else fails buy yourself a really good multi-vitamin to take, and if getting out of bed is a problem consider a 'camel back' style water bag that you can keep next to the bed - they hold a lot of water and sipping through a straw might help it go down.