In the last few days my MS has really hit home and I've had to start living upstairs in order to be closer to the toilet. It isn't so bad yet that I have to visit a GP but I am finding that I'm mostly OK with food, I just find the thought of it repelling. My body seems to be completely rejecting any form of liquid though. I've tried everything I can think of. Water, fresh fruit juices, robinsons style fruit juice, watery fruit... Within minutes I'm dashing to the loo. Feeling quite thirsty but not too dehydrated yet (only started properly yesterday). The only thing that seems to be staying down is milk but this is giving me awful heartburn. Dr.Google is quite adamant that I shouldn't be drinking milk. Has anybody got any other advice or good experiences with milk & ms?
Why shouldn't you drink milk? I was very sick with 3 pregnancies and anything fruity made it much worse - fruit juice, jam anything at all. I drank Fanta and the old perennial favourite flat coke!! I couldn't touch milk funny enough, not even in tea
Thanks for the reassurance! Someone told me it makes MS worse but I haven't found that, Dr.Google was quite adamant that it was bad for me, but I'm hoping that if my body isn't rejecting it then the baby must like something about it! I've tried smoothies but the consistency of them wasn't so good for some reason - thanks for the suggestion though! Think I'm just going to say 'sod it' and keep drinking. I've got to drink something after all!
I was thinking about flat coke actually, but would the caffeine content be too high? I'm not supposed to have carbonated or caffeinated drinks because of a pre-existing medical condition but it really helped me when I had food poisoning a few months ago. I think if it was flat the carbonated aspect of it wouldn't apply would it?
I needed a different drink every about 24 hours... during that 24 hours, i could ONLY tolerate that one specific drink....
the thing i remember about the milk day is when i vomited it...(TMI it sort of turned to cheese in my stomach boak boak boak).. it was the worst thing i have ever vomited imo.... and believe me, having vomited almost every day this year,(am 32 weeks now) i have vomited pretty much every single thing both edible and drinkable
I found the only liquid I could keep down at the height of my ms was lucozade sport - the flat stuff not the fizzy stuff, it was a lifesaver, especially when I could not manage food from one day to the next, I think it kept me going. That and complan. Why plain water should have made me so sick I have no idea!
Nan & ice lolly - I don't know, freshly eaten pasta has probably been the worst for me! No vomiting so far today though I came very close when j had a sip of fresh apple juice earlier today so maybe milk is the answer? Hoping that I don't start rejecting things after 24 hours too but just in case DP is bringing home a treasure trove of different liquids for me to try.
Spaghetti is the second worse thing i have vomitted & i still cant bear to even think about soup, as have vomited that 1 too many times too!
I got to the stage where there was NO drink at all in our local co-op that i could drink.... i had gone through every single juice / squash / fizzy drink that they sold.... so had to walk all the way to Morrisons.... so pleased to be out of that stage of HG now.
I also had a thing for ice lollies, especially ribena lollies!
I don't like the after taste of food and drink at the mo, as soon as I've eaten or drank anything I just get a foul taste in my mouth, sometimes all I drink is water as it's the only thing that doesn't leave a taste