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Posted by LynnB
on July 09, 2000 at 12:15:58:
In Reply to: Re: IBS? posted by Trinity on July 07, 2000 at 15:19:48:
: Hi Lynn, thanks for your input. Atually I have been to the doctor many times about my stomach, but unfortunatly never got to the bottom of it before becoming pregnant. I was supposed to get a barium enima done, but had to cancel that of course.
: What is going to happen if My appetite doesn't come back? I'm already very concerned about the baby not getting what it needs.
: I feel like there is going to be something wrong because I'm not like most woman. Most people are still able to work and lead normal lives, while I have a hard time doing anything because of my stomach. I was'nt working to begin with, but again, that had to do with the belly trouble. I'm only 8 wks along, I thought that pregnant woman were supposed to feel hungry among other things.
: I do hope your right, i hope it passes.
: I'm going to a GI specialist on tues. but I don't know if he'll be able to do anything for me.I'll keep my fingers crossed.
: Thankyou again so much,
Augh!! How frustrating and scary. It's so hard during pregnancy because most practitioners want
to wait to deal with "illnesses" until after the baby comes. But you know what? A lot of women
lose their appetite and cannot eat hardly anything for quite a while. I've counseled women who
were nauseaus and vomiting their ENTIRE pregnancy. The most I could do was give them a list
of nutritious high-calorie foods to nibble on throughout the day because they couldn't get down any
big meals and hardly any snacks. You know; peanut butter with crackers, a piece of cheese with
bread, a piece of avacado with a tortilla, small pieces of chicken, dry fruit, a glass of whole milk etc.. Sometimes they didn't
feel very successful but I never remember a case turning out bad. It seems like nature has a strange
way of looking after a fetus.
Good luck with the doctor. I hope he/she can help. Just do the best you can and try not to worry