Why do scrambled eggs sometimes make me feel sick?

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EmbarrassedAndEnraged Sun 26-Jan-20 18:26:23

Do anyone else have a weird reaction to egg in certain forms?

I've felt really sick in the middle of eating scrambled egg a couple of times recently. I had to stop immediately and rush to the bathroom.

My friend has made me poached eggs a few times and I've been fine. Weird! confused

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ChardonnaysDistantCousin Sun 26-Jan-20 18:27:52

Scrambled eggs give a stomach ache. Poached and boiled are fine.

GallusAlice79 Sun 26-Jan-20 18:28:37

I have a rush of nausea, but I don't actually need to be sick. It passes after about 5-10 seconds. I googled it to try and find out why!! Didn't find a thing.

EmbarrassedAndEnraged Sun 26-Jan-20 18:28:55

Any ideas why?

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EmbarrassedAndEnraged Sun 26-Jan-20 18:30:34

@GallusAlice79 I googled too but couldn't find an explanation.

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maddiemookins16mum Sun 26-Jan-20 18:33:20

Within 2 hours of eating eggs cooked a certain way, I get horrendous cramps and have to rush to the loo. It’s not always and not all eggs and only within the last two years - I’m 55!

peachgreen Sun 26-Jan-20 18:34:27

Yes, me! Scrambled and poached is fine but fried or, worst of all, omelette makes me feel really sick afterwards. No idea any!


Yesterdayforgotten Sun 26-Jan-20 18:34:53

The butter in the scrambled eggs perhaps?

katseyes7 Sun 26-Jan-20 18:35:43

l love eggs cooked any way but scrambled. The texture makes me feel ill.

Pennyandthejets Sun 26-Jan-20 18:38:58

Yes I have a funny reaction but only in recent years and I haven't figured out what kind of cooking methods are worse than others. I never had issues in the past but now I get bloating and nausea 😢

spongedog Sun 26-Jan-20 18:43:19

My family apart from me are all quite funny about eggs. I think it must be a low level intolerance. They vary - all are fine with eggs cooked in something eg cake, quiche etc. Some can take boiled but most avoid. This does include any vaccines created on egg. But we have no idea why.

SleepWarrior Sun 26-Jan-20 18:44:34

Like a PP I also get terrible stomach cramps and diarrhoea an hour after eating eggs, but only in the last year or two. I have built up tolerance by spending 6 months eating tiny portions (like a 1/8 tsp) when I'm making them for anyone else and slowly increasing the amount. I can now manage about half an egg without pain. Scrambled had always made me feel sicky too but I don't know if there's a link!

wishingyouluck Sun 26-Jan-20 18:45:34

I have this too, also with omelette sometimes.

beanaseireann Sun 26-Jan-20 18:45:41

I sometimes have to run to the loo too after having eggs. Usually free range or organic boiled eggs.

TaliZorahVasNormandy Sun 26-Jan-20 18:47:02

I have trouble swallowing boiled eggs. It just feels like a marble when I try to swallow, no matter how small the piece is.

ProperVexed Sun 26-Jan-20 18:48:46

Me too! I love poached eggs, but often feel dreadfully sick after eating them. No idea why.

AwdBovril Sun 26-Jan-20 18:49:31

I have this, only with omelette, makes me feel a bit sick & bloated. I'm ok with them cooked any other way. I'd always assumed it was just me being weird & something to do with eating too much protein & fat at once. I had similar issues when I tried keto.

MyNewBearTotoro Sun 26-Jan-20 18:50:32

This happens to me with eggs and sometimes with cheese as well, especially if I’m eating them in an empty stomach. It’s not the taste, I think it’s something triggered by the sight and texture combined but I’m not quite sure why.

InglouriousBasterd Sun 26-Jan-20 18:50:44

Yes!!! I love scrambled eggs but it’s odds on that I’ll have to run to be sick halfway through. My brother is the same!

MyNewBearTotoro Sun 26-Jan-20 18:53:18

To add for me it’s not an intolerance or an effect I get a while after eating, I get a sudden wave of nausea whilst eating and then completely lose my appetite. I think for me it is some sort of psychological reaction where something about the combined texture and the sight of the food tells my brain that what I’m eating is not good to eat and the reaction is to feel sick. It’s the sort of reaction you might get if suddenly you bit into your food to find it full of maggots or something rather than a physical reaction.

SnorkMaiden81 Sun 26-Jan-20 18:56:52

I'm the same! I got 3 forkfuls into an omelette the other day and had to throw it away. It's a rush of nausea. Really odd as i love poached/boiled.

Ellmau Sun 26-Jan-20 18:58:39

You may be developing an intolerance to lightly cooked eggs. It will possibly get worse over time - I can't even eat pancakes now if they're not really crispy.

jellybeanteaparty Sun 26-Jan-20 18:59:00

I had this with scrambled and fried and decided that it was the oil and full English combo. I have been trying to eat some egg e.g boiled egg in a salad and still felt a little queasy. I wondered if was now psychological. I am reassured that I am not alone. I am in my 50s and it's only in the last couple of years. I have gallstones which may be relevant perhaps?

Lordfrontpaw Sun 26-Jan-20 18:59:27

I thought it was just me - and not always. Sometimes with omelette too. It’s a shame because I love both. Mayonnaise used to make me go all hot and sweaty (then vomit) for years (and yes, even if I don’t know it was in something I’d get the same reaction) - after I had the mother of all kidney infections - but I can eat it now.

JessePinkmanYo Sun 26-Jan-20 18:59:39

Same!! Sudden rush of nausea which has occasionally turned to actual sickness. Omelette is main culprit, scrambled and fried follow up. I honestly thought I was the only one in the world!

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