Re: Stomach hurts from not eating due to constipation but can't eat
Benefiber also makes your stool softer and bulkier so it can move through your system faster. It's easy to take too. Also drink a lot of WATER and walk every day, even though you probably don't feel like it. Inactivity makes constipation much worse, and makes it last much longer. I assume that you've stopped the hydrocodone.
I think you'll feel better when you start eating normal food again. Applesauce is the first food I go to after I've been sick. Saltines if I'm nauseous. Then I add cereal, fruit (not citrus), and chicken. (Rice if I had diarrhea.) Graham crackers are my favorite comfort food when I can't eat anything else (but they don't have much nutritional value). You probably have some comfort foods that you can try in small amounts.
Apples and applesauce have pectin (or something like that) that is good for your stomach, and they seem to be safe whether you have constipation or diarrhea. Yogurt has beneficial ingredients too.
Water, water, water.
Last edited by lucylucy; 09-08-2008 at 11:47 PM.