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have decided not to eat today and perhaps for a while.

(4 Posts)
eragon Sun 23-Oct-11 13:35:17

i have severe ibs and intol, and am eating gluten for a coeliac test, but after being in such pain last night and today, not being able to sleep from the pain. I have decided that i shall just not bother to eat.

the pain of hunger is nothing compared to the pain of eating.

CMOTdibbler Sun 23-Oct-11 13:37:20

You need to eat. But if being back on gluten is causing you a lot of pain, forget the coeliac test and just get back on gf knowing that coeliac or not, its the diet you need to be on

PumpkinUpTheVolume Sun 23-Oct-11 13:38:04

Couldn't read and run. I'm so so sorry and whilst I have no experience of what you're going through but wanted to offer a virtual hug.


Marvellous Sun 23-Oct-11 13:44:21

I do know how this feels and poor you - it's absolutely horrible. I know that it seems logical not to eat anything, but IME, that makes it all worse. I'd suggest that you eat little and often, and keep it bland - banana, rice, cooked apple, toast is the usual advice (BRAT) but given your gluten issues, you'll probably want to go easy on the toast. Go and lie down with a hot water bottle on your tummy and try to unwind a bit; easier said than done when you feel so rubbish. Are you allowed to take colpermin? If so, it might help. You can take two tablets three times a day if the pain is severe.

All of the above has worked for me in similar circumstances, though sometimes I forget to take my own advice and was in such pain with it a couple of days ago that I fainted, but managed to get a grip of it doing the things above and am back to feeling fine today. I have so much sympathy. Hope you feel better soon.

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