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Any suggestions on what to eat when you have no taste buds and feel sick.
Try things you might eat after a gastro illness. Bland food like toast or crackers.
I found eating very small amounts often helped to stop feeling sick.
Also cold foods and drinks helped. Lemonade ice blocks, really cold water or flat flavored mineral water, calypso ice blocks, sorbet.
Hope you feel better soon.
Thanks I will try them out and try and find other things.
This may sound really revolting to you but I craved salt and fat when I was having chemo. I needed things really salty so I could taste them and one of the things I had was toast with thick vegemite. I know it sounds gross but I could actually taste it when it was thick otherwise I couldn't. I also at hot chips with lots of salt. I know these are bad for you and not the best nutrition but I did try to balance the bad with some vegetable and apple juices. I guess I new this stage would pass in a few weeks and I just needed to get through it whatever way I could. Hope this helps and doesn't make you more nauseated. from Diana
I agree I wouldn't normally have salt but I've been putting it on everything. Vegemite helps also however bread leaves me gagging! Mornings seem to be my hardest time when I'm trying to get ready for work and again late in the afternoon.
I lived on soup and toast, and only knibbled at those things.
Thanks for the suggestions at this point every bit helps.
I have to agree with Diana. Vegemite was one thing I could taste and I had it on 'burnt' toast. Yes, burnt toast. I had Burgen bread (dark rye) and toasted it twice so it was almost black. Tomatoes on (burnt) toast with salt and pepper were also good. I also had a lot of potatoes. When I was nauseas, I'd have mashed potatoes with salt and butter. I tried to avoid potatoe chips but didn't always succeed. Sometimes a bag of salty chips was all I could eat. I also found raspberry cordial good but I'd have to have more than the normal amount in water to 'taste' it. Nutritionally not the best options but I think anything you can eat while suffering from nausea must be a good in. I tried to eat as much healthy foods as possible but that was not always possible :)
I am really happy to report that my taste buds were back to normal about three to four weeks after chemo and EVERYTHING TASTES WONDERFUL!
Hang in there! Remember the saying "THIS TOO SHALL PASS".
Lots of love
Well, I went crazy for tomatoes, hated coffee, chocolate and most other things!
Slightly flavoured water (lemon etc) was better than plain for me, a jelly went down well. Those custards in the frdige section of the supermarket were ok too. I think whatever you can manage to eat, it is important to go for a healthy option as we need all the strength, proteins, carbs, etc etc as are available through all this.
I am not saying to pig out, as the treatment seems to make us gain weight out of thin air! Grrr, but all things in moderation.
Best of luck to you, count down the days!
Mandy 9+ years later and still rememberinng it all XX
sorry to hear that your feeling unwell :(
Previously some of the girls have posted that Calypso ice blocks were of great help maybe try those.
I must admit vegemite and rice crackers were what I turned to the other day when I felt a bit off.
the other thing was an asian style soup I found that helped as well.
Hope it all improves for you as we both get ready for round 2.
Yes I also found burnt toast edible, even tried vegemite which I normally wouldn't eat. Salty and spicy food, not too much, and soups helped. Small meals often was the advice given to me. Good luck.
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