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Aversion to ALL food.

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SueFlay Wed 07-Sep-11 18:57:02

I need to eat something but I seem to have developed an aversion to All Food sad

seriously, there is nothing anyone could put in front of me right now that I could eat. Not even the really dirty stuff.

And I need to get something down my neck. It's been over a day.

I'm 9 weeks..


Deesus Wed 07-Sep-11 18:58:56

Could you manage some plain toast or something to start with? Or some soup? That sort of things usually ok to get down.

Sorry to hear your feeling bad...i had the exact opposite problem..!

SueFlay Wed 07-Sep-11 19:02:30

Yes I'm expecting Cakefest to begin around week 16 grin

Toast didn't work. I was pondering a little cup of miso soup, then I did a little sick in my throat <sorry>

Purplebuns Wed 07-Sep-11 19:06:13

If you are that bad then you need to see your doctor.
In my bad moments I have been living off chicken sandwiches and some cornish wafers was my breakfast this morning.

LauraSmurf Wed 07-Sep-11 19:32:31

I know it sounds weird but salt and vinegar seems to work for a load of people. Including me! Particularly the cheap 'chipstick' type.

SueFlay Wed 07-Sep-11 19:37:58

Laura - YES! Chipsticks. Thank you grin

I told MW about my food aversion today, she just made the hmm face. I'm not actually being sick that often and I can sip water, so as long as the Chipsticks do their job for a while I'll be OK.

<runs to corner shop in slippers>

G1nger Wed 07-Sep-11 19:41:49

How about pizza and bacon sandwiches? They're the two perfect foods, no? (admittedly, I don't like either of them now after having over-indulged on them during my first trimester)

Crosshair Wed 07-Sep-11 19:48:50

Sausage rolls!

nannyl Wed 07-Sep-11 19:52:46

i remember that

OH took me to the supermarket and their was nothing i could even consider eating...

unfortunatelt it was the begining of my slippery slope to HG.

I think i tried ice lollies, and plain ice.

what did it for me for short while was ribena ice lollies.

i was also averse to ALL drinks, water being the worst!

G1nger Wed 07-Sep-11 19:53:44

I guzzled lemon barley water.

Empusa Wed 07-Sep-11 19:54:39

I was the same sad It does pass luckily.

I found I could only manage water for a few days.

bibbitybobbityhat Wed 07-Sep-11 19:57:37

I managed on a cheddar cheese bagel at about 9am.

Very dilute summer fruits squash.

An apple.

And maybe a couple of biscuits

per day

for about 4 months.

Baby was 9lb 2oz ... don't worry.

melliebobs Wed 07-Sep-11 20:00:00

I was in the same boat and ive lost a stone since finding out I was pg. Salt n vinegar crisps, crackers n popcorn was all I ate for pretty much 12 weeks and in the smallest ever portions.

16 weeks now and every day this week I've actually been able to eat food that has resembled a breakfast lunch and a dinner!

humptydumptynumptymumpty Wed 07-Sep-11 20:34:47

Walkers french fries crisps, either salt or salt n vinegar. I used to eat them for breakfast, was the only thing that helped. Was recommended them by a friend with hyperemesis.
So far have yet to meet anyone they don't help - why why why though??

hairylights Wed 07-Sep-11 20:56:38

I was the same, it passes.

thegingerone Wed 07-Sep-11 23:20:10

Same boat here. I'm usually a complete foodie! Don't think DH gets it. I can't stand food. It does get better.I'm 29 weeks. I can eat now but still don't "fancy" it.Salt n vinegar works for me. I've gone through lots of phases. Usually meaning I CAN'T stand the previous phase food after a few weeks. My phases have included

noodle soup
peanut M&Ms
vinegar on chips
becks blue
oat cakes
baked potatoes

It will pass.

PinkFondantFancy Wed 07-Sep-11 23:39:57

How about plain rice krispies (no milk). Another vote for salt and vinegar crisps here. And pizza.... Not much else though. Oh and tinned pears randomly!!

brighthair Thu 08-Sep-11 01:55:57

Salt and vinegar crisps
Hot vimto
The only 2 things i could stomach after 72hrs of norovirus

SueFlay Thu 08-Sep-11 08:33:28

well I dined extravagantly last night on two packets of salt and vinegar Squares and a cherry Tango. grin

Thanks for the tips - everyone in RL keeps suggesting bloody ginger nuts and while I appreciate their concern, I'd rather eat rocks.

Dollybird99 Thu 08-Sep-11 08:44:32

I'm exactly the same at 10 weeks. Have gone from being a food hound to not in the slightest bit bothered by food at all, even plain old fish fingers make me feel a bit queasy. I'm living on Haribo sweets, cereal (the only meal of the day I do enjoy is breakfast), and ritz crackers....with the occasional bit of fruit if I can manage it thrown in for good measure!!!

BikeRunSki Thu 08-Sep-11 08:45:29

I was the same as nannyl and barely ate for weeks 7-14 in both pg (33 wks with DC2 now). Hospitalised with HG in both. I could occassionally manage

- Red cup a soup
- very soft ice cream
- Cheese and onion crisps

DS was 7lb 10oz, 2 weeks early.

I never want to see another ginger nut again. Mw and accupuncturist have both said that there is not enough ginger oil in them to be effective anyway, although the carbs may help you feel better.

As long as you can keep getting fluids in, then you can get away without eating for months.

Bartimaeus Thu 08-Sep-11 09:05:44

I had a couple of weeks like that, at the worst of my morning sickness. DH had sooooo much food to eat because I'd buy a packet of biscuits, nibble the edge of one, throw up and refuse the rest grin

Digestives sometimes worked. Sometimes with chocolate, sometimes without. Roast chicken with ketchup worked once too.

Contrary to PP I couldn't keep down any drink that wasn't water, and even that was hard sometimes.

Good luck. I can sympathise. Am 36+3 and threw up again last night angry

Anchorwoman Thu 08-Sep-11 17:01:01

12 weeks and even smell of food makes me run for the hills, all windows in house permanently open if anyone else cooking/eating and nobody allowed to eat in same room as me!

S&V crisps (squares are best)
Jaffa Cakes
Cream crackers

Sometimes tinned tomato soup, but only if I can eat it with my head sticking out of window so I can't get a whif of it (heave).

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