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YUK ALERT- What food tastes the same coming up as going down?

(49 Posts)
SicknSpan Mon 14-Oct-13 11:18:40

Sorry I know this is revolting. I am struggling with Hyperemesis and need to find out what comes up easily and without that nasty acidy taste as everything I eat just bounces within 10 minutes. So far, crème caramel and chicken korma are brilliant but wondering if there is anything else I can add to my repertoire?

KatoPotato Mon 14-Oct-13 11:19:57

Beef Monster munch...

Sorry, but true, got me through the same! And cheese oatcakes.

mignonette Mon 14-Oct-13 11:26:34

If you eat anything with fat in it, your gall bladder secretes bile to help digest it. Bile tastes bitter on the way back up. I'm reluctant to advise removing a food group because of nausea to a pregnant woman but if you are vomiting a lot of bile, it might help to reduce fats.

However if Creme caramel tastes better coming up despite it containing fat then continue eating it. Certainly sounds like dairy is helping as Korma has yoghurt in it. Maybe chicken Pasandra? Pasta with a creamy sauce? Just lightly dressed with it?

lolablu Mon 14-Oct-13 11:32:14


it tastes.. exactly the same... ugh

SicknSpan Mon 14-Oct-13 11:38:20

Some things get that acidy, sicky taste after just a few minutes in my stomach whereas other stuff is fine (like the chicken korma, it didn't taste like sick, just chicken korma.)

Just had a spoonful of lentil soup which I thought might be ok. Bad move.

Agnesboo Mon 14-Oct-13 11:39:30

I lived on frozen raspberries for about a month. Taste exactly the same.
Don't eat apples or mash it makes you feel like your choking.

Sneezy86 Mon 14-Oct-13 11:44:58

Been lurking for a while but had to sign up just to comment on this post.

I eat the green sour apple chewits after a lot of meals (only 1 or 2 each time) as they are delicious and taste the same coming back so make whatever is coming back taste more tolerable.

I find anything liquidy is the worst especially soup.

When I am going through a particularly bad bought I only eat cold food as find it tastes less offensive on the way up!

Bearfrills Mon 14-Oct-13 11:46:51

I'd like to add noodles to the mash/apple choking sensation and they come out of your nose too <boak>

Melon tastes the same and so does mint ice cream.

mignonette Mon 14-Oct-13 11:47:13

Bread can choke you coming up. Horrid feeling especially when you retch a lot and your stomach muscles get tired.

bittapitta Mon 14-Oct-13 11:48:41

Spag bol. Projectile vomited it into the bath when I was pregnant! Yuck.

Seeline Mon 14-Oct-13 12:00:29

Speaking from experience - Rice Krispies were OK grin

DameFanny Mon 14-Oct-13 12:01:40

Ribena's always been a standby for migraine vomiting

DameFanny Mon 14-Oct-13 12:01:57

Ribena's always been a standby for migraine vomiting

Sammi1986 Mon 14-Oct-13 12:02:14

Ice cream!!! However if immediate it can also be still slightly cold....

SicknSpan Mon 14-Oct-13 12:26:27

thank you for the suggestions- will give the ice cream a go especially. Thinking of some arctic roll, now that might be nice...

it is so strange to be hungry ALL the time but also vomming for England. It's like I am hungry for something but can't actually decide what so I try lots!

K8eee Mon 14-Oct-13 15:05:28

Starburst taste the same when coming back up as does tea

dobedobedo Mon 14-Oct-13 15:08:51

This is the weirdest yet most useful thread I've come across. grin
Frozen yoghurt or ice cream is the least acidic for me. Don't even think about eating chocolate mini rolls or cake though. I thought the acid would dissolve my throat!

PiccolaInglesina Mon 14-Oct-13 15:29:02

I used to eat the biggest bags of cheesy wotsits I could find...Practically lived off them for 3 months!

IneedAsockamnesty Mon 14-Oct-13 16:14:00

I found if I ate really sour sweets it masked the taste on its return of most things but the thing I can't stop is the pain certain foods cause

Anything carbohydrate or starchy and meat is very painful when puking

Hula Hoops are quite tasteless on their return journey. grin

Never eat Cornish pasty! <shudders at the memory> It took me 10 years to eat one of those again!

Apple juice - okay. Pesto - not okay.

PenguinsDontEatPancakes Mon 14-Oct-13 17:05:35

Ice cream.

Chips. But only if you've also had plenty of water as they are pretty 'thick' on the way up.

Commiserations on the HG. I've not had it but it sounds miserable.

BartBaby Mon 14-Oct-13 17:18:01

I've found strawberry yoghurt is ok coming back up. Also orange juice tastes ok. Salt and vinegar squares also not too bad.

Avoid weetabix. Very nasty. And stir frys with noodles or baby sweetcorn. Baby sweetcorn doesn't digest properly and comes back in massive pieces. Even though I'm sure I chewed it?!

milktraylady Mon 14-Oct-13 17:19:06

Pickled onion monster munch confused

milktraylady Mon 14-Oct-13 17:19:29

Lemon ice lollies

milktraylady Mon 14-Oct-13 17:21:14

I ended up just drinking water. Much prefer to vomit water rather than anything else!

Did lose 2 dress sizes & was skeletal though shock

Good luck, get the anti sickness drugs. Check out lucindas support group

To echo a couple from bitter experience... Avoid apples and weetabix like the plague

I found mashed or jacket potato was fine in both directions

dobedobedo Sun 20-Oct-13 08:32:05

Reviving this post because it's very useful (gross or not).

I thought marshmallows would taste alright the second time around as they have very little fat content apparently. Nope. They taste like vinegar. Avoid.

Mild Indian sauces like tikka masala tastes the same. As does Ben and Jerry's frozen yoghurt. Watch though, chocolaty gunk landing in the toilet looks like shit, which doesn't help with puking confused

pinkangelita Sun 20-Oct-13 09:02:49

Coco pops grin

randdom Sun 20-Oct-13 09:27:40

I went through a stage of really craving fresh orange juice. Masked the taste of everything else coming back up so wasn't too bad. Still struggling however.

readysteady Sun 20-Oct-13 09:31:44

Grapes are fine and that's what I ate when I knew I would be sick a short while later. Smooth and no bitter taste so not painful x

noodleone Sun 20-Oct-13 09:31:53

Uncle who was in the navy swore by oranges and orange juice. Hope you feel better soon

I second orange juice/orange squash or even an orange!

SuffolkNWhat Sun 20-Oct-13 09:45:13

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

grainofrice Sun 20-Oct-13 20:34:25

Spaghetti hoops- also likely to come back whole and through your nose!!!

LucindaE Wed 13-Nov-13 14:41:52

Hello, everyone - I remember jelly being inoffensive and good for rehydration - I didn't mind ice cream (strawberry) but others have had bad Ice Cream Experiences.

LucindaE Wed 13-Nov-13 14:43:55

Hey, some old friends on here - Random I hope you are OK?

tsw Wed 13-Nov-13 14:47:19

Galaxy chocolate!!

MrsSpencerReid Wed 13-Nov-13 14:47:21

BBQ mini cheddars!! DS has d&v and cheesy biscuit things smelt the same coming up as going down!! Bread and butter maybe?

PleaseBonkMeMoreGently Thu 14-Nov-13 14:33:01

Rich Tea biscuits
diluted orange juice

alice93 Thu 14-Nov-13 16:12:32

Good foods:
- Ice cream
- Porridge
- Soup
- Coco pops

Bad foods:
- Chocolate (tastes bad)
- Wheetabix (makes you choke sad )
- Bread (same as above)
- Rice (TMI: comes out of your nose)

Bulimia as a teenager and hyperemesis in pregnancy has given me good experience. For example, no matter what order you eat things, the lettuce always comes up first...

I'm jealous of all those putting oranges though - as that seems to make me throw up in the mornings sad

dobedobedo Thu 14-Nov-13 16:16:34

That's so true about the lettuce! I remember being annoyed that I was puking up the low calorie lettuce and not puking up the chocolate brownie I'd eaten!

dobedobedo Thu 14-Nov-13 16:16:54

Oh and avoid pringles at all cost.

Strongecoffeeismydrug Thu 14-Nov-13 17:27:31

I can add creamed mushrooms on toast to your listwink.
Fancied them for days but sproglet defiantly objected to the mushrooms grin

momentofmadness0 Thu 14-Nov-13 17:31:07

Jelly is easy to throw back up. As are tinned peaches. They also help with getting fluids into you. Cous cous is a big no-no as the bits get stuck in your mouth. Are you taking any meds to help the hyperemesis?

BatPenguin Thu 14-Nov-13 17:45:12

Rice crispies are good.

Foods I avoid are noodles (horrific coming back up), Apple and ice cream.

Oh and orange juice is disgusting when it comes back up. Really acidic and if stinks.

Cuckoo82 Thu 14-Nov-13 20:07:09

Agree with the post re. apple - tastes fine but texture is awful. My worst experience was a portion of chips and curry sauce, can't even look at the chippy without heaving now!

I find most breakfast cereals taste ok and are quite mushy so easy. Ribena/vimto also good. I just try and drink plenty of water so whatever it is slides out easily! x

SomethingOnce Fri 15-Nov-13 07:19:21


BadSeedsAddict Fri 15-Nov-13 07:27:07

Ex-bulimic here; lots of experience! Ice cream is absolute best. Anything processed also easy/less unpleasant; chicken nuggets/steaks etc. Bread clogs, really avoid if possible. Mashed potato is ok. Really fatty stuff can make vomit more acidic and unpleasant.

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