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Brookevc

829d

okay hi i’m brooke, i’m 17, and i’ve been having stomach issues for about a year now, started when i was 15. i have lost a job because of it, and my every day life is highly impacted by my moderate stomach pain and nausea. i’m failing school, and now that i’m on ADHD meds, it makes my stomach pain so much worse. doctors told me i’m lactose intolerant, and it could be anxiety, but i haven’t been anxious and i changed most of my diet. does anyone have a small solution to basically force yourself to eat, while having nausea and no appetite? i smoke weed to increase my appetite and help incredibly with my nausea, but i don’t want to be high all the time.

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    • YourDailyFurry

      690d

      Weed is bad. Sure it may help with it for a bit, but it will get worse if you continue weed. I dont know much about this since my ADHD is more of a continuisly blanking out and having memory problems, all I can say is : don't smoke weed, if your stomach problems do fix, your lungs will be affected. Make sure to be on a healthier diet, it's best to find the foods that don't cause this and eat that so your stomach can get used to it, than progress to different foods.

    • YourDailyFurry

      690d

      Weed is bad. Sure it may help with it for a bit, but it will get worse if you continue weed. I dont know much about this since my ADHD is more of a continuisly blanking out and having memory problems, all I can say is : don't smoke weed, if your stomach problems do fix, your lungs will be affected. Make sure to be on a healthier diet, it's best to find the foods that don't cause this and eat that so your stomach can get used to it, than progress to different foods.

    • bananaz

      812d

      I can’t tell you how many doctors have thought my gut symptoms were a result of anxiety! I’m in the same boat, not anxious or stressed but have stomach problems. I find warm / cooked foods help. Eating foods at your body temperature are easier to digest and comforting too. Small portions, work up your appetite, maybe even try plain foods like rice, pasta, cereal, oatmeal, toast. If gluten is an issue try rice pasta. Find a doctor who will listen and be sympathetic but also proactive. It took me 6 GI drs to find a good one! Don’t give up. There could (or could not) be a greater underlying issues like celiac, colitis, crohns, etc. That a dr can help find/diagnose. Might want to try CBD oil. 50 mg minimum. Make sure its not fake / just hemp oil. Helped my bf that has UC a lot. Good luck!! 💕

    • Brookevc

      829d

      i usually kick start eating and getting my appetite back with an orange or clementine haha

    • Snowy

      829d

      As far as getting yourself to eat, something my mom taught me when I would occasionally struggle with low appetite from depression was to eat with your brain and not with your stomach. Pick foods that you know are good for you: a vegetable, a protien, a fruit, a grain. Eat a serving of each and go from there. You can pick things that are more tolerable for your stomach too - like rice and chicken instead of fettuccine alfredo - that way you hopefully aren't worsening your indigestion and nausea. I hope this helps!

    • Snowy

      829d

      Have you heard of the low-FODMAP diet? Basically, you can't eat anything you want to eat. Not true, but that's how it usually feels! It can help if you're having troubles with inflammatory foods like gluten and lactose. But usually, it isn't a permanent solution because it is so restrictive. Have you looked into physical causes? For example, my boyfriend at 21 started getting this crippling abdominal pain out of NOWEHERE. He is also severly lactose intolerant, though I don't think that's actually related. He was in agonizing pain for months, nauseous, with no appitite, everyday before he landed in the ER twice in 3 days and they agreed it was maybe, probably his gallbladder. Turns out, it was! After the surgery, the pain was gone. Point is, the pain wasn't anxiety, even though he has bad anxiety and depression, it wasn't his lacose intolerance, it was something physical. Something to look into at least!!

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